Special Topics: Social Media

The special topic calls for papers on Social Media and such papers will appear in Studies in Sociology of Science as a special column.


Although social media is a relatively new phenomenon, its roots can be traced to well-established and mature technologies and social behaviors that have underpinned information exchanges. What distinguishes social media, setting it apart from existing forms of online communication, is the ability of users to easily create and share information with their networks in real time, using not just computers, but also mobile devices. This has significant implications as information can reach wider audiences much faster, capturing their attention even when they are away from their computer screen. The success of online services such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are testimony to the importance of social media and the impact they have had on both individuals and businesses. This special topic aims to contribute to the growing body of literature examining social media and their increasingly important role in online communications by studying their application in various fields and contexts. In particular, we are interested in the role of social media in facilitating social change. Prospective authors are encouraged to contact the guest editors for any enquires they may have in relation to the special topic.


In addition to the Review and Original Articles by invited speakers, we are inviting you to submit a relevant research paper on Social Media for consideration. Papers will be subject to normal peer review and must comply with the Guide for Authors.

To submit papers to the “Social Media” Special Topic, please go to http://www.cscanada.net. With your submission, please state clearly to the editor that your manuscripts are submitted to the Special Topic Social Media.


Related Conferences:

Nov 8-10, 2012, Tsinghua University, Beijing. Computational Visual Media Conference

Sep 2-3, 2013, London, Social Media - The Fourth Annual Transforming Audiences Conference

Related Journals (Special issue):

Technological Forecasting and Social Change

Media and Journalism Studies

New Media & Society Special Issue on Crowd Funding

Related Articles:

Surette, Ray. Media, crime, and criminal justice: Images, realities, and policies. CengageBrain. com, 2010.

Asur, Sitaram, and Bernardo A. Huberman. "Predicting the future with social media." In Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT), 2010 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on, vol. 1, pp. 492-499. IEEE, 2010.

Doyle, Gillian. Understanding media economics. SAGE Publications Limited, 2013.

Best, Joel. Damned lies and statistics: Untangling numbers from the media, politicians, and activists. University of California Pr, 2012.

Mangold, W. Glynn, and David J. Faulds. "Social media: The new hybrid element of the promotion mix." Business horizons 52, no. 4 (2009): 357-365.

Taylor, Allen J., Todd C. Villines, Eric J. Stanek, Patrick J. Devine, Len Griffen, Michael Miller, Neil J. Weissman, and Mark Turco. "Extended-release niacin or ezetimibe and carotid intima–media thickness." New England Journal of Medicine 361, no. 22 (2009): 2113-2122.

Iyengar, Shanto, and Kyu S. Hahn. "Red media, blue media: Evidence of ideological selectivity in media use." Journal of Communication 59, no. 1 (2009): 19-39.

Hennig-Thurau, Thorsten, Edward C. Malthouse, Christian Friege, Sonja Gensler, Lara Lobschat, Arvind Rangaswamy, and Bernd Skiera. "The impact of new media on customer relationships." Journal of Service Research 13, no. 3 (2010): 311-330.

Moran, Mike, Jeff Seaman, and Hester Tinti-Kane. "Teaching, Learning, and Sharing: How Today's Higher Education Faculty Use Social Media." Babson Survey Research Group (2011).

Heinrich, Marc C., Lothar Häberle, Volker Müller, Werner Bautz, and Michael Uder. "Nephrotoxicity of Iso-osmolar Iodixanol Compared with Nonionic Low-osmolar Contrast Media: Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials1." Radiology 250, no. 1 (2009): 68-86