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Journal of Digital Social Research

About the Journal

The Journal of Digital Social Research – JDSR – is an international journal focusing on the relationship between digital technology and society. 

JDSR seeks to publish high-quality original research within all fields of social sciences interacting with digital issues. Social science is defined broadly to include, inter alia, sociology, informatics, pedagogy, education science, gender studies, law, economy, social work and geography. We do welcome submissions from neighbouring research fields if they are relevant to a social science audience.

We particularly encourage cross-disciplinary submissions and submissions focusing on theoretical and methodological issues. Furthermore, as digital issues tend to transcend borders JDSR, has an international viewpoint and prioritizes submissions which are of interest from an international standpoint.

JDSR offers fast, online publication and double-blind peer review. Also, we are nice, friendly people. We do not require you to change your manuscript to suit our style guide at the review stage.

JDSR is published solely online, using a consecutive publication system. This means that articles are published online (in PDF-format) as soon as they have completed the peer review process and been approved for publication, following the process described below. The publication is complete, with proper formatting, page numbers and DOI number. Published articles are consecutively gathered into volumes and issues for ease of identification and referencing. Exceptions to this rule are when special issues under a common theme are underway where publication of individual articles may be deferred until the whole issue is completed. 

JDSR is a full (no bullshit) open access journal (naturally). Articles are published under a CC BY-SA license. As the author you will retain the right to use your final publication as you see fit and upload it or share it wherever you want without permission from us. Others may also copy and redistribute your publication in any medium or format, as well as remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. However, they will have to give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. They may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests that you as the author, or JDSR, endorse their use. Also, if they remix, transform, or build upon the material, they must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original. 

JDSR do not charge any fees for review or publication – there are no hidden costs so you can worry about quality instead.

JDSR is associated with DIGSUM, the Centre for Digital Social Research at Umeå University, Sweden. DIGSUM gathers researchers from all fields of the social sciences with an interest in how digital technologies transform societies.

Read more about JDSR here.