Call for Papers

CFP: Research Symposium
“Successes and failures in studying social media:
issues of methods and ethics”

at University of Jyväskylä,
November 20, 2015

Organized by the Department of Communication and
Social Media Research Institute (SOMERI)

Online and social media research are perhaps the most problematic of research areas from the methods and ethics perspectives as there are no rules of thumb to be applied to the range of research cases, web sites, platforms and laws of specific countries.

We invite researchers to the one-day symposium from various fields connected to quantitative and qualitative social media research, especially surrounding the theme focus on methods (experiences and innovations) and ethics of social media research.

We encourage both experienced and young scholars to participate in sharing their research. The abstracts of Ph.D. candidates will be evaluated separately.

The best papers will be published in a (double peer reviewed) guest edited special issue of the international open access journal Media and Communication. Journal info.

The abstract should be between 300-400 (max) words. Deadline for abstracts is August 31, 2015 and they should be sent by e-mail to Authors will be informed of abstract selection by September 15, 2015 and given further instructions. Participants who wish to be published should prepare a full paper by the time of the symposium.

General registrations to the symposium starts May 15, 2015 and ends October 30, 2015. Register by sending an e-mail to (please include your full name, institution, e-mail and phone number). More detailed announcements and the program will be circulated by the end of September, 2015.

The event is open to all scholars and students and is free of charge. The symposium includes coffee service, but lunch will be at attendees’ own expenses.

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