iCS Special Issues

Information, Communication & Society (iCS)

Journal Citation Metrics

5.054 (2021) Impact Factor, Q1 Impact Factor Best Quartile, 6.608 (2021) 5 year IF, 9.4 (2021) CiteScore (Scopus), Q1 (2021) CiteScore Best Quartile, 2.795 (2021) SNIP, & 1.968 (2021) SJR

CITAMS 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. CITAM’s thanks goes to the iCS Editor: Brian D. Loader and the iCS Editorial Board.

Each Fall: Call for the CITAMS Special Issue 

Every fall CITAMS issues a call for papers presented at the previous ASA for consideration in a special issue of the journal Information, Communication & Society (ICS). 

Eligible papers are those listed in the online program of either the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association or the Media Sociology Symposium of that year.

The special issue welcomes papers that focus on any facet of media, technology, communication, information, or related topics. The journal’s citation metrics are:  5.054 (2021) Impact Factor, Q1 Impact Factor Best Quartile, 6.608 (2021) 5 year IF, 9.4 (2021) CiteScore (Scopus), Q1 (2021) CiteScore Best Quartile, 2.795 (2021) SNIP, & 1.968 (2021) SJR.

CITAMS 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. CITAM’s thanks goes to the iCS Editor: Brian D. Loader and the iCS Editorial Board.

Next Special Issue Forthcoming May 2023

Editors: Dustin Kidd, Timothy Recuber, Tyler Burgese, Andrew Chelius, Jaggar DeMarco, Dana Gallant, Benjamin Guidry, Glen Hartenbaum, Caitlin Joyce, Ye Ju Ki, Kyle McDonald, Lyndsay Metzker, Julia Scheffler, Victoria Vazquez, Jordan Walsh, and FengYi Yin.

●    Submissions closed October 1, 2022 before midnight AoE

●      First round of reviews back to authors on November 1, 2022.

●      Final decisions made on December 15, 2022.

●      Final papers due January 3, 2023.

●      Special issue publication anticipated May 2023.

If you have questions, please contact Dustin Kidd (dkidd@temple.edu)

CITAMS Special Issue 2022 

Information Technology & Media Sociology in a (Still) Pandemic World: CITAMS 2022 Special Issue, Guest Editors: Jenny L. Davis, Dustin Kidd, Muyang Li, Rachel Aalders, and Tyler Burgese

CITAMS Special Issue 2021

CITAMS, Guest Editors: Andrew M. Lindner and Jenny L. Davis

CITAMS Special Issue 2020 

Guest Editors: Anabel Quan-Haase, Shelley Boulianne and Molly-Gloria Harper

The sociological imagination in studies of communication, information technologies, and media: CITAMS as an invisible college by Anabel Quan-Haase, Shelley Boulianne and Molly-Gloria Harper

Mobilizing media: comparing TV and social media effects on protest mobilization by Shelley Boulianne, Karolina Koc-Michalska and Bruce Bimber

Perceptions about the impact of automation in the workplace by Matias Dodel and Gustavo S. Mesch

The winners and the losers of the platform economy: who participates? byLyn Hoang, Grant Blank and Anabel Quan-Haase

The differential impact of network connectedness and size on researchers’ productivity and influence by Tsahi Hayat, Dimitrina Dimitrova and Barry Wellman

Attributions of ethical responsibility by Artificial Intelligence practitioners by Will Orr and Jenny L. Davis

United States older adults’ willingness to use emerging technologies by Travis Kadylak and Shelia R. Cotten

Externalized domestication: smart speaker assistants, networks and domestication theory by Saba Rebecca Brause and Grant Blank

Black box measures? How to study people’s algorithm skills by Eszter Hargittai, Jonathan Gruber, Teodora Djukaric, Jaelle Fuchs and Lisa Brombach

The ‘bad women drivers’ myth: the overrepresentation of female drivers and gender bias in China’s media by Muyang Li and Zhifan Luo

CITAMS Special Issue 2019

Dynamic Perspectives on Media and Information Technologies by Deana A. Rohlinger, Jenny L. Davis, Pierce Dignam & Cynthia Williams

On multiple agencies: when do things matter? by Maria Erofeeva

Interactionism in the age of ubiquitous telecommunication by Nils Oliver Klowait

Supplementing a survey with respondent Twitter data to measure e-cigarette information exposure by Joe Murphy, Y. Patrick Hsieh, Michael Wenger, Annice E. Kim & Rob Chew

Generalizing from social media data: a formal theory approach by Jenny L. Davis & Tony P. Love

When are artificial intelligence versus human agents faulted for wrongdoing? Moral attributions after individual and joint decisions by Daniel B. Shank, Alyssa DeSanti & Timothy Maninger

Contested affordances: teachers and students negotiating the classroom integration of mobile technology by Brooke Dinsmore

Gender inequality in mobile technology access: the role of economic and social development by Aarushi Bhandari

Charm offensive: mediatized country image transformations in international relations by Julia Sonnevend

‘It’s so scary how common this is now:’ frames in media coverage of the opioid epidemic by Ohio newspapers and themes in Facebook user reactions by David Russell, Naomi J. Spence & Kelly M. Thames

Race and the beauty premium: Mechanical Turk workers’ evaluations of Twitter accounts by Anne Groggel, Shirin Nilizadeh, Yong-Yeol Ahn, Apu Kapadia & Fabio Rojas

Digital remediation: social support and online learning communities can help offset rural digital inequality by Howard T. Welser, M. Laeeq Khan & Michael Dickard

Symposium on Political Communication and Social Movements

Symposium on political communication and social movements: ships passing in the night by Deana A. Rohlinger

Audiences in social context: bridging the divides between political communications and social movements scholarship by Sarah Sobieraj

Symposium on political communication and social movements – the campfire and the tent: what social movement studies and political communication can learn from one another by David Karpf

Symposium on political communication and social movements: audience, persuasion, and influence by Jennifer Earl

CITAMS Special Issue 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

CITAMS Special Issue 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

CITAMS Special Issue 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

CITASA Special Issue 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

CITASA Special Issue 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

CITASA Special Issue 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


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