Submit a Paper to the International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA)

Published Quarterly. Est. 2014.

The International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA) is to provide clear explanations and guidelines regarding the editorial terms and rules regarding the review process for the journal. All members of the review board of IJPADA are expected to familiarize themselves with the policies outlined and respectfully follow the rules and terms of the review process established for this journal.

ISSN: 2334-4520|EISSN: 2334-4539|DOI: 10.4018/IJPADA
The Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA) would like to invite you to consider submitting a manuscript for inclusion in this scholarly journal. The following describes the mission, coverage, and guidelines for submission to IJPADA.


The mission of the International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA) is to examine both the impact of information technology (IT) on public and nonprofit organizations, as well as the implementation of information technology for improving urban or regional governance. Through its mission IJPADA examines the impact of IT on reforming and changing public and nonprofit organizations both internally (transparency, efficiency, etc.) and externally (outcomes and impact on society). This journal also compares the adoption of IT in public and nonprofit organizations in different institutional and organizational environments, such as comparing implementation of IT in developed versus developing countries or the adoption of IT in private versus public sector organizations. IJPADA will examine emerging and innovative technologies and their adoption in public and nonprofit organizations. Therefore, this journal seeks research drawn from a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to information science, public policy, public administration, education studies, political science, business, law, urban studies, information systems, communications, economics, sociology, computer science, and public health. Its multidisciplinary aim is to advance the organizational, administrative, and policy sciences through the implementation of IT as they apply to government and governance.


Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Administrative law and IT
  • Digital divide
  • E-Governance
  • E-Government
  • Emergency management and IT
  • Emerging technologies in the public sector (big data, open data, social media & networks…)
  • Environment policy and IT
  • Internet and public administration
  • Leadership and IT
  • Mobile technology and government
  • Nonprofit fundraising and IT
  • Nonprofit management and IT
  • Political institutions and processes and IT adoption
  • Public budgeting and finance and IT
  • Public human resource management and information systems
  • Public management and IT  
  • Public policy and IT
  • Public sector organizational change and IT
  • Urban management/planning and IT
  • Smart technologies and urban or regional governance
  • Smart devices and their novel use in public management
  • Smart University and Smart Education


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 three 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 to

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

Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar
International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA)