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Practitioners and researchers interested in social media for social or commercial innovation, as well as evolving patterns of social media use, are invited to submit manuscripts on their practical experience and scientific research for consideration in a special issue titled "Social media use and innovations" in The Journal of Media Innovations

Submission deadline: November 1, 2015. Submit on email to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> (follow the guidelines to manuscript in the journal)

Special issue editors:

Petter Bae Brandtzæg, PhD, Senior Researcher, SINTEF - [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> Asbjørn Følstad, PhD, Senior Researcher, SINTEF - [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

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Social media is evolving rapidly. New social media platforms appear, and established platforms are continuously modified in response to technological opportunities and emerging user needs. Furthermore, as social media is taken up by an ever-increasing range of users, new patterns of use are appearing. Hence, social media innovation and social media use are closely intertwined.

Interestingly, social media are also applied for a wide range of innovation purposes of societal and commercial character.  Social media are used by innovative companies for customer insight and involvement in product and service development, as well as for new and emerging practices in sharing and collaboration. This is, for example, seen in the use of social platforms for, social sharing, knowledge sharing, ideation and open innovation, and in the use of social networks for customer engagement in innovation.

Social media are also used for social innovation to involve and inform citizens in public sector change projects. Increasingly, political parties use social media to engage and involve citizens in policy making. Formal and informal interest groups and various organizations use social media to generate civic engagement in causes aiming for social change.

In this special issue of The Journal of Media Innovations we call for submissions that improve our insight in social media innovation, in terms of how social media are taken up and used in innovative ways, how emerging patterns of use affects social media platforms, and the use of social media for both commercial and social innovation. In particular we aim for submissions to target the following:

- Emerging practices and patterns of use in social media, such as new sharing and collaboration practices

- Design and utilizing of social media to support social or commercial innovation.

- Social media and new forms of civic engagement among new groups of users and citizens, such as youth and young adults, in social or commercial innovation

- Social media and service innovation.


November 1, 2015: Submission deadline (full paper)

November 25, 2015: Authors notified of editorial decision

December 20, 2015: Revised manuscripts due

January 15, 2016: Authors receive 2nd round of comments from reviewers (if necessary)

February 1, 2016: Final version of manuscript due

March 1, 2016: Expected online publication date

CFP - website:


Contributions may be submitted as 6000-8000 word following the author guidelines in The Journal of Media Innovations.

Please use subject SOCIAL MEDIA USE & INNOVATIONS in the email.

All submissions will be made subject to peer-reviewed by at least two independent reviewers (double blind).

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

Warm wishes,

Charles Ess, Professor in Media Studies, IMK, UiO - Editor

Anders Olof Larsson, Postdoctoral Fellow, IMK, UiO - Editorial Assistant

Petter Bae Brandtzæg, PhD, Senior Researcher, SINTEF - Special Issue Editor

Asbjørn Følstad, PhD, Senior Researcher, SINTEF - Special Issue Editor


The Journal of Media Innovations is an open access journal that explores changes in media technologies, media policies, organizational structures, media management, media production, journalism, media services, and usages. ISSN: 1894-5562

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