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CALL FOR AUTHORS: Encyclopedia of Social Networking

We are inviting academic editorial contributors to the Encyclopedia of 
Social Networking, a new 2-volume reference to be published in 2011 by 
SAGE Publications.

This comprehensive work will be marketed and sold to college, public, and
academic libraries and includes some 400 articles, covering all aspects of
social networking. While the term social networking evokes fast-moving
technologies 
and services like weblogs, MySpace, or YouTube, the concept of a social
network 
greatly predates these electronic technologies that have enabled just one
aspect of it. 
Simply put, in these articles, a social network is a grouping or loosely
connected web 
of individuals tied by one or more specific types of interests or
interdependencies. 
These may include everything from similar likes and dislikes, friends and
kin, disease 
transmission, or even a shared bus route to work, the “grapevine” around
the water cooler, 
and the “old boy” network. 

We are now making assignments with a deadline of MARCH 1, 2010.

Each article, ranging from 800 to 4,000 words, is
signed by the contributor. The General Editor for the encyclopedia is
George Barnett, Ph.D. University of California - Davis, who will review all
the articles for editorial content and academic consistency.

If you are interested in contributing to the encyclopedia, it can be a
notable
publication addition to your CV/resume and broaden your publishing credits.
Payments for the articles are honoraria that range from a book credit at
SAGE Publications for article submissions totaling up to 1,000 words to a
free set of the finished encyclopedia for contributions
totaling 10,000 words. More than this, your involvement can help assure
that credible and detailed data, descriptions, and analysis are available
to students of social networking issues.

The list of available articles(Excel file) and Style Guidelines are
prepared 
and will be sent to you in response to your inquiry. Please then select
which 
unassigned articles may best suit your interests and expertise. 

If you would like to contribute to building a truly outstanding reference
with 
the Encyclopedia of Social Networking, please contact me by the e-mail
information 
below.  Please provide a brief summary of your background in social
networking. 

Thanks for your time and interest.

Lisbeth Rogers
Author Manager
Golson Media
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