Low Technology Journal

The Low Technology Journal will be an academic quarterly with articles related to nonindustrial technology. The majority of articles will focus on subsistence (growing, harvesting, preserving, and consuming food), but submissions discussing other types of technology are welcome and include (but are not limited to): construction, land use, animal husbandry, energy generation and use, and handicrafts. All submissions are asked to include a discussion of how their technology may be adapted for a post-fossil-fuel society.

Journal Particulars

The journal will contain research notes (600-1500 words), reports (3000-6000 words), and book reviews. We will follow the Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition) (A style guide will be forthcoming). Those completing notes or reports will be asked to write a nontechnical, jargon-free summary (60-150 and 300-600 words, respectively) to be posted on the Low Technology Blog. We may request a short interview with authors for our podcast. If you are interested in submitting an article, please contact us at lowtechinstitute@gmail.com.

Calling Potential Board Members

We are also looking for board members for the journal. Responsibilities will largely revolve around reading submitted articles and promoting the journal through professional channels. If you are interested, please contact us at lowtechinstitute@gmail.com.

Subscription Information

The Low Technology Journal is not yet available, but the digital version will be free on this website.

Digital Subscription

The digital subscription includes access to podcast extras as well as emailed copies of both the Bulletin and the Low Technology Journal a week before they are available online. This service will carry a $15/year fee.

Hard-Copy Subscription

The hard-copy subscription includes access to podcast extras as well as physical copies of either the Bulletin or Low Technology Journal mailed to your address. This service will carry a $30 fee to cover the cost of printing and shipping. Receive both publications for an additional $10 (int’l rates vary).