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IJPADA 2016 : IJPADA special issue on Social Media and E-Government


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Abstract Registration Due Dec 15, 2015
Submission Deadline Jan 15, 2016
Notification Due Feb 28, 2016
Final Version Due Apr 30, 2016

Call For Papers

********************* CALL FOR PAPERS *********************

SUBMISSION DUE DATE: 15 January 2016

SPECIAL ISSUE ON Social Media and E-Government

Guest Editor:
Dr. Saqib Saeed, University of Dammam, KSA
Prof. T. Ramayah, University Sains Malaysia
Dr. Zaigham Mahmood, University of Derby, UK

Social media sites have changed the ways in which we interact. It has provided enormous opportunities not only for personal networking but also at the organizational level. Keeping in view the huge user base of social websites, they can be a potential platform for governments not only for information dissemination but also to mobilize and support citizens. Similarly citizens can connect governmental and political institutions using social media. As a result, content generation and collaboration on social media provides new challenges for governance and politics. Social media usage by government has mainly been limited to developed countries but now governments in developing countries are also gradually adopting it.

In this special Issue on Social media and E-Government, we aim to explore the role of social media in modern day governance. We intend to contribute to this scientific discourse by discussing some theoretical foundations and case studies related to usage of social media for e-government.

Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:

• Social media and citizen engagement
• Mobilization and campaigning on social media
• Social media and social networks in public sector
• Privacy, security and trust issues of social media
• Role of social media in disaster management
• Mobile social networks
• Legal issues of content sharing on social media
• Social networks and information over load
• Case studies of social media usage by governments
• Guidelines and best practices for governmental usage of social media usage

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Social Media and E-Government insert special issue topic on or before 15th January 2016. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations. Please email abstract proposals to lead guest editor.

Submission Dates and Deadlines
• Article proposal abstract due (500 words): December 15, 2015.
• Proposal notification: December 31, 2015.
• Full article draft due: January 15, 2016.
• Peer review results: February 28, 2016.
• Final revised article due: April 30, 2016.
• Notification of final acceptance: May 15, 2016.

The mission of the International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA) is to examine the impact of information technology (IT) on public and nonprofit organizations. Through its mission IJPADA examines the impact of IT on reforming and changing public and nonprofit organizations. This journal compares the adoption of IT in public and nonprofit organizations in developed and developing countries. IJPADA will examine emerging and innovative technologies and their adoption in public and nonprofit organizations. This journal also examines differences in the adoption of IT in private and public sector organizations.

This journal is an official publication of the Information Resources Management Association

Editor-in-Chief: Christopher G. Reddick
Published: Quarterly (both in Print and Electronic form)

The International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age is published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference”, “Business Science Reference”, and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit

All submissions should be should be directed to the attention of:

Dr. Saqib Saeed
Guest Editor
International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age
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