Open Calls

Call for Articles 2022/2023

The Journal of Digital Media & Interaction (JDMI) is calling for articles for thematic dossiers, meaning, calls to publish on comprehensive series of papers (between 4,000 to 7,000 words each) under a shared theme (see below the themes for the next 4 issues). The JDMI accepts review, meta-analysis, empirical, and conceptual papers.

In addition to these thematic dossiers JDMI is continuously open to articles in the broad range of its scope.


JDMI no.12 - July 2022 

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Dossier on Emotion and Cognition in Engagement 

Submission deadline: May 20, 2022

In recent years there has been a growing concern with how we psychologically engage with digital media, not only in behavioral terms, but also in terms of our cognitive functions as well as the emotionality carried over into the experiences created. This dossier aims to deepen some of the concepts in the broader spectrum.



Engagement studies

Interaction studies

Memory and Engagement

Attention and Engagement

Emotion and Engagement

Learning and Engagement

Metrics for Engagement

Attention and Interest

Dark Patterns

Digital Attention

Emotion and Interaction

Emotion and Creativity

Emotions in Games

Experience design


Other topics related to Digital Engagement.


JDMI no.13 - December 2022

Dossier on Responsive Environments 

Submission deadline: October 15, 2022

The installed sensor networks keep proliferating. The increase of access to their technological interaction and communication has opened multiple dimensions for the creation of new experiences and new forms of expression. On the other hand, the effects and impacts on people's daily lives are also mounting. This dossier aims to deepen the awareness of these networks, their interaction responsiveness and impacts.



Voice Assistants

Digital surveillance

Peripheral Interaction

Digital Interaction with Natural Environments

New Digital Territories

Visual Appropriateness

Adaptive Sensory Environments

Personalization in Responsive Environments

Emotions in Responsive Environments

Cognition in Responsive Environments


Other topics in Responsive Environments


JDMI no.14 - July 2023 

Dossier on Meaning-Making in Digital Media

Submission deadline: April 30, 2023

The meaning-making in digital media has been debated over the last decades on many different fronts. It is in the interest of this dossier to provide an update of knowledge, in particular to present research on new perspectives, methods and models, paying particular attention to developments in content creation and communication in digital media.



Cognitive digital media studies

Cognitive semantics

Cognitive semiotics

Meaning-making in Digital Games

Meaning-making in Transmedia

Meaning-making in Interactive Storytelling

Meaning-making in Electronic Literature

Meaning-making in Digital Experiences



Other topics in Media Meaning Making


JDMI no.15 - December 2023 

Dossier on Digital Life and Wellbeing

Submission deadline: October 15, 2023

As never before, our daily lives are managed, controlled, evaluated, monitored, and mediated through systems and tools of the digital media sphere. This transformation of our relationship with the natural and social world brings changes about who we are. It is of interest to this dossier to understand what changes have been intensifing, what effects they are producing both socially and psychologically.



Wellbeing Assistants

Social media and Health

Games for Wellbeing

Digital Healthy Habits

Digital Minimalism

Screen Time


Digital addictions and disorders

Stress & Anxiety promoted by the use of digital media  

Other topics in Digital Life and Wellbeing


Guidelines for authors

Articles and Reviews can be submitted in English, Portuguese, French or Spanish.
All submissions must be made through the OJS platform of the journal JDMI.
Follow the authors’ guidelines and use the .doc template.

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