Aims and Scope

The aims of the Journal of Cyberspace Studies [JCSS] are to contribute to the reinvigoration of the interdisciplinary intersections of cyberspace studies, and to provide a leading scholarly platform for publishing contributions to the field. The journal aims to draw on a diverse team of editors, and a distinguished practice-based advisory board, invited from the academia, the industry and the policy sphere.

The JCSS provides a unique place for scholars and practitioners to address emerging challenges related to the cyberspace, which are growing in scope and urgency as countries around the world are becoming increasingly dependent on digital networks.  The challenges of the cyber world are cross-disciplinary, and the journal will reflect this in the range of contributions that it solicits. The list of disciplines includes: politics, economics, sociology, anthropology, public administration, law, outer space security, military sciences, healthcare, and media studies and communication.

Strictly refereed contributions present original research based on empirical verification, spanning a broad range of interests, from artificial intelligence to economics.  

The JCSS has four thematic and interlinked categories as follows, pivoting around; policy, culture, economy (including, networks, learning and education), and infrastructure.

1) Policy/e-Governance/Government Policies: Issues in smart planning and implementation (with successful and unsuccessful global and regional/local case studies), including on higher/professional education; lifelong learning and e-literacy; e-health and m-services; emergent policy models, e.g. triple and/or quadruple helix

 2) Cyberculture; Humanoid and future human interactions in the dualization of the world: lifestyle challenges; cyber-casting, new media and culture

 3) Economic and Sectoral Development & Challenges: Innovation and techno-entrepreneurship in the 'infosphere'/'digitized learning/creative economy' (with associated private sector sustainable job creation); innovation economics/economic geography models, e.g. smart specialization; labor market, skills and digitization issues, e.g. 'the third great wave' debate; emergent commercial applications, e.g. use of network science and 'small worlds', ‘big data’ analytics, and mobile payment models

 4) Infrastructure for Optimal Participation: Internet of Things/Everything (IoT/IoE), security (in the 'post-PRISM' realities); telecoms (3G/LTE) regulations; assessment, evaluation and global rankings, including e-readiness; design and implementation of smart cities and social mobile/service hubs.

The Journal can of the interest of scientists, researchers, as well as those involved in management policymaking.

All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial evaluation by the editors and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert reviewers. 

The Journal of Cyberspace Studies is published two times a year, in January and July.

Editorial Office:

Cyberspace Research Policy Center, 3rd Floor, Eastern Wing, Faculty of World Studies, Northern Campus of University of Tehran, between 15th & 16th st., Northern Amir Abad, Tehran, Iran.