Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

 

tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society provides a forum to discuss the challenges humanity is facing in the capitalist information society today.

It promotes contributions to critical media and communication studies following the highest standards of peer review.

It is a journal that focuses on critical information society studies and critical studies of the roles of media, digital media, the Internet, information,  communication and culture in society.

The journal disseminates articles that focus on the role of information in contemporary capitalist societies. For this task, articles should employ critical theories and/or empirical research inspired by critical theories and/or philosophy and ethics guided by critical thinking as well as relate the analysis to power structures and inequalities of capitalism, especially forms of stratification such as class, racism and other ideologies, and capitalist patriarchy.

Papers should reflect on how the presented findings contribute to the illumination of conditions that foster or hinder the advancement of a global sustainable and participatory information society.

It is the journal´s mission to encourage uncommon sense, fresh perspectives and unconventional ideas, and connect leading thinkers and young scholars in inspiring reflections.

tripleC is a transdisciplinary journal that is open to contributions that critically and with a focus on power structures analyze the role of cognition, communication, information, media, digital media, the Internet, culture and communication in the information society.

We are especially interested in how analyses relate to normative, political and critical dimensions of the information society and how they help illuminating conditions that foster or hinder the advancement of a global sustainable, inclusive and participatory information society.

For more details please visit our Focus and Scope.


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Besides peer-reviewed papers, we also publish reflections on current issues, political developments, reviews of books, comments on articles, discussions, interviews, etc that are related to the journal's mission. By this we aim to foster discourse about the information and communication age. Reviews for reflections are welcome. Please note that also all published articles can be commented by readers. For doing so, please first register as a reader and then use the 'add comment' section that is visible at the right-hand side of the abstract of a paper.

Journal Name:
In the years 2003 until 2012 and up until pages 1-126 of volume 11, no. 1 (2013), the journal had the name tripleC: Cognition, Communication, Cooperation. Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society. All articles from Volume 11, no. 1 (2013), page 127 onwards, are published under the journal name tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society.
Articles published until Vol. 11, no. 1 (2013), page 126, should best be referenced under the journal name "tripleC" or "tripleC: Cognition, Communication, Co-operation"; articles published in Vol. 11, no 1 (2013), from page 127 onwards and in later issues should best be referenced under the journal name "tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique".

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Indexing

tripleC is indexed in:

Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index
SCOPUS
Communication Source (EBSCOhost)
DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals
CSA Sociological Abstracts (selected sociological content of tripleC)

 

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Reflections (Non Peer-Reviewed)

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Karl Marx @ 200: Debating Capitalism & Perspectives for the Future of Radical Theory

Editors
  • Christian Fuchs
  • Denise Rose Hansen
  • Lara Monticelli
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Critical Theory Interventions on Authoritarianism and Right-Wing Extremist Ideology in Contemporary Capitalism

This is an interventionist section available in 2017. It reacts to the political world situation by providing critical theory interventions on authoritarianism and right-wing extremist ideology in contemporary capitalism

Editors
  • Christian Fuchs
  • Denise Rose Hansen
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Academic Labour, Digital Media and Capitalism

Editors
  • Thomas Allmer
  • Ergin Bulut
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

From Global Justice to Occupy and Podemos: Mapping Three Stages of Contemporary Activism

Editors
  • Christian Fuchs
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

The Point is to Change It! Critical Political Interventions in Media and Communication Studies

Editors
  • Christian Fuchs
  • Marisol Sandoval
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

Editors
  • Christian Fuchs
  • Marisol Sandoval
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Special section: The Materiality of the Immaterial: ICTs and the Digital Commons

Editors
  • Christian Fuchs
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Editorial

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Special issue: Interrogating Internships

Editors
  • Christian Fuchs
  • Marisol Sandoval
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Special Issue: Capitalist Crisis, Communication, & Culture

Editors
  • Christian Fuchs
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Special Issue: ICTs and Society - A New Transdiscipline?

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Special issue: ICTs and Society-Network-PhD Consortium 2010

Editors
  • Pille Vengerfeldt
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Theorizing ICTs & Society

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Special Issue: Towards a New Science of Information

Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on the Foundations of Information Science, Beijing, August 21–24, 2010 

Editors
  • Wolfgang Hofkirchner
  • Zong-Rong Li
  • Pedro Marijuán
  • Kang Ouyang
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Special Issue: What is Really Information? An Interdisciplinary Approach.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Special Issue: The Difference that Makes a Difference 2011

Editors
  • David Chapman
  • Magnus Ramage
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

"Critical Theory and Political Economy of the Internet @ Nordmedia 2011" (ed. Christian Fuchs, Göran Bolin)

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Philosophers of the World Unite! Theorising Digital Labour and Virtual Work - Definitions, Dimensions and Forms

Editors
  • Thomas Allmer
  • Jernej Amon Prodnik
  • Christian Fuchs
  • Marisol Sandoval
  • Sebastian Sevignani
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Marx is Back-The Importance of Marxist Theory and Research for Critical Comm. Studies Today, ed C. Fuchs & Vincent Mosco

Editors
  • Christian Fuchs
  • Vincent Mosco
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Special Issue: Critical Visual Theory

Editors
  • Kathrin Fahlenbrach
  • Christian Fuchs
  • Peter Ludes
  • Winfried Nöth
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Debating Open Access (Comments, Non Peer-Reviewed)

Editors
  • Christian Fuchs
  • Marisol Sandoval
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Interrogating Internships: Conceptualizing Internships

Editors
  • Christian Fuchs
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Interrogating Internships: Internships and Creative Industries

Editors
  • Christian Fuchs
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Interrogating Internships: Internships and Higher Education

Editors
  • Christian Fuchs
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Interrogating Internships: Intern Labour Activism

Editors
  • Christian Fuchs
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

 

tripleC offers two types of reviewing: Blind and open refereeing, in the latter case author names will be told to the reviewers and the reviewers will decide whether they will reveal their identity to the authors or not.

We encourage authors and reviewers to choose open reviewing due to democratic reasons and in order to achieve transparency.

Reflections (reviews, comments, discussions, interviews) are non peer-reviewed. Please select the section 'Reflections' when submitting.

However, also conventional double-blind reviewing is available as an option. If authors choose this option please take care that the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

The typical articles publication process is:

  • An author submits an article to our journal.
  • The author selects the type of reviewing.
  • The Managing Editor assigns two reviewers.
  • Reviewers submit their reports and recommendations.
  • The editors take a decision on the submitted manuscript and the submitted recommendations.
  • The Managing Editor informs the author(s) about the decision and forwards the (open or anonymous) reviews.
  • Either the paper is accepted, or the author is asked to make minor revisions before acceptance, or the author is asked to make major revisions and resubmit the article for a second review, or the paper is rejected due to fatal errors that cannot be corrected or the topic is unsuitable for tripleC.
  • If the paper is accepted, the author is asked to layout the paper according to our guidelines (references, citation, formating, etc.) if the author has not already done so in the first place.
  • The paper is published as soon as the final version by the author is received. Publication is instantaneous and there is no holding time as is the case in traditional journal publishing.

 

 

Publication Frequency

tripleC is published twice a year. Individual items will be published as soon as they are ready, by adding them to the current issue's Table of Contents.

 

Open Access Policy

 

tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society provides full open access to its authors and readers.

TripleC uses a CC-BY-NC-ND open access licence and is therefore a so-called diamond open access journal. For reading more about the Diamond Open Access model and why it makes sense, read this article:
http://www.triple-c.at/index.php/tripleC/article/view/502

We have to ask authors to register with tripleC to manage the publishing process. We want to offer a free service and have limited resources. Thus we ask authors to use our Layout template and to apply our author guidelines. We proof-read and copy-edit articles, but require our authors to use our template and apply our format guidelines.

We cannot translate articles from other languages into English, do not accept articles in languages other than English and can only enter articles into the review process that have a good level of academic English.

We also ask readers to register with tripleC to get in touch with our audience (e.g. to send announcements).

tripleC does not make page charges for articles with a length below the standard of 8,000 words (including references). To cover publication costs, tripleC charges an article publication fee for articles that exceed the standard article length of 8,000 words (including references) as of 13 December 2016 (submission date).

tripleC is a freely available open access online-journal using a non-commercial Creative Commons licence. This ensures a large readership and a high degree of reception in the scientific community. tripleC is a non-profit journal. 

Operating a journal within a capitalist society that is based on money and wage-labour creates actual monetary costs for a) the domain name, b) web space hosting and c) paid labour for copy-editing, layout, and online publishing of the article as pdf and html. (c) accounts by far for the largest cost share. On average, these costs amount to £120 per standard 8,000 word article that tripleC publishes. These are pure costs, and the journal makes no profit. 

During its first 14 years, tripleC survived based on private and institutional support and funding. This support is limited and therefore we need a way of funding the above mentioned costs a), b) and c). Therefore, the journal will as of 13 December 2016 charge a fee for articles that exceed the standard 8,000 words in their final version. We do not charge for the first 8,000 words. After 8,000 words, we charge £40 per additional 1,000 words and a proportional sum for any word count above 8,000. 

The charge is spent on copy-editing, layout, publishing and other operational costs on a non-profit basis. In case a fee is necessary for your accepted article, you will receive an invoice an be asked to pay via PayPal.

tripleC welcomes donations for its future operations on a non-profit basis. All donations received will be used for copy-editing, layout, publishing and other operational costs. 

If you would like to make a donation to tripleC, please contact Managing Editor Denise Rose Hansen d.hansen@triple-c.at.

tripleC’s editors think that this is a fair regulation that a) tries to secure funding for tripleC on a non-profit basis, and b) allows authors who cannot pay the fee for articles exceeding 8,000 words to adhere to the standard article length.

 

 

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Indexing

 

tripleC is indexed/listed in:

Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index
Scopus
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Communication Source (EBSCOhost)
CSA Sociological Abstracts (selected sociological content of tripleC)