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7 December 2006

Call for papers: The Journal of Information Technology & Politics

I am on the senior editorial board of The Journal of Information Technology & Politics. I think it is off to a excellent start, and I would like to encourage people to submit high quality manuscripts. Below is the call for papers.

The Journal of Information Technology & Politics (JITP) seeks high-quality manuscripts on the challenges and opportunities presented by information technology in politics and government. The primary objectives of the journal are to promote a better understanding of how evolving information technologies interact with political and governmental processes and outcomes at many levels, to encourage the development of governmental and political processes that employ IT in novel and interesting ways, and to foster the development of new information technology tools and theories that can capture, analyze, and report on these developments.

Formerly the Journal of E-Government, JITP will publish its inaugural issue in the fall of 2007. Since 2005, our publisher, The Haworth Press, has been affiliated with the organized section on Information Technology & Politics (ITP) of the American Political Science Association (APSA). At the September 2006 ITP business meeting, the
section voted to adopt JITP on a trial basis starting with the first issue. At the 2008 business meeting, the members of ITP will vote on whether to make it the official journal of APSA's ITP section.

Submission Types

JITP accepts a variety of manuscripts. Please review the descriptions below and identify the submission type best suited to your intended submission.

Research Paper (20-40 pages)
Research papers are theoretically driven, focusing on an intersection of politics and IT and reporting substantial findings.

Policy Viewpoints (10-20 pages)
Policy Viewpoints explore competing perspectives in an ITP policy debate that are informed by academic research.

Teaching Innovation (8-15 pages)
Teaching Innovation articles explore creative uses of information technology tools to improve student learning in political science and other related fields. Tutorials and papers that evaluate the effectiveness of technology tools improving learning both are welcome.

Workbench Note (8-12 pages)
Workbench Notes present a brief introduction and evaluation of one or more novel ITP tools developed to gain analytical leverage over political processes, or to advance political science instruction.

Review Essay (10-20 pages)
An original theoretically guided essay linking three or more related recent books to an important ITP subject area.

Book Reviews (3-6 pages)
A review of a book, or other book-length document, such as a government or foundation report.

For more information on these submission categories, please visit:


Posted by David Lazer at December 7, 2006 6:00 AM