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Dr. Tatyana Dumova, associate professor of digital media in the School of Communication at Point Park University, has been appointed editor of a new interdisciplinary scholarly journal, the International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies (IJICST). This peer-reviewed journal focuses on a broad spectrum of existing and emerging Internet-based technologies, their applications, functions, and services. The journal is an official publication of the Information Resources Management Association and is housed by IGI Global.

IJICST seeks to explore multidimensional relationships between technology and contemporary society with the purpose of broadening the interdisciplinary body of knowledge pertaining to various aspects of existing and evolving interactive communication systems, platforms, components, devices, interfaces, tools, and techniques. The journal brings together global experts from the areas of communication science, human-computer interaction, information systems, computer science, knowledge management, business, economics, media studies, public relations, advertising, marketing, education, law, psychology, anthropology, and social work.

Dr. Dumova's research concentrates on the social implications of information and communication technologies and the role of technology in teaching and learning. Most recently, she has lead-edited a two-volume Handbook of Research on Social Interaction Technologies and Collaboration Software: Concepts and Trends (Information Science Reference).