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MISTICA: [Fwd: Call for Journal Papers: "ICTs and Development"]

From: Yacine Khelladi (yacine@yacine.net)
Date: Fri Jan 12 2001 - 10:26:23 AST


> CALL FOR PAPERS - JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE: "ICTs and
> Development"
>
> This is a call for papers for a special issue of the 'Journal of
> International Development' which will focus on 'Information and
> Communication Technologies and Development'.
>
> ICTs can bring many benefits to developing countries and to the
> process of socio-economic development. However, this topic has
> been characterised by too much hype; naive technological
> determinism; and short memories. This journal special issue aims
> to provide a balanced, evidence-based picture of the relationship
> between ICTs and development. The issue will form a key resource
> for those working in development.
>
> Papers are therefore sought on a variety of subjects relating to this
> topic, which could include one of the following:
>
> ICTs in key development institutions:
> - government
> - public sector organisations
> - NGOs
> - communities
> - international organisations
>
> ICTs in key development sectors:
> - health
> - education
> - infrastructure
>
> ICTs in relation to key development targets:
> - sustainable development/environment
> - gender equality
> - poverty alleviation
> - realising human rights
>
> ICTs and aspects of development:
> - rural development
> - urban development
> - small enterprise development
> - social development
>
> ICT-specific development issues:
> - digital divide
> - Northern domination of ICT models/products/agendas
> - ICT policies
>
> Major boundaries are not being pre-set, but the papers would be
> likely to provide some analysis and general conclusions about their
> topic, and would be likely to show an awareness of development
> processes and/or the particular conditions of developing countries.
> Papers with a technical focus would be unlikely to be included.
>
> If you have any queries about content/suitability of topic, please
> ask.
>
> TIMETABLE / DEADLINES
>
> Initial expressions of interest with title and short (c.100-word)
> summary: Jan. 31st 2001
>
> Submission of papers: March 31st 2001
>
> Papers will then be refereed, with final versions due: June 30th
> 2001.
>
> GUIDELINES
>
> Full papers should be no more than 5,000 words in length, and
> ideally around 4,000 words in length; an abstract of c.100 words is
> required.
>
> Electronic format will be required for the final version, and is
> preferred for the initial submission.
>
> Other guidelines for authors can be found at:
> http://www.interscience.wiley.com/jpages/0954-1748/authors.html
>
> THE JOURNAL
>
> The Journal of International Development, published by John Wiley,
> is one of the world's leading development journals. It is refereed,
> and abstracted in several major abstracting/indexing services.
> Further details about the journal can be obtained from its home
> page:
> http://www.interscience.wiley.com/jpages/0954-1748/
>
> CONTACT
>
> Expressions of interest, papers and queries should be sent to the
> special issue editor, Richard Heeks, whose contact details are
> given below.
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> Dr Richard Heeks
> Senior Lecturer, Information Systems & Development
> Institute for Development Policy & Management
> University of Manchester
> Precinct Centre
> Manchester M13 9GH U.K.
> Phone: +44-161-275-2870 Fax: +44-161-273-8829
> Email: richard.heeks@man.ac.uk
> IDPM Web: http://www.man.ac.uk/idpm
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------



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