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3. Characteristics of Digital Government Researchers

Disciplines and journal associations


Respondents were asked to list up to four academic journals they considered most important in their research domains – a total of 229 different journals were reported. In addition, we made an attempt to understand how DG researchers identified themselves in academic circles. The following breakdown demonstrates that DG research is a multidisciplinary field.
  • 38 percent identified their primary field as Information Science or MIS
  • 23 percent identified their primary field as Computer Science or Engineering
  • 25 percent identified their primary field as Political or Public Sector Disciplines
  • 14 percent identified their primary field as Social Sciences or Humanities