The Journal of Collective Intelligence. General Presentation
The Journal of Collective Intelligence is an international, transdisciplinary, peer-reviewed scientific publication. Its goal is to promote the study of human society from a cognitive standpoint.
Far from being exclusive, the expression “collective intelligence” points towards a vast body of knowledge and thinking about objects that have been diversely labeled : global brain, superbrain, global mind, group mind, ecology of mind, hive mind, learning orgnization, connected intelligence, hypercortex, symbiotic man, etc. Notwithstanding their diversity, several rich philosophical and scientific contemporary trends have in common one feature: they describe human communities, organizations or cultures as minds. This is why the Journal of Collective Intelligence proposes an intellectual meeting point for the members of the academic community interested in the study of the society as a mind.
In order to create a scientific tradition, the journal publishes the results of empirical researches and encourages the accumulation and comparison of observational data from various fields. The journal also stimulates methodological and theoretical discussions in an open-minded and constructive way.
Papers related to cyberculture and to the global knowledge society are particularly welcome. The journal accepts papers from the following disciplines : philosophy, anthropology, religious studies, history, geography, cognitive sciences, psychology, economy, management, sociology, education, communication, information sciences, system theory, media studies, cultural studies, design, architecture, art.
The Journal publishes only those papers concerning human societies.