International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP)

International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP)

Interim Editor-in-Chief: Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
Indexed In: INSPEC and 11 more indices
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2010
ISSN: 1947-9131|EISSN: 1947-914X|DOI: 10.4018/IJEP


The International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP) establishes the foundations of e-politics as an emerging interdisciplinary area of research and practice, as well as offers a venue for publications that focus on theories and empirical research on the manifestations of e-politics in various contexts and environments. This journal encompasses diverse aspects of e-politics, including: strategy, e-commerce, decision sciences, marketing, economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, media studies, communication studies, women studies, black studies, political science, philosophy, law, criminology, and ethics.

Topics Covered

The International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP) focuses on three major topic areas: the politics of information technology function and its role within organizations, the politics of virtual communities and social networking communities, and the role that electronic media plays in community activism and party politics at the local, national, and international levels. Within these major areas, specific topics of interest to be discussed in the journal include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • E-voting and electronically enabled e-government
  • Impact of globalization on the political role played by the IT unit within organizations
  • Impact of race and gender on electronically enabled political manipulations
  • Party politics and social activism
  • Politics of diffusion of change within organizations
  • Politics of social networking communities, including: learning communities, customers' communities, e-dating communities, gaming communities, support group communities, etc.
  • Politics of the IT function and role in organizations
  • Politics of virtual communities and social networking communities
  • Politics of geographically based virtual communities
  • Use of electronic media for surveillance manipulation and harassment
  • Use of electronic media in industrial and labor relations
  • Utilization of electronic media for governance and politicking at the municipal, state, national, and international levels
  • Utilization of electronic media for political debate, information sharing, political decision making, and fundraising

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP) is to define and expand the boundaries of e-politics as an emerging area of inter-disciplinary research and practice by assisting in the development of e-politics theories and empirical models. The journal creates a venue for empirical, theoretical, and practical scholarly work on e-politics to be published, leading to sharing of ideas between practitioners and academics in this field. IJEP contributes to the creation of a community of e-politics researchers by serving as a “hub” for related activities, such as organizing seminars and conferences on e-politics and publication of books on e-politics.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 8: 4 Issues (2017)
Volume 7: 4 Issues (2016)
Volume 6: 4 Issues (2015)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2011)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2010)
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Reviews and Testimonials

The design, implementation, and use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) are not just technical issues; they are intensely social and thus political. Further, ICTs now can be used to support, challenge, fragment, and unify political discourse and speech, so the International Journal of E-Politics is both timely and essential.

– Ronald E. Rice, University of California - Santa Barbara, USA

Successfully using social media was one of the most noted aspects of President Obama's presidential campaign. Electronic media is no longer used for information and for interaction, but now is a live media that changes constantly in our lives, thoughts, and beliefs. E-politics quickly replaces the printed media and the public gathering. It changes constantly at a pace and ways unknown to researchers. The International Journal of E-Politics fills a necessary gap that will enable us to monitor, understand, and change the ways e-politics work.

– E. Isaac Mostovicz, Janus Thinking Ltd., USA

IJEP provides a critical forum for debate on politics and policy within e-based societies, particularly as information, knowledge, and technology have become tools driving through change. IJEP captures this global debate better than anyone else.

– Andrew Kakabadse, Cranfield School of Management, UK and Nada Kakabadse, Northampton Business School, UK

In the rush to understand the value of information systems and technologies and to offer council on how such value can best be achieved, academic research has naturally focused on the private sector, where money and return on investment provide relatively easy-to-obtain measures of success. But, because the collection and flow of information is critical to a productive society, information systems provide an equal or, perhaps, greater value to humanity in the public sector than in the private sector. IJEP, with its focus on government, politics, and social responsibility, brings a much needed balance to the study of information, information systems, and information technology.

– Steven R. Gordon, Babson College, USA and Editor of the Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research

The theme of this journal meets an important need. The Internet is a rapidly expanding medium that has become the primary form of communication for many people around the world. The International Journal of E-Politics speaks to this revolutionary change and is much needed.

– Jack Quarter, University of Toronto, Canada

In the context of the information and knowledge society, in which the broadband networks are stimulating and increasing services as for the welfare state (e-health and e-learning) and the area of business (e-business), a key area of analysis is e-politics, an emerging interdisciplinary area of research and practice. In this respect, IJEP appears in the best moment to treat the sector as a contemporary form.

– Joan-Francesc Fondevila-Gascón, CECABLE, UAB, UAO, and UOC, Spain


Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief Emeriti
Yasmin Ibrahim, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom ORCID
Sofia Idris, Independent Researcher, Pakistan ORCID
Celia Romm Livermore, Wayne State University, Australia
International Advisory Board
Timothy Bagwell, Walden University, United States
Phillip Ein-Dor, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Seymour Goodman, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Steven Gordon, Babson College, United States
Prashant Palvia, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, United States
Shailendra Palvia, Long Island University, United States
Alireza Salehi Nejad, University of Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic Of ORCID
Carol Saunders, University of Central Florida, United States
Ada Scupola, Roskilde University, Denmark ORCID
Associate Editors
Andrea Calderaro, European University Institute, Italy
Linda Jane Coleman, Salem State College, United States
Anita Howarth, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Luis Luna-Reyes, University at Albany, State University of New York, United States
Lorenzo Mosca, Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy ORCID
Luciano Paccagnella, University of Torino, Italy ORCID
Joy Peluchette, Lindenwood University, United States
Pierluigi Rippa, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Kristina Setzekorn, Purdue University Global, United States
Cathy Urquhart, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, United Kingdom
Andreas Veglis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece ORCID
Editorial Review Board
Giulia Airaghi, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Itir Akdogan, University of Helsinki, Finland
Muchid Albintani, University of Riau, Indonesia ORCID
Tori Arthur, Colorado State University, United States
Nahed Azab, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Ingrid Bachmann, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
Carlo Bellini, Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil ORCID
Shannon Bichard, Texas Tech University, United States
Jonathan Bishop, Crocels Community Media Group, United Kingdom ORCID
Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic, University of New South Wales, Australia
Chuleeporn Changchit, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, United States
Mung Chiang, Princeton University, United States
Anastasia Deligiaouri, Dublin City University, Ireland ORCID
Kamil Demirhan, Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University, Turkey
Douglas C. Derrick, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Joan Francesc Fondevila i Gascón, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Angeliki Gazi, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Nada Kakabadse, The University of Northampton, United Kingdom
Brent Langhals, Air Force Institute of Technology, United States
Azi Lev-On, Ariel University, Israel ORCID
Jonathan Livermore, University of Sydney, Australia
Marick Masters, Wayne State University, United States
Jöerg Matthes, University of Vienna, Austria
Isaac Mostovicz, Northampton University, United Kingdom
Oyewole Oladapo, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Nigeria ORCID
Bugra Ozer, Celal Bayar University, Turkey
Roxana Radu, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland
Arik Ragowsky, Wayne State University, United States
Christopher Reddick, University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
Mary Schmeida, Kent State University, United States
Sasha Scott, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
Paulo Serra, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Myles Stern, Wayne State University, United States
Asiru Tunde, Umaru Musa Yar'adua University, Katsina, Nigeria
Shailaja Venkatsubramanyan, San Jose State University, United States
Kevin Wang, Butler University, United States
Christine Williams, Bentley University, United States


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

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

Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, DBA 

Interim Editor-in-Chief  

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