Five Year Anniversary
On 6 May 2018, Internet Policy Review turned five! We are celebrating five years of excellent research and accessible publishing in an emerging field. To everyone who has contributed, the editorial team would like to extend a heartfelt Thank You!
This year, we are planning a number of activities, among which: a big anniversary event at HIIG Berlin on 4 September. See you there!
Since its early days, Internet Policy Review has grown into a full scholarly journal in the field of internet regulation. Its diverse community of authors and reviewers spans disciplines including law, computer science, media studies, and social sciences. It has its home in academia, while dialoguing with civil society, industry and governments. In five years, the journal has put out 102 peer-reviewed papers and 181 news items and opinion pieces over the course of 7 volumes, including 5 special issues.
Internet Policy Review started off as a project of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG, Berlin), then quickly taking the RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy (CREATe, Glasgow) on board, and the CNRS’ Institut des sciences de la communication (ISCC, Paris). Last year, the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3, Barcelona) joined as the fourth publishing partner.
Beyond this foundational collaboration, the journal has engaged in a variety of partnerships with indexing, open access and sponsoring organisations, as well as the international conferences AoIR and IAMCR.
All of these undertakings have gone hand-in-hand with a strong commitment to open access. In this context, the journal has participated in exchanges, built out its infrastructure, and shared its open publication spirit and knowledge at events and on the web.
Since we are in such a celebratory mood, we would like to convene all of our contributors and readers to a number of exciting events to discuss and celebrate with us. Some of the events have passed, but look ahead!
Long Night of the Sciences | 9 June
Around 70 scientific institutions opened their doors to the public in Berlin on 9 June. This annual event allowed visitors to take a look at the diverse world of science, get in touch with researchers of different fields and discuss their work.
On this special occasion, Internet Policy Review invited everyone to experience ‘open access’ by playing minigolf. The open access minigolf course at HIIG Berlin in green, gold, and platinum, was played by over 70 people!
More information [in German] on the Science Night website.
IAMCR 2018 Conference | 20-24 June
The IAMCR 2018 Conference with the central topic ‘Reimagining Sustainability: Communication and Media Research in a Changing World’ took place in Eugene, Oregon this year. As an official partner, Internet Policy Review will proudly award a Best paper award to the paper that makes a significant contribution to internet policy. IAMCR’s Communication Policy and Technology Section (CPT) and Internet Policy Review will also work towards a special issue based on IAMCR 2018 papers.
5 YEAR Anniversary Event | 4 September
As we’ve just turned five, we are going to celebrate properly. The big anniversary event will take place at HIIG Berlin on the 4th of September. We are excited to see all of our contributors, readers and fans to raise our glasses (at least) five times!
AoIR conference | 10-13 October
Our international partner conference AoIR assembles hundreds of academics, researchers, graduate students and other participants for a interdisciplinary, multi-methodological look at the internet in Montréal this October. Transnational Materialities and the Future of Critical Internet Studies is the organising rubric of this year’s conference by the Association of Internet Researchers. Internet Policy Review will be there and will publish a second AoIR special issue drawing on #AoIR2018’s best contributions.