Focus And Scope

The International Journal of Information Technology and Education (IJITE) provides a distinctive perspective on the theory and best practices of information technology and education for a global audience. We encourage first-rate articles that provide a critical view on information technology and education– its effects, development, implementation, strategy, management, and policy.

The scope of IJITE is following, but not limited to:

IT Governance

Enterprise Architecture

IT Service Management

IT Project Management

IT Audit

User Experience Design

IT Security

System Analysis and Design

Data and Information Management

Multimedia System

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality

Accelerators and 3D

System Integration

Distance Learning



Games in Education

Learning Media on Information Technology


Manuscript Genres

IJITE categorizes papers according to the genre of research. More detail about these genres can be found in earlier IJITE editorials (Te'Eni et al., 2015; Rowe, 2012; Rowe, 2014).

  1. Literature review

A literature review ‘synthesizes past knowledge on a topic or domain of interest, identifies important biases and knowledge gaps in the literature, and proposes corresponding future research directions’ (Rowe, 2014, p. 243). Researchers need to have a good conceptual framework or theory that they will use as an analytical lens to study a set of carefully selected papers (Rowe, 2014).

  1. Theory development

IJITE, as a international journal, accepts pure theory papers. We need theory to guide our reflections and endeavours. A good theory paper rests on arguments that build on the literature. However, unlike the first genre, these articles do not need to have a comprehensive literature review. The act of being reflexively critical is essential and is a distinguishing feature of this genre (Te'Eni et al., 2015).

  1. Empirical research

This genre includes papers that provide empirical data. However, these papers must also provide a theoretical contribution. Apart from ‘ethnographies and narratives’ which are singled out at IJITE as a separate genre, all other genres based on an analysis of empirical data fall under the ‘empirical research’ category. This category includes all types of empirical research strategies such as qualitative, quantitative and design science research (Te'Eni et al., 2015).

  1. Ethnographies and narratives

Of the many streams of empirical research, we distinguish ethnographies and narratives (Rowe, 2012). This genre responds to the need to better understand what people really do, how intentions develop, and how people take stances or make compromises. Using ethnographic fieldwork, the researcher not only gains an in-depth understanding of the actors’ viewpoints. but also of the broad context within which they act (Te'Eni et al., 2015).

  1. Research essay

Research essays usually relate to research methods, research practice or research philosophy.

  1. Issues and opinions

An ‘Issues and Opinions’ paper generally addresses an institutional problem or a disciplinary challenge or opportunity. This genre involves the articulation of a well-developed position statement concerning emerging, paradoxical, or controversial research issues.

  1. Response

This genre is simply a response to a paper previously published in IJITE, of any genre. For example, an empirical response paper might replicate a previous study with a different method but come up with contradictory findings.