Call for Papers: Themed Issue: Misinformation and Global Communication


Call for or Papers

Themed Issue: Misinformation and Global Communication

Digital media technology has accelerated the spread of false or misleading information, particularly amid the pandemic of COVID-19, making it a global social concern and an emerging research topic for various social science disciplines. To date, a variety of scholarship has investigated the various forms of misinformation, their spreading patterns, methods of detection and dispelling, the causes and effects of misinformation, etc. However, more research is still needed to address the global dissemination of misinformation.

We are soliciting manuscript submissions for our theme issue to be published in our journal in September. Submission deadline is April 30, 2022.  Please submit the manuscript to our submission site: and select “themed issue”).    We welcome initial submissions in any citation style, but final manuscript must be formatted in our house style in order to be accepted (see instructions: click “submit” on the journal web page                    Abstracts must be included in the manuscript file and must use a structured format in 350 words with purpose, method, findings, practical implications, social implications, and originality/value (see example in the “submit” section on the journal web page.

We welcome innovative and original research studies addressing the theme on misinformation and global communication in online media from all disciplines, methodologies, and professions, including case studies, quantitative and qualitative research, data and network science, etc. Some possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Misinformation, disinformation, and fake news on social media 

  • COVID-19 misinformation 

  • The effects of misinformation on audience 

  • Comparative Study on fake news 

  • Fact-checking 

  • New methodologies to study misinformation 

  • The ethic of misinformation

  • Digital literacy on misinformation

  • Misinformation inventions

  • The cultural implications of misinformation 

  • Other related topics


OMGC is a new free open-access English language referred journal published quarterly by De Gruyter and sponsored by Shanghai International Studies University.  It aims to publish high quality, innovative and original research on global communication, especially in the use of global online media platforms such as Facebook, TikTok, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Weibo, WeChat, Wikipedia, websites, blogs, etc., in an effort to make theoretical contributions under the contextual scenarios of and based on practices of online media and global communication, particularly in but not limited to the Global South.