New Communications Journal

Subject: New Communications Journal
From: Gwen Gall <ggall -at- CA -dot- ORACLE -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 1994 13:46:42 EDT


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* ANNOUNCEMENT - Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication *
* Margaret McLaughlin, U of Southn Calif <mmclaugh -at- alnitak -dot- usc -dot- edu> *
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Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

Computer-mediated communication is an exponentially growing and
constantly evolving phenomenon; as a subject of inquiry it
encompasses the individual, group, organizational, social, and
cultural levels of analysis. The computer as a medium fosters new
forms and supports established modes of social interaction. It
enables novel forms of creativity, and is used to express familiar
messages. The computer-mediated communication network literally
constitutes a new world, and as well a global oasis where many
scholars are coming to tarry. We wish to form a scientific, refereed
journal to serve these scholars.

The journal seeks to publish original essays and research reports on
such topics as interpersonal and group processes in communication
networks, issues of privacy, economics and access raised by the
developing information infrastructure, instructional communication
in distance learning, computer-supported cooperative work, and
organizational and social policy issues occasioned by the new medium.

JCMC will be an electronic journal. Without compromising its
scholarly nature, it will be distributed and become available
electronically. The electronic form is intended to make the journal
more accessible and affordable, emphasize its global appeal, and
broaden the bandwidth in which its content is offered. The networked
form will emphasize the dynamic nature of research, by accelerating
the editorial and production process, and by encouraging reader-
editor-reviewer-author interaction. Although electronic information
services that focus on journalistic or cartographic approaches to
CMC currently exist, our effort, we believe, is different. Here the
purpose is to use the CMC process and medium as meeting grounds and
outlet for scholarly work on the topic. Such work has been scattered
in over half a dozen disciplines with no home of its own. We intend
to build such a home.

JCMC will be distributed as a hypermedia document on the World Wide
Web at:

JCMC may be accessed as plain text through the following gopher URL:

For further information, contact the editors:
Margaret McLaughlin Sheizaf Rafaeli
University of Southern California Hebrew University of Jerusalem
mmclaugh -at- alnitak -dot- usc -dot- edu sheizafr -at- shum -dot- cc -dot- huji -dot- ac -dot- il

INFOSYS: The Electronic Newsletter for Information Systems *
* Volume 1, Number 35 September 13, 1994 *
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* Editor: Dennis W. Viehland, Massey University, New Zealand *
* Listowner: Greg Welsh, American University, Washington DC

I hope this is a legal "reprinting"!

Take care, and may your dog go with you.

Gwen (ggall -at- ca -dot- oracle -dot- com)

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