Our Mission

The Harvard Technology Review is a publication that explores the essentially human aspects of technology. HTR exists at the intersection between practice and theory, leveraging insight from both industry and academia. We aim to provide a community where undergraduates from interdisciplinary backgrounds can discuss the forefront of today’s tech scene and its societal implications.


Ethics Statement

We at the Harvard Technology Review recognize that the value of our publication is wholly contingent on the relationship that we maintain with our readers. It is founded on the trust we maintain and establish with our readership, which in turn stems from a strong shared conviction around our authenticity, integrity, and independence. We, among other things, adhere to the core guidelines established by the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). Within each of these general guidelines, there are a few points that we wish to elaborate on:

The Primary Responsibility of the Editor is to Serve the Interests of the Reader

Our publication is financed through in kind grants and donations. With that said, we make it explicitly clear to our limited partners that they will have no say in determining or influencing the content we publish. While we may consult them for advice, insights, and networks, their funding stems from a limited partnership in which we reserve all ultimate rights to determine the content of our publication.

While we are an officially recognized undergraduate organization within Harvard University, our coverage is independent of the institution. We benefit from and greatly appreciate the access we have to the university’s plethora of resources, including but not limited to its outstanding and diverse faculty. However, we do not place undue favor on opinions or academic output from the university; it is neither our place nor function to promote its activities.

Avoid Conflicts of Interest

If it is ever the case that a personal relationship affects the content we produce, whether it be because we as students went to our professors for advice or consulted a former or current employer for opinions, we will explicitly acknowledge the nature of that relationship in our piece.


Commitment to Diversity

The Harvard Technology Review is committed to encouraging diversity within our content and community, as well as our interactions outside of our organization. Diversity includes the thoughts and worldviews, identities and affiliations, aptitudes and aspirations, races and cultures, genders and sexualities, and experiences and economics of who we are as students at Harvard.

Through this engagement with diversity, HTR hopes to create an inherent sense of inclusiveness and justice, and foster a larger understanding of the complicated world in which we live. In our vision, we strive to appreciate fully the importance of diversity not just in technology, but in the academic setting as well.

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