iCS CITASA Special Issues

Information, Communication & Society (iCS)

2014 Journal Citation Report Top Quartile Ranking of iCS

18th of 142 sociology journals with an impact factor of 1.676

CITASA thanks iCS for partnering with us for our annual special issues showcasing some of the best work from our section. Please see Barry Wellman’s “CITASA and ICS: How the Relationship Began” for a history of the iCS-CITASA special issue.

CITASA’s particular thanks goes to the iCS Editors:

Brian D. Loader

William H. Dutton

North American Editor Barry Wellman

Asia Editor Jack Qiu

Below please see the current call and previous volumes from this joint venture:

Call for Submissions: iCS-CITAMS Special Issue Deadline Oct. 2nd 2015

You are invited to submit a paper that was presented at the ASA 2015 Annual Meeting for consideration in this special ‎issue. The special issue welcomes papers that focus on any facet of new media, technology, communication, information, or other related topics.

For the ninth year, the journal Information, Communication & Society (iCS, published by Routledge) ‎will publish a special issue in cooperation with the ASA section on Communication ‎and Information Technologies (CITASA) –Please note our new name is CITAMS Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology. The special issue will be comprised of papers ‎presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association in Chicago, Illinois.

Please submit manuscripts for consideration through ScholarOne, available at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rics. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one. Also, be sure to check the box for “Special Issue” and indicate “CITASA” in it, so that it will be routed appropriately.

While no formatting or word limits are in place for initial review, all accepted manuscripts must respect a word limit of 6,000-8,000 words (depending on the number of submissions accepted) and conform to the ‎journal’s submission guidelines. For guidelines, see http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=rics20&page=instructions#.UgzeQW20SK0.


Full papers due: Friday, October 2, 2015

Refereeing completed: Friday, November 27th, 2015

Final version of accepted papers due: January 1, 2016

Special issue publication (anticipated): Volume 19 No. 5 (cover month May 2016)

Have questions? Contact-

Andrea Tapia, Guest Editor, atapia@ist.psu.edu

Nicolas LaLone, Guest Editor, nick.lalone@gmail.com



Information, Communication & Society: Volume 18, Issue 5, 2015

Introduction: “Where we’ve been and where we are going”

Laura Robinson and Apryl Williams

“CITASA: intellectual past and future”

Jennifer Earl

“Romantic breakups on Facebook: new scales for studying post-breakup behaviors, digital distress, and surveillance”

Veronika Lukacs & Anabel Quan-Haase

“Strategies of control: workers’ use of ICTs to shape knowledge and service work”

Julia Ticona

“Social media use and participation: a meta-analysis of current research”

Shelley Boulianne

“Connecting people to politics over time? Internet communication technology and retention in MoveOn.org and the Florida Tea Party Movement”

Deana A. Rohlinger & Leslie A. Bunnage

“Professional journalists in ‘citizen’ journalism”

Andrew M. Lindner, Emma Connell & Erin Meyer

“Digital inequalities and why they matter”

Laura Robinson, Shelia R. Cotten, Hiroshi Ono, Anabel Quan-Haase, Gustavo Mesch, Wenhong Chen, Jeremy Schulz, Timothy M. Hale & Michael J. Stern

“Bigger sociological imaginations: framing big social data theory and methods”

Alexander Halavais

Information, Communication & Society:  Volume 17, Issue 4, 2014

Hitting middle age never felt so good: introduction to the American Sociological Association Communication and Information Technologies section 2013 special issue

Jennifer Earl & Katrina Kimport 

Testing the validity of social capital measures in the study of information and communication technologies

Lora Appel, Punit Dadlani, Maria Dwyer, Keith Hampton, Vanessa Kitzie, Ziad A Matni, Patricia MooreRannie Teodoro

Dimensions of Internet use: amount, variety, and types

Grant Blank & Darja Groselj

Twitter publics: how online political communities signaled electoral outcomes in the 2010 US house election

Karissa McKelvey, Joseph DiGrazia & Fabio Rojas

No praise without effort: experimental evidence on how rewards affect Wikipedia’s contributor community

Michael Restivo & Arnout van de Rijt

Need to know vs. need to share: information technology and the intersecting work of police, fire and paramedics

Carrie B. Sanders

Context collapse: theorizing context collusions and collisions

Jenny L. Davis & Nathan Jurgenson

Are we all equally at home socializing online? Cyberasociality and evidence for an unequal distribution of disdain for digitally-mediated sociality

Zeynep Tufekci & Matthew E. Brashears

Revisiting the digital divide in Canada: the impact of demographic factors on access to the internet, level of online activity, and social networking site usage

Michael Haight, Anabel Quan-Haase & Bradley A Corbett

Information, Communication & Society:  Volume 16, Issue 4, 2013

REAL(-IZING) UTOPIAS AND DISMANTLING DYSTOPIAS: Introduction to the ASA Communication and Information Technologies Section 2013 special issue

Michael J. Stern & Shelia R. Cotten

THIS PROTEST WILL BE TWEETED: Twitter and protest policing during the Pittsburgh G20

Jennifer Earl, Heather McKee Hurwitz, Analicia Mejia Mesinas, Margaret Tolan & Ashley Arlotti

PRIVACY PROTECTION STRATEGIES ON FACEBOOK: The Internet privacy paradox revisited

Alyson Leigh Young & Anabel Quan-Haase

IS THERE SUCH A THING AS AN ONLINE HEALTH LIFESTYLE?: Examining the relationship between social status, Internet access, and health behaviors

Timothy M. Hale

WHEN YOU JUST CANNOT GET AWAY: Exploring the use of information and communication technologies in facilitating negative work/home spillover

Ronald W. Berkowsky


Laura Robinson & Jeremy Schulz

EXPLAINING COMMUNICATION DISPLACEMENT AND LARGE-SCALE SOCIAL CHANGE IN CORE NETWORKS: A cross-national comparison of why bigger is not better and less can mean more

Keith N. Hampton & Richard Ling

WHO CREATES CONTENT?: Stratification and content creation on the Internet

Grant Blank

NEW DOMAINS FOR STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS: Reformulating standard data analysis as structural analysis

Joel H. Levine

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