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Message posted on 22/03/2020

Urgent Call for Papers: COVID-19 & Misinfodemics

The Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Misinformation Review

Urgent Call for Papers: COVID-19 & Misinfodemics

We invite concise, empirical papers (peer-reviewed, 3000 words) or opinion pieces (edited, 1500 words) from all disciplines and methodologies, including case studies, experimental research, qualitative/ethnographic research, data and network sciences. We estimate that empirical papers will be published one month after submission, and commentaries will be published one week after submission.

All papers and commentaries will be widely distributed to a variety of stakeholders, including politicians, journalists, and researchers.

For more information:

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to, the intersections between misinformation and:

Epidemic and risk communications
Public health surveillance
Community responses to outbreaks
Participatory design in pandemic interventions
Fact-checking and debunking efforts
Politics of information, censorship and surveillance
Open science and open source approaches to misinfodemics
Analyses or comparative analyses of past outbreaks and pandemics
Content analyses related to COVID19, worldwide

Submission guidelines

Research Essays

3000-word pieces, peer-reviewed and published within 4 weeks of submission


1500-word opinion pieces, edited and published within a week after submission

Editors and Guest-Editors

Nat Gyenes, MPH, Meedan, Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society
Dr. Meghan McGinty, Department of Health Policy, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Irene Pasquetto, Chief-Editor, HKS Misinformation Review
* Costanza Sciubba Caniglia, Managing editor, HKS Misinformation Review

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