New Issue of JeDEM 12(2) out now!

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.

Enjoy reading our selection of papers!

Good health (and a happy new year!)

CeDEM Asia 2020 in Singapore in 2021

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers have decided to hold CeDEM Asia 2020 in a new format with several changes.

CeDEM Asia will be hosted in Singapore as a one-day event in late October 2021, as the conference will join with the Asian Conference for Political Communication.

Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you in Singapore in 2021! 

Special Issue: “Co-creation and Participation Fueled by Open Data: Evidence and Impact”

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.


New summer issue of JeDEM out now!

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.

Enjoy reading the papers in this issue, and find out about some of the major and minor changes we have made to the journal since our last issue in the editorial! We now also publish a full issue gally (link leads to PDF download) of all articles!

If you have any feedback, we are also running a mini feedback survey among all readers – help us by filling it out here!

JeDEM is now using ReviewerCredits!


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.

We very much recommend to check out their video about how it all works. (more…)