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International Journal of Future Government

Image: International Journal of Future Government

ISSN: 2516-4376

Content: Table of Contents
Logo: UAE: The Cabinet.
Information: Journal information  |  Editorial Team  |  Author Guidelines
Delivered by Emerald Publishing Services in association with the Prime Minister's Office at the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs, United Arab Emirates

Aims & scope

The International Journal of Future Government (IJFG) publishes leading scholarly research on the role of future government. The journal welcomes research relating to defining the role of future government, paying particular attention to how governments in a digital age exploit opportunities and capitalise on the abundance of data (particularly big data) and artificial intelligence to prescribe precisely what the shape of government could be in the future.

The journal also considers the way in which government behaves as an enterprise concerned with providing value, driving big efficiencies and competing on the happiness impact scale as opposed to budgeting, resourcing and delivering services wholesale, which tended to be the case with traditional governments.

IJFG also examines the transformation of government from a smart to an intelligent operation, and governmental use of collaboration for creating value in order to allow stakeholders to be proactively engaged in determining their needs and expectations. Research on advanced levels of government behaviour through disruption and the way in which government operates as an open system will also be considered for publication.

Key topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Stakeholder oriented government (government enterprises, cosmopolitan cities, sustainable communities)
  • Institution to institution and public to institution models (collaboration for value creation)
  • Open system government and managing digital disruptions
  • Digital governance and policy enabling mechanisms
  • Measuring government effectiveness through AI–driven service delivery and e-regulations
  • The transformation from smart to intelligent government (smart governance and accountability, use of block chain for cash transfers and public contracts)
  • Managing citizenship (e-citizenship, e-voting, secured e-IDs using cryptography)
  • Digitized Law (smart courts, secured digital signatures, e-legislation, smart-borders and biometric, facial recognition)
  • Future of work models and legislations
  • Smart policing and security (smart border crossing using Robocop check points)
  • Managing citizen health care (e-Healthcare)
  • Managing future financial system, financial transparency through block chain regulatory compliance, e-taxation, distributed ledger technology for smart banking
  • Smart transportation systems
  • Smart eco-system for sustainable environment
  • Future Governments and UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs)
  • Future Governments and Happiness Index.

Papers in IJFG are double-blind peer-reviewed. For more details about Emerald's approach to publication ethics, please refer to the company guidelines.

Peer review

IJFG operates a double blind peer review model. All articles undergo an initial assessment by the journal editor. If they are considered suitable for peer review, articles will then be reviewed by a minimum of two external reviewers to assess its suitability for publication. Final responsibility for editorial decisions rest with the journal editor.

Open access

All articles published inIJFG are published Open Access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. For further information on licencing please see the author guidelines.

Publishing Services partnership

IJFG is published by Emerald Publishing on behalf of the Prime Minister's Office at Ministry of Cabinet Affairs United Arab Emirates. IJFG is owned by Prime Minister's Office at Ministry of Cabinet Affairs United Arab Emirates. IJFG is published under a platinum OA arrangement, in that all charges for publishing an OA article in IJFG are funded by Prime Minister's Office at Ministry of Cabinet Affairs United Arab Emirates. There is no charge to the author.

You can view the journal's transparency statement here.

This journal is a member of and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics. More on Emerald's approach is available in our Publication Ethics guidelines.