The International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP) establishes the foundations of e-politics as an emerging interdisciplinary area of research and practice, as well as offers a venue for publications that focus on theories and empirical research on the manifestations of e-politics in various contexts and environments. This journal encompasses diverse aspects of e-politics, including : strategy, e-commerce, decision sciences, marketing, economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, media studies, communication studies, women studies, black studies, political science, philosophy, law, criminology, and ethics.
The International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP) focuses on three major topic areas : the politics of information technology function and its role within organizations, the politics of virtual communities and social networking communities, and the role that electronic media plays in community activism and party politics at the local, national, and international levels. Within these major areas, specific topics of interest to be discussed in the journal include (but are not limited to) the following :
— E-voting and electronically enabled e-government
— Impact of globalization on the political role played by the IT unit within organizations
— Impact of race and gender on electronically enabled political manipulations
— Party politics and social activism
— Politics of diffusion of change within organizations
— Politics of social networking communities, including : learning communities, customers’ communities, e-dating communities, gaming communities, support group communities, etc.
— Politics of the IT function and role in organizations
— Politics of virtual communities and social networking communities
— Politics of geographically based virtual communities
— Use of electronic media for surveillance manipulation and harassment
— Use of electronic media in industrial and labor relations
— Utilization of electronic media for governance and politicking at the municipal, state, national, and international levels
— Utilization of electronic media for political debate, information sharing, political decision making, and fundraising
Submitting to IJEP
Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS MUST CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/development/author_info/guide.asp PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically to Celia Romm Livermore at ak1667 AT wayne.edu.
The International Journal of E-Politics is published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the Information Science Reference(formerly Idea Group Reference) and Medical Information Science Reference imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com.
All inquiries and submissions should be directed to the attention of Celia Romm Livermore (PhD), Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP), School of Business Administration, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA.