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SAGE Launches Mobile Media & Communication Journal

Los Angeles, CA (August, 1 2012) – SAGE today announced the launch of Mobile Media & Communication in January 2013.

Mobile Media & Communication will be a peer-reviewed forum for international, interdisciplinary academic research on the dynamic field of mobile media and communication. Co-edited by Rich Ling (IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark), Veronika Karnowski (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany), Thilo von Pape (University of Hohenheim, Germany) and Steve Jones (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA), the journal will focus on research with a technical, economic, and design aspect that help to enlighten the social dimensions of mobile communication.

Embracing both quantitative and qualitative approaches to the study of mobility in communication, the journal will explore topics such as:

  • The use of mobile communication in local cultures
  • Mobile communication in developing countries
  • The cultural differences in mobile communication
  • How gender affects mobile communication
  • Specific methodologies that address the mobile character of the phenomenon: ethnography, observation, network analysis, experience sampling, and other emerging methods
  • Persuasion through mobile media in various domains

Mobile Media & Communication will provide a forum for some of the best interdisciplinary research and academic discussion on the innovative uses of mobile media in communication. We are delighted to be able to support leading researchers in these emerging disciplines and are thrilled to have such a strong team working on this new title” said Karen Phillips, Editorial Director, SAGE.

“We are incredibly excited to be partnered with SAGE to begin this journey” commented Rich Ling, co-editor, Mobile Media & Communication. “Mobile communication is seen as the innovation of our generation with the emergence of new usage forms and the interrelationship of this ubiquitous technology with a user’s everyday life. We are keen to build on the distinctive quality of our research, and SAGE’s innovative market presence and development with their e-book platforms and mobile optimized sites, ensures that our journal is not only disseminated to our key global readers, but that the information can be accessed in a mobile way that is true to the ethos and vision of our research.”

Mobile Media & Communication will launch with SAGE in January 2013, publishing three issues each year. The new website will be


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Mobile Media & Communication is a peer-reviewed forum for international, interdisciplinary academic research on the dynamic field of mobile media and communication. Drawing on a wide and continually renewed range of disciplines, the journal examines the phenomenon of mobility in communication – what is understood as mobile media and communication, but also emerging phenomena such as mobile and ubiquitous computing.

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For more information, please contact:
Camille Gamboa