Special Issue on Women and Digital Space: Knowledge, Expertise and Professional Empowerment

Submission Deadline: May 30, 2020

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Cristiana Carletti
      Department of Political Sciences, Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy
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    • Maria Caterina Federici
      Department of Philosophy, Social and Human Sciences, and Training, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
    • Roja Fazaeli
      Trinity College, Dublin, Iceland
    • Ornella Ferrajolo
      Institute of International Legal Studies, National Research Council, Rome, Italy
    • Laura Guercio
      Department of Philosophy, Social and Human Sciences, and Training, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
    • Stefania Bartoloni
      Department of Political Sciences, Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy
    • Mariella Pagliuca
      Department of Political Sciences, Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy
  • Introduction

    Digital development and new challenges introduced within the digital space are a relevant professional opportunity to enter into the labour market and to empower basic knowledge and carrier expertise. The prominence of male presence in this field, above all in top-ranking scientific and decision-making positions of public and private companies has been progressively tackled in order to encourage a more balanced and equitable participation of women as for digital skills and qualified working chances.
    To facilitate this course and to achieve appropriate and positive results, a cultural shift is needed at first that could impact on the primary education and training for young generations, male and female students attending scientific-technological, engineering and mathematical (STEM) studies. This action should be based upon strategic and policy tools at the international and national level to promote this objective through an high quality approach. The consequent step is demanded to governmental authorities to strengthen legislative measures, yet in force or to be adopted, in order to counter under-representation and to push for a larger involvement of women's labour force to achieve strong economic and social benefits. The ICT sector is one of the most dynamic and profitable professional settings where the gender presence, especially in decision-making positions, could pave the way to increase the potential for research and development. In countries where the spread of scientific culture among students, the promotion of gender equality in the digital space as well as the advancement of women's careers have been encouraged, strong economic and social impact has been recorded proving the significance of legislative, programmatic and operational measures to accelerate this course and to link women and digital space opportunities.
    The Special Issue is intended to collect data, information on legislative and policy measures, good practices, lessons learned, achievements, gaps and challenges recorded at the national, regional and international level – also according to a comparative perspective – in the field under reference.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Digital space
    2. Women’s rights
    3. Gender balance
    4. Labour opportunities
    5. ICTs
    6. STEM

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ijlawsociety.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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