Information Polity

An International Journal of Government and Democracy in the Information Age

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ISSN print
1570-1255
ISSN online
1875-8754
Volume
24; 4 issues
Status
Last issue (23:4) online on 18 December 2018
Next issue
24:1 scheduled for March 2019
Back volumes
1-23
Website
www.informationpolity.com
Subject
Information Sciences, Social Sciences
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Call for Papers: we are looking for papers for a special issue on Governing Smart Cities, a special issue on Blockchain, and a special issue on Public Governance and Policy in the Sharing Era.

Information Polity is a tangible expression of the increasing awareness that Information and Communication technologies (ICTs) have become of deep significance for all polities as new technology-enabled forms of government, governing and democratic practice are sought or experienced throughout the world. This journal positions itself in these contexts, seeking to be at the forefront of thought leadership and debate about emerging issues, impact, and implications of government and democracy in the information age.

The journal is dedicated to publishing work from two main sources: academic and practitioner. The journal publishes work from academics that is both of top quality and, equally, of high strategic relevance to practitioners. Secondly, the journal is intent on publishing work undertaken by practitioners – professional, administrative and political – who are actively engaged in the broad arenas of government and democracy, whether at local, regional, national or supra-national levels.

The journal promotes interdisciplinary work drawing from the wider social sciences (e.g. public policy, public management, public administration, political science, information systems, information science, media studies, philosophy, sociology, law, economics) and welcomes articles with an empirical, theoretical or conceptual contribution from scholars and practitioners throughout the world. The journal is both international and comparative in its perspectives and publishes articles on political, public policy, institutional, social, economic, legal, managerial, organizational, ethical, and wider social scientific themes and issues as they relate to the application of ICTs in government, governing and democratic practice. Examples of such themes and issues are:

-       Bureaucratic reform and modernization
-       Public and democratic innovation
-       Public policy in the information age
-       Citizenship in the information age
-       The impact of ICTs on political institutions and democratic practice
-       ICT regulation and governance
-       Social media and citizen engagement
-       Political information and the role of new media
-       Internet activism, political organization and collective action
-       Government ICT strategy, leadership and management
-       Service transformation and multi-channel service provision
-       Cross-government information-sharing
-       Digital identity and privacy
-       Surveillance and cybersecurity
-       Open government, transparency and accountability
-       Public records management in the information age
-       Public innovation management, evaluation and benefits realization

Publishing in Information Polity
The journal is keen to receive well-written rigorous journal articles from its targeted authors on topics as stated above. Articles submitted for consideration must be written in English and checked by a native speaker. The journal will welcome expert opinion pieces as well as articles deriving from research and practice.

Academic articles submitted should normally not exceed 8000 words in length [including references]. Articles in the form of authoritative, well-researched case studies or country reports will be welcomed and will not normally exceed 4500 words. The journal will also commission reviews, including book reviews, social media reviews, reviews of research reports and strategy documents, expert opinion pieces, and short research notes, which normally will not exceed 2000 words.

Peer Review Policy
Published articles in Information Polity have all been subject to rigorous peer review, based on an initial editorial screening and anonymous refereeing by a minimum of two referees.

Editors-in-Chief
Albert Meijer, Ph.D.
Professor of Public Innovation
Utrecht University
School of Government
Bijlhouwerstraat 6
3511 ZC Utrecht
Netherlands
Email: a.j.meijer@uu.nl

William Webster, Ph.D.
Professor of Public Policy and Management
Centre for Research into Information,
Surveillance and Privacy (CRISP),
University of Stirling
Stirling, FK9 4LA
Email: william.webster@stir.ac.uk

Honorary Editor-in-Chief 
John Taylor

Reviews Editor
Dr. Karl Lofgren
Associate Professor
School of Government
PO Box 600
Wellington 6140
New Zealand
Tel.: +64 4 463 6349
Email: karl.lofgren@vuw.ac.nz

Associate Editors
Europe:
Associate Prof. Frank Bannister, Trinity University, Dublin, Ireland
Asia:
Prof. Heungsuk Choi, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
South America:
Dr. Maria Alexandra Cunha, Fundacao Gerulio Vargas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
North America:
Dr. Mila Gasco, Center for Technology in Government, State University of New York at Albany, USA
Oceania:
Associate Prof. Paul Henman , University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Africa:
Dr. Adegboyega Ojo, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Editorial Board

Prof. Victor J.J.M. Bekkers, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Prof. Colin J. Bennett, University of Victoria, Canada
Prof. John C. Bertot, University of Maryland, USA
Dr. Eleanor Burt, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Dr. Lemuria Carter, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Prof. Manuel Castells, University of Southern California, USA
Prof. Andrew Chadwick, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom
Prof. Soon Ae Chun, City University of New York, USA
Prof. Stephen Coleman, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Prof. William H. Dutton, Michigan State University, USA
Dr. Elizabeth Eppel, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Prof. Leif Skiftenes Flak, University of Agder, Norway
Prof. Jane E. Fountain, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Dr. J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, State University of New York, USA
Prof. Olivier Glassey, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland
Prof. Tomasz Janowski, Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland
Prof. Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Associate Prof. Bram Klievink, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Prof. Robert Krimmer, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Prof. Klaus Lenk, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Prof. Miriam Lips, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Prof. Brian Loader, University of York, United Kingdom
Prof. Helen Margetts, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Prof. Ian McLoughlin, Monash University, Australia
Prof. Dr. Ines Mergel, University of Konstanz, Germany
Prof. Dr. Toshio Obi, Waseda University, Japan
Dr. Theresa A. Pardo, State University of New York, USA
Prof. Peter Parycek, Donau-Universität Krems, Austria
Prof. Charles Raab, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Prof. Christopher G. Reddick, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Prof. Alasdair S. Roberts, University of Missouri, USA
Prof. Scott Robertson, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Dr. Jesper Schlaeger, Lund University, Sweden
Prof. Hans Jochen Scholl, University of Washington, USA
Prof. Tino Schuppan, The Potsdam eGovernment Competence Centre, Germany
Dr. Colin F. Smith, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
Prof. Maddalena Sorrentino, Università degli studi di Milano, Italy
Dr. Marcel Thaens, the Netherlands
Dr. Thierry Vedel, Centre for Political Research SciencesPo, France
Prof. Mirko Vintar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Prof. Elin Wihlborg, Linkoping University, Sweden
Prof. Rob Wilson, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

 

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SCImago Journal & Country Rank

According to the SCImago Journal Rank, Information Polity is ranked in the first quartile of Public Administration, Sociology and Political Science, Communication and Geography, Planning and Development journals. It is ranked in the second quartile of Information Systems journals.

The SCImago Journal Rank is a portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus® database (Elsevier B.V.).

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