International Review for Information Ethics

The IRIE is the official journal of the International Center for Information Ethics (ICIE). It envisions an international as well as intercultural discussion focusing on the ethical impacts of information technology on human practices and thinking, social interaction, other areas of science and research and the society itself.

Information ethics as understood here deals with ethical questions in the field of digital production and reproduction of phenomena and processes such as the exchange, combination and use of information. Maintaining a broad focus on the corresponding ethical issues and being open for the fast developments in the field the IRIE is particularly devoted to ethical questions of all kinds of digital devices affecting through their code and/or content social interaction as raised in:

  • the internet
  • computer science (computer ethics)
  • library and information science

The journal seeks to be a general forum for ethical scholarship, research and discussion in these areas and seeks to publish the best available scientific works concerned. Contributions should deal with a critical analysis of ethical questions in any of the above mentioned fields taking into consideration the following perspectives:

  • the development of moral standards, norms or values
  • the creation of (new) power structures
  • information visions and myths
  • hidden contradictions and intentionalities in information theories, ethics and practices

The IRIE envisions to allow for an international as well as intercultural discussion amongst peers.

The IRIE is published twice a year online. All abstracts are available online, and articles as well as complete issues can be downloaded without restriction free of charge. If you would like to be notified when a new issue is published, please let us know. You will then be added to the mailing list.