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 Best-of of all published articles, a (very) Special issue and last but not least: a big anniversary event at HIIG Berlin on 4 September. See you there!

Internet Policy Review Logo Five Year Anniversary 2013 - 2018

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 international conferences.

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.

5-Year Celebrations

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:

Long Night of the Sciences | 9 June

Around 70 scientific institutions are opening their doors to the public in Berlin on 9 June. This annual event allows you to take a look at the diverse world of science, to get in touch with researchers of different fields and discuss their work.

On this special occasion, Internet Policy Review is inviting everyone to experience ‘open access’ by playing minigolf. Sounds strange to you? Come visit our open access minigolf course at HIIG Berlin in green, gold, and platinum!

Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

Französische Straße 9, 10117 Berlin, Germany

From 5pm until midnight.

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’ is taking 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 consider publishing a series of IAMCR 2018 papers.

All about IAMCR 2018 and the new Best paper award.

5 years of Internet Policy Review 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!

The exact programme will be published soon, so save the date, check our website, and subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

AoIR conference | 10-13 October

Our international partner AoIR assembles hundreds of academics, researchers, graduate students and other participants for a interdisciplinary, multi-methodological look at the internet in Montréal this fall. 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.
Get more details about the conference.