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Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Homo Virtualis is a transdisciplinary double-blind peer-reviewed and open access journal for the publication of research papers, discussions and reviews on methodology and theory in the wider field of human complex systems, virtual communities, digital cultures, social networks, and social behaviour in blended (online/offline) techno-social environments. It combines substantial and original knowledge production with open access, communicating efficiently recent scientific findings. Homo Virtualis is centered in social and behavioral sciences, humanities, education and the health disciplines, from a reflexive and critical standpoint.

The journal especially focuses on virtual communities and complexity science as a way of doing research and theory, as well as of re-thinking about individuals, social groups, organizations, eco-systems and society. Homo Virtualis welcomes qualitative, quantitative and mixed research studies, as well as new experimental forms of communicating research combining multi modalities, digital artifacts and arts, adhering to the highest standards of peer review. We are interested in both theoretical and empirical papers, but our special focus is on transdisciplinary approaches integrating theory, research and practice.

Homo Virtualis welcomes both established and young scholars. It constitutes an international forum for scholars who seek to exchange knowledge and to generate understanding on the complexity of social behaviour and new media.

Homo Virtualis is published twice a year in a bilingual format (English/Greek). Individual items will be published as soon as they are ready.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

Editors
  • Konstantinos Koskinas
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Research Articles

Editors
  • Alexios Brailas
  • Maria Koletsi
  • Konstantinos Koskinas
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Critical Research Notes

Critical Research Notes are short papers and consice reflections, addressing state of the art technologies, innovative concepts, inspiring ideas, controversial and/or current issues.

Editors
  • Alexios Brailas
  • Maria Koletsi
  • Konstantinos Koskinas
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Review Articles

Review Articles aim to provide a critical scientific point of view by presenting the past/current theoretical, methodological and research status providing rigorous and systematic analysis on a topic. Theoretical implications, methodological considerations, recent developments and gaps provide better understanding on complex phenomena and contribute to the emergence of innovative social research

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Student Research

Student Research aims to familiarize students with academic thought and writing, in a systematic way. Innovative research, theoretical concepts and applications proposed and implemented by students provide an open horizontal dialogue between the student community

Editors
  • Alexios Brailas
  • Maria Koletsi
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Critical Reflections

Editors
  • Alexios Brailas
  • Maria Koletsi
  • Konstantinos Koskinas
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

Editors
  • Alexios Brailas
  • Maria Koletsi
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Submitted papers are evaluated according to the double-blind peer-review process.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...