Journal of Cyberspace Policy Studies[JCPs] aims to contribute to a reinvigoration of the interdisciplinary intersections of cyberspace policy studies, and to provide a leading journal in the field. The journal aims to draw on a diverse team of editors, and a distinguished "Practice-Based Advisory Board", invited from the academia, the industry and the policy sphere.
JCPs applies social science concepts to significant social, economic and technology-in-practice issues and highlights the ways in which public policies, regulations and 'best-practices' are formed and reformulated. It publishes original academic and applied research in English, and debates and discussion of the highest standard and of robust relevance with in the field of 'cyberspace policy studies', broadly defined. Articles submitted are refereed and are evaluated on the basis of their relevance, quality of scholarship, and contribution to advancing our evolving understanding of the field, with specific emphasis on cyberspace policy debates in West Asia (Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan) and Arabian Peninsula States (GCC), and the local relevance of the broader thematic issues derived from other advanced (e.g. EU, USA and South Korea) and advancing (BRICS) industrial nations.
JCPs peer reviewers originate from a number of social science disciplines, as well as countries across three continents; this is with the aim of ensuring contextual/operating environment relevance, analytic rigour and accuracy with reference to national and policy context. The journal is supported by the new UNESCO Chair position in Cyberspace Policy based at the University of Tehran, with links to UNESCO's IFAP thematic priorities. Allpotential proposals, position papers/initial abstracts and enquiries should be directed to: email@example.com.
Journal of Cyberspace Policy Studies is coordinated by the Cyberspace Policy Research Centre, Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran Starting in 2015 with a planned frequency of 2 issues per year [subscription and distribution details will be published in due course]