Editor: Information, Communication and Society (iCS), an international journal for the information age, published by Routledge (1997- 2017).
Associate Editor: Communications and Organizational Impact Studies (1986-2009), Internet Studies, Social Science Computer Review (2010- )
E-Editor: Prometheus: The Journal of Issues in Technological Change, Innovation, Information Economics, Communications and Science Policy (1997-2009)
Guest Editor: Sproull, L., Dutton, W., and Kiesler, S. (2007), Special Issue on ‘Online Communities’, Organization Studies, 3 (March): 277-410.
Editor: Dutton, W. H. (2009), Special Issue on ‘Key Enablers for eTransformation?’, European Journal of e-Practice, Vol. 6, January. Available online at: http://www.epracticejournal.eu/volume/6
Editor: Loader, B. D., and Dutton, W. H. (2012), ‘A Decade in Internet Time’, A Special Issue of Information Communication & Society, 15(5): 609-15.
Guest Editor: Seale, J. and Dutton, W. H. (2012) (eds), ‘Digital Inclusion and Learning’, a special issue of Research in Learning Technology, Vol. 20, Issue 4, http://www.researchinlearningtechnology.net/index.php/rlt
Special Issue Editor with N. Shadbolt, W. Hall, J. A. Hendler, W. H. Dutton (2013), ‘Web Science: A New Frontier’, Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society, Vol. 371, No. 1987.
Guest Editor: Ess, C. and Dutton, W. H.: ‘Internet Studies’ for a special issue of New Media & Society, forthcoming.
Guest Editor: Dutton, W. H., Haigh, T. and Russell, A. (eds), ‘Histories of the Internet’, a special issue for the journal Information & Culture, in progress.
Advisory Editor: International Journal of Communication (2006- )
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