Preview and Call: The International Journal of Telepresence (IJT)

As many ISPR members and ISPR Presence News readers know, we’ve been working for a long time toward the creation of a new journal focused on presence, an open access journal with no publication charges that is open to a wide variety of interdisciplinary presence-related topics, research methods, and presentation formats. We’re not quite ready for an official roll-out but you can now visit the website of ISPR’s International Journal of Telepresence (IJT) at There you’ll find not only the detailed Call for Submissions (excerpted below) but two excellent initial published articles by our colleagues (direct links below). The journal site will be closely linked to the ISPR website and highlighted at the top of each ISPR Presence News post. We consider IJT your journal, so we welcome your feedback and suggestions as well as your involvement as author, reviewer and in any other role(s) in which you’d like to contribute. Please check out the website, especially the new articles, and e-mail us at with your feedback and ideas. And stay tuned for the official launch in the days and weeks ahead!


Call for Submissions [excerpt]
International Journal of Telepresence (IJT)

Published by the International Society for Presence Research (ISPR,

Matthew Lombard, Ph.D.
President, International Society for Presence Research
Department of Media Studies and Production, Temple University, USA

Deadline: General submissions are accepted at any time; calls for contributions to special issues have specific deadlines.

The International Journal of Telepresence (IJT) is an open access academic journal with no publication fees. Published by the International Society for Presence Research (ISPR;, its mission is to provide an accessible, enlightening and engaging forum for rigorous, constructive, open-minded, and interdisciplinary scholarship for anyone who studies, theorizes about, designs or is just interested in telepresence. We welcome submissions of previously unpublished work in formats including but not limited to reports on single or multiple studies, case studies, theory development, literature reviews, critical analyses, first-person or other descriptive reports, book reviews, commentaries, and more. For research reports, any traditional or rigorous nontraditional method is welcome. Submissions that include rich and engaging media including static and interactive graphics, audio and video material, etc. are especially encouraged. …


Initial peer reviewed articles published in the International Journal of Telepresence (IJT):

1.2 Social Robots and Social Presence: Interpersonally Communicating with Robots

David Westerman 1, Autumn Edwards 2, Chad Edwards 2 & Patric R. Spence 3

1 Department of Communication, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, USA
2 School of Communication, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
3 Nicholson School of Communication, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA

1.3 Sexual Presence: A qEEG Analysis of Sexual Arousal to Synthetic Pornography

Patrice Renaud 1 2, Sarah Michelle Neveu 1 2 3, Joanne-L. Rouleau 4 & Christian Joyal 5

1 Université du Québec en Outaouais
2 Institut National de Psychiatrie Légale Philippe-Pinel
3 Université du Québec à Montréal
4 Université de Montréal
5 Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

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