Vol 10, No 2 (2018)

This issue comprises papers nominated for the Best Paper Award and the keynotes' presentations from the EGOV-CeDEM-EPART conference in 2018.

As we aim to review and publish papers submitted to JeDEM as quickly as possible, we include the most recent articles submitted to the journal.


Vol 10, No 1 (2018)

This issue comprises ongoing submissions of 2018 within the broader scope of JeDEM. We pulish both research papers and reflections.


Vol 9, No 2 (2017): CeDEM Issue: Best Papers from CeDEM Asia 16 and CeDEM17 Conferences

This is the yearly CeDEM issue, it contains the best papers from CeDEM Asia 2016 and CeDEM17.

Vol 9, No 1 (2017)

Welcome to this special issue of JeDEM focusing on “Open Government and the Open Government Partnership (OGP).” This issue contributes to the ongoing dialogue regarding the impact of OGP on the way that openness is unfolding worldwide. It comprises one invited article, three research articles, and one reflection.


Vol 8, No 3 (2016)

This issue comprises the best papers of the CeDEM16 conference in an extended version.

Vol 8, No 2 (2016)

This issue comprises successful submissions (double-blind peer review process) to the special issue "Open and Visual Access to Information".

Vol 8, No 1 (2016)

Welcome to a summer issue that presents the most recent “ongoing submissions” to the Journal of E-Democracy and Open Government. The authors have not submitted to a particular call for papers, but have responded to the journal’s open invitation to submit a paper to JeDEM’s main topics. The papers in this issue analyse current strengths and weaknesses in Open Data, Public Sector Information (PSI) and E-Government, present results, suggest methodologies as well as ideas for yet more research and work in these areas.


Vol 7, No 2 (2015)

This issue comprises the best papers of the CeDEM 15 conference in May 2015 in Krems, Austria. 

We are pleased to include the keynotes by Shauneen Furlong and Alon Peled held at the CeDEM15 Conference at Danube University Krems, research papers from CeDEM and a paper submitted to the JeDEM open submission system.

Vol 7, No 1 (2015)

With the widespread adoption of social media in many Asian societies, these platforms are increasingly used in a variety of ways to promote civic and political aims but such uses are shaped by various stakeholders and contexts of use. In this special issue, four papers on Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and China-Australia present highly contextualized assessments of the role of social media in civic and political life in Asia.

Additionally, the issue presents ongoing research paper submissions to JeDEM that made it through the double-blind peer review process.


Vol 6, No 3 (2014)

This 3rd issue of JeDEM 2014 presents ongoing submissions. Papers range from the analysis of the perception of political candidates’ personality or character traits in social media and the role this may play in an electoral process, a comparison of ‘open government’ definitions, and a case study of the EU project MyUniversity that involved 13 European universities.

Vol 6, No 2 (2014)

This issue presents the best papers from the CeDEM14 (Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2014) that received the highest scores by the reviewers and were nominated for the CeDEM Best Paper Prize. The papers in this issue have been extended and/or updated.

Vol 6, No 1 (2014)

Open data has been given a lot of attention in the public. In some situation ‘open by default’ has become established as a core principle, whereas others  argue about the limited results and the lack of robust studies demonstrating the value, and point to the risk that open data might turn out to be a short lived policy fad. This special issue contains a variety of research papers addressing this topic from different views and providing recent research results on open data. The papers in this issue deepen the understanding of open data and show that the subject of open data is moving from the general to the study of specifics. The special issue also includes invited papers presented at the first public meeting of the SharePSI project. Share-PSI 2.0 is the European network for the exchange of experience and ideas around implementing open data policies in the public sector.


Vol 5, No 1 (2013)

This special issue is aimed at showcasing innovative scholarly works examining various subjects concerning the role of social media, mobile phones, and other new technologies in the formation of democratic citizenship and good governance in Asia. We seek studies that address relevant topics in a particular Asian country, and also welcome comparative research on Asian countries or Asian and non-Asian countries.


Vol 4, No 2 (2012)

This issue presents updated and extended papers from the CEDEM11 and CEDEM12 (Conference on eDemocracy and Open Government held in 2011 and 2012) based on the best reviewer scores as well as extended versions of some keynotes' papers.

Vol 4, No 1 (2012)

Nowadays, when citizens, activists and participants in social movements want to voice their opinions and negotiate their political identities they increasingly do so in hybrid media environments that are particularly suitable for mobilisation, organisation and discussion. With a massive increase in online social networking, digital infrastructures are lowering the threshold for political involvement. This, in turn, is considerably shifting the power dynamics of participation.

On the one hand we are witnessing how increasing access to the internet has resulted in an array of new strategies and success stories for contemporary activism, in particular with regards to mobilisation. On the other hand, we are still groping in the dark when it comes to understanding the place of digital participatory activities in the shifting landscapes of power in late modernity. For this special issue of JeDEM, we invite scholarly research to shed light on the issues of power and participation online.


Vol 3, No 2 (2011)

This issue is based on the special call "Open Government and open information". Guest Editors: Olivier Glassey (Lausanne); Theresa Pardo (New York), Efthimios Tambouris (Macedonia).

The special issue covers topics such as the transformation of governments and politics through Open Government, public policies for open information and collaboration, the changing relation between the citizen and the state, the challenges, hurdles and risks of Open Data and open information, governmentality, data privacy and security.

Vol 3, No 1 (2011)

This issue presents updated and extended papers from the conference on eDemocracy, EDEM10 based on the best reviewer scores together with the invited keynote papers.



Vol 2, No 2 (2010)

This issue was created in cooperation with PEP-NET, the Pan European eParticipation Network. Guest Editors: Rolf Luehrs and Francesco Molinari.

Vol 2, No 1 (2010)

We want to express our appreciation for the support by the OCG, the Austrian Computer Society, in helping with the eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government. Papers published in the second issue of JeDEM are selected conference papers from the EDem09 Conference on eDemocracy. Some of these papers were updated by the authors since they have been first published with the OCG.


Vol 1, No 1 (2009)

We want to express our appreciation for the support by the OCG, the Austrian Computer Society, in creating the first issue of the eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government. Papers published in the first issue of JeDEM are selected conference papers from the EDem08 Conference on eDemocracy. Some of these papers were updated by the authors since they have been first published with the OCG.