Deadline: January 30, 2005
Iowa Journal of Communication:
COMPUTER MEDIATED TECHNOLOGIES SPECIAL ISSUE
The Iowa Journal of Communication announces a 2005 special issue on
internet communication, guest edited by Mark Johns. Manuscripts should
be received no later than January 30, 2005.
Computer-mediated technologies (CMTs) are no longer the
province of "techies," but have become everyday means of social
interaction in our society. This interdisciplinary issue welcomes
research on the impact CMTs have had in daily communication among
family members and coworkers, colleagues and competitors, friends and
strangers. Papers investigating how individuals communicate with one
another through email, community mailing lists (listservs or USENET),
instant messaging, weblogs, MUDs and MOOs, game environments, and other
online venues will be considered. The issue will particularly focus on
issues arising for researchers in effectively and ethically studying
online communication, therefore papers dealing specifically with
these "meta-research" issues, and papers suggesting particularly
innovative adaptations of traditional research methods to the CMT
settings are especially welcomed.
We welcome submissions from researchers in a variety of
areas. Any manuscripts not accepted for the special issue will be
considered for the general issue of the journal.
The IJC follows a policy of blind review so no author
identification should appear in the body of the manuscript.
Manuscripts should not exceed 25 pages and should include a title page
that includes author(s) name, academic position, institutional
affiliation, full address, telephone number, email address and brief
author bio. An abstract of not more than 150 words should accompany
the paper. All submissions must conform to the most current edition
of the APA. Queries and manuscript submissions should be sent
electronically to: Kimberly A. Powell, Editor, Iowa Journal of