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Call for Papers (Vol.10 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 promote social scientific studies relating with information 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.

(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.10 No.1

The Editorial Board has a plan to publish JSI Vol.10 No.1 in September, 2017. One who would like to submit a paper on JSI Vol.10 No.1 must send the attached submission form to jsi[@] until January 15 February 5, 2017. The original manuscript and copy without authors’ information must be sent to jsi[@] until January 15 Feburuary 5, 2017.

Journal Information

To whom it may concern,
JSI will be published only online.
The deadline of submission form has been extended to February 5, 2017. You are welcome to submit both of your paper and submission form to jsi[@] until February 5, 2017.

Editorial Board of The Society of Socio-Informatics

Editor in Chief
Yorio KITAMURA, Niigata University

Editor in Subchief
Kaoru ENDO, Gakushuin University
Takahiro KAWAMATA, The University of Nagasaki
Seiichiro SAKURAI, Meiji Gakuin University

Editorial board members
Hisaki GOTO, Nihonbashi Gakkan University
Reiko GOTOH, Ibaraki University
Akira HATTORI, Kanagawa Institute of Technology
Hirofumi IMADA, Hiroshima Bunka Gakuen University
Kenichi ITO, Gunma University
Atsushi IWAI, Gunma University
Nobuaki KAWAI, Jissen Women's University
Sangmi KIM, Nagoya University
Satoshi KITAMURA, Tokyo Keizai University
Keita MATSUSHITA, Jissen Women's University
Sayaka MATSUMOTO, Otsuma Women's University
Hitoshi MORITA, The University of Nagasaki
Hiromichi NAKAMORI, Nihon University
Tetsuo NODA, Shimane University
Atsuhiko OHKUNI, Sapporo Gakuin University
Morihiro OGASAHARA, Kansai University
Isamu OKADA, Soka University
Yasunori OKADA, Shizuoka University
Naoya SEKIYA, the University of Tokyo
Kuniomi SHIBATA, Tsuda College
Kayoko YAMAMOTO, The University of Electro-Communications
Hitoshi YAMAMOTO, Rissho University
Hiroshi YOSHIDA, Shizuoka University
Jun YOSHIDA, Kyoto University