The aim of this journal is to critically explore what war means today and how it will develop in the future. As using the title 'Digital War' demonstrates, the focus is not to identify a new form of war but an entire emergent research field. Digital War provides an interdisciplinary forum for cutting-edge analysis of contemporary warfare, unifying researchers and knowledge from media studies, politics and IR, cybersecurity, the military, art, library and information studies, geography, and cultural studies as well as from political and technological commentators. It will be driven ultimately by quality scholarship, but rather than being restricted to publishing exclusive and narrow academic work, it will provoke and welcome a range of interventions and responses, including theoretical, polemical and speculative pieces from experts in their field. The aim is not only to be the intellectual centre of debate around contemporary war but also for emerging technological developments and their implications for the future of and as the leading and radical forum for discussions about developments in conflict.
Digital War is a Transformative Journal; authors can publish using the traditional publishing route OR via immediate gold Open Access.
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COVID 19 and impact on peer review
As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.
William Merrin, Andrew Hoskins
Sophie Dyer, Gabriela Ivens
Trevor Paglen, Anthony Downey