JDSR is not affiliated with any corporate publisher earning money from the work of academics. JDSR is run by academics for academics.

Journal metadata

ISSN: 2003-1998

Journal DOI: http://doi.org/10.33621/jdsr


The Journal of Digital Social Research (JDSR) is a a scientific journal with the aim of publishing high-quality original research within all fields of social sciences. The journal’s priority is research articles, but we also accept book reviews, research overviews, opinion pieces and legal case commentaries. Material not subject to peer-review is also published on our blog. JDSR represents a new generation of scientific journals through the way it has been designed to accommodate the best aspects of the field of digital social research itself, as such it is:


JDSR accepts submissions in all fields of social science relating to the digital society, including inter alia: sociology, informatics, pedagogy, education science, gender studies, law, economy, social work and geography. We welcome and encourage cross-disciplinary submissions.


As digital issues tend to transcend borders JDSR has an international viewpoint and prioritize submissions which are of interest from an international standpoint. National or regional case-studies are of course also of interest but should be put in context and made relevant for international readers. We are supported by a fantastic international editorial board of really great researchers.


JDSR is published solely online and submissions are published as soon as they have completed the review process. We believe that current research needs to reach its audience as fast as a stringent scientific peer-review process and quality control allows. Submissions are published on a rolling basis and consecutively gathered into volumes and issues for ease of identification and referencing. Further assistance and information for authors can be found in the Submission Guidelines.

Truly Open Access

JDSR is an open access journal. All submissions are published under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license, meaning that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his or her institution. Users are permitted to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full texts of the articles, or to use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. The following restrictions do apply: 

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

  • NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.

  • NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.

JDSR does not charge submission or publication fees. There are no hidden costs to publishing with us and being able to subsequently share your research with the world.


JDSR is supported by a strong international network of academics in the field of digital social research. All submissions that fit within the scope of the journal are subject to double blind peer review by experts in the field. Read more about our scientific committee here.


JDSR is not affiliated with any large corporate publisher earning money from the work of academics. JDSR is run by academics for academics and associated with DIGSUM, the Centre for Digital Social Research at Umeå university, Sweden. DIGSUM gathers researchers from all fields of the social sciences with an interest in how digital technologies transform societies. Read more about DIGSUM here.