Issue Information

Special Issue Editorial Board

Johannes M. Bauer, Michigan State University

Nancy Baym, Microsoft Research New England

David B. Buller, Klein Buendel

Caleb T. Carr, Illinois State University

Dan Cosley, Cornell University

David C. DeAndrea, The Ohio State University

Andrew J. Flanagin, University of California, Santa Barbara

Jennifer L. Gibbs, Rutgers University

Al Gunther, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Caroll Glynn, The Ohio State University

Jeffrey T. Hancock, Cornell University

Gary Hsieh, Michigan State University

Matthew Jensen, University of Oklahoma

Adam Joinson, University of Bath

Sriram Kalyanaraman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Nicole Krämer, University of Duisburg-Essen

Eun-Ju Lee, Seoul National University

Moon J. Lee, University of Florida

Paul M. Leonardi, Northwestern University

Yuhua (Jake) Liang, Michigan State University

Miriam J. Metzger, University of California, Santa Barbara

Peter C. Neijens, University of Amsterdam

Zizi Papacharissi, University of Illinois, Chicago

Malcolm R. Parks, University of Washington

Jorge Peña, University of Texas, Austin

Jochen Peter, University of Amsterdam

Stephen A. Rains, University of Arizona

Artemio Ramirez, Jr., University of South Florida

Ronald E. Rice, University of California, Santa Barbara

Craig R. Scott, Rutgers University

Charles T. Salmon, Nanyang Technological University

Carmen Stavrositu, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Michael A. Stefanone, University at Buffalo, SUNY

Charles Steinfield, Michigan State University

S. Shyam Sundar, Penn State University

Esther Thorson, University of Missouri

Stephanie Tom Tong, Wayne State University

Sonja Utz, VU University, Amsterdam

Brandon Van Der Heide, The Ohio State University

Rene Weber, University of California, Santa Barbara

David Westerman, West Virginia University

Magdalena Wojcieszak, IE University, Segovia

Aims and Scope

The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (JCC4) 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, meta-analyses of prior research, synthesizing literature surveys, and proposals for special issues. JCC4 is available online only.

JCC4 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 early to mid-1990s. The founding editors had the vision to make JCC4 an open-access, online journal. This, combined with high quality standards, proved to be a recipe for success: today JCC4 is widely read and cited by CMC scholars around the world. In 2004, JCC4 became an official journal of the International Communication Association.

Keywords: JCC4, journal of computer-mediated communication, computer communication, computer-mediated communication, journal of computer communication, computer-mediated, computer mediated communication.

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