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Journal editors seek papers for special issue on biases in information, algorithms and systems


Emerald Insight’s Online Information Review is preparing a special issue on social and cultural biases in information, algorithm’s and systems, and the publication’s guest editors have issued a formal call for papers.

The stated purpose of the special issue is to bring together researchers from different disciplines who are interested in analyzing, and tackling bias within their discipline, arising from the data, algorithms and methods they use. “As the topic is highly interdisciplinary, we expect that this will be reflected by the submissions,” say the editors. “We intend to invite authors from multiple disciplines, including data/information science, computer science, the social sciences, and psychology. The resulting special issue may also be of great interest to practitioners (e.g., in government, non-profit organizations, or companies) and educators (e.g., in digital literacy).

The submission deadline is October 2018, and complete details can be found on the journal’s website.

The editors include: Dr. Jo Bates, Information School, University of Sheffield, Uk: Prof. Paul Clough, Information School, University of Sheffield, UK; Prof. Robert Jäschke, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany; Prof. Jahna Otterbacher, Open University of Cyprus; Prof. Kristene Unsworth, Stockton University, New Jersey, USA