Mission Statement

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The Weizenbaum Journal of the Digital Society is an open access journal dedicated to interdisciplinary research on the conditions, forms and consequences of the digitalization of society and its sub-sectors such as politics, business, science, labor, the public, civil society, law and culture. The digitalization of society has many facets: the disruptive transformation of the world of work, radical changes in the economic and innovation systems, new forms of learning and the restructuring of educational systems, the transformation of public space through digital media and platforms, changes in the way democracies function, massive challenges for the legal system and the planning and design of technical infrastructures. In light of these developments, the question arises as to how social actors can shape the digital transformation while safeguarding the foundations for individual and societal self-determination.

The Weizenbaum Journal of the Digital Society is open for innovative research in all areas of the digitalization of society and is open to all scientific disciplines. We invite in particular contributions based on interdisciplinary research that breaks new ground in the cooperation between disciplines. However, discipline-oriented studies will also be published, as long as they focus on the relationship between digitalization and society and are not merely oriented to a specialist discourse. In addition, contributions that focus on digitalization research itself can be published. Such studies may concern theories, methods and the state of research on selected issues, interdisciplinary cooperation and the dialogue between science and society. We also welcome contributions that critically examine the digital society in the spirit of Joseph Weizenbaum.

Manuscripts will undergo a double-blind review, taking into account the perspectives of the disciplines involved.

Weizenbaum Journal of the Digital Society