Special issue of Emerald Studies in Media and Communications
Deadline: May 31
Editor: Lloyd Levine
Emerald Studies in Media and Communications is delighted to announce a special volume on technology and government. Rolling acceptances until May 31, 2019.
Working Title: Technology and Government
The volume will focus on technology and government and will be divided into two parts. Part one will examine how government procures and uses technology, and part two will explore how changes in technology have changed the way government operates. Papers may explore any of the following or related ideas: why government fails at technology purchases, why government lags behind on innovation and implementation, case studies of governments that have done an excellent job of purchasing and using technology, challenges of providing digital government services when large percentages of the population lack digital connectivity due to the digital divide, the effect of technology on transparency, political and/or administrative, and this can be about the disclosure of behaviors, or about more transparency in government due to the ability of government to put information on line where the public can access it directly, how technology has changed the way government, particularly local or state government provides services, the way technology has affected communications between government and those the entity governs, etc. Submissions will be peer-reviewed for publication.
Submissions should be approximately 7,000-10,000 in length inclusive of abstract, references, and notes. American or British spelling may be used.
While no special formatting is requested at the outset, upon acceptance authors must gain all permissions and format their manuscripts in accordance with the series' guidelines.
Submissions may be considered for either volume. All submissions must be in Word and include:
1) title of manuscript,
2) abstract up to 250 words,
3) up to 6 keywords,
4) main text with headings,
6) as appropriate to the submission appendices, images, figures, and tables.
Questions may be addressed to Lloyd.Levine@hotmail.com