International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA)
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International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA)

Editor-in-Chief: Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), SCOPUS, INSPEC and 6 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2014
ISSN: 2334-4520|EISSN: 2334-4539|DOI: 10.4018/IJPADA


The International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA) seeks to examine both the impact of information technology (IT) on public and nonprofit organizations, and the implementation of information technology for improving urban or regional governance. The research, provided by a growing list of more than 500+ contributors from countries in six continents, also studies 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, prominently featured in prestigious indices including Web of Science® Emerging Sources Citation Index®, Scopus®, and INPEC®, also compares the adoption of IT in public and nonprofit organizations in different institutional and organizational environments, such as the 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 with an international scope. Additionally, all articles within this journal undergo a rigorous double-blind peer review process ensuring that all material is of the utmost quality.

Topics Covered

  • 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 & Network)
  • Emerging Technologies Such as Blockchain, IoT, etc.
  • 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
  • Smart Devices and Their Novel use in Public Management
  • Smart Technologies and Urban or Regional Governance
  • Smart University and Smart Education
  • Urban Management/Planning and IT

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA) will examine emerging and innovative technologies and their adoption in public and nonprofit organizations on a broad scale. 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, through the implantation of IT, the organizational, administrative, and policy sciences as they apply to government and governance. 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.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 8: 4 Issues (2021): Forthcoming, Available for Pre-Order
Volume 7: 4 Issues (2020): 3 Released, 1 Forthcoming
Volume 6: 4 Issues (2019)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2018)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2017)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2016)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2015)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2014)
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Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
Christopher Reddick, University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
International Advisory Board
Nilanjan Dey, JIS University, Kolkata, India, India ORCID
Associate Editors
Hisham Abdelsalam, Cairo University, Egypt
J. Ignacio Criado, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Laura Alcaide-Muñoz, University of Granada, Spain
Leonidas Anthopoulos, University of Thessaly, Greece, Greece
Lindy Lou West, Griffith University, Australia
Saqib Saeed, Imam Abdulrahman Alfaisal Uinversity, Saudi Arabia ORCID
Vishanth Weerakkody, University of Bradford, United Kingdom
Yu-Che Chen, Northern Illinois University, United States
Editorial Review Board
Abhishek Behl, O P Jindal Global University, India ORCID
Adegboyega Ojo, National University of Ireland, Ireland
Akemi Chatfield, University of Wollongong, Australia
Albert Meijer, Ultrecht School of Governance, Netherlands
Alois Paulin, Siements (Vienna, Austria), Austria
Andrea Kavanaugh, Virginia Tech, United States ORCID
Anna Ni, Cal State San Bernardino, United States
Aroon Manoharan, University of Massachusetts Boston, United States
Charlene Roach, The University of The West Indies, Trinidad And Tobago
Charles Hinnant, Florida State University, United States
Dimitris Gouscos, University of Athens, Greece ORCID
Emad Abu-Shanab, Qatar University, Qatar ORCID
Erwin Alampay, University of the Philippines, Philippines
F. Dianne Lux Wigand, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, United States
Fang Wang, Nankai University, China
Frank Ohemeng, University of Ottawa, Canada, Canada
Gabriel Puron Cid, Centro de Investigación y Docencias Economicas A.C. (CIDE), Mexico
Genie N. L. Stowers, San Francisco State University, United States
Hans Scholl, University of Washington, United States ORCID
Inderjeet Sodhi, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, India ORCID
James Melitski, Marist College, United States
Jeffrey Roy, Dalhousie University, Canada
Jing Zhang, Clark University, United States
John Bertot, University of Maryland, United States
Jose Filho, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil
Kelvin Bwalya, University of Johannesburg, South Africa ORCID
Lourdes Torres, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Luis Luna-Reyes, University at Albany, State University of New York, United States
M. Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, India
Maria Caba-Pérez, University of Almeria, Spain
Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands ORCID
Mark Liptrott, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
Mehmet Sobaci, Uludag University, Turkey ORCID
Mete Yildiz, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Michael Ahn, University of Massachusetts, United States
Michael Dahan, Sapir College, Israel
Paul Jaeger, University of Maryland, United States
Pin-Yu Chu, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Rajeev Dwivedi, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, United States
Ramayah Thurasamy, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Rebecca Levy Orelli, University of Bologna, Italy
Rodrigo Sandoval-Almazan, Autonomous State University of Mexico, Mexico ORCID
Shahjahan Bhuiyan, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Subhajyoti Ray, Xavier Institute of Management, India
Teresa Harrison, University at Albany, United States
Timothy Bagwell, Walden University, United States
Wichian Chutimaskul, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
Zaigham Mahmood, Northampton Univ UK; Debesis Education UK; Shijiazhuang Tiedao Uni China, United Kingdom ORCID


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:

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