Topic Editors

School of Public Administration and Policy, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, China
Dr. Yueping Zheng
Center for Chinese Public Administration Research, School of Government, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
Dr. Ziteng Fan
Institute for Global Public Policy, Fudan University, Shanghai 200437, China

From ChatGPT to GovGPT: The Future of Digital Government

Abstract submission deadline
closed (31 August 2023)
Manuscript submission deadline
closed (31 January 2024)
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Dear Colleagues,

We invite submissions to the topic concerning the future developments of digital government, and we are specifically interested in submissions focusing on the uses of ChatGPT and other artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Digital government or e-government refers to new government forms developed by the extensive uses of mobile internet, big data analytics, cloud computing, Internet of Things, AI, and many other information technologies (ITs), which have been substantially transforming the structures, processes, and performance of government around the world. Digital government is improving government openness and transparency, increasing government efficiency and effectiveness in public service delivery, and lowering government costs.

The astonishing performance of ChatGPT in human–machine interaction and natural language processing, among others, is attracting the attention of governments in reshaping digital government interfaces and processes. For instance, ChatGPT would help government portals and hotlines to improve citizen–state interactions. While AI has been applied in digital government for years, ChatGPT brings forth a new opportunity to rethink the future developments of digital government. To what extent could ChatGPT help improve governmental processes and performance? How should government regulate ChatGPT and its various uses? These and other research questions would be relevant to this topic.

We welcome submissions concerning the below aspects:

  • The potential uses of ChatGPT in digital government;
  • The impacts of ChatGPT on digital government;
  • The implications of ChatGPT in digital government;
  • ChatGPT and civil service recruitment and training;
  • ChatGPT and government human–machine interactions;
  • ChatGPT and administrative burden;
  • The cybersecurity challenges of ChatGPT;
  • The regulations of ChatGPT and other AI algorithms;
  • Other relevant topics.

Both theoretical and empirical studies are welcome. For theoretical submissions, please develop theoretical frameworks and propositions relevant for empirical testing or practical application. For empirical submissions, they should be theoretically sound and practically significant with rigorous methodology.

Prof. Dr. Liang Ma
Dr. Yueping Zheng
Dr. Ziteng Fan
Topic Editors


  • digital government
  • e-government
  • citizen-state interactions
  • innovation
  • artificial intelligence
  • big data
  • smart city

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
Administrative Sciences
3.0 3.9 2011 20.6 Days CHF 1400
Future Internet
3.4 6.7 2009 11.8 Days CHF 1600
3.1 5.8 2010 18 Days CHF 1600
Smart Cities
6.4 8.5 2018 20.2 Days CHF 2000
Social Sciences
1.7 3.2 2012 27.7 Days CHF 1800
3.6 5.5 2013 19.7 Days CHF 1600
Urban Science
2.0 4.5 2017 23.7 Days CHF 1600 is a multidiscipline platform providing preprint service that is dedicated to sharing your research from the start and empowering your research journey.

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Title: The impact of ChatGPT in Medical Sciences in view of bibliometrics
Authors: Christos Stefanis1*, Agathangelos Stavropoulos2, Elisavet Stavropoulou3, Konstantina Aftzoglou4, Zacharias Tsakris3, Christina Tsigalou1, Eugenia Bezirtzoglou1
Affiliation: Laboratory of Hygiene and Environmental Protection, Medical School, Democritus University of Thrace, 68100 Alexandroupoli, Greece; (CS); (CT); (EB) 2 University of Glasgow, School of Social an
Abstract: In the era of big data, medical science could not but incorporate new techniques and protocols. Computational linguistics and large language models have already been applied to various aspects of medicine. Recently, the application of ChatGPT has attracted the scientific community's interest in the changes it can initiate in the science of medicine, scientific literature, diagnostic techniques and the management of medical data and health records. From rave reviews to scepticism and transparency issues, the ChatGPT seems to be charting a new path in medical sciences and the effects of its implementation, positive or negative, will be visible and significant shortly.

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