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Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society

Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society

ISSN: 1477-996X

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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Emerging Sources
Citation Index

CiteScore 2018: 0.61
CiteScoreTracker 2019: 0.37 (Updated Monthly)

Editorial objectives

The Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society aims to promote thoughtful dialogue regarding the wider social and ethical issues related to the planning, development, implementation and use of new media and information and communication technologies.

Editorial criteria

It is acceptable to consider all or any of the stakeholders such as clients, communities, customers, developers, owners, policy makers, users and vendors. The Editors encourage contributions from diverse disciplines, backgrounds, cultures and regions. Contributions include applied research, case studies, critical reviews of literature, and book and electronic media reviews.


Information and communication technologies and new media have advanced dramatically over the last decade. It has been an era of constant change. From the paperless office and the information superhighway to nanotechnology and virtual learning environments these technologies continue to impact upon society, organisations, the environment and individuals. Much can be learnt from this technological journey about the opportunities as well as the significant social and ethical risks that can arise. It is vital that insight is provided into how we can harness the huge potential of future technological advances whilst avoiding the social and ethical risks.

Key benefits

The Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society has an important role in providing such insight into the social and ethical benefits and risks. Drawing from a wide authorship it provides necessary interdisciplinary, culturally and geographically diverse insight necessary to understand the pervasive new media and information and communication technologies.

Key journal audiences

  • Academics from anthropology, business, computer science, information systems, law, library and information sciences, media, philosophy, politics, psychology and sociology
  • Practitioners who are involved in providing information within organisations
  • Government officials
  • Policy makers
  • Ethical and social impacts


"May I say how impressed I am with the comments of both reviewers. I am fortunate to have had my work published in many leading journals, but I have never had more erudite or better-quality feedback.

My only regret is that I did not discover your journal until comparatively recently.”

Alistair S. Duff, PhD, Research Professor in Information Policy, Edinburgh Napier University

Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society is indexed and abstracted in:

dblp computer science bibliography, AIDEA (Italy), Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), IET Research Journals, ReadCube Discover, zetoc, Norwegian Scientific Index.

This Journal is Ranked in:

Australian Business Deans Council (B), Australian Council of Professors and Heads of Information Systems (B), Computing Research & Education (CORE) Journal Ranking (B), Bibliometric Research Indicator (Denmark), Scopus, The Publication Forum (Finland).

Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Information & Knowledge Management eJournals Collection. For more information, please email or visit the Emerald Information & Knowledge Management eJournals Collection page.

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This journal is a member of and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics. More on Emerald's approach is available in our Publication Ethics guidelines.