The eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government (JeDEM) is an Open Access e-journal offering a rigorous double-blind peer-review. Submitting to and publishing in JeDEM is free of charge (no processing charges or APCs).
The journal aims to bridge innovative, insightful and stimulating research, testing and findings with practice and the work conducted by governments, NPOs, NGOs and professionals. JeDEM encourages articles which come from different disciplines or adopt an interdisciplinary approach, including eVoting, ePolitics, eSociety, business IT, applied computer gaming and simulation, cyberpsychology, usability, decision sciences, marketing, economics, psychology, sociology, media studies, communication studies, political science, philosophy, law, policy, legislation, and ethics. JeDEM provides up-to-date articles with ideas to be discussed, used and implemented, whilst at the same time also being a repository of knowledge. We encourage a diversity of methods and theoretical lenses, including critical studies in these thematic fields.
We publish theoretical, practical and empirical research in the categories research papers, invited papers, project descriptions and reflections. Authors can submit to JeDEM as response to a special issue call for papers or as an ongoing submission. For publication sections and their policies as well as information on indexing see the section About the Journal.
What are the main benefits of publishing with JeDEM?
- Our journal is truely open access: Publishing and reading is free of charge.
- JeDEM publishes a variety of publications: ongoing and completed research articles are selected after a rigorous blind peer review by experts in the field. We also publish reflections and project descriptions.
- JeDEM is indexed with Scopus, EBSCO, DOAJ, Google scholar, and the Public Knowledge Project metadata harvester. Each article is identified with a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
- Due to the online publishing format, our publication process is comparably quicker than the one of traditional journals.
- Papers published as conference proceedings and articles that are not peer-reviewed can be extended and re-used for further publication, e.g. as regular peer-reviewed journal article.