The refereed journal Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies was launched in 1995 by members of the Media, Art & Design Department at the then University of Luton (UK), and became a quarterly in 1997. In August 2006 the University of Luton became the University of Bedfordshire.
It is published by SAGE Publications.
The journal's editorial base remains at the University of Bedfordshire, Luton, where we are assisted by editorial assistant Jason Wilson.
Edited by Julia Knight (University of Sunderland, UK) and Alexis Weedon (University of Bedfordshire, UK), it has an international editorial board, with Associate Editors in the USA (Jane Singer and Amy Bruckman), the UK (Jeanette Steemers) and Australia (Rebecca Coyle).
Convergence invites papers on multimedia, gender and technology, satellite and cable, control and censorship, copyright, electronic publishing, the internet, media policy, interactivity, education and new media technologies, screen interfaces, virtual reality, technology and arts practices, sound/music and new technologies, and media theory.
The February and August issues are edited by the editorial team, while the May and November issues are guest-edited themed issues.