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S. Shyam Sundar, The Pennsylvania State University

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Noshir Contractor, Northwestern Univeristy

Nicole Ellison, University of Michigan

Matthew Lombard, Temple University

Miriam Metzger, University of California, Santa Barbara

Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Syracuse University

Joseph B. Walther, MIchigan State University

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Jeremy Bailenson, Stanford University

Azy Barak, University of Haifa

George Barnett, University of California, Davis

Naomi Baron, American University

Nancy Baym, Microsoft Research

Frank Biocca, Syracuse University

Erik Bucy, Texas Tech University

Xiaomei Cai, George Mason University

Heidi Campbell, Texas A&M University

Scott Campbell, University of Michigan

Scott Caplan, University of Delaware

Benjamin Detenber, Nanyang Technological University

Nicola Doering, Ilmemau University of Technology

Judith Donath, Harvard University

Mohan Dutta, National University of Singapore

Matthew Eastin, The University of Texas, Austin

Charles Ess, University of Oslo

Jan Fernback, Temple University

Andrew Flanagin, University of California, Santa Barbara

Kelly Garrett, The Ohio State University

Darren Gergle, Northwestern University

Homero Gil de Zúñiga, University of Texas, Austin

Kenneth Hacker, New Mexico State University

Jeffrey Hancock, Cornell University

Eszter Hargittai, Northwestern University

Teresa Harrison, University at Albany, SUNY

Susan Herring, Indiana University

Starr Roxanne Hiltz, New Jersey Institute of Technology

James Ho, University of Illinois, Chicago

James Ivory, Virginia Tech

Leo Wayne Jeffres, Cleveland State University

Amy Johnson, University of Oklahoma

Tom Johnson, University of Texas, Austin

Sri Kalyanaraman, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Lynne Kelly, University of Hartford

Randolph Kluver, Texas A&M University

Beth Kolko, University of Washington

Elly Konijn, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Nicole Kramer, University of Duisburg-Essen

Robert Kraut, Carnegie Mellon University

Gary Kreps, George Mason University

Robert LaRose, Michigan State University

Eun-Ju Lee, Seoul National University

Kwan Min Lee, University of Southern California

Timothy Levine, Korea University

Sun Sun Lim, National University of Singapore

Carolyn Lin, University of Connecticut

Rich Ling, IT University of Copenhagen

Edward Mabry, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Margaret McLaughlin, University of Southern California

Ananda Mitra, Wake Forest University

Thomas Novak, George Washington University

Kristine Nowak, University of Connecticut

Zizi Papacharissi, University of Illinois at Chicago

Malcolm Parks, University of Washington

Jennifer Preece, University of Maryland

Stephen Rains, University of Arizona

Artemio Ramirez, University of South Florida

Ronald Rice, University of California, Santa Barbara

Mike Schmierbach, The Pennsylvania State University

Ralph Schroeder, University of Oxford

Craig Scott, Rutgers University

Leslie Shade, University of Toronto

Donghee Shin, Sungkyunkwan University

Irina Shklovski, IT University of Copenhagen

Russell Spears, University of Groningen

Michael Stefanone, University of Buffalo

Fay Sudweeks, Murdoch University

Martin Tanis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

David Tewksbury, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Crispin Thurlow, University of Washington

Sabine Trepte, University of Hohenheim

Sonja Utz, Knowledge Media Research Center, Tubingen

Arun Vishwanath, University of Buffalo

Barry Wellman, University of Toronto

Kevin Wright, Saint Louis University

Mike Yao, City University of Hong Kong

Nick Yee, Ubisoft

Connie Yuan, Cornell University

Gi Woong Yun, Bowling Green State University

Jonathan J. H. Zhu, City University of Hong Kong

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Yan Huang, The Pennsylvania State University

T. Franklin Waddell, The Pennsylvania State University

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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, meta-analyses 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 early to 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, computer-mediated, computer mediated communication.

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