Call for chapters for: 

Research Handbook on Information Systems and Society

Edited by Dr. Arti Jain, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Professor John Wang, Montclair State University and Dr. Arun Kumar Yadav, National Institute of Technology Hamirpur 

About the Handbook: The motivation of the Research Handbook on Information Systems and Society is to provide coverage through the role of Information Systems and Society (ISS) in modern society, trending topics, and theories on ISS with respect to the environment, urban planning, governance, etc. It highlights the impacts of ISS to pinpoint and address potential negative societal impacts such as ethical issues, privacy concerns, inequality, criminal justice, social changes, cyberbullying, fake news, hate speech, etc. In addition, it will provide application domains of ISS such as healthcare, education, workplace dynamics, disaster management, transportation, tourism, entertainment, sports, retail, advertising, supply chain, etc. to name a selected few. Finally, it will develop potential futuristic solutions that can be impactful for forthcoming public policy, smart agriculture, and the next generation.


The book will be published in hardback and eBook. It will be available to purchase through our website and third-party vendors. The book will also be included on ElgarOnline which is available for institutions/academic libraries to purchase.

All contributing authors will receive a 50% author discount to use across our website. A digital copy of the book and a PDF of their chapter will also be offered to contributors.


Further information: Information Systems and Society research is important, challenging, interesting and rewarding in several aspects. It is of paramount importance because it can be beneficial for humans to better understand the ways in which people practice Information Systems (ISs) and the factors that guide their behaviour. Information systems can be useful for a variety of applications such as the design of intelligible systems or the development of effective public policy related to Information and Communication Technology (ICT). These systems can also be helpful to comprehend the ways in which ISs impact society and how they are shaped by political, economic, social, and cultural forces. This Research Handbook will be informative in the designing and usage of these ISs in a way that is more valuable to society and can be advantageous for the public to tackle the potential negative impacts of these systems.


The ongoing research on Information Systems and Society can be highly challenging due to countless reasons. Here are a few listed: i). Rapid Change: Information Systems and Technology (IST) is constantly advancing. In order to keep up with these changes, research in this arena must be malleable and compliant. ii). Complexity: ISs and their impact on society are multi-faceted phenomena that are problematic to fathom and analyse. This complexity arises from the interfaces among organizations, people, and technology, as well as the social, cultural, and economic contexts in which these interactions take place. iii). Interdisciplinarity: Research on ISS often involves multiple disciplines, including- computer science, economics, sociology, anthropology, and psychology, among others. This interdisciplinarity can make it challenging to bring together researchers from diversified areas and to correspond findings to miscellaneous audiences. iv). Ethical Considerations: Research on ISS often raises moral considerations, such as issues related to security, privacy, and unequal distribution of benefits and costs of technology. Through this Research Handbook, researchers can be more thoughtful of these ethical issues and can awake society to deal with them via their upcoming studies and investigations.


It is privileged that research on ISS can be interesting for a number of reasons. One reason is that it allows people to explore the ways in which ICT is transforming society and shaping everyone’s lives. This research can help individuals to understand various forces at play in the development and utility of these technologies. Additionally, one reason is drastic changes in different styles such as work style, lifestyle, and communication style at large. Another reason is that it can provide insights into the ways in which people use and interact with ISs, as well as factors that influence their behaviour. This can be useful for designing more successful and user-friendly systems and for grasping how to motivate people to use these systems in a way that is beneficial to the entire society.


About the Research Handbook programme: 

Our authoritative Handbooks comprise specially commissioned, peer reviewed, original chapters offering comprehensive analyses of each topic. Our handbooks are unique in their research focus and, in many cases, the cross disciplinary nature of the topics. We publish handbooks in established fields and in emerging areas that outline current research and set out new research agendas for the future. A good mix of senior and emerging scholars allows for a lively debate between chapters and encourages aspirations to pave the way for future research.


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EEP was one of the first publishers to include our scholarly titles in the Book Citation Index (part of the Web of Science), and our books are now also included in the SCOPUS citation index. We would expect your book to be included in these Indexes, ensuring that the book has greater visibility and your work, and that of the contributors, is recognised in the citation indexes.



Abstract Submission Deadline: April 15, 2023

Notify Proposal Acceptance: May 10, 2023

Full Chapter Submission: August 15, 2023

Review Results Returned: October 30, 2023

Final Acceptance Notification: November 15, 2023

Final Chapter Submission: December 20, 2023


Potential Chapter Titles:

Section I: Introduction to Information Systems and Society

Chapter 1: Role of Information Systems in Modern Society

Chapter 2: Current Hot Topics of Information Systems and Society

Chapter 3: New Theories of Information Systems and Society

Chapter 4: Information Systems and the Environment

Chapter 5: Information Systems and Urban Planning

Chapter 6: Information Systems and Governance


Section II: Impacts of Information Systems and Society

Chapter 7: Information Systems and Social Change

Chapter 8: Information Systems and Ethical Issues

Chapter 9: Information Systems and Privacy Concerns

Chapter 10: Information Systems and Inequality

Chapter 11: Information Systems and Criminal Justice System

Chapter 12: Information Systems and Cyberbullying

Chapter 13: Information Systems and Fake News

Chapter 14: Information Systems and Hate Speech

Chapter 15: Information Systems and Cyber-Physical Systems


Section III: Applications of Information Systems and Society

Chapter 16: Information Systems and Health Care

Chapter 17: Information Systems and Education

Chapter 18: Information Systems and Workplace Dynamics

Chapter 19: Information Systems and Disaster Management

Chapter 20: Information Systems and Transportation

Chapter 21: Information Systems and Social Media

Chapter 22: Information Systems and Tourism

Chapter 23: Information Systems and Entertainment

Chapter 24: Information Systems and Sports

Chapter 25: Information Systems and Retail

Chapter 26: Information Systems and Culture

Chapter 27: Information Systems and Advertising

Chapter 28: Information Systems and Marketing

Chapter 29: Information Systems and Customer Relationship Management

Chapter 30: Information Systems and Supply Chain Management


Section IV: Futuristic Solutions of Information Systems and Society

Chapter 31: The Future of Information Systems and Society

Chapter 32: Information Systems and Forthcoming Public Policy

Chapter 33: Information Systems and Smart Agriculture

Chapter 34: Information Systems and Next-Generation Military

Chapter 35: Information Systems and Sustainability across Globalization


If you are interested in contributing a chapter and sharing your knowledge with

readers, we are looking forward to receiving your proposal. Please email the editors

directly at: [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected]