Digital Policy Studies is an open-access, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary academic journal focused on the empirical, critical and intersectoral study of subjects related to digital policy and the fourth industrial revolution, cybersecurity, the digitalisation of politics, the digital economy, information and communication technology, the convergence of technology and society, new media and related topics. The Journal publishes research articles, review articles and policy commentary in designated sections.

VOL. 1, ISSUE 1 (May 2022)


Social Media and 2019 Governorship Elections in Nasarawa State

Stephen Nnaemeka Azom and Victor Olaku

Technology and Welfare: Investigating the Relationship between the Ownership of Technology-Based Assets and Subjective Measures of Well-Being

Alexander C. O’Riordan

The Nationalist Dimensions of Internet Blackouts in Africa: A Critical Examination of Cameroon and Nigeria’s Cyber Sovereignty

Floribert Patrick C. Endong

Addressing Corruption, Poverty and Health Capacity Through e-Governance and Economic Diversification  (Evidence from 2020)

Marcus Hollington

The Adoption and Challenges of Digital Voter Registration for 2021 Municipality Elections in the Forecasts of Electronic Voting in South Africa

Limukani Mathe

Digital Sovereignty and Financial Surveillance: An Analysis of Privacy Issues with CBDCs

Ridwan Oloyede and Faith Obafemi

New ‘New’ Diplomacy: A New Dawn Emerges

Robyn Ehryn Williams


The journal publishes two issues a year (May and November) and a special edition in between will be considered from time to time. Issues are available on an open access basis. Digital Policy Studies invites manuscripts all through the year, submitted through its website. Submissions can be research article, review articles or essays. All submissions must be between 4000 and 7000 words long, prepared according to the Author guidelines.

Click here to visit the UJ Press landing page for submission guidelines.

Please send any queries to Managing Editor Dr Tinuade Ojo at