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Dear colleague:

We are happy to announce the newest issue (Vol. 
7, Issue 1) of the International Journal of 
Internet Science at It includes, 
apart from an editorial, four research articles 
and a supplement. The editorial contains a 
discussion of research with "Big Data", 
developments with the journal, a summary of the 
issue, and a citation analysis that arrives at a 
2011 minimum journal impact estimate of 2.625 
(ISI) and 3.625 (Google Scholar).

We are confident the new issue will meet a lot of 
interest and have substantial impact on the 
field. Watch the citation rate grow at
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The current issue:

Chris Snijders, Uwe Matzat, Ulf-Dietrich Reips: 
'Big Data': Big Gaps of Knowledge in the Field of 
Internet Science (Editorial)

Nic Newman, William H. Dutton, Grant Blank: 
Social Media in the Changing Ecology of News: The 
Fourth and Fifth Estates in Britain

Linda Kaye, Jo Bryce:
Putting the "Fun Factor" into Gaming: The 
Influence of Social Contexts on Experiences of 
Playing Videogames

Christopher R. Wolfe, Christopher R. Fisher, 
Valerie F. Reyna, Xiangen Hu: Improving Internal 
Consistency in Conditional Probability Estimation 
with an Intelligent Tutoring System and Web-Based 

Alison Attrill:
Sharing Only Parts of Me: Selective Categorical 
Self-Disclosure Across Internet Arenas

Webdatanet: A Network on Web-based Data 
Collection, Methodological Challenges, Solutions 
and Implementation (Supplement)

Please find the issue at

Kind regards,

Ulf-Dietrich Reips / Uwe Matzat
Editors, International Journal of Internet Science


The International Journal of Internet Science is 
an interdisciplinary, peer reviewed journal for 
the publication of research articles about 
empirical findings, methodology, and theory in 
the field of Internet Science. It provides an 
outlet for articles on the Internet as a medium 
of research and its implications for individuals, 
social groups, organizations, and society. 
Typical articles report empirical results 
gathered to test and advance theories in the 
social and behavioral sciences.

Submission of manuscripts

Manuscripts that are to be published in the 
International Journal of Internet Science (IJIS) 
need to be original research contributions. They 
have to be formatted according to the Publication 
Manual of the American Psychological Association 
(APA Style Guide, 6th edition, 2nd print). Please 
visit and click on "Submit 
Article" for the online submission of manuscripts.


Ulf-Dietrich Reips (University of Deusto and 
IKERBASKQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, 
Uwe Matzat (Eindhoven University of Technology, 
The Netherlands)

Editorial Board

Michael Birnbaum (California State University at 
Fullerton, USA), Tom Buchanan (Westminster 
University, UK), Don Dillman (Washington State 
University, USA), Anja Göritz (University of 
Freiburg, Germany), Adam Joinson (University of 
Bristol, UK), John Krantz (Hanover College, USA), 
Han Woo Park (Yeungnam University, South Korea), 
Chris Snijders (Eindhoven University of 
Technology, The Netherlands), Barry Wellman 
(University of Toronto, Canada).

Uwe Matzat
Sociology Section/Department of Human-Technology Interaction
School of Innovation Science
Eindhoven University of Technology
P.O. Box 513
5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands
editor International Journal of Internet Science:

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