We are pleased to announce the Call for Contributions to a Special Issue of Journal of Data and Information
Science (JDIS) on Open Government Data (OGD) for Data
Analytics and Knowledge Discovery. JDIS, a quarterly English language research journal,
aims to publish basic and applied research on data-driven analytics for
knowledge discovery, is edited by an international team of experts in the
fields, and is indexed
by ESCI and Scopus. The special
issue intends to publish as the 4th issue of 2020.
Co-Guest-Editors-in-Chief for the special issue: Koraljka Golub, Fredrik Hanell, Guangjian Li,
Scope of this special issue:
concept of Open Government Data (OGD) was coined in 2007 and refers to data and
information that public bodies have produced or commissioned, and that are open
for use, re-use and distribution. By today OGD rationale has been established
and general frameworks are being implemented. Remaining challenges are still
many and include data analytics, data interoperability and data fusion, data
capability and data literacy, assessment and incentivizing of OGD. These are in
turn entangled with related local, national and international policies,
historical traditions and IT infrastructures.
This special issue of
Journal of Data and Information Science (JDIS) invites contributions on OGD for
data analytics and knowledge discovery. The perspectives focus in particular
on: 1) general approaches and specific algorithms, processes or tools for
knowledge discovery; 2) application areas and cases of use, including metrics
and decision making in different contexts; 3) pre-requisites for access to
data: data capability and data literacy, data and metadata standards to support
data and knowledge discovery (including entity extraction), user interfaces;
and, 4) related policies.
open: April 1, 2020
closed: August 15, 2020
comments: one month after the submission and no later than September 15, 2020
returned: one month after the review comments and no later than September 30,
decision on acceptance: October 15, 2020
November 15, 2020
Authors are asked to
organize their manuscripts according to the guidelines for
contributors on the journal’s
homepage. Submitted manuscripts
should ideally be no more than 12 pages (including tables, figures and references) but longer versions
can be taken if the content merits. We welcome good quality submissions. In
case of having more accepted papers than one issue of JDIS can hold, JDIS will
extend the special issue into its following issues.
All manuscripts will undergo
a peer review process. Accepted papers will be freely available online as OPEN
ACCESS papers WITHOUT any article processing charges.
To submit your manuscript:
(1) Open the journal’s Editorial Manager (https://mc03.manuscriptcentral.com/jdis) and login as
an author. If you do not yet have a user name and password, please, register
(2) Click on “Submit New Manuscript”.
(3) Choose “Article type”: ‘Others
(accompanied by description ‘Special Issue OGD’)’. This is important since
your paper will otherwise be reviewed as an ‘ordinary’ paper and, in case of
acceptance, be published in a regular issue.
(4) From this point on, submit
your paper as you usually do.
For questions regarding this special issue, please contact the
Guest-Editor-in-Chief: Koraljka Golub (firstname.lastname@example.org), or for
technical details on submitting, please contact Miss Nan Zhou (email@example.com)
at JDIS editorial office.
We look forward to receiving your submission!