Dear researchers, colleagues, and readers interested in research on cyberspace,
we are very pleased to present the December issue (3-2013) of Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace. This issue consists of five high quality articles which investigate both bright and dark sides of the Cyberspace.
We believe that the presented five articles are an interesting contribution to the debate concerning bright and dark sides of the Cyberspace. It seems that the same problematic online situation can have both a positive and negative impact on youth. For example, meeting a stranger from the internet can develop in very dangerous situation, but also lead to a beautiful romantic relationship. Therefore, it is necessary to develop a better understanding of the substance of various situations.
It is also important to mention that we are preparing two special issues right now. The first special issue focuses on online sexuality (editors Anna Sevcikova, Ph.D. and Kristian Daneback, Ph.D.) and is nearing its final stage, with expected publication in April 2014.
The second special issue entitled “New Media and Democracy” (editors Monika Metykova, Ph.D. and Pablo Sapag Muñoz de la Peña, Ph.D.) focuses broadly on the roles of new media in democratic processes with a particular interest in empirical case studies that use interdisciplinary innovative approaches. The call for papers for this special issue is still open (deadline 28 February 2014) – you can download it here.
We will be honored if you submit your manuscripts to the special issue, but also want to encourage researchers to continue to submit their work to the standard issues.
Please read whole editorial here.
We wish you a successful and fruitful year 2014!
David Smahel, editor
Kristian Daneback, associate editor
Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace