Title: Developing a demographic profile of scholarly community contributing to the Electronic Government, An International Journal

Authors: Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Mohini Singh, Michael D. Williams

Addresses: School of Business and Economics, Swansea University, Swansea, UK. ' School of Business Information Technology, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. ' School of Business and Economics, Swansea University, Swansea, UK

Abstract: This paper analysed five years (from year 2004 to 2008) of e-government research published in the Electronic Government, An International Journal (EG) by utilising a number of demographic variables such as most prolific authors, universities associated with the most publications, geographic diversity and authors| backgrounds. Findings suggest that although a large number of authors have contributed to EG for generating its intellectual wealth, very few authors have made contribution to more than one paper. The analysed data also illustrate some imbalances in terms of authors| discipline, gender and background.

Keywords: research profiling; prolific authors; electronic journals; e-journals; electronic publishing; e-publishing; scholarly publishing; demographic profiles; scholarly communities; demographic variables; universities; higher education; geographic diversity; author backgrounds; intellectual wealth; academic disciplines; gender; imbalances; electronic government; e-government; demography.

DOI: 10.1504/EG.2011.039840

Electronic Government, an International Journal, 2011 Vol.8 No.2/3, pp.259 - 270

Published online: 21 Apr 2011 *

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