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Just a reminder that letters of intent are due this Friday (12/15) for this
special issue. Full papers due June 15, 2018.


CALL FOR PAPERS: Special issue of Network Science, "New Frontiers in
Egocentric Networks"

“New Frontiers in Egocentric Networks," a special issue of Network Science

Special Editors:  Brea L. Perry, Bernice A. Pescosolido, Mario L. Small,
and Ann McCranie

Letter of Intent due:  December 15, 2017; Full papers due: June 15, 2018

Egocentric network analysis has a long and rich tradition that includes
works in sociology, political science, anthropology, psychology, public
opinion, communication, and health and medicine.  Studying networks from
the perspective of the individual creates important and unique advantages,
including flexibility in data collection, generalizability to national
populations, and the ability to capture networks beyond a single context.
Such advantages have helped bring network perspectives to research in
substantive areas such as inequality, health, political movements,
immigration, culture, and many others. The spectacular growth of
sociocentric network research in recent years creates the opportunity to
revisit the particular strengths of egocentric perspectives, their relation
to sociocentric ones, and the possibility of innovative ways of bridging
the perspectives. This special issue of Network Science seeks to target new
advances in theory, method, and analysis in ego-networks, per se, as well
as push the integration of this and other approaches to the study of
networks and network-related phenomena.

Topics of particular interest to the editors include:

  *   cognition, perception, and heuristics,

  *   decision-making, choice, and agency,

  *   contexts of social interaction,

  *   dynamics of tie formation and dissolution,

  *   help-seeking behavior, network mobilization, and tie activation,

  *   the process of alter recall,

  *   culture and meaning-making,

  *   social support, resilience, and mobility,

  *   frequency, types, and forms of talk and communication, and

  *   measurement and methods, including innovative uses of qualitative,
online, or mobile data collection.

A letter of intent should be sent to [log in to unmask] by
December 15, 2017. It should include a draft title, author list, designated
corresponding author, and either an extended abstract or brief description
of the paper.

Full papers will be due on June 15, 2018 and will be sent out for
double-blind peer review.

Submission criteria for full manuscripts can be found at: 

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