Peer-reviewed journals play a key role in the development and dissemination of knowledge within research fields such as digital government. The processes employed by such journals impact the quality of the manuscripts that they publish. Therefore, it is crucial to understand the roles of authors, reviewers, and editorial staff in the peer-review process. The panel is focused on facilitating a dialogue between the editors of several key digital government journals and researchers in attendance at the panel. The discussions will focus on the editorial processes employed by the journals and the crucial role that reviewers play in advancing high quality research. Furthermore, the panel will enable a broader understanding of expectations help by editors and publishers within the field of digital government.

Sandoval-Almazan, R., & Hinnant, C. C. (2017). Digital Government Journals and the Peer-Review Process: The Roles of Editors and Reviewers in Producing High-Quality Publications. In Proceedings of the 18th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (pp. 612–613). New York, NY, USA: ACM.