Journal of Information
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Lee A. Freeman, Editor

Call for Papers – Special Issue

Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Cyberbullying in Post-Secondary Institutions

Guest Editors:
James P. Lawler, DPS                        Pace University, New York City
John J. Molluzzo, PhD                   Pace University, New York City

The Guest Editors of the Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE) invite submissions for a special issue on Cyberbullying in Post-Secondary Institutions to appear in the Winter 2014 issue (Vol. 24, No. 4).  JISE is the premier journal on information systems (IS) education internationally.    

Cyberbullying is becoming a concern for postsecondary institutions.  Digital harassment incidents are featured daily in the news.  Cyberbullying is not often perceived as an issue in colleges and universities, as incidents are often reported in middle / high schools. However, there are emerging in the field high levels of perceptions on cyberbullying incidents as an issue, but low levels of perceptions on institutional and instructional methods of cyberbullying pre-emption and resolution, in colleges and universities.  Therefore, it is imperative that administrators and instructors in schools of information systems learn more of the issues of cyberbullying and of cyberbullying resolution strategies, as they may affect their colleges and universities.

For this special issue of JISE on Cyberbullying in Post-Secondary Institutions, we invite submissions of high-quality, innovative and insightful articles. Suggested topics include:

  • Cellular or Digital Imaging Messaging;
  • Culture of Cyberbullying;
  • Cyberharassment;
  • Digital Harassment;
  • Discussion Board Messaging;
  • Enforcement of Institutional Policy;
  • Faculty Perceptions and Sensitivity;
  • Flaming;
  • Hostility;
  • Impersonation;
  • Instant Messaging;
  • Institutional Policy;
  • Methods of Pre-emption and Resolution;
  • Outing;
  • Perpetrator Profiles;
  • Privacy and Security;
  • Sensitivity Training;
  • Sexting;
  • Social Networking;
  • Stalking;
  • Student Perceptions and Sensitivity;
  • Technology Tools; and
  • Victimization.

Initial submissions due:                      Apr 15, 2013
Notification to authors:                      July 15, 2013
Revised papers due:                          Sep 15, 2013
Publication of the issue:                      Dec 15, 2013

Submission Guidelines:
Papers for this special issue are due April 15, 2013.  Prospective authors are encouraged to submit an abstract, as early as feasible, to the Guest Editors for preliminary review on the appropriateness of their expected manuscript.  Please forward your submission in Microsoft Word format by e-mail to Dr. James P. Lawler at, with a copy to Dr. John C. Molluzzo at  You need to ensure that all identification information is removed from your manuscript and its meta-data prior to submission, as submissions will be doubled-blind reviewed.  Submissions should not exceed 7000 words including figures and tables and references.  Submissions will be subject to editing for clarity, organization, space and style of JISE.  Shorter teaching cases, experience reports and advisory to educators from professionals of 2000 – 3000 words will be also welcome by the Guest Editors.  In the event that submissions are accepted to the special issue but might not be accommodated within the special issue, these submissions will be published in future regular issues of JISE.

For more information concerning JISE submission guidelines, please refer to

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