New Media & Society
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New Media & Society

2014 Impact Factor: 2.007
2014 Ranking: 7/76 in Communication
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Editor
Steve Jones University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

eISSN: 14617315| ISSN: 14614448|Current volume: 17|Current issue: 6 Frequency: 8 Times/Year

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"Not only a key resource for keeping up to date in this fast-moving field, this journal is proving a vital resource for wide-ranging, insightful analyses of the social contexts and consequences of new information and communication technologies." Sonia Livingstone

New Media & Society is an international journal that provides an interdisciplinary forum for the examination of the social dynamics of media and information change.

New 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.

Electronic access:

New Media & Society is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://nms.sagepub.com

Breadth, Vision and Critical Analysis

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

Multidisciplinary Perspective

New Media & Society
publishes from both the social sciences and the humanities and includes contributions from communication, media and cultural studies, as well as sociology, geography, anthropology, economics and the political 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.

Reviews Editor
Dave Park Lake Forest College, USA
Editorial Assistant
Jenny U. Korn University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Previous Editors
Leah A Lievrouw University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Rohan Samarajiva LIRNEasia
Roger Silverstone London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Previous Reviews Editors
Caroline Bassett University of Sussex, UK
Keith Hampton University of Pennsylvania, USA
International Editorial Board
Stuart Allan Cardiff University, UK
Nancy K. Baym University of Kansas
Georgina Born University of Cambridge, UK
Niels Brügger Aarhus University, Denmark
Axel Bruns Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Heidi Campbell Texas A&M University, USA
Lynn Clark University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Stephen Coleman University of Leeds, UK
Mia Consalvo Concordia University, Canada
Leen d'Heenens KU Leuven, Belgium
Lincoln Dahlberg University of Queensland, New Zealand
Mark Deuze University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dag Elgesem University of Bergen, Norway
Charles Ess Drury University, USA
Andrew Feenberg Simon Fraser University, Canada
Kirsten Foot University of Washington, USA
Philip Graham University of Queensland, Australia
Anita Greenhill University of Manchester, UK
Sara M. Grimes University of Toronto, Canada
David J. Gunkel Northern Illinois University, USA
Leslie Haddon London School of Economics, UK
Alex Halavais University at Buffalo, USA
Eszter Hargittai Northwestern University
Teresa M Harrison University of Albany, SUNY, USA
Caroline Haythornthwaite University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Heather Horst RMIT University, Australia
Ang Peng Hwa Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Tim Jordan King's College London, UK
Lori Kendall University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Randy Kluver Texas A & M University, USA
Louis W. Leung Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Ben Light University of Salford, UK
Sonia Livingstone London School of Economics, UK
Sally MacMillan University of Tennessee, USA
Robin Mansell University of Sussex
Uwe Matzat Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Miriam J. Metzger University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
Catherine Middleton Ryerson University, Canada
Lisa Nakamura University of Wisconsin, USA
Zizi Papacharissi University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Ronald Rice University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Steven Schneider State University of New York, SUNY, USA
Wesley Shumar Drexel University, USA
Marsha Siefert Central European University, Hungary
Fay Sudweeks Murdoch University, Australia
Richard van der Wurff University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Liesbet van Zoonen Loughborough University
Maurice Vergeer Radboud University, The Netherlands
Frank Webster City University
Tamara Witschge University of Groningen, Netherlands
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    1. Peer review policy
    2. Article types
    3. How to submit your manuscript
    4. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement
      4.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
    5. Declaration of conflicting interests policy
    6. Other conventions
    7. Acknowledgments
      7.1 Funding acknowledgement
    8. Permissions
    9. Manuscript style
      9.1 File types
      9.2 Journal style
      9.3 Reference style
      9.4 Manuscript preparation
      9.4.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
      9.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
      9.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
      9.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
      9.4.5 English language editing services
    10. After acceptance
      10.1 Proofs
      10.2 E-Prints and complimentary copies
      10.3 SAGE production
      10.4 OnlineFirst publication
    11. Further information

    New Media & Society is an international journal that provides an interdisciplinary forum for the examination of the social dynamics of media and information change. New 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.

     

    1. Peer review policy

    New Media & Society operates a strictly anonymous peer review process. For the purposes of blind refeering, the full name of each author should not be included in the manuscript itself.

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    2. Article types

    New 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 welcomes contributions on:

    Global and local dimensions of the relationship between media and social change

    The individual and the social, the cultural and the political dimensions of new media

    Contemporary as well as historical developments

    Implications and impacts of, as well as the determinants and obstacles to, media change

    Relationship between theory, policy and practice

    Multidisciplinary perspective: New Media & Society publishes from both the social sciences and the humanities and includes contributions from communication, media and cultural studies, as well as from sociology, geography, anthropology, economics and from the political and information sciences. Topics covered include (but are not limited to):

    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

    Review Articles: New Media & Society is dedicated to providing comprehensive surveys of topics relevant to the editorial scope of the journal. The authors of Review Articles will consider recent research concerning an important theme in new media research. The point of these Review Articles will be to craft well-written surveys of existing research.

    Reviews: New Media & Society includes a section in which books and other significant contributions to the field are reviewed. This includes both essay length and shorter contributions. For more information about reviews please contact book reviews Editor David Park (park ~at~ lakeforest.edu).

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    3. How to submit your manuscript

    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    New Media & Society accepts online submissions only. Manuscripts should be submitted via the journal website: http://newmediaandsociety.com

    Authors are instructed to fill in a registration form; on completion, manuscripts can be uploaded. In the event of difficulty, authors may contact Steve Jones via email [sjones~at~uic.edu].

    Each manuscript should contain:

    (i) Include title page with full title and subtitle (if any). For the purposes of blind refereeing, full name of each author with current affiliation and full address/phone/fax/email details plus short biographical note should be entered separately on the site and not included in the manuscript itself. Manuscripts that do not follow this guideline may be summarily declined for consideration. Please include a statement confirming that all authors have agreed to the submission and that the article is not currently being considered for publication by any other print or electronic journal. Owing to the broad range of subject matter, authors are also encouraged to separately supply the names of one or more potential referees. Please include those in the "Comments to the editor" section, and if possible please include potential referees' email addresses.

    (ii) Prepare abstract of 100-150 words.

    (iii) Compose up to 10 key words.

    (iv) The target word count is 8000 words (all text, including notes, references, tables, charts, etc.). Submissions of more than a few hundred words beyond the target will not be considered. Text to be clearly organized, with a logical hierarchy of headings and subheadings, and quotations exceeding 40 words to be displayed and indented, in the text.

    (v) Endnotes, if necessary, should be signaled by superscript numbers in the main text and listed at the end of the text before the references.

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions from copyright holders for reproducing through any medium of communication any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere.

    Style: use a clear readable style, avoiding jargon. If technical terms or acronyms must be included, define them when first used. Use non-racist, non-sexist language and plurals rather than he/she.

    Spelling: UK or US spelling may be used.

    Punctuation: use single quotation marks with double quotes inside single quotes. Present dates in the form 1 May 1998. Do not use points in abbreviations, contractions or acronyms (e.g. AD, USA, Dr, PhD).

    Revised manuscript: on acceptance of your manuscript for publication, authors will be asked to supply a further electronic copy of the final version. PC format graphics files should be supplied as TIFF or EPS files.

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    4. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement   

    Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    New Media & Society and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the Journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the Journal against malpractice.  Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all Sage journals, or appropriate legal action.

    4.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access

    If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to non subscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    5. Declaration of conflicting interests                  

    Within your Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement you will be required to make a certification with respect to a declaration of conflicting interests. New Media & Society does not require a declaration of conflicting interests but recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

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    6. Other conventions

    None applicable.

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    7. Acknowledgements                                                         

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an ‘Acknowledgements’ section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

    7.1 Funding Acknowledgement
    To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), New Media & Society additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. All research articles should have a funding acknowledgement in the form of a sentence as follows, with the funding agency written out in full, followed by the grant number in square brackets:

    This work was supported by the Medical Research Council [grant number xxx].

    Multiple grant numbers should be separated by comma and space. Where the research was supported by more than one agency, the different agencies should be separated by semi-colon, with ‘and’ before the final funder. Thus:

    This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust [grant numbers xxxx, yyyy]; the Natural Environment Research Council [grant number zzzz]; and the Economic and Social Research Council [grant number aaaa].

    In some cases, research is not funded by a specific project grant, but rather from the block grant and other resources available to a university, college or other research institution. Where no specific funding has been provided for the research we ask that corresponding authors use the following sentence:

    This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    Please include this information under a separate heading entitled “Funding” directly after any other Acknowledgements prior to your “Declaration of Conflicting Interests” (if applicable), any Notes and your References.

    For more information on the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers, please visit: http://www.rin.ac.uk/funders-acknowledgement.

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    8. Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway..

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    9. Manuscript style

    9.1 File types
    Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, or HTML.

    9.2 Journal Style
    New Media & Society conforms to the SAGE New Media & Society style. Click here to review guidelines on SAGE New Media & Society Style.

    9.3 Reference Style
    New Media & Society adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on SAGE Harvard to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, download the SAGE Harvard output style by following this link and save to the appropriate folder (normally for Windows C:\Program Files\EndNote\Styles and for Mac OS X Harddrive:Applications:EndNote:Styles). Once you’ve done this, open EndNote and choose “Select Another Style...” from the dropdown menu in the menu bar; locate and choose this new style from the following screen.

    9.4. Manuscript Preparation
    The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.

    9.4.1 Your Title, Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
    The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE�s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    9.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details
    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    9.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable colour figures, these figures will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. If a charge applies you will be informed by your SAGE Production Editor. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    Tables: tables should be typed (double line-spaced) on separate sheets at the end of the manuscript. All tables should have short descriptive captions with footnotes and their source(s) typed below the tables.

    Illustrations: all line diagrams and photographs are termed 'Figures' and should be numbered consecutively and given short descriptive captions. Line diagrams should be presented as camera-ready copy or electronically as EPS files (all fonts embedded) or TIFF files (with LZW compression) for scanning. Photographs should preferably be submitted as clear, glossy, unmounted black and white prints with a good range of contrast or on disk as TIFF files (with LZW compression, resolution x 2 line screen, e.g. 266 dpi for 133 line screen output).

    9.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
    This journal is able to host approved supplemental materials online, alongside the full-text of articles. Supplemental files will be subjected to peer-review alongside the article. For more information please refer to SAGE’s Guidelines for Authors on Supplemental Files.

    9.4.5 English Language Editing services
    Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service. Visit http://www.uk.sagepub.com/journalgateway/msg.htm for further information.

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    10. After acceptance           

    10.1 Proofs
    We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author.

    10.2 E-Prints

    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit http://www.sagepub.co.uk/authors/journal/reprint.sp.

    10.3 SAGE Production
    At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

    We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in Action Research with SAGE.

    10.4 OnlineFirst Publication
    A large number of journals benefit from OnlineFirst, a feature offered through SAGE’s electronic journal platform, SAGE Journals. It allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our OnlineFirst Fact Sheet.

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    11. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows:

    Steve Jones
    Department of Communication
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    1007 W. Harrison (m/c 132)
    Chicago, IL 60607
    USA

    Tel: +1 312 996 3187
    Fax: +1 312 413 8661
    E-mail: sjones~at~uic.edu

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