Dear researchers, colleagues, and readers interested in research on cyberspace,
We are pleased to present the July issue (2-2014) of “Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace”. In this issue, we present six articles which originate from three continents (Europe, Asia, Australia) and use different methodologies: surveys, in-depths interviews, focus groups and also content analyses. As discussed below, also the topics of this issue are diverse, and such territorial, methodological and topical variability allows readers to understand cyberspace from different cultural and scientific perspectives.
Researchers submitting articles may be interested in the journal’s acceptance rate statistics and also how long it takes to receive a decision after reviews. Therefore, we calculated our data for 2013:
The acceptance rate was 12.5% (decreased from 20% in 2012). Although we receive more and more articles every year, we still encourage the submission of more high-quality articles!
The decision with two reviews typically takes 3 – 5 months (average 4 months).
Half of the articles were rejected directly by editors and the average time for editorial rejects is two weeks.
The high editorial rejection rate means that half of the manuscripts were not of sufficient quality to go into the review process. We would like to decrease this number, and so we decided to list the typical reasons of editorial rejects below along with our recommendations for authors for lowering the chance of editorial rejection - you can read them in the full editorial here.
We will be also happy to meet you personally at the 12th Conference on “Cyberspace” in Brno dated 28-29 November (see http://cyberspace.muni.cz). We will be honored to discuss your possible manuscripts, but also various fascinating aspects of Cyberspace research!
David Smahel, editor
Kristian Daneback, associate editor
Lenka Dedkova, editor assistant