iCS Special Issues

Information, Communication & Society (iCS)

2016 Journal Citation Report Impact Factor 2.692

JCR Top Quartile Ranking of iCS in both Sociology and Communications

10th of 142 sociology journals

8th of 79 communications journals

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


Call for the CITAMS Annual Special Issue of iCS:

Deadline: September 3, 2018 for Papers from ASA 2018

You are invited to submit your paper for consideration in a special issue of the journal Information, Communication & Society (ICS). For the 12th year, ICS will publish a special issue featuring papers presented at the 2018 annual meeting in Philadelphia.

Eligible papers are those presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association or at the Media Pre-Conference in Philadelphia in August 2018.

The special issue welcomes papers that focus on any facet of media, technology, communication, information, or related topics.

ICS is a highly ranked, interdisciplinary journal that brings together current research on the social, economic, and cultural impacts of new information and communications technologies. The journal positions itself at the center of contemporary debates about the information age. Submissions must conform to the ICS guidelines, are limited to 8,000 words (all inclusive), and must be submitted via Scholar One.  If you do not have an account, you will need to create one. Be sure to check the box for Special Issue and indicate CITAMS in it, so that it will be routed appropriately.

Timeline:

  • Complete papers due (submit via Scholar One) on September 3, 2018 before midnight American Samoan time.
  • First round of reviews back to authors on October 3, 2018.
  • Final decisions made on December 3, 2018.
  • Final papers due December 21, 2018.
  • Online publication will be early February 2019.
  • Special issue publication anticipated May 2019.

If you have questions, please contact one of the special issue editors below:

Deana Rohlinger (deana.rohlinger@fsu.edu)

Jenny Davis (jennifer.davis@anu.edu.au)

Cynthia Williams (cmw15@my.fsu.edu)

Pierce Dignam (pad15b@my.fsu.edu)


Information, Communication & Society: Volume 21, Issue 5, 2018
CITAMS as a transfield: introduction to the special issue by Jenny L. Davis, Jason A. Smith & Barry Wellman
Abandoned not: media sociology as a networked transfield by Wenhong Chen
The identity curation game: digital inequality, identity work, and emotion management by Laura Robinson
Are older adults networked individuals? Insights from East Yorkers’ network structure, relational autonomy, and digital media use by Hua Wang, Renwen Zhang,  & Barry Wellman
Does compassion go viral? Social media, caring, and the Fort McMurray wildfire by Shelley Boulianne, Joanne Minaker & Timothy J. Haney
Inequality in digital skills and the adoption of online safety behaviors by Matias Dodel & Gustavo Mesch
The echo chamber is overstated: the moderating effect of political interest and diverse media by Elizabeth Dubois & Grant Blank
Professionalization through attrition? An event history analysis of mortalities in citizen journalism by Ryan P. Larson & Andrew M. Lindner
Armchair detectives and the social construction of falsehoods: an actor–network approach by Penn Pantumsinchai
Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Navigating Creepy versus Cool in Wearable Biotech by Elizabeth Wissinger
Beyond privacy: bodily integrity as an alternative framework for understanding non-consensual pornography by PJ Patella-Rey

Information, Communication & Society: Volume 20, Issue 7, 2017
Digital media technologies in everyday life by Jessie Daniels, Apryl Williams & Shantel Buggs
Pierre Bourdieu: theorizing the digital by Gabe Ignatow & Laura Robinson
Connected seniors: how older adults in East York exchange social support online and offline by Anabel Quan-Haase, Guang Ying Mo & Barry Wellman
I got all my sisters with me (on Black Twitter): second screening of How to Get Away with Murder as a discourse on Black Womanhood by Apryl Williams & Vanessa Gonlin
A transnational networked public sphere of air pollution: analysis of a Twitter network of PM2.5 from the risk society perspective by Wenhong Chen, Fangjing Tu & Pei Zheng

Information, Communication & Society: Volume 19, Issue 5, 2016
Fluctuations, technologies and media: social change and sociology change by Nick LaLone & Andrea Tapia
Social networking sites and low-income teenagers: between opportunity and inequality by Marina Micheli
Contextual social capital: linking the contexts of social media use to its outcomes by Kelly Quinn
‘Can you hear me now?’ Phreaking the party line from operators to occupy by Joan Donovan
Invaluable values: an expectancy-value theory analysis of youths’ academic motivations and intentions by Christopher Ball, Kuo-Ting Huang, Shelia R. Cotten, R.V. Rikard & LaToya O. Coleman
In game we trust? Coplay and generalized trust in and beyond a Chinese MMOG world by Wenhong Chen, Cuihua Shen & Gejun Huang
Agenda setting and active audiences in online coverage of human trafficking by Maria Eirini Papadouka, Nicholas Evangelopoulos & Gabe Ignatow
Examining cross-disciplinary communication’s impact on multidisciplinary collaborations: implications for innovations by Guang Ying Mo
Interviews with digital seniors: ICT use in the context of everyday life by Anabel Quan-Haase, Kim Martin & Kathleen Schreurs

Information, Communication & Society: Volume 18, Issue 5, 2015
“Where we’ve been and where we are going” by Laura Robinson and Apryl Williams
“CITASA: intellectual past and future” by Jennifer Earl
“Romantic breakups on Facebook: new scales for studying post-breakup behaviors, digital distress, and surveillance”  by Veronika Lukacs & Anabel Quan-Haase
“Strategies of control: workers’ use of ICTs to shape knowledge and service work” by Julia Ticona
“Social media use and participation: a meta-analysis of current research” by Shelley Boulianne
“Connecting people to politics over time? Internet communication technology and retention in MoveOn.org and the Florida Tea Party Movement” by Deana A. Rohlinger & Leslie A. Bunnage
“Professional journalists in ‘citizen’ journalism” by Andrew M. Lindner, Emma Connell & Erin Meyer
“Digital inequalities and why they matter” by 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” by 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” by Jennifer Earl & Katrina Kimport 
Testing the validity of social capital measures in the study of information and communication technologies” by Lora Appel, Punit Dadlani, Maria Dwyer, Keith Hampton, Vanessa Kitzie, Ziad A Matni, Patricia MooreRannie Teodoro
Dimensions of Internet use: amount, variety, and types” by Grant Blank & Darja Groselj
Twitter publics: how online political communities signaled electoral outcomes in the 2010 US house election” by Karissa McKelvey, Joseph DiGrazia & Fabio Rojas
No praise without effort: experimental evidence on how rewards affect Wikipedia’s contributor community” by Michael Restivo & Arnout van de Rijt
Need to know vs. need to share: information technology and the intersecting work of police, fire and paramedics” by Carrie B. Sanders
Context collapse: theorizing context collusions and collisions” by 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” by 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” by 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” by Michael J. Stern & Shelia R. Cotten
THIS PROTEST WILL BE TWEETED: Twitter and protest policing during the Pittsburgh G20” by Jennifer Earl, Heather McKee Hurwitz, Analicia Mejia Mesinas, Margaret Tolan & Ashley Arlotti
PRIVACY PROTECTION STRATEGIES ON FACEBOOK: The Internet privacy paradox revisited” by 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” by Timothy M. Hale
WHEN YOU JUST CANNOT GET AWAY: Exploring the use of information and communication technologies in facilitating negative work/home spillover” by Ronald W. Berkowsky
NET TIME NEGOTIATIONS WITHIN THE FAMILY” by 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” by Keith N. Hampton & Richard Ling
WHO CREATES CONTENT?: Stratification and content creation on the Internet” by Grant Blank
NEW DOMAINS FOR STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS: Reformulating standard data analysis as structural analysis” by Joel H. Levine

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