Quantitative Description of Digital Media

The new Journal of Quantitative Description is intended to create  a  new  venue  for  research  on  digital  media  and address several deficiencies  in  the  current  socialscience   publishing   landscape.  First, descriptive  research  is  undersupplied  and  undervalued. Second, research questions  too  often only reflect  dominant  theories  and received  wisdom. Third,  journals  are  constrained  by  unnecessary  boundaries  defined  by discipline,  geography,  and length.  Fourth,  peer  review  is  inefficient  and unnecessarily  burdensome  for  both  referees  and authors.  We  outline  the journal’s scope and structure, which is open access, fee-free and relies on a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) model. Quantitative description can appeal to social scientists of all stripes  and is a crucial  methodology for understanding the continuing evolution  of  digital  media  and its  relationship  to  importantquestions of interest to social  scientists.

Munger, K., Guess, A. M., & Hargittai, E. (2021). Journal of Quantitative Description: Digital Media, 1. PDF descargable aquí.