Call for Papers

Social Media and Violence


*Please indicate in the Cover Letter that your paper is for the Social Media and Violence focus issue

Today social media platforms provide us with the ability to communicate with virtually anyone in the world. We can influence, motivate, insult, enrage, and incite complete strangers across the globe to engage in random, specific, and even targeted violence by a lone wolf offender or a group of radicals.

This 21st century style of global communication can be misused as a form of technological puppet mastery when bad actors nefariously manipulate and exploit particularly vulnerable people to act in ways that are dangerous to themselves and others – all from the comfort of the actors’ living rooms.  

From cyberbullying to ISIS recruitment, social media has been used to normalize behaviors that would have shocked our collective consciences even a decade ago. Violence and Gender will explore research in this area in an upcoming issue of the journal.

We are seeking high-quality review articles and original articles on the following topics related to social media and violence:

  • Role of social media in violence targeting adolescents and young adults
  • Social media and intimate partner violence
  • Social media as a tool to prevent violence
  • Social media as a catalyst for violence
  • Social media and terrorism

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Cloud-Hansen

Deadline for manuscript submission: September 30, 2017

Advantages of publishing in Violence and Gender include:

  • Fast and user-friendly electronic submission
  • Rapid, high-quality peer review
  • Maximum exposure: accessible in 170 countries worldwide
  • Open Access options available

For manuscript submission guidelines and further information about the Journal, please visit the Violence and Gender website. We look forward to receiving your manuscripts and to your active participation in the Journal!

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Deadline for Manuscript Submission:
September 30, 2017

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