Issue 21/1 has just been published


Dear Colleagues, Authors, and Readers,

The first issue of 2021 has just been published. It includes a Thematic Section on “Visibility in the Digital Age” as well as a General Section comprising studies on audiences’ perceptions of (hostile) media bias, emotional expressions and shares on political social networking sites, quality expectations of media coverage on climate change, and the assigned relevance to algorithmic-selection applications by Internet users. The issue also contains an obituary for Jost Aregger. It is complemented by one book review and two reports on the recent DACH21 conference and a preconference to the aforementioned both held online.

With this broad range of topics, SComS is celebrating its 5th anniversary of being a platinum open access journal. All articles of this issues’ Thematic Section as well as the book review were already published in our Online First Section. If you would like to be regularly informed about new publications in SComS, we invite you to follow us on Twitter.

We would like to thank the guest editors, Cornelia Brantner and Helena Stehle, and all authors for their contributions to this issue. A big thank-you also goes to our two partners, the open access team from the Main Library of the University of Zurich as well as Christine Hirzel and Peter Rusterholz from Seismo Press. We are also very grateful for the support of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAGW).

We hope that you will enjoy reading this issue.

Mike Meißner
On behalf of the Editorial Board