Dear friends and fellow researchers,

our newsletter has paused for two months but this doesn’t mean nothing has happened in the Internet Policy Review-universe. Quite to the contrary. We are proud to announce that our journal was accepted to Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature worldwide.

We have been focussing on reviewing research articles that were submitted outside of our regular call for papers, as we continue offering researchers who don’t want to wait, the opportunity to send-in manuscripts on a rolling basis.

We have also been celebrating our fifth anniversary with an enlightening keynote by Professor Marianne Franklin, Goldsmiths University of London and a vivid panel discussion on the future of internet policy research. We want to thank all speakers, contributors and guests for making our anniversary real.

Finally, we want to draw your attention to our partner conference AoIR 2018, which is starting today in beautiful Montréal.


The Internet Policy Review -Team


AoIR 2018 

The annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (#AoIR2018) is starting today in Montréal and Internet Policy Review is taking part with the presence of Managing Board member Jeanette Hofmann and Editorial Board member Stefania Milan, both in a session on Digital activism and politics. For #AoIR2018, Internet Policy Review is pleased to again partner with the Association of Internet Researchers on a special issue of the best internet policy-related papers from the conference. The special issue will be published in the first quarter of 2019. To consult the previous AoIR special issue on Networked publics, under the editorship of William H. Dutton, kindly click here.


Internet Policy Review now in Scopus

We are thrilled to announce that Internet Policy Review has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. After the indexing of the journal by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DoAJ) and the Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics), the take up by Scopus is an important and natural new step new for us. Find out more about Scopus here.

Acknowledging our reviewers

Our journal depends on the work of volunteer reviewers in order to maintain a high standard of quality and academic rigour. As a small thank you for this effort - and from the more than 100 reviewers up until today, we have listed those reviewers who have agreed to have their names displayed. If you have reviewed for us and would like to be listed, please contact us at editor@policyreview.info



Looking back at our 5 year anniversary celebration

In 4 September this year, we have celebrated our journal’s fifth anniversary with a summer party at HIIG, our publishing institution, in Berlin. Marianne Franklin of Goldsmith’s enriched our celebration with a keynote and Balázs Bodó of the University of Amsterdam, Kris Erickson, University of Leeds, Francesca Musiani, CNRS-ISCC in Paris and Joris van Hoboken of Vrije Universiteit Brussels discussed the future of internet policy research in a lively panel. Thank you for attending our event, it was a very special night!

Couldn’t make it to Berlin? Don’t worry, you can find a Q&A text on internet policy with Marianne Franklin and a Q&A text on open access with Christina Riesenweber (Freie Universität Berlin), plus our 5 year anniversary booklet (PDF) online. Soon to be added: a video recording of the keynote.



Marianne Franklin shares insights on the politics of the internet at the 5 year anniversary celebration of Internet Policy Review. Berlin, 4 September 2018.

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From left to right: Academic editors Francesca Musiani, Kristofer Erickson, Balász Bodó and Joris van Hoboken at the 5 year anniversary celebration of Internet Policy Review. Berlin, 4 September 2018.



5 year anniversary celebration of Internet Policy Review. Berlin, 4 September 2018.

Photo credits: Mathias Völzke