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Call for Papers (Vol.12 No.1)

1. Aims and Scope

The Journal of Socio-Informatics (JSI) is the official English journal of SSI (The Society of Socio-Informatics). The Journal aims to contribute to promoting social scientific studies relating toinformation and communication.
It publishes papers once a year dealing with communications, media studies, information communication technology, business, sociology, economics, politics, psychology, education, computer science, simulation, and other various disciplines.

2. Requirements for Submissions

(1)Manuscript Classifications
Original Paper - The Paper should be related to Socio-Informatics and is original in its research methods and/or results. The content of the Paper should be reliable and beneficial to the development of Socio-Informatics: Systematic report of practical research, development of theoretical or simulation studies, etc. Standard number of pages is 10 and the maximum number of pages is 12.
The Paper may be recommended as a Research Note by the Editorial Board of JSI. In such a case, the authors can modify the Paper as a Research Note.
Research Note - The Research Note should be related to Socio-Informatics and is original in its research methods and/or results. The content of the Research Note should be a prompt report of research methods and/or result. The number of pages is 6 or 8.
Translation - An article translated into English which was published already in either Socio-Informatics (SSI) or Journal of Socio-Information Studies (JSIS) or Journal of social informatics (JASI). Since the paper is already peer-reviewed, we will publish it without review. However, in order to guarantee the translation quality, the authors should submit the certificate of being native checked.

(2)Conditions for Submission
I. The main part of the manuscript must not be in the process of being published, or have been published or in the process of being submitted to any domestic or international scientific journals, periodicals or commercial magazines. However, an author may compile and submit academic lectures given at research societies or conferences, or oral presentations provided at international meetings.
II. The authors should adhere that the content and description of the manuscript must not engage in other copyrights, human rights in the research and ethical principles. The authors should consider those issues in their manuscripts.
III. The manuscript should be written in a manner that can be understood by members of the same research field.

(3)Handling of Submitted Manuscripts
I. Upon submission, specify manuscript classification to be reviewed.
II. The submitted manuscript will be examined by the Editorial Board and handled in the following manner:
A. Accept
B. Accept under the condition of making minor adjustments
C. Manuscript will be re-examined after author makes adjustments according to the recommendations by the Editorial Board
D. Reject
III. In the cases of manuscripts that need to be revised, manuscripts re-submitted after 4 weeks will be treated as newly submitted manuscripts.
IV. If the revision of manuscript is not finished by the printing of JSI Vol.10 No.1, the manuscript may be printed on JSI Vol.11 No.1.

3. Copyright

The copyrights for all manuscripts are automatically transferred to SSI (The Society of Socio-Informatics) when the manuscript has been accepted. SSI regards that not only the person submitting the manuscript, but also ALL authors have accepted this copyright policy upon submission. However, SSI automatically allows without permission that authors themselves may use their own manuscripts for the academic or educational purposes. Therefore, authors may copy, translate, modify, or deliver their own manuscripts, or send them to the public via the Internet.

4. Handling of Manuscript and Expenses

When the manuscript is received by the Editorial Board, a notice indicating the reception will be e-mailed to the author. Rejected manuscript will be abandoned and a note indicating the reasons for reject will be sent to the author. After acceptance of the manuscript, the acceptance will be notified to the author. The author is requested to submit the final version of the paper in the form of electronic file (MS-WORD, or Written text only in Text File). Extra cost for printing figures and tables is author’s responsibility. After the manuscript is accepted, proofreading will be performed one time by the author. No insertions or proofreading other than related to printing errors will be accepted. Original manuscripts will not be returned to authors.

5. Important dates for Journal of Socio-Informatics Vol.12 No.1

The Editorial Board has a plan to publish JSI Vol.12 No.1 in September, 2019. One who would like to submit a paper on JSI Vol.12 No.1 must send the attached submission form to jsi[@] until May 7,2019.The original manuscript and copy without authors' information must be sent to jsi[@] until May 7, 2019.

Journal Information

To whom it may concern,
JSI will be published only online.

Editorial Board of The Society of Socio-Informatics

Editor in Chief
Takafumi HAYASHI, Niigata University

Editor in Subchief
Nobuaki KAWAI, Jissen Women's University

Editorial board members
Seiichiro SAKURAI, Meiji Gakuin University
Kunikazu AMAGASA, Showa Women's University
Yasufumi IGARASHI, Fukuoka University
Kenichi ITO, Gunma Univesity
Atsuhiko OHNUKI, Sapporo Gakuin University
Morihiro OGASAHARA. Kansai University
Akiko OGAWA, Nagoya University
Tomoko KANAYAMA, Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences
Yuuki KATO, Sagami Women's University
Shogo KATO, Tokyo Women's Christian University
Shigeo KAWASHIMA, Aoyama Gakuin Women's Junior College
Tadamasa KIMURA, Rikkyo Univeristy
Atsushi KOTERA, Toyo Eiwa Jogakuin
Shungo SAKAKI, Tokyo University of Technology
Isao SAKUMA, Bunkyo University Masahito SHIMAZAKI, Akita Prefectural University
Akashi SUGIYAMA, Kyushu University
Toru TAKAHASHI, Chuo University
Yasuhiro TSUKAHARA, Meiji University
Yuko TSUCHIYA, Hiroshima University of Economics
Tetsuo NODA, Shimane University
Sayaka MATSUMOTO, Otsuma Women's University
Hitoshi YAMAMOTO, Rissho University
Shaoyu YE, University of Tsukuba