International Journal of Electronic Governance
- Editor in Chief
- Prof. Dimitris Gouscos
- ISSN online
- ISSN print
- 4 issues per year
- CiteScore 1.0 (2019)
IJEG, a fully refereed journal, publishes articles that present current research and practice in all areas of electronic governance.
Topics covered include
- Electronic rule making/public policy formulation/democratic processes at all levels
- Digital citizenship, e-deliberation, digital consensus building
- Digital inclusion/communication in policymaking/democratic governance
- E-governance: platforms, digital communication, the democratic deficit
- Electronic corporate governance/diplomacy, e-governance in virtual organisations
- Multi-level/national e-governance: public/corporate/beyond the political domain
- Self-governed electronic collaboration, self-regulated online communities/networks
- Open/peer-to-peer/self-regulated models, cross-domain theories
- Communication/content/interaction/cognitive technologies
- Simulations, serious gaming
- Communal/political/institutional legitimisation
- Organisational/training/legal/financial aspects
- Social aspects, virtual social behaviour/community building
- Psychological/cognitive aspects, virtual cognition/awareness/identity building
- Personal experience
In a world that becomes more digitally interconnected every day, governance functions at all levels are increasingly enacted through networked electronic media that in turn create new capabilities for opening up and innovating the governance process. The IJEG is a fully refereed inter-disciplinary research journal covering the theory, applications and impact of using the internet, the world-wide web and digital communication media as governance channels. The journal focuses on the use of electronic and information technologies in deliberation over democratic policy and decision making processes, community governance as well as governance in non-political domains such as corporate, open project, online community and social network contexts. IJEG also explores the relations between electronic governance, digital communication and digital inclusion, novel technologies for electronic governance such as governance games and simulations, and the political, organisational, social, psychological and cognitive aspects of electronic governance.
IJEG aims to help researchers and practitioners, academic educators and policy makers to contribute, disseminate knowledge and learn from each others’ work through cutting-edge thinking in electronic governance, and emphasises the international dimension in order to overcome cultural and national barriers and respond to accelerating technological and global change. With the objective of becoming an outstanding forum where electronic governance research and practice can take a shape of its own and results can be shared across institutions, governments, academia, research and the practitioner community, IJEG seeks
- up-to-date, leading research reports to help readers stay ahead and maintain a competitive edge best practice in electronic governance
- practical guidance reports on ways to achieve greater openness and innovation in the development and implementation of electronic governance
- in-depth analysis and interpretation that advances understanding and provides a framework for further study of electronic governance
- international coverage that allows the sharing of information, knowledge and insight on a worldwide scale.
The target audience of IJEG includes researchers, academics, professionals, managers, policy makers and non-profit organisations with an interest in the design and development of electronic governance.
IJEG publishes high quality original and review research papers, technical reports, conference reports, book reviews, notes, commentaries and news to keep readers at the forefront of the latest thinking and research in electronic governance, as well as case studies, management reports, practical applications, best practice reports and success stories to illustrate the design, implementation, development and management of electronic governance projects. IJEG publishes regular and special issues with themes that can alternate between different domains of electronic governance practice.
Contribution to the journal may be by submission or invitation, and suggestions for special issues and publications are welcome.
Editor in Chief
- Gouscos, Dimitris, University of Athens, Greece
- Papaloi, Aspasia, University of Athens, Greece
- Staiou, Eleni-Revekka, University of Athens, Greece
Editorial Board Members
- Andersen, Kim Normann, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
- Axford, Barrie, Oxford Brookes University, UK
- Bengolea, Nicolas Perrotta, , Chile
- Bennett, Lance, University of Washington, USA
- Bhatnagar, Subhash, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India
- Caldow, Janet, IBM Institute for Electronic Government, USA
- Casacuberta, David, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
- Chappelet, Jean-Loup, Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP), Switzerland
- Chen, Peter, Monash University, Australia
- Coglianese, Cary, University of Pennsylvania Law School, USA
- Dahlgren, Peter, Lund University, Sweden
- Georgiadis, Panagiotis, University of Athens, Greece
- Huggins, Richard, Oxford Brookes University, UK
- Iosifidis, Petros, City University, UK
- Leitner, Christine, Centre for Economics and Public Administration (CEPA), UK
- Lenk, Klaus, University of Oldenburg, Germany
- Macintosh, Ann, University of Leeds, UK
- Meimaris, Michalis, University of Athens, Greece
- Noble, Phil, Politics Online, USA
- Papandreou, Andreas, University of Athens, Greece
- Pardo, Theresa, University at Albany, SUNY, USA
- Patelis, Korina, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
- Prasad, Raj Kumar, The Commonwealth Center for Electronic Governance, India, India
- Riley, Thomas, Commonwealth Centre for e-Governance (CCfEG), Canada
- Sassi, Sinikka, University of Helsinki, Finland
- Van Lerberghe, Daniel, Fondation EurActiv PoliTech, Belgium
- Wimmer, Maria, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
A few essentials for publishing in this journal
- Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (more details available here) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
- Briefs and research notes are not published in this journal.
- All our articles go through a double-blind review process.
- All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article. A full statement of our Ethical Guidelines for Authors (PDF) is available.
- There are no charges for publishing with Inderscience, unless you require your article to be Open Access (OA). You can find more information on OA here.
- All articles for this journal must be submitted using our online submissions system.
Rebooting the United Nations to avoid cyberwarfare
1 October, 2020
Information and communications technology (ICT) has always had a role in warfare by the broadest definition, from the rolled up scroll warning of advancing troops from the north, to the microdot-bearing carrier pigeon heading south, from the enigmatic encryption machines of World War to the technology of mutually assured destruction of the Cold War. Of course, in the digital age of smartphones and tablet computers, the internet of things and remote sensors, ICT has an even sharper role to play. The concept of cyberwarfare has emerged into a reality that might see a so-called rogue state disabling critical infrastructure of a nation with which it sees conflict or indeed another nation exploiting the likes of social media to randomise the roll of the political device either in their favour or to nudge voters towards an unanticipated outcome in elections and referenda. Segun Joshua, Faith Osasumwen Olanrewaju, Lady Adaina Ajayi, and Sunday Idowu of the Covenant University in Ota, Nigeria, writing in the International Journal of Electronic Governance, suggest that the global peace-promoting organisation that is the United Nations might struggle to cope with this new emerging dimension of warfare – cyberwar [...]