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AoIR 2016 Conference – Read related SAGE Publishing content

To mark the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) 2016 conference in Berlin from the 5-8 October, we have selected a number of exciting new Special Collections, journals and books from our SAGE portfolio which we encourage you to explore.

Scroll through the content below and click on the relevant links to find out more, and to read articles and chapters which span the themes of AoIR 2016 (#AOIR2016).   

Open Access

Big Data & Society

Big Data & Society
 (BD&S) publish a number of themed commentaries which explore how the conceptualization, methods, and research practices for working with and analyzing Big Data frequently contain implicit assumptions. Visit our website to read the latest collections, and to find out how to contribute your work to this journal. 


Social Media + Society

Visit the Social Media + Society (SM+S) website to explore the Special Collections, curated by SM+S Editor-in-Chief Zizi Papacharissi and various Guest Editors, on topics such as Culture DigitallySocial Media and the Transformation of Public Space, and Selfies: Me-diated Inter-faces.



Global Media and China

Global Media and China is a peer reviewed, open access, scholarly journal that provides a dedicated, interdisciplinary forum for international research on communication and media with a focus on China. To discover more about the journal and submit a manuscript, visit the website. 

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DIGITAL HEALTH is a new, open access journal which covers themes including: internet health care, social media and online social networks, wearable devices and big data and data management. View the full aims and scope on the website and get in touch with any questions you have about submitting your research in these areas.




Communication Research

Communication Research (CR), peer-reviewed and published bi-monthly, has provided researchers and practitioners with the most up-to-date, comprehensive and important research on communication and its related fields. It publishes articles that explore the processes, antecedents, and consequences of communication in a broad range of societal systems.


Electronic News

Electronic News (ENews) is a quarterly journal devoted to advancing knowledge and understanding of news as disseminated through electronic media platforms. It is the official journal of the Radio-Television Journalism Division of the AEJMC and publishes readily accessible research and ideas that have clear relevance to the content, practice, and administration of electronic news.



Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly

Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly (JMCQ) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed ISI-ranked journal that focuses on research in journalism and mass communication.

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Global Media and Communication

Global Media and Communication is an international, peer-reviewed journal that provides a platform for research and debate on the continuously changing global media and communication environement. Its scope includes communication and media studies, anthropology, sociology, telecommunications, public policy, migration and diasporic studies, transnational security and international relations. 

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Media, Culture & Society

Media, Culture & Society provides a major peer-reviewed, international forum for research and discussion on the media, including the newer information and communication technologies, within their political, economic, cultural and historical contexts. It engages with a wide range of issues in cultural and social analysis. It champions research on substantive topics and critique and innovation in theory and method. 

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Media International Australia

Media International Australia - MIA - is a peer-reviewed journal publishing scholarly research and reviews about media, telecommunications and cultural industries, policies and practices. Founded in 1976 and primarily focused on Australia and New Zealand, MIA aims to be inclusive, interdisciplinary and international. Articles range widely across media forms, scholarly fields and geographic regions, including Asia and the Pacific. 

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Mobile Media & Communication

Mobile Media & Communication is a peer-reviewed forum for international, interdisciplinary academic research on the dynamic field of mobile media and communication. Mobile Media & Communication draws on a wide and continually renewed range of disciplines, engaging broadly in the concept of mobility itself. 

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New Media & Society

New Media & Society is a top-ranked, peer-reviewed, international journal that publishes key research from communication, media and cultural studies, as well as sociology, geography, anthropology, economics, the political and information sciences and the humanities. It is committed to high-quality research that explores the relationship between theory, policy and practice. 

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Communication and the Public

Communication and the Public is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes both theoretical and empirical research articles in the intersections of communication and the public broadly defined. It welcomes research in these areas from and about any parts of the world, especially the parts of the world where the experiences have been under-considered in the extant social and cultural theories or in communication studies. 

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Data Visualisation

The first of its kind – a data visualisation book combining beautiful presentation with student-specific guidance and learning features – this resource empowers and inspires readers to be able to present data effectively.

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Social Media: A Critical Introduction

Showing the reader how to ask the right kinds of questions about social media, Christian Fuchs takes us on a journey across social media, delving deep into case studies on Google, Facebook, WikiLeaks and Twitter. The result lays bare the structures and power relations at the heart of our media landscape.

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The SAGE Handbook of Digital Journalism

"‘Here is a really useful book that helps us make sense of digital journalism in flux – how technology is disrupting the economy of traditional journalism, changing what ‘doing journalism’ means, and redefining who gets to speak and listen." 

             - James Curran, Professor of Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London

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The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods

With coverage of the entire research process in social media, data collection and analysis on specific platforms, and innovative developments in the field, this handbook is the ultimate resource for those looking to tackle the challenges that come with doing research in this sphere.

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Understanding New Media

Eugenia Siapera explains the key concepts and approaches to the impact of new media on the economy, society, identity, politics, friendship, citizenship and everyday life. 

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Doing Qualitative Research Online

"Provides a comprehensive overview of the range of online qualitative research methods, and offers readers step-by-step guidance and careful consideration of the key ethical, practical and quality issues involved in conducting qualitative research online."
                                                         - Kandy Woodfield, Head of Social Sciences, Higher Education Academy

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Understanding Social Media

Provides a critical and timely conceptual toolbox for navigating the evolution and practices of social media. Taking an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach, this book provides a clear and concise explanation of the key concepts but also goes beyond specific brands, sites and practices to show readers how to place social media more critically within the changing media and cultural landscape.

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Digital Ethnography

"The real strength of this book is that it is jam packed with good clear examples of research. It is not merely an exhortation to digital ethnography, it shows how much and how well this has already been carried out. The result is a powerful case for this approach as one of the best ways of gaining a properly informed, contextualized and conceptually grounded understanding of our new digital worlds" 
                                                                    - Daniel Miller, UCL

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The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods, 2nd Edition

With brand new coverage of developments including big data, data visualisation and CAQDAS, this best-selling handbook, edited by global leaders in the field, continues to provide readers with a widely-scoping, balanced resource.

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