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Available new issue of International Journal of Internet Science

New issue of the International Journal of Internet Science at (Vol. 7, Issue 1)!
It includes, apart from an editorial, four research articles and a supplement. The editorial contains a discussion of research with “Big Data”, developments with the journal, a summary of the issue, and a citation analysis that arrives at a 2011 minimum journal impact estimate of 2.625 (ISI) and 3.625 (Google Scholar).

We are confident the new issue will meet a lot of interest and have substantial impact on the field. Watch the citation rate grow at Google Scholar.
You can help: Please spread the word, link the site, write to the press, mention in presentations and interviews, share and “like” the journal in social networks, blog and tweet about it!

The current issue:

Chris Snijders, Uwe Matzat, Ulf-Dietrich Reips: ‘Big Data’: Big Gaps of Knowledge in the Field of Internet Science (Editorial)

Nic Newman, William H. Dutton, Grant Blank: Social Media in the Changing Ecology of News: The Fourth and Fifth Estates in Britain

Linda Kaye, Jo Bryce:
Putting the “Fun Factor” into Gaming: The Influence of Social Contexts on Experiences of Playing Videogames

Christopher R. Wolfe, Christopher R. Fisher, Valerie F. Reyna, Xiangen Hu: Improving Internal Consistency in Conditional Probability Estimation with an Intelligent Tutoring System and Web-Based Tutorials

Alison Attrill:
Sharing Only Parts of Me: Selective Categorical Self-Disclosure Across Internet Arenas

Webdatanet: A Network on Web-based Data Collection, Methodological Challenges, Solutions and Implementation (Supplement)

Please find the issue at

Kind regards,

Ulf-Dietrich Reips / Uwe Matzat
Editors, International Journal of Internet Science


The International Journal of Internet Science is an interdisciplinary, peer reviewed journal for the publication of research articles about empirical findings, methodology, and theory in the field of Internet Science. It provides an outlet for articles on the Internet as a medium of research and its implications for individuals, social groups, organizations, and society. Typical articles report empirical results gathered to test and advance theories in the social and behavioral sciences.

Submission of manuscripts

Manuscripts that are to be published in the International Journal of Internet Science (IJIS) need to be original research contributions. They have to be formatted according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA Style Guide, 6th edition, 2nd print). Please visit and click on “Submit Article” for the online submission of manuscripts.


Ulf-Dietrich Reips (University of Deusto and IKERBASKQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, Spain),
Uwe Matzat (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Editorial Board

Michael Birnbaum (California State University at Fullerton, USA), Tom Buchanan (Westminster University, UK), Don Dillman (Washington State University, USA), Anja Göritz (University of Freiburg, Germany), Adam Joinson (University of Bristol, UK), John Krantz (Hanover College, USA), Han Woo Park (Yeungnam University, South Korea), Chris Snijders (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands), Barry Wellman (University of Toronto, Canada).

Editor’s talk: U.-D. Reips and G. Bacigalupe presented before Deusto’s post-docs

Upon invitation by Universidad de Deusto’s post-doc forum, U.-D. Reips and G. Bacigalupe presented on their editorial experience: “Publish or Perish? Better trying to publish first: Advice from the editorial surgical room for the savvy and naive in you”. Reips’ presentation slides are available as a PDF. Bacigalupe’s part is available from

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Prof. Dr. Tom Buchanan’s talk on “Psychology of the Online Dating Romance Scam” on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 12.00 – 13.30

Prof. Dr. Tom Buchanan (Westminster University, London, UK) will hold a talk on Psychology of the Online Dating Romance Scam”.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 12.00 – 13.30
Sala de Videoconferencia, ESIDE, Deusto University

Abstract: The online dating romance scam is a relatively new and under-reported international crime. It has serious financial and emotional consequences, which may have affected large numbers of people. Little is known about psychological characteristics that may put people at risk of victimization, or the effects of being targeted by scammers. This talk describes a project examining the psychological processes underlying online romance scams, possible risk factors, and psychological consequences for victims. Findings from two online studies will be reported, and implications for crime-prevention and victim protection will be discussed.