Our second edition of JeDEM this year (Vol. 12 issue 2) comprises the ongoing papers submitted to our platinum open access journal that made it through our double-blind review process.
In line with our thematic focus of JeDEM throughout the years, this issue stays true to one of our most covered topics: e-participaton and digital transformation.
JeDEM strives to improve its already rapid publishing process in the future, so if you have any feedback or suggestions, we are always happy to hear from you! One additional feature related to our OASPA membership is that we now also show submission and acceptance date with publications.
Enjoy reading the last issue of the year, and see you on the other side, in 2021! Until then, stay safe.
Editors: Gregor Eibl, Anneke Zuiderwijk, Wei Jeng, Mila Gasco-Hernandez
In many countries, President Obama’s executive order on open government data in 2009 and the PSI-directive development in Europe marked the increased attention for open government data. These policies made open and machine-readable data the new default for government information in the United States and Europe. Likewise, developments in many other countries worldwide boosted research into the benefits, barriers, and challenges of open data.
This summer issue is a combination of a very special selection of papers from the IFIP EGOV-CeDEM- ePart conference held in September 2019 in San Benedetto del Tronto (Italy) and the ongoing papers submitted during the first months of 2020 that made it over the hurdle of our 50% acceptance rate.
Do you also think that reviewing should deserve more credit? Then we’ve got news for you!
Our OA Journal for E-Democracy and Open Government (JeDEM) started to use ReviewerCredits. This is a great tool that received worldwide attention to acknowledge reviewing efforts of researchers, and they also offer free training to reviewers.
ReviewerCredits is an independent platform supporting the peer-review process by validating and certifying activities and providing tangible rewards to reviewers.
JeDEM has been continuously keeping its course with publishing high quality papers while being free of charge for authors (no processing charges or APCs for submisson and publication are applied). But the Open Access journal also continues to strive for excellence in today’s highly competitive publishing landscape, where visibility of articles and indexing are big criteria for authors when they are choosing a journal.
Thus, we are pleased to inform you of some important updates for JeDEM!
What is new?
JeDEM was accepted for inclusion in Scopus, the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature
We will also be available as Crossref citation data (on behalf of the Initiative for OpenCitations)
Articles on JeDEM are now identifiable via DOIs (Digital Object Identifyer System)