First of all, please accept our apologies if you received multiple copies of this Call.
The extended deadline for submission to the special issue on personal network analysis is near. Consequently, we would like to remind the essential details.
Extended deadline: April, 1, 2016. Details are as follows:
Call for papers: “Recent
Advancements, Developments and Applications of Personal Network Analysis”
special issue of International Review of Social Research, volume 6, issue 2,
Guest editors: Marian-Gabriel Hâncean (University of
Bucharest, Romania), José Luis Molina (Autonomous University of
Barcelona, Spain) and Miranda Jessica Lubbers (Autonomous University of
We invite scholars to submit original
papers (irrespective of their corresponding research stage; i.e. early stage,
ongoing or completed) that are focused on either a fully personal network
design, or on a design that combines personal network analysis with other
approaches (mixed research methods).
In spite of the below mentioned topic
sequence, we encourage authors from every discipline and field, to submit both
theoretically and methodologically oriented papers, as long as they employ a
personal network analysis approach.
Generally, we expect to receive
manuscripts focused on:
antecedents of personal networks (e.g. individual strategies for building
personal networks, homophily, reciprocity, balance, transitivity etc.);
- The impact of
personal networks on individual / collective behavior (e.g. decision-making,
acculturation, entry into the labor markets, scientific productivity and
impact, migration and social mobility);
combination of research strategies as to enable the investigation of the
structure, composition and the immanent processes of personal networks;
or longitudinal personal network analysis;
- The analysis
of personal networks’ structural characteristics (bridging, brokerage, density)
in relation to their dynamics;
contribution of visualizations to personal network analysis (e.g. the impact of
visualization variables in the research process, the analysis of displays, the
aggregation of collection of personal networks in clustered graphs etc.);
- The challenges
and benefits of mixing methods related to personal network research;
- The critical
analysis of methods for the collection of personal networks methodology (name
generators, position generators, computer assisted versus personal data
methodology for standardizing and comparing personal networks.
editors kindly request authors to send papers of 4,000 – 8,000 words together
with an abstract of no more than 200 words, until the 1st of April, 2016, to the following addresses: [log in to unmask]
or [log in to unmask].
PhD, Associate Professor
University of Bucharest, Department of Sociology
9, Schitu Magureanu St., Bucharest, Romania
Postal code 010181