Call for Papers: International Journal of Internet Trolling and Online Participation

The International Journal of Internet Trolling and Online Participation is a scholarly peer reviewed journal available both online (free) and in a traditional print format (subscription).

We publish research of interest to academics and practitioners, including those in the areas of new media, social networking and social media, legal studies and law enforcement, and human computer interaction.

Scope of publication

Topics covered and welcome for submission include the following:

  • Participation inequality; lurking, the free-rider problem
  • Participation initiatives; Classroom 2.0, eParticipation
  • Free speech; cyberbantering, cybertrickery, online activism
  • Online harassment; cyberstalking, cyberbulling, porn e-vengers
  • Online deception; grooming, cyberhickery, chatroom bobs
  • Transgressive humour, ‘trolling for the lulz’, viral humour, R.I.P Trolling
  • Online Community moderation, perspectives on ‘don’t feed the troll’, blocking users (i.e. ban-hammering’)
  • Online learning issues; retention, motivation, education policy
  • New media policy in the UK, Wales and Europe
  • History of new media, Anonymous, the WELL, hacktivism
  • Representations of trolls, hackers, flash mobs, rebels in broadcasting and international media

Special Issues

See the calls for papers for special issues of the International Journal of Internet Trolling and Online Participation.

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for the International Journal of Internet Trolling and Online Participation.

Reviews will be conducted by the relevant Editorial Reviewing Committee for the journal on the basis of peer review, consisting of those with specialisms in the area of the paper submitted.

The Editorial Reviewing Committee will first consider whether the paper will be of interest to the journal’s readers and its potential to draw interest and citation from the wider academic sphere.

Papers must follow APA style for reference citations and be in Microsoft Word format.

NB. Papers can be submitted any time during the year for review. Successful papers for the journal will be give a letter of approval so the authors can put their publication on their CVs prior to publication.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the editorial board of The International Journal of Internet Trolling and Online Participation:

Editorial Reviewing Committee

Permanent Chair and Editor-in-Chief: Jonathan Bishop
Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems, European Parliament, Brussels, BE
E-mail: jonathan.bishop@crocels.ac.uk

Publicity Co-ordinator: Jason Barratt
Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems, Swansea, Wales.
E-mail: jason.barratt@crocels.ac.uk