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"Ardevol-Abreu, Alberto" <[log in to unmask]>
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Ardevol-Abreu, Alberto
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Social Science Computer Review Call for Submissions:

Special Issue on “Citizenship, Social Media, and Big Data”


Call for Papers:

The Internet and social media have become the primary outlets for many citizens to consume and share news and political information, express themselves politically, and engage in the political process.  Much of this online political behavior leaves digital traces that can be aggregated into large-scale data sets that provide scholars new opportunities to understand the nature of citizenship in an era of digital media.  


The Social Science Computer Review calls for submissions to a special issue focusing on “Citizenship, Social Media, and Big Data”.  The special issue is seeking full-length manuscripts that apply big data and a social scientific approach to explore how citizens use media, in particular social media, for political purposes.  The special issue is open to a variety of topics that include, but are not limited to, citizens’ engagement with news and political information, the intersection of citizenship and journalism, political discussion and expression, as well as political participation, activism, and protest.  The special issue also welcomes manuscripts on topics related to the call that introduce new methods for analyzing big data.    


Important Dates:

February 1, 2015: Submission deadline (full paper)

April 15, 2015: Authors notified of editorial decision

May 15, 2015: Revised manuscripts due

June 15, 2015: Authors receive 2nd round of comments from reviewers (if necessary)

July 15, 2015: Final version of manuscript due

September 15, 2015: Authors’ approval of copyedited proofs due

November 1, 2015: Expected online publication date

April 1, 2016: Expected print publication date


Submission Process:

Manuscripts should be submitted via email before the indicated deadline above to [log in to unmask]

Please use subject SOCIAL SCIENCE COMPUTER REVIEW in the email.


About SSCR:

Social Science Computer Review (SSCR) is an interdisciplinary journal covering social science instructional and research applications of computing, as well as societal impacts of information technology.  It has an impact factor of 1.542 and was ranked 11 out 92 interdisciplinary social science journals in the 2013 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report.


About the Special Issue Editor:

Uni.-Prof. Dr. Homero Gil de Zúńiga holds the Medienwandel Professorship at University of Vienna, where he also directs the Media Innovation Lab (MiLab). His research addresses the influence of new technologies and digital media over people's daily lives, as well as the effect of such use on the overall democratic process.
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