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International Journal of Social Media and Online Communities (IJSMOC)

International Journal of Social Media and Online Communities (IJSMOC)

Editor-in-Chief: Rohit Rampal (State University of New York at Plattsburgh, USA)
Indexed In: INSPEC and 2 more indices
Published: Continuous Volume |Established: 2019
ISSN: 2642-2247|EISSN: 2642-2255|DOI: 10.4018/IJSMOC
Journal Metrics
Submission to Acceptance: Approx. 51 - 55 Weeks
Acceptance to Publication: Approx. 3 - 7 Weeks
Acceptance Rate: 34%
Description & Scope
Description:
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
Coverage:
  • 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
Editorial Board

Editorial Board

Editorial Review Board
Arunesh Garg, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, India
Atia Bano Memon, University of Sindh, Pakistan ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6893-0931
Danella Campbell, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, United Kingdom ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9217-0602
Dhrubasish Sarkar, Amity University Kolkata, India ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7418-2922
Dr. Shirin Alavi, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, India ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8743-6701
Fahri Özsungur, Mersin University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Turkey ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6567-766X
Guoying Zhang, Midwestern State University, United States
Helen Yeh, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (CPCE), Hong Kong
Jyotsana Thakur, Amity University Haryana, India ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0596-8702
Klive (Soo Kwang) Oh, Pepperdine University, United States
Leila Esmaeili, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran, Islamic Republic Of ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3603-0570
Nithya Shankar, SUNY Plattsburgh, United States
roopam Gosain, Independent researcher, India
Rosalyn Rufer, Empire State College, United States ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4659-9699
Suman Kasturi, Former Senior Non Commissioned Officer with IAF, India ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4924-1329
Sumit Narula, AMITY UNIVERSITY MADHYA PRADESH, GWALIOR, INDIA, India ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2576-9022
Zareef Mohammed, State University of New York - Plattsburgh, United States
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Contact
Subhasish Dasgupta and Rohit Rampal
Editors-in-Chief
International Journal of Social Media and Online Communities (IJSMOC)
Email: dasgupta@gwu.edu; rramp001@plattsburgh.edu