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International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR)
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International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR)

Editor-in-Chief: Vishanth Weerakkody (Bradford University, UK)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), SCOPUS, Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), INSPEC and 21 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2005
ISSN: 1548-3886|EISSN: 1548-3894|DOI: 10.4018/IJEGR


The International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR) is a peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary, international journal that publishes high-quality, original research about electronic government. Electronic government is broadly defined within topics such as but not limited to the hardware and software technology, e-government adoption and diffusion, e-government policy, e-government planning and management, e-government applications, and e-government impacts. The journal also serves as a forum for scholars and practitioners to present theoretical and philosophical discussions on current issues relating to the practice of electronic government. IJEGR encourages submissions that reflect the wide and interdisciplinary nature of e-government as a subject and manuscripts that integrate technological disciplines with social, contextual and management issues.

Topics Covered

  • Accessibility and usability of e-government websites
  • Administrative reform through e-government
  • Assessment of e-government projects
  • Avoidance of technology pitfalls in e-government development
  • Building government-to-government enterprises
  • Citizen-centric services
  • Cyber public relations
  • Digital government and online education
  • Digital Rights Management
  • E-government and digital divide
  • E-government databases
  • E-justice, law enforcement, and cyber crime
  • Electronic government-to-business collaboration
  • Electronic government-to-government collaboration
  • Electronic healthcare (e-health) services
  • Electronic Voting
  • Enterprise architecture at various levels of government
  • E-planning
  • Evaluation of methodologies, approaches, tools, and techniques used for designing and implementing e-government systems
  • Evaluation of public sector information systems
  • Future directions of electronic government
  • Governance and electronic democracy
  • Identity management, data protection, and citizens’ privacy
  • Immigration and digital government
  • Impacts/implications of electronic government
  • Implementing e-government systems in transition economics
  • Information availability and access in e-government
  • Information security in e-government
  • Innovative applications and best practices in e-government
  • Inter-agency information sharing in e-government and shared services
  • International integration/collaboration of e-government
  • IT management issues in e-government
  • Local e-government implementation and diffusion
  • Organizational and human factors influencing e-government adoption and diffusion
  • Public and private partnership management
  • Public sector and social inclusion/exclusion
  • Social issues and trust in e-government
  • Socio-economic factors influencing e-government adoption and diffusion
  • Strategic management of e-government
  • Technology adoption and diffusion in the public sector
  • Theories, conceptual models, and frameworks for public sector information systems
  • Transformational government and ICT enabled change in the public sector

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR) is to supply academicians, practitioners, and professionals with quality applied research results in the field of electronic/digital government, its applications, and impacts on governmental organizations around the world. This journal effectively and positively provides organizational and managerial directions with greater use and management of electronic/digital government technologies in organizations. IJEGR epitomizes the research available within e-government while exponentially emphasizing the expansiveness of this field.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 13: 4 Issues (2017)
Volume 12: 4 Issues (2016)
Volume 11: 4 Issues (2015)
Volume 10: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 9: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 8: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 7: 4 Issues (2011)
Volume 6: 4 Issues (2010)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2009)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2008)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2007)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2006)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2005)
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Reviews and Testimonials

Governments from all over the world are looking to benefit from new technology, but often fail in doing so. IJEGR keeps you up-to-date with the ever-changing concepts in the field of e-government, and many of the papers combine technology, systems, organizational, and strategic aspects.

– Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Since the beginning of the 21st century, e-government has become a much talked about topic in academic and practitioner circles. Being a relatively new concept, through, means that there is a lot to learn about the socio-cultural, organizational, and technological impact of e-government. In this context, IJEGR is one of few high-quality journals that provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to share their experiences and ideas on the topic of e-government.

– Vishanth Weerakkody, Brunel University, UK

Literature and practice show that the adoption of new technologies is conditioned by organizational characteristics and, the other way around, that information technologies have the potential to transform government processses, organizational structure, and human resources. The International Journal of Electronic Government Research offers a timely and critical platform to foster further understanding about these topics. The collection of real cases and conceptual articles contribute, without a doubt, to the theory and practice of the e-government field.

– Mila Gasco, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Vishanth Weerakkody is a Professor of Management Information Systems and Governance in the Faculty of Management and Law at University of Bradford, UK. He was previously a Professor of Digital Governance at the Business School in Brunel University, London. Prof Weerakkody worked in a number of multinational organisations prior to his academic career, including IBM UK. He has an outstanding track record of research and enterprise and has secured numerous research grants from funding bodies such as the European Commission (FP7 & H2020), Economic and Social Research Council, Qatar Foundation and UK Local Government. His R&D expertise spans several disciplines including, management decision making, ICT, public administration, digital governance, social innovation and process transformation. Prof Weerakkody is Chartered IT professional, a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and been the Editor-in-Chief of IJEGR since 2008.

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Saleem Zoughbi, United Nations University, Lebanon
Managing Editor
Mohamad Osmani, Qatar University, Qatar
Associate Editors
Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko, University of Tampere, Finland
Lemuria Carter, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
Anthony Cresswell, University at Albany SUNY, United States
Wendy Currie, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Yogesh Dwivedi, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Ramzi El-Haddadeh, Qatar University, Qatar
Leif Flack, Agder University, Norway
Mila Gasco, Center for Technology in Government, United States
J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, University at Albany SUNY, United States
Zahir Irani, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Vikas Jain, University of Tampa, United States
Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands ORCID
Jeremy Millard, Danish Technological Institute, Denmark
Andreea Molnar, Swinburne University of Technology, United Kingdom
Ali Montazemi, McMaster University, Canada
Sangin Park, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic Of
Jeffrey Roy, Dalhousie University, Canada
Mohini Singh, RMIT University, Australia
Spiros Sirmakessis, Technological Educational Institute of Messolonghi, Greece
Genie N. L. Stowers, San Francisco State University, United States
Arthur Tatnall, Victoria University, Australia
Editorial Review Board
Subhajit Basu, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Colette Brunschwig, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Jorge Cardoso, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Jyoti Choudrie, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Soon Ae Chun, City University of New York, Staten Island, United States
Robert Cropf, Saint Louis University, United States
Keith Culver, Paris and Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
Gonçalo Dias, University of Aveiro, Brazil
Mohamed Elbannan, Cairo University, Egypt
Marwan Elnaghi, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Jordi Barrat Esteve, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Ephrem Eyob, Virginia State University, United States
Morten Falch, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark
Panagiotis Germanakos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Ahmad Ghoneim, University of Bradford, United Kingdom
M. Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, India
Vincent Homburg, Erasmus University, Netherlands
Tommi Inkinen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Lech Janczewski, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Steve Jones, Conwy County Council Wales, United Kingdom
Muhammad Kamal, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Satish Krishnan, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, India
Keri Logan, Massey University, New Zealand
Selma Mansar, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Qatar
Penelope Markellou, University of Patras, Greece
Rose Melville, The University of Queensland, Australia
Stephen Mutula, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Syed Nasirin, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
Carlos Nunes Silva, Portugal ORCID
D O Baoill, University of Illinois, United States
Anne-Marie Oostveen, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Anastasia Papazafeiropoulou, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Murali Raman, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Nripendra Rana, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Christopher Reddick, University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
Øystein Sæbo, University of Agder, Norway
Ganesh Sahu, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, India
Rodrigo Sandoval Almazán, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Mexico
Rodrigo Sandoval-Almazan, Autonomous State University of Mexico, Mexico
Alexander Schellong, Harvard University, United States
Jochen Scholl, University of Washington, United States
Richard Schwester, City University of New York, United States
Jeffrey Seifert, Congressional Research Service (Library of Congress), United States
Mahmud Shareef, North South University, Bangladesh, Canada
Jari Stenvall, University of Tampere, Finland
Reima Suomi, University of Turku, Finland ORCID
Antti Syvajarvi, University of Lapland, Finland
Yao-Hua Tan, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Costas Vassilakis, University of the Peloponnese, Greece ORCID
Lucas Walsh, Foundation for Young Australians, Australia
Nancy Wiegand, University of Wisconsin - Madison, United States
Prodromos Yannas, Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus, Greece
Monica Zuccarini, University of Naples Federico II, Italy


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS MUST CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

All inquiries regarding IJEGR should be directed to the attention of:

Mohamad Osmani
Managing Editor

All manuscript submissions to IJEGR should be sent through the online submission system: