Human-Computer Interaction

Impact factor: 3.154
Issues per year: 6
An interdisciplinary journal defining and reporting on the challenging issues in making computational technology work for people, Human-Computer Interaction publishes theoretical, empirical, and methodological articles on the user sciences and system design as it affects individual users, work groups, communities, and social and organizational settings. Human-Computer Interaction publishes articles that combine research theory and methods in computer science, cognitive science, social science, and design. HCI articles are the most extensive, in-depth investigations of important research issues in the field. HCI also publishes articles with novel perspective and methods. HCI seeks to foster a scientific understanding of the cognitive behavior of computer users and the organizational and social impacts of computer use. HCI is concerned with the individual user, small working groups of users, and also the larger social and organizational context of user communities. Theoretical papers should deal with scientific models of user learning or performance or with social models of the user community. Empirical papers may range from controlled laboratory experimentation to field observation. Methodological papers should be analysis and study research methods.

Computers in Human Behavior

Impact factor: 3.047
Issues per year: 6
A scholarly journal dedicated to examining the use of computers from a psychological perspective. The journal addresses both the use of computers in psychology, psychiatry and related disciplines as well as the psychological impact of computer use on individuals, groups and society. The former category includes articles exploring the use of computers for professional practice, training, research and theory development. The latter category includes articles dealing with the psychological effects of computers on phenomena such as human development, learning, cognition, personality, and social interactions. The journal addresses human interactions with computers, not computers per se. The computer is discussed only as a medium through which human behaviors are shaped and expressed. The primary message of most articles involves information about human behavior. Therefore, professionals with an interest in the psychological aspects of computer use, but with limited knowledge of computers, will find this journal of interest.

Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

Impact factor: 2.172
Issues per year: 4
A web-based, peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Its focus is social science research on computer-mediated communication via the Internet, the World Wide Web, and wireless technologies. Within that general purview, the journal is broadly interdisciplinary, publishing work by scholars in communication, business, education, political science, sociology, media studies, information science, and other disciplines.

International Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

Impact factor: 1.968
Issues per year: 12
The International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction addresses the cognitive, social, health, and ergonomic aspects of interactive computing. It emphasizes the human element in relation to the systems in which humans function, operate, network, and communicate, including software, hardware, and their various contexts of use. The journal publishes original articles including reviews and reappraisals of the literature, empirical studies, and quantitative and qualitative contributions to the theories of HCI.

Media Psychology

Impact factor: 1.925
Issues per year: 4
An interdisciplinary journal devoted to publishing theoretically-oriented, empirical research that is at the intersection of psychology and media/mediated communication.  Research topics include media uses, processes, and effects.  Reports of empirical research, theory papers, state-of-the-art reviews and meta-analyses that provide a major synthesis of primary research findings in a pivotal area will be considered. Studies of messages using single exemplars must include justification for the message selection and implications for generalizability. Manuscripts will be judged by the degree to which they contribute to theory and advance the body of knowledge about the psychology of uses, processes, or effects of the media.

Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking

Impact factor: 1.84
Issues per year: 12
A peer-reviewed journal for understanding the social and psychological impact of today’s social networking practices. Highly regarded as the go-to source in the field, the Journal has followed the trend of social networking and virtual reality for the past 15 years. It is known for its rapid communication articles and in-depth studies surrounding the effects of interactive technologies on behavior and society, both positive and negative.

Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace

Impact factor: 0.917 (outdated)
Issues per year: 2
A web-based, peer-reviewed scholarly journal. The first peer-reviewed issue was published in September 2007. The journal is focussed 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, sociology, political science, nursing, and also other disciplines. The journal accepts original research articles, as well as theoretical studies and research meta-analyses. Proposals for special issues are also welcomed.

Social Networks

Impact factor: 4.059
Issues per year: 4
The editorial criteria for acceptance will be based on the degree to which a paper makes a broad theoretical or methodological, and empirically relevant, contribution to the study of social networks. Acceptable papers may range from abstract, formal mathematical derivations to concrete, descriptive case studies of particular social networks. The editors are therefore particularly interested in papers that attempt to uncover the processes by which social networks emerge, evolve and have consequences for other aspects of behaviour. However, for reports of empirical research results, manuscripts must contain the following: a discussion of sampling, representation, and generalizability; a substantive foundation based on the social network literature; a consideration of social network processes; and feature meaningful data.

MIS Quarterly

Impact factor: 7.474
Issues per year: 4
Very focused on technology acceptance, computer self-efficacy, perceived ease of use and usefulness of information technologies, etc.; The editorial objective of the MIS Quarterly is the enhancement and communication of knowledge concerning the development of IT-based services, the management of IT resources, and the use, impact, and economics of IT with managerial, organizational, and societal implications. Professional issues affecting the IS field as a whole are also in the purview of the journal.