International Journal of Ethics in Digital Research and Scholarship (IJEDRS)

International Journal of Ethics in Digital Research and Scholarship (IJEDRS)

Formerly International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education (IJCEE)
Editor-in-Chief: Jeffrey Hsu (Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA)
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2017
ISSN: 2476-0005|EISSN: 2476-0013|DOI: 10.4018/IJEDRS
Out of print.


The International Journal of Ethics in Digital Research and Scholarship (IJEDRS) provides state-of-the-art research on the impact, application, theoretical issues and implications related to the ethics of using digital technologies in various fields. These fields include but are not limited to education, industry, government, and health care. Of particular interest are topics related to computer psychology, online behavior, and issues of privacy, security, surveillance, and confidentiality. As a semi-annual journal, IJEDRS publishes empirical research, theoretical studies, case studies, and book reviews that focus on ethics and the integrity of computer use in education, industry, medicine, government, and in the global business community.

Topics Covered

  • Computer crime and ethics
  • Cyber philosophy and ethics
  • Ethical aspects of Internet use in education, business, government
  • Ethical issues in e-learning
  • Ethical issues related to the use of personal, confidential, and medical information
  • Ethical issues relating to healthcare information
  • Ethical issues relating to the use of social media.
  • Ethical judgments
  • Ethical use and reuse of digital resources
  • Ethical/moral use of computers
  • Ethical/unethical behaviors in virtual environments
  • Ethics in open science
  • Hacking and internet use/abuse
  • Infringements of privacy or intellectual property
  • Intellectual property/copyright issues
  • Management of computer ethics
  • Online behavior including online addiction, internet predation, and impacts of computer gaming
  • Open educational resources and ethical use of OER
  • Plagiarism and intellectual property rights
  • Principles of cyber ethics and/or computer ethics in education
  • Privacy and piracy issues
  • Psychology of computer and digital technology use
  • Safety in computer use
  • School administration and ethical computer use issues
  • School leadership and cyber ethics
  • Software privacy
  • Software reliability
  • Surveillance and spying
  • Teachers and ethical use of computers
  • Theory of ethics and cyber ethics
  • Uncontrolled access to obscene materials

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Ethics in Digital Research and Scholarship (IJEDRS) is to provide the latest research on issues, applications, implications, and outcomes related to ethics and how this perspective relates to the use of computer and digital technologies. This journal provides significant coverage of computer use, development, impact, policy, theory, and methodology related to ethical use of Internet and computer-based applications. IJEDRS seeks articles from researchers in both educational and industry/business settings.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Editorial Board

Associate Editors
Dianne Forbes, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Semire Dikli, Georgia Gwinnett College, United States
Sharmini Thurairasa, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Yavuz Akbulut, Anadolu University, Turkey
Editorial Review Board
Brian Prosser, University of California Santa Cruz, United States
C. Dianne Martin, The George Washington University, United States
Chien Chou, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Frederik W. B. Li, University of Durham, United Kingdom
Giannis Stamatellos, The American College of Greece, Greece
Giuliana Dettori, Institute for Educational Technology, Italy
Jayson Richardson, University of Kentucky, United States
Kevin Warwick, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Lars Björk, University of Kentucky, United States
Lori Leonard, University of Tulsa, United States
Miguel Pérez Álvarez, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Muneo Kaigo, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Nuno Sotero Alves da Silva, De Montfort University, Portugal ORCID
R.S. Talab, Kansas State University, United States
Radu Vasiu, Politehnica University of Timișoara, Romania ORCID
Sadegül Akbaba Altun, Başkent University, Turkey
Şeref Sağıroğlu, Gazi University, Turkey
Tak Chan, Kennesaw State University, United States
Twyla Gibson, University of Missouri, United States
Wanbil Lee, The Computer Ethics Society / Wanbil & Asssociates, Hong Kong ORCID