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International Journal of Social Media and Online Communities (IJSMOC)
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International Journal of Social Media and Online Communities (IJSMOC)

This journal was converted to full Gold Open Access on January 1, 2023
Editor-in-Chief: Rohit Rampal
Indexed In: INSPEC and 2 more indices
Published: Continuous Volume |Established: 2019
ISSN: 2642-2247|EISSN: 2642-2255|DOI: 10.4018/IJSMOC
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Published: Oct 21, 2022
DOI: 10.4018/IJSMOC.312180
Volume 14
Christopher T. Barry, Jacob Matthew Briggs, Shanelle M. Briggs, Chloe L. Sidoti
Previous research has documented a relation between social media use and adolescent well-being. However, little is known about whether this connection is based on the reasons why adolescents use... Show More
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Barry, Christopher T., et al. "Reasons for Adolescents' Social Media Use: Relations With Mental Health and Self-Perception." vol.14, no.1 2022: pp.1-16.


Barry, C. T., Briggs, J. M., Briggs, S. M., & Sidoti, C. L. (2022). Reasons for Adolescents' Social Media Use: Relations With Mental Health and Self-Perception. , 14(1), 1-16.


Barry, Christopher T., et al. "Reasons for Adolescents' Social Media Use: Relations With Mental Health and Self-Perception," 14, no.1: 1-16.

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Published: Sep 2, 2022
DOI: 10.4018/IJSMOC.308288
Volume 14
Abiola Martins
Social media (SM) has provided everyone with a tool to air their unhindered views, especially in conservative societies. This research analyzes the 1,090 tweets of certain Nigerian... Show More
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Martins, Abiola. "Feminism, Leadership, and Social Media: The Feminists From the Nigerian #EndSARS Protests." vol.14, no.2 2022: pp.1-18.


Martins, A. (2022). Feminism, Leadership, and Social Media: The Feminists From the Nigerian #EndSARS Protests. , 14(2), 1-18.


Martins, Abiola. "Feminism, Leadership, and Social Media: The Feminists From the Nigerian #EndSARS Protests," 14, no.2: 1-18.

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Published: Jul 26, 2022
DOI: 10.4018/IJSMOC.305864
Volume 14
Jayne Cubbage, Dakota F. Boodhoo, Priscilla Aquila Cotton, Autumn Jemika Fletcher
During the fall 2020 academic year, students in a graduate research course had just experienced a volatile summer with racial unrest, civic discord in the midst of a global health pandemic, which... Show More
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Cubbage, Jayne, et al. "Inclusive Leadership Amid Civic Unrest Exploring Solutions to Police Brutality and Inequity." vol.14, no.2 2022: pp.1-13.


Cubbage, J., Boodhoo, D. F., Cotton, P. A., & Fletcher, A. J. (2022). Inclusive Leadership Amid Civic Unrest Exploring Solutions to Police Brutality and Inequity. , 14(2), 1-13.


Cubbage, Jayne, et al. "Inclusive Leadership Amid Civic Unrest Exploring Solutions to Police Brutality and Inequity," 14, no.2: 1-13.

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Description, Mission, Scope & Coverage
The International Journal of Social Media and Online Communities (IJSMOC) provides a forum for researchers, practitioners, and users to study and discuss technical, social, and legal issues in all aspects of social media and other communities (i.e., gaming) formed online. IJSMOC strives to be an... Show More
Mission & Scope:
The primary objective of the International Journal of Social Media and Online Communities (IJSMOC) is to provide comprehensive coverage and understanding of the social, cultural, organizational, human, and cognitive issues related to social media and online communities. It promotes best practices and new techniques for designing, implementing, participating, and using these communities for... Show More
  • Business Implications
  • Business Models
  • Collaborative work in virtual environments
  • Computer-based simulated environments
  • Copyright issues
  • Cross-cultural issues in virtual communities and social networks
  • Cross-cultural studies
  • Cultural Issues
  • Culture in social networks
  • Culture in virtual communities and social networks
  • Design issues
  • Design of peer-to-peer networks
  • Design of virtual communities
  • Economic impact of virtual communities
  • Effectiveness of virtual environments and social networks
  • E-learning models
  • Game Design
  • Hardware and software
  • Human computer interfaces, virtual communities, and social networks
  • Individual behavior and group dynamics in virtual communities
  • Knowledge Management Models
  • Mobile technologies and HCI
  • Models for virtual communities
  • Multi-cultural environments
  • Peer-to-Peer Networks
  • Platforms
  • Political impact of virtual communities
  • Privacy and Security
  • Privacy issues
  • ROI in business-oriented virtual communities
  • Service quality of virtual community and social networking sites
  • Social and cultural issues
  • Social impact of virtual communities
  • Social Issues
  • Social issues in virtual communities
  • Social models
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Social Networking
  • Social Relationships
  • Social Structures
  • Success of virtual environments and social networks
  • Technological issues
  • Technology in virtual environments and social networks
  • Technology-based models
  • Trust in communities
  • Trust issues
  • User friendly interfaces
  • Virtual communities for gaming
  • Virtual Worlds
  • Web services, SOA, and Web 2.0
  • Wikis and blogs
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