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Editorial: An increase in published articles and special issues
Kristian Daneback, David Smahel
Volume: 8(4)    Article: 1   doi: 10.5817/CP2014-4-1
 
Couple boundaries for social networking in middle adulthood: Associations of trust and satisfaction
Aaron M. Norton, Joyce Baptist
Volume: 8(4)    Article: 2   doi: 10.5817/CP2014-4-2
 
Cyber-bullying: An exploration of bystander behavior and motivation
Emily Shultz, Rebecca Heilman, Kathleen J. Hart
Volume: 8(4)    Article: 3   doi: 10.5817/CP2014-4-3
 
Self-perceived effects of Internet pornography use, genital appearance satisfaction, and sexual self-esteem among young Scandinavian adults
Ingela Lundin Kvalem, Bente Træen, Bo Lewin, Aleksandar Štulhofer
Volume: 8(4)    Article: 4   doi: 10.5817/CP2014-4-4
 
21st century media, fame, and other future aspirations: A national survey of 9-15 year olds
Yalda T. Uhls, Eleni Zgourou, Patricia M. Greenfield
Volume: 8(4)    Article: 5   doi: 10.5817/CP2014-4-5
 
Bullying on the pixel playground: Investigating risk factors of cyberbullying at the intersection of children’s online-offline social lives
Steven J. Seiler, Jordana N. Navarro
Volume: 8(4)    Article: 6   doi: 10.5817/CP2014-4-6
 

Dear researchers, colleagues, and readers interested in research on cyberspace,

We are pleased to present the fourth issue of Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace (4-2014). In 2007, the first issue of the journal was published and that was the only issue that year. In the following four years we published two issues per year, which increased in 2012 to three issues (two regular and one special issue) and, now in 2014, we are able to expand to four issues (two regular and two special issues). This means that we have increased the total number of published articles during the year. However, as mentioned in the editorial in the July issue, the acceptance rate decreased to 12.5 percent. The increased number of issues annually can be explained by the decision to thematically gather the increased number of submissions into special issues, and also to publish special issues on interesting, timely, and relevant themes in Internet research. This year we published a special issue on Internet Sexuality and another on New Media and Democracy; both got fine response from readers and researchers and, from what we heard, also contributed to new research collaborations by connecting researchers and groups. We could not have hoped for more!

We can already disclose that we are preparing the next special issue (1-2015), which will be entitled “The Mediation by Family Members, Peers, Schools, and the Media of How Children and Adolescents Use Digital Technology”. Our aim is to continue to publish new special issues in the future. If you have an interesting theme you would like addressed, or even guest edit, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Read the full editorial here.

Kristian Daneback
David Smahel