PERSONALITY AND EMOTICONS Special issue of Journal of Education Culture and Society 2019_1


The special issue of the Journal of Education, Culture and Society, expected to be published in June 2019, will be dedicated to the very actual, yet poorly explored, topic of the usage of emoticons in relation to personality. Emoticons, as nonverbal cues in computer-mediated communication, have been shown to express emotions1 and affect the online message interpretations2, but very few studies have focused on their relation to personality.

Submission guidelines 

We encourage scholars from all over the world to conduct studies tackling the research topic of the link between personality and emoticons. We accept applications solely for:

-quantitative & correlational studies

-studies with the number of emoticons and personality traits as measured variables (the studies do not have to be limited to these variables but they have to be included)

The goal of the special issue is to showcase studies from different cultures exploring the individual background of the usage of emoticons.


How to proceed?


link to the application form


The deadline for application submissions: 15.12.2017 (only applications, not full papers).

Invitations to submit full papers will be sent until: 20.12.2017

Further deadlines and detailed guidelines will be announced upon application. 


The author of the best paper (chosen by scientific committee) will be awarded with a 800 USD grant dedicated to participation in an international conference EDUCATION CULTURE AND SOCIETY in September 2019 in Wrocław.


Further information

Personality should be measured according to the paradigm of the Big Five. See TIPI :// as an example of free of a charge tool to measure personality traits translated to 18 languages

All articles will be subjected to a double-blind review involving two independent reviewers. Works that receive a negative review will not be published in the periodical. Positively reviewed articles will be published in the for of short reports in both paper and electronic issues with open access. The publication in the special issue is free of charge.


Journal secretary for special issue contact


Oleszkiewicz, A., Frackowiak, T., Sorokowska, A., & Sorokowski, P. (2017). Children can accurately recognize facial emotions from emoticons. Computers in Human Behavior.

Derks, D., Bos, A. E., & Von Grumbkow, J. (2008). Emoticons and online message interpretation. Social Science Computer Review, 26(3), 379-388.


CALL for PAPERS in PDF format