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[ecrea] new journal - The Journal of Information Policy

Sun Feb 20 11:19:09 GMT 2011

The Institute for Information Policy (IIP) at Penn State's College of Communications is launching this week a first-of-its kind, peer-reviewed online journal. The Journal of Information Policy is an effort to bring contemporary scholarly research and analysis of significant information policy issues to the attention of policymakers in a timely fashion.

IIP co-directors and College of Communications faculty members Amit M. Schejter and Richard D. Taylor will edit the new journal, which is supported by a generous grant provided by the Ford Foundation. Post-doctoral fellow Benjamin W. Cramer is the Journal's managing editor.

The Journal's advisory and editorial boards consist of researchers from across the globe. Its inaugural issue is dedicated to the "Broadband Act of 2011," offering policy prescriptions for issues ranging from wireless policy to community computing centers. Contributions in the first issue come from scholars in the US, Australia, Canada and the Netherlands.

The primary audience for the journal includes policymakers; leaders in government, industry, and academia; legislators and their staffs; regulators; attorneys; standards bodies; and other participants in American and international policy discourse on information, communication, media, telecommunications and the information society.

With a broad interpretation of the term "information policy," the editors believe that research published in the Journal can make an important impact on a rapidly changing society.

Articles in the journal will be published on a rolling basis, enhancing its timely impact. The Journal web site <> is already live and the Journal is accepting unsolicited submissions.

Amit M. Schejter, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor
Department of Communication Studies
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Building 72, Room 586B
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Be'er Sheva, Israel

Associate Professor
Co-director, <>Institute for Information Policy
The <>College of Communications
The <>Pennsylvania State University
Office: 314C Willard
Mail address: 115 Carnegie Building
University Park, PA 16802-5101

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