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Press release: Open journal Internet Policy Review rolls out new partnership and launches new platform

06 May 2014

The Internet Policy Review is one year old. The journal on internet regulation, whose publisher is the Alexander von Humboldt Institute on Internet and Society in Berlin (HIIG), celebrates its first anniversary in company of a new partner, the Glasgow-based CREATe research consortium and launches its revamped platform.

“After one year of operations, we have published 32 academic papers and scholarly essays, 59 news pieces and 9 open editorials,” HIIG Director Jeanette Hofmann said. The topics range from how open hardware drives digital fabrication to the regulatory challenges of Bitcoin, via copyright challenges in cloud computing to chilling effects in online journalism. The open access and peer reviewed online journal publishes analysis and news on a continuous basis.

The revamped Internet Policy Review puts a stronger emphasis on its short form papers. It makes it easier for the research community to read, cite and submit articles. The fast-track publication also offers a range of new topics and a journal-like archive.

The first anniversary brings a new content partnership with it. The UK-based Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy (CREATe) will, among other, consolidate the Internet Policy Review‘s expertise in intellectual property and expand its legal and social sciences approach to encompass an economics angle.

“I’m particularly proud of the fact that our hybrid journal, at the intersection of academia and journalism, has captured the attention of civil society advocates, entrepreneurs, the media, policy-makers and scholars alike,” expressed Hofmann. “With this new partnership, we not only hope to bolster the diversity in authors, but also look forward to follow internet policy developments in the UK more closely.”

About the Internet Policy Review

The Internet Policy Review is a journal on internet regulation in Europe which tracks public regulatory changes as well as private policy developments which are expected to have long lasting impacts on European societies. The journal’s open platform is a resource on internet policy for academics, civil society advocates, entrepreneurs, the media and policy-makers alike. The Internet Policy Review contributes opinion, empirical research, and current affairs coverage to contemporary debate about media, information technology, telecommunications and internet governance. The Internet Policy Review’s expertise resides in its clear and independent analysis of inter-European and pan-European digital policy changes. For more information about the Internet Policy Review, visit

Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) was founded by the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, the Berlin University of Arts and the Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB) in conjunction with the Hamburg-based Hans Bredow Institute (HBI) by way of an integrated collaborative partner. The overall goal of the Institute is to contribute to a better understanding of the interdependencies between the Internet and society. The development of the Internet and its interplay with processes of social transformation is examined from a society-oriented and problem-centred transdisciplinary perspective. Thus, the research projects are not only intended for an academic audience but are also focused on specific social, legal, political, economic and participatory problems.


Chief Editor Internet Policy Review

Frédéric Dubois | Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society
Bebelplatz 1 | 10117 Berlin | +49 30 209 334 90 |

Press contact

Jana Schudrowitz | Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society
Bebelplatz 1 | 10117 Berlin | +49 30 209 334 90 |

Press release: Open journal Internet Policy Review rolls out new partnership and launches new platform

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