Critical Digital and Social Media Studies Book Series (UWP, ed. Christian Fuchs): New Call for Open Access Book Submissions

Critical Digital and Social Media Studies is an established open access book series edited by Professor Christian Fuchs (Paderborn University) and published by the University of Westminster Press (UWP):

The Critical Digital and Social Media Studies series publishes books that critically study the role of the internet, digital and social media in society and make critical interventions. Books in the series analyse how power structures, digital capitalism, ideology, domination and social struggles shape and are shaped by digital and social media. They use and develop critical theories, are profoundly theoretical and discuss the political relevance and implications of the topics under scrutiny.

The Series has published 24 books since its launch in 2016. UWP is a non-profit open access publisher of Humanities and Social Science research, based in the UK, with a global reach. We support ‘diamond’ open access and most of our publications are made available without fees to either authors or readers.

With funding from the Jisc Open Access Community Framework (OACF), which provides financial support allowing us to publish without author-facing fees or book processing charges, we are inviting submissions for book proposals that fall within the scope of the series, and fit the criteria as set out below. Books in the series are published open access online in ePUB, Mobi and PDF formats and simultaneously as affordable paperbacks.  They are published using a Creative Commons licence (we use CC-BY-NC-ND as our standard licence but can discuss other options), and copyright in the work is retained by the author.

The series is a critical theory forum for internet and social media research that makes critical interventions into contemporary political topics in the context of digital and social media.  It is interested in publishing work that, based on critical theory foundations, develops and applies critical social media research methods that challenge digital positivism, as well as digital media ethics that are grounded in critical social theories and critical philosophy. The series’ understanding of critical theory and critique is grounded in approaches such as critical political economy and Frankfurt School critical theory.


All books must be between 35,000-90,000 words in length, with a preference for projects that can submit a full draft typescript within the next 6-12 months.  Single and co-authored works as well as edited collections are accepted. We have a preference for monographs but will also consider suggestions for collected volumes.

The submission deadline is March 15, 2023, 23:59 GMT.

Submissions of proposals and a sample chapter should be made via email to Philippa Grand, Press Manager at University of Westminster Press at

Submissions should include a proposal form, which can be downloaded here: Submissions should also include the author/editor CVs and one sample chapter.

Topics that we are interested in receiving proposals on include but are not limited to: digital capitalism, digital labour, the political economy of digital and social media, digital and informational capitalism, ideology critique in the age of social media, the political economy of fake news and post-truth on the Internet, digital fascism, digital authoritarianism, digital warfare, digital socialism, Marxist theory in the digital age, the public service Internet, the digital public sphere and digital democracy, new developments of critical theory in the age of digital and social media, critical studies of advertising and consumer culture online, critical social media research methods, critical digital and social media ethics, working class struggles in the age of social media, the relationship of class, gender and race in the context of digital and social media, critical analysis of the implications of Big Data, cloud computing, digital positivism, the Internet of Things, predictive online analytics, the sharing economy, location based data and mobile media, the role of classical critical theories for studying digital and social media, platform co-operatives, the digital commons, critical studies of the Internet economy, online prosumption, sujectivity, consciousness, affects, worldviews and moral values in the age of digital and social media, digital art and culture in the context of critical theory, environmental and ecological aspects of digital capitalism, digital consumer culture, algorithmic discrimination, critical studies of digital surveillance, state power in the digital age, activism in the digital age, digital (in)justice.

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