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CFP Privacy 2016 : Online self-disclosure and privacy: Unravelling individuals’ motivations and behaviors.


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Submission Deadline Nov 15, 2015
Notification Due Nov 30, 2015
Final Version Due Feb 1, 2016
Categories    privacy   social network sites   internet   self-disclosure

Call For Papers

Online self-disclosure and privacy: Unravelling individuals’ motivations and behaviors.

Cyberpsychology: The Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace announces a call for a special issue to be published in 2016.

The special issue invites papers that extend our understanding of online self-disclosure decisions and privacy-protective behaviors.
Topics suitable for this special issue could include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Cross-cultural or intergenerational comparisons with respect to online self-disclosure and privacy protection
- Longitudinal analyses of online privacy related decision-making
- Social network site users' privacy risk awareness, privacy protection strategies and behaviors
- Privacy concerns in new areas of computing (e.g., mobile apps, cloud services, wearables, biometrical data)
- Personalisation in online marketing and consumers’ privacy concerns
- The influence or adoption of privacy enhancing technologies
- A ‘privacy paradox’? Privacy-related attitudes versus privacy protective behaviors
- The application of (privacy) theories to online privacy decision-making
- Users' awareness of the unintended consequences of online self-disclosure on social network sites
- The extent to which the openness of a channel/app affects self-disclosure among peers
- Public intimacy on social network sites: revealing emotions and secrets to elicit peer feedback
- Ambient intimacy: developing a feeling of intimacy by following the (intimate) self-disclosure of others on social media
- The impact of extreme posts on social network sites on impression formation about the posts' author
- Intimate self-disclosures: motives and consequences of sexting
- Partner surveillance or social network site users’ voyeurism on social network sites
- Factors affecting the use of privacy settings or other forms of online privacy protection (e.g., social steganography, whitewalling, super log-offs)
- Sharenting: parents' disclosure of children's personal data and pictures
- Adolescents' online self-disclosure and privacy protective strategies
- The effects of online privacy education or awareness raising on individuals' decision-making

Also other topics not specifically mentioned are welcome, on the condition that they fit within the scope of the special issue.

The special issue will be edited by:
Michel Walrave (1), Sonja Utz (2), Alexander Schouten (3) and Wannes Heirman (1)

(1) Department of Communication Sciences, University of Antwerp
(2) Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
(3) Department of Communication and Information Sciences, Tilburg University

Interested in submitting your contribution to this special issue?

Please contact Michel Walrave to express your interest ( on 15 November 2015 at the latest.
Include a 500-word abstract and also your contact information. Please specify your affiliations in a biographical note (up to 75 words).
The authors of the submitted abstracts will be notified by 30 November 2015.

The ideal manuscript length is between 7,000 and 8,000 words. Authors should adhere to the guidelines provided on the journal’s website (

The deadline for submission of full papers is 1 February 2016. All papers will be subject to anonymous peer review following submission.
Acceptance of the abstract does not guarantee the acceptance of the full paper for publication.

The 'Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace' is a webbased, peer-reviewed scholarly journal.
The first peer-reviewed issue was published in September 2007. The journal is focused on social science research about cyberspace.
It brings psychosocial reflections of the impact of the Internet on people and society. The journal is interdisciplinary, publishing works
written by scholars of psychology, media studies, communication science, sociology, political science, nursing, ICT security,
organizational psychology and also other disciplines with relevance to psychosocial aspects of cyberspace.
The journal accepts original research articles, as well as theoretical studies and research meta-analyses.
Proposals for special issues are also welcomed.
The journal is indexed with SCOPUS, ERIH PLUS, EBSCO Academic Search Complete, the Directory of Open Access Journals
and the Czech Database of Scientific Journals.
The articles in Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace are open access articles
licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License which permits unrestricted,
non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.

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