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CFP: Interpersonal Internet

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EJC/REC: Electronic Journal of Communication/
La Revue Electronique de Communication

The Interpersonal Internet

Internet research has often focused on individuals or groups; in contrast, dyadic interpersonal relationships have received relatively scant attention. Yet an emerging body of evidence suggests that one of the Internet's primary appeals is its ability to facilitate relational development and maintenance. While this effect has been documented, we know very little about the actual formation and maintenance of relationships in and around online contexts. This special issue of the Electronic Journal of Communication will spotlight interpersonal relationships and the Internet. We welcome work from any research tradition that offers new findings based on well-grounded research and that relates those findings to existing knowledge where appropriate. Submissions are invited that address questions such as (but by no means limited to):

Manuscripts should be prepared following guidelines of the American Psychological Association (4th ed.). Authors should be careful to remove all personal references from the manuscript to allow for blind review. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically. After acceptance both a hard copy and an electronic copy will be required. Deadline for the receipt of manuscripts is September 1, 2001. Authors are invited to discuss possible contributions with the Guest Editor prior to submission.

Authors should submit manuscripts to the Guest Editor:

Nancy Baym
Department of Communication Studies
University of Kansas
snail mail: 102 Bailey, 1440 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS 66045, USA

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