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Call for papers (CfP) - Homo Virtualis - Investigating the societal impact of coronovirus pandemic: Implications for the global digital future

This is an urgent CfP for the online international peer-reviewed journal Homo Virtualis (https://ejournals.epublishing.ekt.gr/index.php/homvir).

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is causing vast human suffering all around the world, but also triggers an online revolution with new opportunities, risks and dangers. The latter is calling digital sovereignty and digital human rights into question, while emergency restrictions on movement, information and privacy arguably work against vibrant civil society organization and action.

In this context, issues of privacy, security, transparency, accountability, participation and freedom are all radically reenergised and revisited. What kind of multilateral responses and policy frameworks do we need in order to defend truth, liberal democracy, and fundamental cultural and societal values in such turbulent times? How does this unprecedented situation reshapes governance, politics and the media landscape globally? Which are the implications for work and the use technology? Are there opportunities for boosting global cooperation and collective intelligence, as well as for building a more inclusive society and sustainable economy in the new digital age?

This special issue calls for concise papers/reflections (5,000 words max.) that address the societal impact of coronovirus pandemic and elaborate on relevant implications for the global digital future. It welcomes quality theoretical contributions, reviews and original articles, including quantitative or qualitative studies, case studies, or critical reviews, dealing with the multiple aspects of the topic. Soundly empirically based studies will be emphasised although high quality scholarly essays are also welcome. Authors should indicate that they wish the manuscript to be reviewed for inclusion in the special issue. All papers will be peer reviewed; they should strictly adhere to authors guidelines:

The closing date for submitting papers is 21st June 2020.
The corresponding Special Editor for this issue is:

Charalambos Tsekeris  

* Research Fellow (Assistant Professor rank), National Centre for Social Research (EKKE), 9 Kratinou & Athinas str, 10552, Athens, GR
* Academic Director, European Communication Institute, Athens, GR
Corresponding email: eci.tsekeris@gmail.com 
All submissions should be sent directly to the special editor at: eci.tsekeris@gmail.com

Posted: 2020-04-15

Call for Papers


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, social computing and computational social sciences, cyber-governance and social simulation and artificial intelligence systems. 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, health disciplines, from a reflexive and critical standpoint. 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 publishes original research papers, theoretical discussions, book reviews, and young scholars research (undergraduate and postgraduate) on respective sections. It also welcomes special issue proposals and proposals for interviews.

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