CFP: Special issue on the psychology of cyber crime

cybercrime-100534917-primary.idge.jpgCyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking is organizing a special issue dedicated to the psychological aspects of cybercrime. Submissions considering all types of cybercrime are welcome, and, where relevant, content examining related areas with a focus on cybercrime may also be considered (for example, aspects of security and privacy online). High-quality original articles and review articles on the following topics (though other topics will be considered) will be considered:

  • Psychological impact of cybercrime on victims, society, law enforcement personnel, and other relevant actors
  • Psychological profiling of cybercrime offenders
  • Evaluation of cybercrime reduction techniques
  • Information security behaviors
  • Psychological aspects of cybercrime investigation
  • Punishment options in cybercriminal cases
  • Moral and ethical aspects of cybercrime
  • Application of psychological theories of crime to cybercrime

The deadline for manuscript submission is November 1, 2016.

Please submit your papers online to the web-based manuscript submission and peer-review system here.

CFP Feminist Media Histories: Special Issue on Data

2-cover-source“Data” has enormous cultural currency in the world today. Most of us understand that corporations are encoding and analyzing our habits, preferences, and behaviors on a massive scale. Personalized music suggestions, predictive policing, and Amazon recommendations are all part of this pervasive data regime. Discussions of this regime, and of data more generally, tend to focus on the present. But the concept of data also has a history, one embedded in a range of cultural, political, and material contexts. Building upon recent feminist scholarship that has drawn our attention to the various ways data shapes twenty first-century life–how data affects our experience of gender, how the effects of gendered data are felt differently across racial lines, and what feminist theory might bring to data and its visualization, to name only a few–this issue seeks to model how feminist histories of data might help us chart a range of unexplored futures.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Data and media.
  • Data and history.
  • Data and narrative.
  • Data and gender.
  • Data and method.
  • Data as concept.
  • Data as politics.
  • Data as agent.
  • Data in the world.
Interested contributors should contact guest editors Miriam Posner and Lauren Klein 
directly, sending a 300-word proposal no later than June 30, 2016:

Contributors will be notified by July 15, 2016; articles will be due October 1, 2016.


Feminist Media Histories: An International Journal / Special Issue on Middle Eastern Media

Proposals are invited for a special issue of /Feminist Media Histories/ devoted to Middle Eastern Media.  Considerations of difference in religion, nationality, race and ethnicity remain crucial to interrogating feminist media histories across diverse social and political contexts.  This special issue will explore feminist media histories in the Middle East, through an examination of different media forms, practices, audiences, and institutions.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

* women’s media production and pioneers, * feminist activism and/in the media, * women’s use of media, * gender politics, cultural identity and the media, * women as consumers of media

Interested contributors should *contact guest editor Eylem Atakav* directly, sending a 300-word proposal no later than *February 1, 2016:

Contributors will be notified by March 1, 2016; articles will be due June 1, 2016.

Call for Special Issue: new media + society

Guest editors: David Parisi, Mark Paterson, and Jason Archer

Abstracts due (400-500 words): November 8, 2015

Interacting with, navigating, and manipulating media has always depended on touch–whether turning pages, folding paper, depressing buttons, typing on keys, or twisting knobs, there is always an act of touching at the heart of mediated communication.  The recent rise of touchscreen and gestural interfaces, mobile computing, video gaming, wearable communication devices, and emerging virtual reality platforms disrupts the previous material stability of these media interfaces, prompting the adoption of new, embodied navigational habits.  At the material level, we now touch media in novel ways, becoming accustomed to their shape, size, texture, temperature, and weight, while also learning to be receptive to the signals media objects transmit to us through a hitherto seemingly dormant tactile channel.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

– Touchscreen remediations of ‘old’ media interfaces (print, radio, television, telephone, telegraph, typewriter)

– Triangulations of gender, media, and touch

– Touch’s role in mobile and location-based digital media

– Haptics and past/present/future virtual reality systems

– Tactile and haptic aspects of predigital and ‘dead’ media interfaces

– Submodalities and divisions of touch

– Accepted/assumed divisions between touch and the other senses

– Assumed hierarchies of the senses

– Cybersex/teledildonics and technologies of mediated sexuality (Vivid’s CyberSex Suit, the RealTouch, OhMiBod)

– Haptic interface and haptic display technologies, including scientific, aesthetic, medical, and cultural applications

– Semiotic functions of touch in media

– Formal and informal regulations around communicative or social touching

– Touch and tactility in videogames

– Tactile/haptic/gestural metaphors/iconography operating in digital media (e.g. ‘poking,’ ‘thumbs up’)

– The role of haptic aesthetics in considerations of media design

– Cross-cultural comparisons of media touch

– Media, touch, and disability (e.g. sensory substitution systems, prosthetics)

– Changes in touch practices associated with touch-oriented media

– The tactile Internet

Please send abstracts (400-500 words) to David Parisi (parisid[at] and Jason Archer (jarche2[at] by Sunday, November 8.

CFP by TRT Radio Magazine: Future of international broadcasting

Papers are invited for a proposed Special Issue in TRT Radyo Vizyon magazine that explores radio as a medium:
1. Transformation of International Broadcasting –transformation from old-school external broadcasting to modern external broadcasting.
2. Web diplomacy.
3. Social media and international broadcasting.
4. Can new Technologies help international broadcasting regain old power?
5. Are there common values of international broadcasting?
6. New strategies in international broadcasting
7. Changes in target audience.
8. The future of radio as a tool of international broadcasting.

Articles of no more than 800 words are invited for consideration and inclusion in this Special Issue of /TRT Radyo Vizyon/ to be published in January 2016.

Articles should be sent to the Editor : Nurettin Turan at nurettin.turan60

Deadline for magazine articles : 20 Oct 2015

Call for special issue by Sage Open: Locative media and identity

This special issue seeks to address a significant gap in the research surrounding locative media and identity, by calling for papers of 8000 words that explore this issue. Bringing together contributions from prominent theorists in the field, this special issue seeks to cast a light on the different ways locative media are presently used in the context of self-presentation, and what impact this might be having. At the same time this special issue will help further develop the “spatial self” as a theoretical framework to approach locative media and identity.

Possible issues that respondents might address include:

–> Developing identities through locative media

–> Locative self-presentation, spatial decisions and mobility

–> The physical practice of locative media and self-presentation

–> Established social media and place-based impression management

–> New LBSNs (see Shout, Swarm, Yik Yak) and emerging strategies for ocation-based presentations of self

–> Wearable technologies, connectivity and identity

Please submit abstracts of up to 500 words to both and by *1st November 2015. The editors will notify successful contributors by 1st December 2015. Full papers will then need to be submitted for peer-review by 1st March 2016. Details can be accessed at Sage Open.

Special issue call for papers: Journalism, citizenship and surveillance society

RDIJThe rise of social media and the revelations of the Snowden leaks have brought about unprecedented debate on the consequences of a surveillance society – a society organised around the collection, recording, storage, analysis and application of information on individuals and groups.

The emergence of a surveillance society raises important questions around new threats to press freedom and political dissent; the responsibilities of media organizations and state actors; the nature of journalists’ relationship to the state; journalists’ ability to protect their sources and data; and the ways in which media coverage shape public perceptions of surveillance.

This special issue of Digital Journalism will explore how the emergence of surveillance society, and debates over its implications, play out in the context of journalistic practices and discourses. It takes an interest not only in how surveillance debates play out in and through mediated discourses, but also how practices of surveillance shape the accounts, everyday work and ethics of journalists.

Prospective authors should email an abstract of no more than 500 words to Karin Wahl-Jorgensen ( All submissions will be reviewed by the editors and successful authors will be invited to contribute a full 8,000 word paper that will be subjected to double blind peer-review.