The IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society publishes research papers on the interactions among technology, science, and society; on the impact of such interactions on individuals and society; and on the ethical, professional and social responsibility in the practice of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The publication also provides a forum for open discussion of resulting issues.

More generally, IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society publishes to complement the technological areas within the field of interest (FOI) of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT). Its FOI involves understanding the interaction between technology, science, and society, its impact on individuals and society, professional and social responsibility in the practice of STEM, and open discussion of the resulting issues. Within this scope, the transactions covers a broad range of topics in such areas as energy, information and communication, health and safety, life sciences, economic issues, engineering education, environmental implications, and social effects of emerging technologies and innovations. It  also addresses issues surrounding professional practice and responsibility, regulation and public policy, technology and the future of work, philosophy of technology, engineering and biotechnical ethics, and sustainability. The transactions communicates to a wide array of readers from multiple disciplines involved in the societal impact of technology. It  is multidisciplinary with joint perspectives from individuals such as engineers, scientists, technologists, ethicists, public policy experts, lawyers, health practitioners, economists, and sociologists. It offers technical in-depth papers of original work as well as review, survey, and tutorial papers targeted at technically knowledgeable readers who are not necessarily specialists in the subjects being treated. Emphasis is on high quality research and empirical studies, applications and technological issues, and theoretical arguments supported by evidence or proof.