|Journal of Technology in Human Services (Formerly Computers in Human Services)|
A Taylor & Francis Journal
Official Journal of HUSITA
|Journal description||Best Article Awards|
The Journal of Technology in Human Services explores the uses and potentials of computer and related technologies in mental health, developmental disabilities, welfare, and other human services. It covers the full range of applications, including direct service technologies. It not only provides the necessary historical perspectives on the use of technology in the human service field, but it also presents articles providing technology literacy and state-of-the-art developments.
The Journal of Technology in Human Services focuses on areas such as:
Potential and trial uses of new
technology such multimedia, geographic information systems, neural networks,
intranets, extranets, performance support systems, telehealth, and virtual
meetings or communities.
Applications specific to human service practitioners such as clinicians, managers, fundraisers, and policy makers. Descriptions of these applications should include the setting, technologies involved, results, and lessons learned.
Research studies on topics such as factors that influence application success, ways to identify and overcome resistance, the life cycle of agency technology, and the impact of applications.
Discussion of controversial issues such as confidentiality, liability, job displacement, and data ownership.
Examples of good practice such as
technology strategic plans, feasibility studies, Web course designs, and
evaluations of technology.
Taylor and Francis is obtaining an Impact Factor for JTHS from Thomson Reuters. The SJR H-Index, which correlates highly with a Journal's Impact Factor, is 11. Other sources have the H-Index as 13 and the G-Index as 18.
Reviewers receive a working copy of the software or book with the agreement that they will write a review for the journal within two months of receipt. The Journal of Technology in Human Services (JTHS) posts notices of software to review on the HUSITA listserv. To subscribe, go to husita.org and follow directions.
Best Article Award, $1000 provided by Taylor and Francis Publishers, 2007-2010 (Click for video)
Barak, A., Hen, L., Boniel-Nissim, M., & N. Shapira. (2008). A Comprehensive Review and a Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of Internet-Based Psychotherapeutic Interventions. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 26(2/4), 109-160
1st place 2004-2007 ($1000 award provided by anonymous donor) (click for picture)
Robert MacFadden for Souls on Ice: Incorporating Emotion in Web-Based Education, Vol. 23(1/2)
1st Place 1999-2004 ($1000 award provided by Haworth Press) (click for picture)
Dr. Darlene Lynch, Professor of Social Work & Director, Social Work Department, Ball State University
Dr. Robert Vernon, Associate Professor of Social Work, Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis
Article: Consumer Access to Agency Websites: Our Best Foot Forward? JTHS Vol. 21(4), 2003
Dr. Susan Sarnoff, DSW, Assistant Professor and Graduate Chair, Ohio UniversityDepartment of Social Work
Article: Ensuring that Course Websites are ADA Compliant, JTHS Vol. 18(3/4), 2001
Elizabeth M Bertera, Assistant Professor, The Catholic University of America
Melissa Littlefield, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Maryland Baltimore
Article: Evaluation of Electronic Discussion Forum in Social Work Diversity Education, JTHS Vol 21(4), 2003
See inside cover of Journal for current indexing information.