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[ecrea] Call for Chapters: Social Media and the Production and Spread of Spurious Deceptive Contents

Thu May 03 22:19:03 GMT 2018


Innocent E. Chiluwa - Covenant University, OTA, Nigeria Sergei A. Samoilenko - George Mason University, Virginia, USA.

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: June 30, 2018
Full Chapters Due: October 31, 2018
Submission Date: April 30, 2019

Questions about deceit, lies, falsehood, and deception in business, politics, religion and everyday life have never been satisfactorily answered. There has also been a growing concern about misinformation and fake news on the Internet. This has generated new concerns and quests for methods and theories to the study of deception and deception detection. This book will offer broad perspectives, practices, case studies, and methods to the study of online deception. It will also offer deception detection methods on how to address the challenges of the various aspects of deceptive communication and fraud.


This book will aim to provide different (interdisciplinary) definitions of deception as it will address the various aspects of deceptive behavior and deceptive communication on social media. It will bring interdisciplinary approaches and new methods/theories to the study of deception broadly including fake news and misinformation, character assassination and libel, online financial scams, romance scams, business deceits and commercial lies, political deceptions, religious lies etc.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book will consist of students, scholars, and professionals in deception research, as well other disciplines that deal with ethics and law, and the processes of deceit and deception detection e.g. law, forensics, information and communication sciences, cyber security, psychology, forensic linguistics, and information technology among others.

Recommended Topics

• History, literature, perspectives and the prevalence of online deception
• Methods, techniques and approaches to researching digital deception
• Fake news, misinformation and misleading reports on Facebook and Twitter (case studies are encouraged here)
• Defamation and character assassination (case studies are encouraged here)
• Phishing
• Business falsehood, employment scam and commercial lies
• Investment/financial scam and Ponzi scheme
• Deceptive online dating, romance scam and fake marriage
• Religious deception and political lies (case studies are encouraged here)
• Deceptive contents by extremist and terrorist groups (other online platforms are inclusive here)
• Deception detection and behavioral control methods, etc.

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before June 30, 2018, chapter proposals (or abstracts) of 250 to 300 words clearly explaining the objectives and concerns of their proposed chapters. Authors will be notified by July 15, 2018 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by October 31, 2018, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication: Social Media and the Production and Spread of Spurious Deceptive Contents. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2019.


Innocent Chiluwa
Covenant Univeristy, OTA, Nigeria
(innocent.chiluwa /at/ or

Sergei Samoilenko
George Mason University, Virginia, USA
(ssamoyle /at/

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