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6. Effect of Different Strategies on the Field of Digital Government Research

In terms of the effect that publishing might have on the field of digital government research, respondents rated the three strategies according to their perceived likelihood for promoting visibility, legitimacy, and influence in the larger research community.

Visibility


Special issues in existing journals were seen as most likely to promote the visibility of DG research, but all three publishing strategies were believed to have a positive effect. 87 percent of respondents believed that publishing DG special issues in existing journals would promote the visibility of DG research, 76 percent also endorsed a dedicated journal as a way to promote visibility. More than half (63 percent) believed that publishing individual DG articles in existing journals would also promote DG research visibility.