The inaugural issue of Social Media+Society is out. SM+S is a new open access, peer-reviewed journal from SAGE dedicated to the study of social media and its implications for society. Look for the journal to publish interdisciplinary work that draws from the social sciences, humanities and computational social sciences, reaches out to the arts and natural sciences, and endorses mixed methods and methodologies.
Writes editor Zizi Papacharissi in January, “Our first issue, designed to be a manifesto for the journal, is scheduled to come out in Spring 2015. We also have two more special issues coming out in 2015, one with Tarleton Gillespie, Hector Postigo and the Culture Digitally group, and a second one with José van Dijk, Thomas Poell and their colleagues on Social Media and the Transformation of Public Space. We are already working toward two more special issues to be published in 2016, one focused on Infancy Online and guest-edited by Tama Leaver and Bjorn Nansen, and another one guest-edited by Jean Burgess and Ben Light and focused on Gender, Sexuality, and Social Media.”
Follow SM+S on Twitter @SocialMedia_Soc.