Call for Papers – Extended – Special Fall Issue: Disinformation in the 2020 US Elections

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Call for Papers – Extended
Special Fall Issue: Disinformation in the 2020 US Elections

Submission guidelines

Special Fall Issue: To be published September 30th (tentative)

New Submission Deadline: August 22nd, 2020


Ann Crigler, Professor of Political Science and Policy, Planning and Development, USC
Marion Just, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College

All papers will be widely distributed to a variety of stakeholders, including politicians, journalists, and researchers.

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Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

Disinformation originating from domestic official sources
Disinformation and partisan polarization
International state-sponsored disinformation campaigns
The role of traditional media (TV, radio, newspapers, etc.) in interaction with online disinformation (amplification, etc.)
Disinformation and Elections-relevant wedge issues
Detection of online communities that spread, or are targeted by, SNS disinformation campaigns
Effects of disinformation on journalists’ norms and practices in covering the election
Behavioral effects of disinformation

We invite concise, empirical papers from all disciplines and methodologies, including case studies, experimental research, qualitative/ethnographic research, data and network sciences. We are particularly interested in papers employing mixed-methodologies.

All papers should be submitted to the Guest Editors, Ann Crigler and Marion Just. Please also CC the HKS Misinformation Review editorial desk at in your submission.