[Air-l] Call for Chapter Proposal: Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication

Rosanna Tarsiero rosanna at gionnethics.com
Wed Sep 27 10:56:53 PDT 2006

Call for Chapters for the
Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication

Editors: Sigrid Kelsey, Louisiana State University and Kirk St.Amant, Texas
Tech University

Technology has changed communication drastically in recent years. Podcasts,
Email, the World Wide Web, Blackberries, cell phones, text messaging,
wireless connections, and other forms of computer mediated communication
(CMC) have transformed communication in numerous ways, not only facilitating
the speed and sometimes ease of communicating, but redefining and shaping
today's communication norms. The Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated
Communication will provide comprehensive coverage of the most important
current issues, trends, and technologies related to professional computer
mediated communication.

Topics and Purpose: 
The Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication will feature
chapters (5000- 7000 words) of a scholarly nature, written by experts
offering in-depth descriptions of concepts, issues, and trends in various
areas of CMC. The purpose of this handbook is to provide academic articles,
each focusing on a specific topic, rather than a general treatment of CMC,
keeping in mind a readership with a varied background. This book will
explore various forms of CMC chapter by chapter and discuss the broad
implications that each medium is having on communication.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to:
- Email
- Web Sites, web pages
- Blackberries
- Podcasts, RSS
- Chatrooms
- Instant messaging
- Text messaging
- Cell phones
- Corporate blogging (may mention implications of personal blogging in the
- Digital divide
- File sharing, peer to peer networking
- Online forums
- Computer mediated collaboration
- Wikis
- Historical aspects of CMC
- Effects of CMC on research participation
- Web Design and visual CMC

Submission Procedure: 
Individuals interested in submitting chapters should submit a chapter
proposal of one single-spaced page on or before September 30, 2006 to Sigrid
Kelsey at sigridkelsey at gmail.com (Rich Text Format or Microsoft Word is
acceptable). The proposal should include the purpose and content of the
proposed chapter and how the proposed chapter relates to the overall
objectives of the book. Upon acceptance of their proposals, authors will
have until December 31, 2006, to prepare their chapters of 5000-7000 words.
Guidelines for preparing chapters will be sent upon acceptance of proposals.
This book is tentatively scheduled for publishing by Idea Group Reference
(an imprint of Idea Group Inc.), www.ideagroup-ref.com, in 2008.

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