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Journal of Social Media in Society

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The blind peer-reviewed journal accepts research articles and book reviews. The Journal of Social Media in Society (JSMS) is a semi-annual journal devoted to scholarship and commentary on social media and its impact on society. JSMS is an electronic journal published by the Texas Social Media Research Institute to advance the study of social media with current literature based on theory, research and practice from all methodological frameworks.

Published Biannually: November/December and May

Editors: Executive Director and Co-Directors of TSMRI (Dr. Jennifer Edwards, Dr. Credence Baker, Cristi Horton, Dr. Sarah Maben, Yvonne Mulhern, Dr. Anthony C. Edwards and Justin Carrell)

Reviewers: Invited scholars from a variety of disciplines and research paradigms act as reviewers. An entire list is available at

Manuscript submissions and editorial guidelines: Manuscripts are evaluated on contributions to the scholarly advance of social media literature.

Style: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition (2010), is the style guide authors should use. Submit manuscripts as a MS Word or Word-compatible document via our online submission system at

Length: Research articles should not exceed 30 pages on double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman or Calibri on 8.5 x 11 letter with 1-inch margins. Page counts include tables, figures and references. Essays or practitioner pieces with teaching and training ideas should not exceed 10 pages. Book reviews should not exceed 1,000 words.

Submission: JSMS uses an online manuscript submission system at Include a structured abstract, traditional abstract of 75 words or fewer, and keywords. Do NOT place author names or identifiers on the document. Author names, affiliations address, phone, email, and short bios will be entered during the online submission process. Articles submitted should be original contributions and not published elsewhere. Authors will be notified within 60 days of submission’s status. Authors will receive comments and feedback as the submission moves through the review process.