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Call for Papers: "Voting, Elections, and Technology"
A special issue of Social Science Computer Review

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This special issue of Social Science Computer Review will bring together a collection of high quality academic work that extends, refines and challenges our understanding of the use, state of the art, and challenges associated with voting and election technology, broadly conceived.

This special issue will bring together papers that investigate specific cases of the use of technology in voting and elections, as well as analysis of policy, and reviews of the state of the art. Papers from a broad range of social science perspectives are encouraged. Submissions can be in the form of full papers (maximum 20 printed pages) or in the form of short papers (5 printed pages). Post-graduate students are particularly encouraged to submit early work in the form of short papers.

Sample Topics
  • E-voting
  • Online voter survey methods
  • Technologies for election forecasting
  • Agent-based models of voting behavior
  • Web-based campaign fundraising
  • Redistricting technology
  • Policy implications

Submission information
Send an electronic copy of the paper, along with a cover letter, to Micah Altman (
  • Key dates:
    • Submission of papers: Mar 1, 2004
    • Review feedback: May 1, 2004
    • Submission of final papers: June 15, 2004
    • Publication in SSCORE: Feb 2005.
  • Length:
    • Full Papers: 20 printed pages
    • Short papers: 5 printed pages
  • Formatting (required):
    • Electronic submission only (MSWord or PDF)
    • Please include the lead author's last name in the manuscript file name.
  • Recommended formatting: (Recommended for submission, required prior to publication. See the SSCORE web page, below, for complete details)
    • APA style reference
    • No footnotes. Endnotes used for comments, not citations.
    • Tables and figures on separate pages with accompanying caption. The main text should refer to each figure/table and provide callouts.
    • Each document should include: title, author list with affiliations, a brief abstract, a list of keywords preceding the main text, and short author bios, references and endnotes following the main text.

Information about Social Science Computer Review (SSCORE)
The Social Science Computer Review is an interdisciplinary journal covering both social science instructional and research applications of computing as well as social science research on societal impacts of information technology. Among topics within the scope of the journal are artificial intelligence, computational social science theory, computer-assisted survey research, computer-based qualitative analysis, computer simulation, economic modeling, geographic information systems, instructional multimedia, instrumentation and research tools, social impacts of computing and telecommunications, software evaluation, and world-wide web resources for social scientists.

SSCORE is a peer-reviewed publication of Sage Publications, Inc. Now in its 22nd year of publication, it carries articles and reports, extensive resource listing in its "News and Notes" section, software reviews, and book reviews. There are frequent symposia issues on social science disciplines, on new computer-intensive methodologies, and on the political and social impacts of computing.

A World Wide Web site for SSCORE is found at the URL: