About This Journal

Designed as an international, interdisciplinary hub, Human-Machine Communication will publish high-impact scholarship examining human-machine communication from a breadth of methodological, theoretical, and philosophical/critical angles to bring further visibility, legitimacy, and community to this newly emergent locus of scholarly and public interest. The journal is the result of collective organizing around recent pre-conferences and workshops at the International Communication Association (ICA), Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), and ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). It is clear there is tremendous scholarly energy converging around this topic matter.

Human-Machine Communication focuses on the theory and practice of communication with and about digital interlocutors, which may take the form of artificial conversation entities, artificially intelligent software, embodied machine communicators (robots), and technologically-augmented persons (cyborgs), as well as on communication in the context of machine spaces (virtual and augmented realities) and human-machine configurations. Additionally, the journal will publish contributions that shed light on the relationship between human and machine, as constructed through discourse and interaction.

The editorial board is composed of leading international scholars, with wide-ranging expertise. Human-Machine Communication is open access and publishes articles both online and in print. Readers are allowed to read, print, or link to any and all articles, without prior permission from the journal.

Human-Machine Communication is published by the Communication and Social Robotics Labs which is a collaboration between the School of Communication at Western Michigan University and the Nicholson School of Communication and Media at the University of Central Florida.

All submissions to the journal must be in English and will undergo a rigorous double-anonymized peer review process. Manuscripts must adhere to the most recent APA format guidelines. Please see the instructions for authors to ensure you have included all required components of a manuscript before submitting. Manuscripts that are incomplete or do not follow the required guidelines will be returned to the author.

HMC expects all submissions to ensure that all authors that contributed to the submission are acknowledged and that the author list accurately reflects the contributions of all authors accurately and fairly. HMC supports the ICMJE definitions of authorship.

There are no fees or charges to authors for the submission of manuscripts or upon publication of manuscripts. To be clear, Human-Machine Communication (HMC) does not charge authors for the publication of scholarly research.

Human-Machine Communication is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose allowed by the license, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Any questions, comments or inquiries may be sent to the Editor-in-Chief: Autumn Edwards (autumn.edwards@wmich.edu).

The mailing address is:

Dr. Autumn Edwards

Human-Machine Communication
Communication and Social Robotics Labs
Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Ave.
300 Sprau Tower
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

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