IN3 joins forces with open access journal Internet Policy Review
New partnership with the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) is expected to strengthen the interdisciplinary character of the open access journal Internet Policy Review.
Berlin, 12 December 2017 – Internet Policy Review, a leading European journal on internet regulation today celebrates its new partnership with the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3).
IN3, a research centre co-founded by Manuel Castells at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), is today officially joining forces with the journal’s publishing institution Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) in Berlin, Glasgow’s CREATe research consortium and research institute ISCC-CNRS from Paris.
As part of the new partnership, IN3 will get involved in the editorial work and management of the open access journal Internet Policy Review. “The Barcelona-based newcomer, along with its impressive research network, will among other things help our journal establish itself in the Iberian peninsula and benefit from IN3’s strong technical research expertise,” announced HIIG Director Jeanette Hofmann. “I am particularly happy to unveil this new cooperation in presence of Manuel Castells,” Hofmann added, just minutes before Castells gave a talk as part of the lecture series Making sense of the digital society.
The participation of IN3 to the mission of Internet Policy Review is expected to boost the number of quality submissions that the journal receives on a rolling basis. It will also strengthen the interdisciplinary character at the core of the publication. The journal is known for identifying emerging themes and publishing pioneering special issues on topics such as big data, the sharing economy, internet governance and political micro-targeting.
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About Internet Policy Review
Internet Policy Review (ISSN 2197-6775) is a peer reviewed open access journal publishing cutting-edge internet research from all parts of Europe. Internet Policy Review tracks public regulatory changes as well as private policy developments which are expected to have long lasting impacts on European societies. The journal is a resource on internet policy for academics, civil society advocates, entrepreneurs, the media and policymakers alike. The journal is listed with the Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DoAJ) and a member of the Association of Open Access Publishers (OASPA).
The Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) is a research centre of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) specializing in the study of the internet and the effects of the interaction between digital technologies and human activity. The IN3 hosts 10 renowned research groups that carry out a wide range of research of an interdisciplinary nature. Every year the centre hosts visiting professors and researchers; its researchers participate in the UOC’s doctoral programmes.
The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) explores the dynamic interplay between the internet and society in the digital age, including the increasing interactions between digital infrastructures and various domains of everyday life. Its goal is to understand the interplay of socio-cultural, legal, economic and technical norms in the process of digitisation. It serves as a forum for researchers on internet and society and encourages the collaborative development of projects, applications and research networks on the national and international level.
HIIG was founded in 2011 by the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the University of the Arts Berlin and the Social Science Research Center Berlin, in alliance with the Hans-Bredow Institute for Media Research in Hamburg as an integrated co-operation partner. The research directors of the institute are Prof. Dr. Jeanette Hofmann, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ingolf Pernice, Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Schildhauer and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz.
Das HIIG erforscht die Entwicklung des Internets aus einer gesellschaftlichen Perspektive mit dem Ziel, die damit einhergehende Digitalisierung aller Lebensbereiche besser zu verstehen.