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Journal of Interactive Media

Editor-in-Chief: Ziegler, Jürgen

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i-com – Journal of Interactive Media is proud to announce a new feature, the Editor’s Choice free access article. To download the featured article free of charge, please click the link below.

Vol. 16, Iss. 3: Common Challenges in Ethical Practice when Testing Technology with Human Participants: Analyzing the Experiences of a Local Ethics Committee by Stefan Brandenburg, Michael Minge, and Dietlind Helene Cymek

Vol. 16, Iss. 2: Development of an Inertial Motion Capture System for Clinical Application - Potentials and challenges from the technology and application perspectives by Gabriele Bleser, Bertram Taetz, Markus Miezal, Corinna A. Christmann, Daniel Steffen, and Katja Regenspurger

Vol. 16, Iss. 1: The Impact of SearchTrails on the Quality of Collaborative Search by Sebastian Franken, Ulrich Norbisrath, and Wolfgang Prinz

Your benefits

  • Useful source of information on human-computer interactions today
  • High quality of published papers guaranteed by German Association for Informatics
  • Broad scope of ICOM – from research to business and practice

Aims and Scope

This journal is devoted to human-computer interaction, media design, usability, engineering and systems evaluation, software ergonomics, cooperative systems, e-learning, mobile and ubiquitous systems, user-adaptive systems, agent development tools and methods for media in different application fields (including e-business, knowledge management, leisure and entertainment, transport, engineering, and medicine), barrier-free systems design, and the social aspects of information and communication technologies.

The journal seeks to build bridges between research and practice as well as between teaching and business, emphasizing interdisciplinary teamwork and application-oriented solutions.

The journal is the official organ of the department of "Human-Computer Interaction" at the German Association for Informatics.

  • Computer science
  • Psychology
  • Media design
  • Marketing/branding
  • Sociology
  • Business management
  • Labor and organizational studies

Article formats
Expert research and review articles; brief reports

Information on submission process


Type of Publication:

The journal is an interdisciplinary professional forum for all scientists, business practitioners, and interested parties. It is devoted to discussing the development, user-appropriate design, and application of new information and communication technologies.

Submission of Manuscripts

Instructions for Authors

You can easily submit your manuscript online. Simply go to https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/icom and you will be guided through the whole peer reviewing and submission process.

Your benefits of publishing with us
  • Easy-to-use online submission, peer review, and publication system
  • Every article easily discoverable because of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and comprehensive abstracting and indexing services
  • Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico
  • Professional sales and marketing activities
  • Special issues devoted to unique topics
Submission process
  • Submission of your paper via our submission management tool following the Instructions_for_Authors (you will be guided through every step of the submission process)
  • Reviewers will provide the reviews as soon as possible
  • A decision on your paper
  • Quick print and online publishing

Please note
  • Manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English
  • Before submitting your article please have a look at Ethical Guidelines and our copyright agreement
  • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
  • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract
  • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors
  • For more detailed information please contact the ICOM Editorial Office at i-com@uni-due.de

We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

Hybrid Open Access

For complete details on hybrid open access publishing at De Gruyter please see: https://www.degruyter.com/page/560

Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter's OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:

The Netherlands: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1461
The UK: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1462
Switzerland: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463

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Editorial Information

Jürgen Ziegler; University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg; juergen.ziegler@uni-due.de

Sarah Diefenbach; Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Michael Herczeg; University of Lübeck
Michael Koch; Universität der Bundeswehr München
Wolfgang Prinz; Fraunhofer FIT, Sankt Augustin

Editorial Board:
Susanne Boll, University of Oldenburg
Gaëlle Calvary, Grenoble Institute of Technology
Raimund Dachselt; Technical University of Dresden
Maximilian Eibl; University of Chemnitz
Tom Gross; University of Bamberg
Marc Hassenzahl; University of Siegen
Thomas Herrmann; Ruhr University Bochum
Anthony Jameson; German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Saarbrücken
Franz Koller; User Interface Design GmbH, Ludwigsburg
Ulrike Lucke; University of Potsdam
Rainer Malaka; University of Bremen
Jasminko Novak; Stralsund University of Applied Sciences
Matthias Rauterberg; Technical University of Eindhoven
Harald Reiterer; University of Konstanz
Albrecht Schmidt; University of Stuttgart
Volker Wulf; University of Siegen

Editorial Office:
Anne-Marie D. Hussein, M.A; University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg; i-com@uni-due.de

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