Call for Chapters: Glocal Policy and Strategies for Blockchain: Building Ecosystems and Sustainability


Gülsün Kurubacak, Anadolu Üniversitesi Açıköğretim Fakültesi, Turkey
Ramesh Sharma, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University Delhi, India
Hakan Yildirim, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey and Purdue University, USA

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: October 27, 2021
Full Chapters Due: January 9, 2022
Submission Date: January 9, 2022


Blockchain relies on distributed databases that give an alterable and semipublic record of digital transactions. Blockchain in learning should address theoretical, practical, and technical issues, but it must also consider the philosophy behind interactive blockchain in learning. While the applications of blockchain have been the subject of serious academic research, there must be more continuous and multicultural attention paid to the impact of the latest management, communication, pedagogy, technology, and evaluation-based developments of blockchain in learning. This book will be of significance to those interested in Blockchain, Blockchain Policy, Blockchain Technologies, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Transhumanism, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Programming Language, Web Design and Programming, Mobile Learning, Human-Computer Interaction, Open Learning, Open, and Distance Learning for Blockchain across multiple sectors such as universities, colleges, schools, profit/non-profit e-organizations, and e-commerce. This book will also interest professionals, scholars, and learners from diverse fields -such as law, computer sciences, education, information and communication technologies, psychology, sociology, etc.- who would like to concentrate on how Blockchain merges the gap between research needs and priorities as well as their transformative models and egalitarian practices. In addition, the book will be highly valuable to those researchers in the field interested in keeping abreast of activist developments in the digital information age. It would be an important resource for e-law, e-health, e-decision makers, e-commerce, eLearning environment designers, librarians as well. Finally, this book will provide current, strategic, and creative information to those interested in omnipresent Blockchain with its transformative models. Policymakers, Computer scientists, programmers, communication designers, the learners themselves, support staff, managers, and stakeholders need to keep abreast of the latest research in the blockchain policy. Furthermore, key workers should incorporate such research into their decision-making processes and focus on future trends. Identifying future research needs and priorities for Blockchain is necessary to foster these improvements. Future research needs must be identified and priority given to the social and political impact of new management, communication, pedagogy, technology, and evaluation-based developments on society and the relation of those developments to the idea of a free society. This book will have a scholarly value that all of those concerned with and involved in Blockchain must consider the impact of the digital world not just on themselves but at a global and international level.


Blockchain is a growing field, and offer extensive opportunities for future work that must be done. The main purpose of this book is to explore a policy-based approach to applying Blockchains worldwide. First of all, this book, therefore, will introduce the features, advantages, and disadvantages of Blockchain and its technologies. Secondly, the applications and platforms of Blockchain are how to ensure quality for environments. Finally, it will discuss the benefits and challenges of utilizing Blockchain-based technologies for different disciplines. This book will be valuable for the experts to select the most suitable Blockchain applications to be adopted in these diverse settings by building a solid glocal policy. Overall objectives and mission of this proposed publication will carefully identify future research trends, needs, and priorities in terms of policy making to support sustainability and eco-friendly glocal learning milieu. This will affect and modify the development of learning in the age of the decentralized Blockchain world.

Target Audience

The target audience and potential uses of this book will be the experts, academics, students, researchers, developers, and R&D people from the various field, such as Computer Engineering, Management, Sociology, MBA, Organizational Behavior, Health, Health Institutors, Psychology, Health Law, Distance Learning, Online Learning, Accreditation, Qualitative and Quantitative Research, Social Media Analysis, Transhumanism, and Learning, etc.

Recommended Topics

Tentative Table of Contents (Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following) 1. Political Issues 1.1. Who controls the System? 1.2. Cultural Backgrounds 1.3. Governments and Laws/Regulations 1.4. Educatıonal Planning 2. Government-Based Issues 2.1. Blockchain Governance 2.2. Allocatıon of Resources to Distance and Open Learning 2.3. Equal Access 2.4. Economic Productivity 3. Economical Issues 3.1. The Cost of Distance and Open Learning 3.2. Economıcs of Blockchain-Based Learning Management 3.3. Planning of Institutions of Glocal Learning 3.4. Forms and Functions of Learning Support Systems 4. Qualitative Issues 4.1. Research and Development 4.2. Accreditation and the Quality of Learning 4.3. The qualifications of Glocal Lifelong Learners 4.4. Sustainability in Learning 5. Cybersecurity Issues 5.1. Data Protection 5.2. Digital Identity 5.3. Interoperability 5.4. Rights of People 6. Educational Issues 6.1. Eco-Friendly Curriculum Design 6.2. Eco-Friendly Learning Milieu Design 6.3. Stakeholder Training 6.4. Credibility of Learning 7. Public Relation Issues 7.1. Product Publicity 7.2. Corporate Communication 7.3. Lobbying and Counseling 7.4. Digital and Social Media Marketing

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before October 27, 2021, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by November 10, 2021 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by January 9, 2022, 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, Glocal Policy and Strategies for Blockchain: Building Ecosystems and Sustainability. 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.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2022.

Important Dates

October 27, 2021: Proposal Submission Deadline
November 10, 2021: Notification of Acceptance
January 9, 2022: Full Chapter Submission
February 22, 2022: Review Results Returned
April 5, 2022: Final Acceptance Notification
April 19, 2022: Final Chapter Submission


Gülsün Kurubacak
Anadolu Üniversitesi Açıköğretim Fakültesi

Ramesh Sharma
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University Delhi

Hakan Yildirim
Eskisehir Osmangazi University & Purdue University


Science and Engineering; Social Sciences and Humanities; Government and Law; Security and Forensics; Media and Communications; Medical, Healthcare, and Life Sciences; Library and Information Science; Environmental, Agricultural, and Physical Sciences; Education; Computer Science and Information Technology; Business and Management
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