Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Information Technologies & International Development focuses on the intersection of information and communication technologies (ICT) with economic and social development. It is a peer-reviewed, international, multidisciplinary quarterly designed for researchers and practitioners from the engineering and social sciences, technologists, policy makers, and development specialists. In addition to peer-reviewed original research, ITID publishes notes, letters, and reports that respond to previously published articles; summaries of conferences, workshops, and other relevant meetings; reviews of new books of interest to the field; and overviews of emerging research areas and new ideas. The Editors-in-Chief will consider manuscripts that address ICT and development with the following foci:

  • Policy and regulatory issues
  • Engineering innovations
  • Theoretical and conceptual issues
  • Access and accessibility
  • Human-computer interaction, interface, and design
  • Multi-cultural, multi-lingual, and multi-literate systems
  • Financing, business models, and sustainability
  • Training and capacity building
  • Infrastructure
  • Humanistic and social development impacts
  • Health and wellness systems
  • Learning and education systems
  • Income poverty, economic development, and e-commerce
  • E-government, e-governance, and digital democracy
  • Highly localized systems and content
  • Social and cultural surveys and studies
  • Geographic and country reviews
  • Digital divide issues
  • The economics of information
  • Gender inequalities

Information Technologies & International Development (ITID) is proud to be indexed in the following indexing sources:

  • EBSCOhost (EBSCO)
  • Genamics Journal Seek (GJS)
  • International Development Informatics Association (IDIA)
  • International Network for Post Graduate Students in the Area of ICT4D (IPID)
  • ProQuest in LISA (PROQ)

 

Section Policies

Research Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Research Reports

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Forum

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Research Article

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

From the Special Issue Editors

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Each manuscript will be reviewed by the editorial staff, who will decide if the piece should undergo further review. For each manuscript that is selected to undergo external peer review, we rely on our extensive reviewer database. We select two to four reviewers, based on their subject expertise and general knowledge of the field; many have previously reviewed manuscripts for ITID. The external peer review process is blind. This process usually takes from three to six weeks and sometimes longer as we wait on our busy referees to respond to our request.

 

Publication Frequency

The journal is published quarterly.

 

Open Access Policy

Information Technologies & International Development is available for free online from this site. You can return to the homepage here to browse the current and past issues.
ITID is also available in print for a fee. Contact the editors to subscribe to this service.
Readers from low-income countries can receive ITID issues on a USB by post for free. Contact the editors to request issues.

 

USC Annenberg Press

University of Southern California's Annenberg Press is committed to excellence in communication scholarship, journalism, media research, and application.  To advance this goal, we edit and publish prominent scholarly publications that are both innovative and influential, and that chart new courses in their respective fields of study.  Annenberg Press is among the firstto deliver journal content online free of charge, and devoted to the wide dissemination of its content.  Annenberg Press continues to offer scholars and readers a forum that meets the highest standards of peer review and engages established and emerging scholars from anywhere in the world.

 

Indexing Sources for ITID

Information Technologies & International Development (ITID) is proud to be indexed in the following indexing sources:

  • EBSCOhost (EBSCO)
  • Genamics Journal Seek (GJS)
  • International Development Informatics Association (IDIA)
  • International Network for Post Graduate Students in the Area of ICT4D (IPID)
  • ProQuest in LISA (PROQ)

 

Code of Ethics

Information Technologies & International Development aspires to select and publish, through peer review, the highest quality research in communication studies. In order to achieve this goal, the entire peer review and publication process should be thorough, objective and fair. Journal reputation depends heavily on the trust by all stakeholders in the fairness of the peer review and publication process. An important role of the publisher is to support the extensive efforts of the journal editors, and often unsung volunteer work undertaken by peer reviewers in maintaining the integrity of the scholarly record. It is a tribute to scholarly practice that the system works well and problems are comparatively rare. The publisher has a supporting, investing and nurturing role in the scholarly communication process and is also ultimately responsible for ensuring that best practices are followed. ITID subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). See http://publicationethics.org

 



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