The Electronic Journal of e-Government publishes perspectives on topics relevant to the study, implementation and management of e-Government

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The Electronic Journal of e-Government publishes research on topics relevant to e-Government or what is now being referred to as Digital Government, with an emphasis on the organisational, management, national and personal implications.

The journal welcomes original papers on a wide range of issues related to this subject. The Journal publishes papers that explore new ideas and concepts as well as case studies describing current practice, debates and controversies in this field. Papers are expected to offer new insights including the development and application of novel concepts for research methods.

Topics include, but are not limited to, the range of issues that affect the conceptualisation and implementation of e-Government applications, the assessment of these systems, organisational issues, personnel involved with e-Government, the attitude of the citizen to e-Government initiatives, development of smart cities, citizen participation and engagement, and citizen centric collaboration and the impact of social software to mention a few. Current topics such as evaluating cloud computing for e-Government applications, the impact of big data and evaluation of security threats to e-Government are also included.

The journal will be introducing separate sections for theoretical/ conceptual papers, empirical papers and case studies / practical contributions. Book reviews, reviews of conferences and colloquia will also be considered.

We require authors submitting to indicate what section they are targeting. Only papers which are accompanied by a completed submission form will be accepted for review by the Journal. All papers accepted for consideration will be double blind peer reviewed. We aim at completing the reviews within 2 months. 

  1. Those wishing to make a submission should first read the Submission Guidelines, and then follow the link to the submission form.
  2. Submissions should not be longer than 8,000 words including abstract, keywords and references. All papers submitted to the journal will be double-blind refereed by members of the editorial board or other suitable readers.
  3. Papers should begin with the title of paper, all the authors’ names and affiliations, and the full address and e-mail address for at least one contact author. A relevant website address may also be optionally supplied. When the paper is online there will be a link to the authors email addresses so that readers can reach you for further information. Please do not submit a paper without these contact details. The journal administrators will remove personal details for the purposes of the blind review process.
  4. Include an abstract of 300- 500 words outlining the purpose, scope and conclusions of the paper, and selected keywords. It is important that the abstract should be clear and understandable for those for whom English is not the native language. The abstract should explain why the paper is an important contribution to a particular aspect of IS Evaluation.
  5. Keywords and key phrases. Within the journal Web Site there will be a search facility to look for papers that have been published and the keywords and key phrases will be used in conjunction with this. Therefore please include at least four words or short phrases that highlight the topics covered by the paper.
  6. A Journal Style Model Paper can be found here: