Call for Chapters: Enhancing the Role of ICT in Doctoral Research Processes


Kwong Nui Sim
Center for Academic Development
Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: October 30, 2017
Full Chapters Due: January 30, 2018
Submission Date: May 30, 2018


Information communication technologies (ICT) have long been important in supporting doctoral study. But while ICTs are prominent in educational practices at all levels, we know little about the skills/understandings that underlie their effective use in academic settings. 

Knowledge of supervisors’ and students’ conceptions about ICT use will provide insights into how conceptions may facilitate or inhibit effective degree completion and supervision processes; and
 the foundations for action to address barriers to effective use, including developing resources for students and supervisors.


The purpose of the book is to explore doctoral supervisors’ and students’ conceptions of the role and place of ICT skills in supervision and doctoral study. It will identify the variety of ways that supervisors and students perceive the role played by ICT within the doctoral research processes. This will then lead to developing guidelines that inform the research literature, policy, practice and staff/student professional development related to enhancing ICT skills within doctoral study processes.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book will be composed of academics and researchers working in the fields of doctoral research processes, doctoral study and doctoral supervision in various disciplines. Moreover, this book will provide insights and support executives concerned with the use of ICT in the above mentioned fields.

Recommended Topics

1. The support of ICT use in the doctoral research processes

2. The barriers and challenges of ICT use in the doctoral research processes

3. The effective and efficient use of ICT in the doctoral research processes

4. The role of supervisors in enhancing ICT use in the doctoral research processes

5. The framework of ICT use in the doctoral research processes

6. The importance of ICT use in the doctoral research processes

7. A Case Study: ICT in the doctoral research processes

Submission Procedure

The authors are invited to submit on or before October 30, 2017, a chapter proposal of 1000 to 2000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of their proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by November 15, 2017 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by January 30, 2018 and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2018.

Important Dates

October 30, 2017: Proposal Submission Deadline

November 15, 2017: Notification of Acceptance

January 30, 2018: Full Chapter Submission

March 30, 2018: Review Results Returned to Chapter Authors

April 30, 2018: Revised Chapter submission from Author

May 15, 2018: Final Acceptance Notification to Chapter Authors

May 30, 2018: Final Chapter Submissions to Editor


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