Call for Papers: Special Issue on Blogging across Borders and Cultures


Call for Papers for the Special Issue on Blogging across Borders and Cultures:
International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies (IJICST)

Introduction

Since the late 1990s, Internet users have utilized blogs as one of the most ubiquitous communication tools to connect with audiences worldwide. Today blogging is firmly entrenched into the fabric of contemporary society. Versatile blogging systems provide unlimited access to web-publishing platforms that are free, preprogrammed, and easy to use.

An example of social interactive technologies application used for generating and distributing content, blogging offers people of diverse backgrounds and organizations from both public and private realms ample opportunities for communication, interaction, sharing, and collaboration.

Objective of the Special Issue

IJICST focuses on a broad spectrum of second-generation web-based interactive technologies, their applications, functions, and services. This special issue aims to provide a broad audience of academics, researchers and practitioners with a cross-disciplinary examination of blogging issues, contexts, concepts, and trends in diverse contexts and at various levels of communication.

Recommended Topics

Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Diffusion of blogging across geographical regions and cultures
  • Impact and applications of blogging systems and technologies
  • Issues, viewpoints, and perspectives on blogging in diverse contexts and at various levels of communication
  • Theories, philosophies, visions, principles, and functionalities of blogging

Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Blogging across Borders and Cultures. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication.

INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/Files/AuthorEditor/guidelinessubmission.pdf

All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

About International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies (IJICST) The International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies (IJICST) focuses on a broad spectrum of existing and emerging Internet-based social interaction technologies, including their applications, functions, and services. This interdisciplinary journal brings together global experts from the areas of communication science, human-computer interaction, information systems, computer science, knowledge management, business, economics, media studies, public relations, advertising, marketing, education, law, psychology, anthropology, and social work. IJICST embraces an array of theoretical and investigative approaches ranging from empirical, interpretive, historical, philosophical, critical, as well as other research perspectives and utilizes both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. In addition, this journal offers a major contribution to the existing body of knowledge on the uses and applications of current and emerging social interaction technologies.

This journal is an official publication of the Information Resources Management Association www.igi-global.com/IJICST

Editor-in-Chief: Tatyana Dumova, Point Park University
Published: Semi-Annually (both in Print and Electronic form)

PUBLISHER

The International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies (IJICST) is published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference”, “Business Science Reference”, and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com

All submissions should be directed to the attention of:

Tatyana Dumova, Editor-in-Chief
International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies
E-mail: tdumova@fastmail.net
Subject: IJICST Special Issue