CFP 2022 #SMSociety Special Issue in Social Media + Society

We are pleased to announce the CFP for the 2022 #SMSociety Special Issue in Social Media + Society. Social Media + Society is a peer-reviewed, open-access scholarly journal that focuses on advancing the understanding of social media and its impact on societies’ past, present and future. The journal is published by SAGE and has a 5-yr Impact Factor of 5.771. The purpose of this special issue is to showcase the rich, cutting-edge, late-breaking research from #SMSociety scholars working in a wide variety of fields. 

The Special Issue is open to all 2022 #SMSociety presenters (including presenters of papers, panels, workshops and tutorials) and is scheduled to be published in the Spring/Summer of 2023. We look forward to receiving your manuscript.


If you have any questions regarding the Special Issue, please contact us at: [email protected]

Important Dates (Midnight, Hawaii–Aleutian Time Zone)

  • Abstract Submission (150 words) Deadline: Nov. 10, 2022
  • Full-Paper Submission Deadline: Nov. 30, 2022
  • First Round Reviews: Jan. 31, 2023
  • Revisions Due: Mar 31, 2023
  • First Round Notifications: Feb 28, 2023
  • Final Editorial Decisions: Apr 30, 2023
  • Copy-Editing Period: May-June, 2023 
  • Expected Publication Date: Summer 2023

Guest editors

  • Anatoliy Gruzd, Felipe Bonow Soares, Philip Mai (Toronto Metropolitan University, Social Media Lab, Canada)

Submission Website

  • In order to be considered for the 2022 #SMSociety Special Issue, please submit using this link:
  • Please do not submit your manuscript directly via the journal’s website;
  • Submit your abstract (150 words max) via Easychair by Nov 10th, 2022, and then when you are ready, update your Easychair submission by uploading your full paper (anonymized) by Nov 30, 2022. 

Format Requirements and Peer-Review Process

  • Citation Style: APA
  • Word Count: 8,000 words (excluding references and Appendices), but no page limit
  • Manuscript Guidelines:
  • Peer-Review Process:  All submissions will be peer-reviewed (double blind) by other authors who submitted to the special issue, and final decisions are adjudicated by the special issue editors.
  • Peer-Review Requirement: For a submission to be considered, the lead author (or one of your co-authors) is required to peer review (double blind) three other submissions between Nov 20, 2022 and Jan 15, 2023.
  • Allowed number of submissions: You may submit up to 2 submissions, but only 1 as a single or lead author
  • All accepted papers are eligible for the full waiver of the APC (Article Processing Charge)  

Topics of Interest

  • Cyberbullying, Trolling and Antisocial Behavior
  • Digital Methods
  • Discourse and Public Opinion
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Marketing and Outreach
  • Misinformation and Disinformation
  • Online and Offline Communities
  • Platform Governance and Regulation
  • Politics and Policy
  • Privacy, Security and Trust
  • Use and Users