International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP)

International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP)

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Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2010
ISSN: 1947-9131|EISSN: 1947-914X|DOI: 10.4018/IJEP
Out of print.


The International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP) provides a critical forum that discusses the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) as it applies to global politics, in both the government and societal sense, and the implications of its use. Not only does it explore the applications of ICTs for efficiency within political offices, it also discerns their use for facilitating discourse between state officials and citizens. The journal also expands to investigate social media and apps that can promote citizen engagement and the ways that these technologies can both stimulate and hinder political progress. With a focus on government, business, environmental, and media politics, and the myriad ways in which they intersect with information technology, this journal considers such aspects of e-politics as social responsibility, campaigning, election strategies and interference, online engagement, cultural/context sensitivity, cultural studies, ethics, and more.

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 10: 2 Issues (2019)
Volume 9: 2 Issues (2018)
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
Celia Romm Livermore, Wayne State University, Australia
Sofia Idris, Independent Researcher, Pakistan ORCID
Yasmin Ibrahim, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom ORCID
International Advisory Board
Ada Scupola, Roskilde University, Denmark ORCID
Alireza Salehi Nejad, University of Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic Of ORCID
Carol Saunders, University of Central Florida, United States
Phillip Ein-Dor, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Prashant Palvia, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, United States
Seymour Goodman, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Shailendra Palvia, Long Island University, United States
Steven Gordon, Babson College, United States ORCID
Timothy Bagwell, Walden University, United States
Associate Editors
Anastasia Deligiaouri, Dublin City University, Ireland ORCID
Andrea Calderaro, European University Institute, Italy
Andreas Veglis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece ORCID
Anita Howarth, Brunel University, United Kingdom ORCID
Cathy Urquhart, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, United Kingdom
Joy Peluchette, Lindenwood University, United States
Kristina Setzekorn, Purdue University Global, United States
Linda Jane Coleman, Salem State College, United States
Lorenzo Mosca, Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy ORCID
Luciano Paccagnella, University of Torino, Italy ORCID
Luis Luna-Reyes, University at Albany, State University of New York, United States
Pierluigi Rippa, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Editorial Review Board
Angeliki Gazi, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Arik Ragowsky, Wayne State University, United States
Asiru Tunde, Umaru Musa Yar'adua University, Katsina, Nigeria ORCID
Azi Lev-On, Ariel University, Israel ORCID
Brent Langhals, Air Force Institute of Technology, United States
Bugra Ozer, Celal Bayar University, Turkey ORCID
Christine Williams, Bentley University, United States
Christopher Reddick, University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
Chuleeporn Changchit, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, United States
Douglas C. Derrick, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic, University of New South Wales, Australia
Giulia Airaghi, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Ingrid Bachmann, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
Isaac Mostovicz, Northampton University, United Kingdom
Itir Akdogan, University of Helsinki, Finland
Joan Francesc Fondevila i Gascón, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Jöerg Matthes, University of Vienna, Austria
Jonathan Bishop, Crocels Community Media Group, United Kingdom ORCID
Jonathan Livermore, University of Sydney, Australia
Kamil Demirhan, Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University, Turkey
Kevin Wang, Butler University, United States
Marick Masters, Wayne State University, United States
Mary Schmeida, Kent State University, United States
Muchid Albintani, University of Riau, Indonesia ORCID
Nada Kakabadse, The University of Northampton, United Kingdom
Nahed Azab, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Oyewole Oladapo, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Nigeria ORCID
Paulo Serra, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Sasha Scott, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
Shailaja Venkatsubramanyan, San Jose State University, United States
Tori Arthur, Colorado State University, United States


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at All article manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the editorial review board of the journal for a double-blind peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.

All 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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