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Open Government: A Journal On Freedom of Information

This is great news: A new peer-reviewed government information journal in an open access format! Just in time for the Govt Information Quarterly / Journal of Govt Information merger. I’m looking forward to the inaugeral issue in February, 2005. There’s still time to submit a paper (*note* I’m NOT one of the editors 😉 ).

Editor: Steve Wood, Senior Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University. Steve also runs the UK FOIA blog

Journal Aim: To publish research and communications related to Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation from the perspective of academics, practioners and FOI users.


  • Freedom of Information legislation and information provision for citizens
  • Comparative views of international freedom of information legislation
  • Freedom of information legislation and the open government debate
  • The impact of Freedom of Information on public administration
  • Case studies from public authorities by FOI practioners
  • Information Systems for managing records and FOI requests
  • The relationship of Freedom of Information legislation and other access to information legislation

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