Aim and Scope

Online Media & Society is peer-reviewed, open access, scholarly journal that provides a dedicated, multi-disciplinary forum for international research on all aspects of digital social sciences. The journal also publishes new research on digital platforms, social media and related policy. The journal actively encourages both quantitative and qualitative approaches related to online media in social sciences.

Journal's scope includes following Subject areas (but is by no means limited to):

  • Online Media & Society engages in critical discussions of the key issues arising from the scale and speed of new media development, drawing on a wide range of disciplinary perspectives and on both theoretical and empirical research.

    The journal includes contributions on:

    • the individual and the social, the cultural and the political dimensions of online media
    • the global and local dimensions of the relationship between online media and social change
    • contemporary as well as historical developments of online media
    • the implications and impacts of, as well as the determinants and obstacles to, media change
    • the relationship between theory, policy and practice

    Multidisciplinary Perspective

    Online Media & Society
     publishes peer-reviewed content from both the social sciences and the humanities with the perspectives of online media that includes contributions from communication, media and cultural studies, Media Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Public Administration, Defense & Strategic studies, International Relations, Psychology, Social Work, Criminology, Education, Peace & Conflict Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Area Studies, Development studies and information sciences. Topics to be covered include: digitalization and convergence; interactivity and virtuality; consumption and citizenship; innovation, regulation and control; the cultures of the Internet; patterns and inequalities of use; community and identity in electronic space; time and space in global culture and everyday life; the politics of cyberspace.

Contributors should be familiar with the nature and scope of the journal. Familiarity with past issues of the journal is essential. Abstracts of the current and previous issues are available at the journal's website.