Issue Information

Editorial Board

Naomi Baron, American University

Nancy Baym, University of Kansas

Justine Cassell, Northwestern University

David Crystal, University of Bangor

Martin Dodge, University of Manchester

Nicola Doering, Ilmemau University of Technology

Judith Donath, MIT Media Lab

Kory Floyd, Arizona State University

Kosta Gouliamos, European University Cyprus

Kenneth Hacker, New Mexico State University

Glenn Hansen, University of Oklahoma

Caroline Haythornthwaite, University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign

Susan Herring, Indiana University

Starr Roxanne Hiltz, New Jersey Institute of Technology

James Ho, University of Illinois, Chicago

Amy Johnson, University of Oklahoma

Cheris Kramarae, University of Oregon

Eric Kramer, University of Oklahoma

Margaret McLaughlin, University of Southern California

Miriam Metzger, University of California, Santa Barbara

Claude Miller, University of Oklahoma

Ahlam Muhtaseb, California State University, Santa Barbara

Kristine Nowak, University of Connecticut

Malcolm Parks, University of Washington

Jim Query, Jr., University of Houston

Artemio Ramirez, Ohio State University

Ronald Rice, University of California, Santa Barbara

Fay Sudweeks, Murdoch University

Dr. Leslie Regan Shade, Concordia University, Canada

David Tewksbury, University of Illinois, Urbana

Crispin Thurlow, University of Washington

Mark Tremayne, University of Texas, Austin

Sonja Utz, VU University of Amsterdam

Joseph Walther, Michigan State University

Connie Yuan, Cornell University

Shanyang Zhao, Temple University

Aims and Scope

The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (JCMC) is a web-based, peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Its focus is social science research on computer-mediated communication via the Internet, the World Wide Web, and wireless technologies. Within that general purview, the journal is broadly interdisciplinary, publishing work by scholars in communication, business, education, political science, sociology, media studies, information science, and other disciplines. Acceptable formats for submission include original research articles, metaanalyses of prior research, synthesizing literature surveys, and proposals for special issues. JCMC is available online only.

JCMC is one of the oldest web-based Internet studies journals in existence, having been published quarterly continuously since June 1995. The journal was started by Margaret McLaughlin and Sheizaf Rafaeli in response to the growth of CMC scholarship in the earlyto mid-1990s. The founding editors had the vision to make JCMC an open-access, online journal. This, combined with high quality standards, proved to be a recipe for success: today JCMC is widely read and cited by CMC scholars around the world. In 2004, JCMC became an official journal of the International Communication Association.

Keywords: JCMC, journal of computer-mediated communication, computer communication, computer-mediated communication, journal of computer communication, computermediated, computer mediated communication.

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