AIMS AND SCOPE
The Digital Sociology Thematic Group (TG10) of the International Sociological Association (ISA), is organizing this second workshop for work-in-progress papers. The workshop is open to Early-Career Digital Sociology Researchers (Ph.D. Students and Postdoctoral Researchers) and will be held remotely and in-person in Belgrade on December 14–15, 2023. Suppose you are at this early career stage and seeking advice, evaluation, and intellectual encouragement in a supportive environment to enhance your work-in-progress paper toward its publication. In that case, this workshop is the right choice. You may propose a work in progress on any topic relevant to the field of Digital Sociology. Sociological analysis of big data, algorithms, artificial intelligence (AI), social datafication, data relocation, hate speech disinformation, digital transformations, digital inequalities, digital divides, socio-material perspectives of information and communication technologies, digital mobilization, network activism, digitization of well-being, digital social capital, or digital happiness are just some of the possible research topics. The submitted proposal will be reviewed, and each accepted paper will have two discussants: a peer (workshop participant) and an experienced scholar. The discussants will provide feedback on the paper and facilitate a dialogue with the author by making suggestions for improvements to the theoretical approach, methodological or analytical apparatus, style, citations, etc.
BENEFITS FOR PARTICIPANTS
This workshop offers participants an excellent opportunity to discuss their papers online or in person with internationally renowned experts with substantial experience in the subject who also serve as journal reviewers and academic editors. As a result, this is a fantastic opportunity to submit the draft of your paper for discussion with other workshop participants, which can help you improve your article in preparation for publication and broaden your professional network. · You will get feedback on your paper, dialogue with experts and peers, networking, and advice on where to publish your work. · There is a possibility of inviting the best papers for publication in special issues/thematic parts of the referenced scientific journals: Teme (Themes), Facta Universitatis, or Sociološki pregled (Sociological Review). This possibility does not preclude the authors from looking to publish their works in other journals. · We are working on options to fund the publishing costs of three papers and the travel and accommodation costs of three participants from Europe on the basis of open competition.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
There is no registration fee for those who are already members of TG10 Digital Sociology. For those who are not, you can join the TG10 (see link: 10 USD for students up to Ph.D. and members residing in countries classified in categories B and C and 20 USD for the rest, for a period of 4 years) and join the community.
Important guidelines and dates
Submission of Extended Abstracts of 500–750 words: October 1, 2023
Notifications of acceptance to authors: October 15, 2023
Submission of an advanced draft of the full paper up to 8,000 words: November 15, 2023, at 23:59 h (Hawaiian Time)
Where can I submit my proposal?
Please keep in mind that the workshop reviewers will not provide feedback on early drafts of full papers.