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Hipertext.net, academic journal of the DigiDoc research group, is celebrating its 15 years with novelties
In digital format and directed by Pere Freixa, professor with the Department of Communication, the publication embarks on a new season and one of the novelties is that it will now be biannual. Issue 16, available in open access, has been published this month of May..
Hipertext.net, the academic journal on Digital Documentation and Interactive Communication, created and promoted by the area of Media Documentation and Digital Formats of UPF’s Department of Communication, currently headed by professor Pere Freixa, has just celebrated its fifteenth anniversary with substantial changes: it will now be published biannually, it has a new design and includes improvements to indexing, files and open access.
In these fifteen consecutive years, Hipertext.net has published some 130 articles, which include over 1,200 citations, according to data from Google Scholar in December 2017. In all this time Lluís Codina, Cristòfol Rovira and now Pere Freixa, all researchers of the DigiDoc research group and lecturers with the Department of Communication at UPF, have all acted as managing editors.
All the articles are published in open access on the Hipertext.net portal under a Creative Commons 4.0 licence. The latest issue, no. 16, has been published this month of May with works that focus on the training of the cyberjournalist, social media and digital advertising, among other topics, and, from now on, it will do so regularly during the months of May and November each year. This has been made possible thanks to establishing agreements with several international conferences: Cyberjournalism (Bilbao, Basque country), Comunica2, (Gandía, Valencia), and the Catalan Society of Communication (SCC-IEC) (Barcelona), of which the journal will publish the best papers presented in each of them by a double review process, by peers, by congress and by Hipertext.net.
The second issue of each year will feature a guest editor, a themed proposal, and an international call for articles. Since augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence, robotics, artificial neural networks and the interactive web are a part of the contents of the audiovisual media and of journalism, the forthcoming November issue will be entitled El futuro digital de los hechos and the editor will be Carlos Sora, an expert in interactive communication and professor with the Department of Communication at UPF. Until 10 June, authors can send their original works (in Catalan, Spanish or English) for this proposal.
The publication is part of the activities of the research group on Digital Documentation and Interactive Communication (DigiDoc), recognized by UPF and part of UPF’s Research and Journalism and Digital Documentation Unit, which is recognized by the Catalan Government. The thematic scope in which it deals constitutes the intersection between Digital Documentation and Interactive Communication, whether in the context of the web and digital publications or in the context of social communication in general.
Hipertext.net: Revista Académica sobre Documentación Digital y Comunicación Interactiva, ISSN Electrònic: 1695-5498.