The Weizenbaum Journal of the Digital Society (WJDS) is a peer-reviewed open access journal dedicated to research on the conditions, forms and consequences of the digital transformation of society in various fields. The journal is a resource for an academic public and aims to promote high-quality research from inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives.
The digitalization of society has many facets: the disruptive transformation of the world of work, radical changes in the economic and innovation systems, new forms of learning and the restructuring of educational systems, the transformation of public space through digital media and platforms, changes in the way democracies function, massive challenges for the legal system and political regulation as well as many open questions in respect to the planning and design of technical infrastructures for the benefit of individuals and societies at large. In light of these developments, the question arises how societies can shape digital transformation while safeguarding the foundations for individual and collective self-determination.
Collaborative research at the intersection of disciplines such as ethics, law, economics, social and political science, but also communication and computer science and engineering can provide a deeper understanding of the role of digitalization and shed light into the intricate net of dependencies surrounding it. Therefore, the WJDS aims to shed light in the effects of digitalization in relevant areas such as politics, business, science and technology, labor, the public, civil society, law and culture.
The Weizenbaum Journal of the Digital Society is indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).