Today the Stanford Internet Observatory and Professor Jeff Hancock announce the creation of a new journal: The Journal of Online Trust and Safety.
The Journal of Online Trust and Safety will be a cross-disciplinary, open access, fast peer-reviewed journal that publishes research on how consumer internet services are abused to cause harm and how to prevent those harms. The journal was conceived from a recognition that much of the cutting-edge research on online harm lacks an appropriate journal for publication. With this journal, we will bring together researchers in and outside of academia from diverse fields including communication, computer science, criminology, law, political science, psychology, public policy and sociology. The journal’s rapid review process will ensure that published work is timely and relevant. Issues may also include supplementary editorial pieces or journalistic investigations. Each year, the journal will release at least two general issues as well as one themed issue with an accompanying symposium. Priority topics for the journal include:
The journal will be led by co-editors Jeff Hancock (Professor, Stanford’s Department of Communication), Alex Stamos (Director, Stanford Internet Observatory) and Shelby Grossman (Research Scholar, Stanford Internet Observatory). Elena Cryst (Assistant Director, Stanford Internet Observatory) will be the journal’s initial managing editor. Founding members of the editorial board include leading researchers across a wide range of disciplines who study topics related to online trust and safety.
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When it comes to mitigating online harms, the U.S. Congress is at least united on one point: