Government Information Quarterly

An International Journal of Information Technology Management, Policies, and Practices

Government Information Quarterly - ISSN 0740-624X
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 3.075 Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):
SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.915 SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
Impact Factor: 5.098 (2019) Impact Factor:
The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
5 Year Impact Factor: 6.411 (2019) Five-Year Impact Factor:
To calculate the five year Impact Factor, citations are counted in 2016 to the previous five years and divided by the source items published in the previous five years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
Volumes: Volume 37
Issues: 4 issues
ISSN: 0740624X

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Government Information Quarterly is an international journal that examines the intersection of policy, information technology, government, and the public. In particular, GIQ focuses on how policies affect government information flows and the availability of government information; the use of technology to create and provide innovative government services; the impact of information technology on the relationship between the governed and those governing; and the increasing significance of information policies and information technology in relation to democratic practices.

As the leading journal in the field, Government Information Quarterly seeks to publish high quality scholarly research, viewpoint articles and editorials that inform both researchers and practitioners regarding the relationship between policy, information technology, government, and the public. The journal seeks submissions drawn from a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to information science, public policy, public administration, political science, business, law, geography, information systems, communications, economics, sociology, computer science, and public health.

Government Information Quarterly encourages submissions that focus on:

• Information policies and their impact on government information flows, availability, and access
• The impact of information technology on government innovation, transformation, and practice
• An open, transparent, and accountable government
• Data privacy, protection and security
• Participatory decision-making and civic engagement and the role of information technology in promoting and/or limiting civil discourse, participation, and practice
• Information flows in public spheres
• Co-participation and co-production between the governed and the governing and the influence of technology and policy on the relationship between the public and government
• The citizen, the state, information policy, and information technology
• The development, implementation, and use of information systems and emerging technologies as platforms and delivery tools for government services and resources, as well as tools for decision and policy making

Within this scope, Government Information Quarterly welcomes three types of submissions:

  1. Original research papers that combine rigour and relevance to advance the state-of-the-art and state-of-practice in the field

  2. Significant theoretical contributions that consolidate or advance the state-of-the-art in the field

  3. Significant practical contributions that convey novel and breakthrough ideas to advance the state-of-practice in the field