As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
The submission has not been previously published, and has not been submitted simultaneously to another journal (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
The submission file is in Microsoft Word.
Where available, URLs for the references are provided.
The text uses the template; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines. Authors are not bound to use the JeDEM template when submitting a paper the first time. If accepted the author has to format the paper using the layout template.
If you want to submit to a peer-reviewed section, please take care that the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting, or if already registered can simply log in and begin the 5 step process. During registration authors will be asked to fill out a form giving details on their name, affiliation, address, email, phone, discipline and a short bio statement. This data is used for internal communication and enables authors to foster their personal presence on the web (e.g. the bio statement and affiliation will be available with every article they will publish with JeDEM). Authors can administrate or update their profile at any time.
2.1 Authors start with choosing the section they want to submit their paper to; check the submissions checklist and agree to the terms of the Copyright notice.
2.2 The authors data is automatically imported from the registration database. If a submission has multiple authors, additional authors’ data should be entered now. The author has to add title, metadata for indexing (academic discipline and sub-disciplines, keywords, methodology or approach, and language), and, if appropriate, supporting agencies. Authors can administrate or update the metadata (important for visibility on the web) during the review process until the article is published online.
2.3 Authors upload the first draft of their paper. They must use our Word-template for formating their contribution according to our formal guidelines. The template for Word can be DOWNLOADED HERE. In Submission Round 1 authors are not bound to use the JeDEM template. If accepted the author has to format the article within the layout template (at least in Round 2). Authors should have a close look at Ensuring a Blind Peer Review before submitting their draft papers. The authors of the document have to delete their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc.
3. Types of reviewing
JeDEM offers double-blind and editorial review. Double-blind reviewing will be applied on submitted scientific papers and case studies, whereas project descriptions will be allocated to editorial reviews. Reflections (comments, reviews, discussions, interviews, etc) are welcome, but not peer-reviewed.
The template gives clear directions how to format the submission.
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About the Journal
The eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government (JeDEM) is and 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 APC's).
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. Read more here.
Why Publish With JeDEM?
Open access – JeDEM publishes your work free from access barriers, allowing for global distribution and more citations.
Free of charge – Submitting to and publishing in JeDEM is not tied to any processing charges or APCs (fair open access).
Peer-reviewed – JeDEM offers a rigorous double-blind peer-review for research articles by experts in the field
Rapid publishing process – JeDEM offers a quick online publishing process while maintaining high academic standards. We aim for a one-month peer review period and publish two issues per year.
Ongoing submissions – You can submit to JeDEM throughout the year.
Licensing – JeDEM content is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Austria (CC BY 3.0), allowing for distribution of your work.
Archiving policies – All articles are archived with LOCKKS You can deposit your paper in any repository or archive, and post articles on your personal or institutional websites.
Indexing - Once published, your article will be comprehensively indexed within Scopus, EBSCO, DOAJ, Google scholar, and the Public Knowledge Project metadata harvester.
DOIs – Each article is identified with a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
Post-publication statistics - Metrics shown with each article make it easy to check how often your paper is being downloaded via JeDEM's website and how often it is being mentioned and shared through social media.
Add supplementary material - You can make data sets, protocols, large illustrations, videos, questionnaires etc. available to readers alongside your article.
Established journal within the e-governance and e-democracy community - JeDEM is recognized within the scientific community and supported by leading scholars in the field.
Paper categories and re-use policy - JeDEM also accepts submissions in the categories project descriptions and reflections. These sections are not peer-reviewed and can be extended and re-used for further publication, e.g. as regular peer-reviewed journal article.