Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope
The journal publishes research and applied articles from all areas of Electronic Commerce. The journal encourages manuscript submissions from authors all over the world. Articles in the International Journal of Electronic Commerce Studies will include, but are not limited to the following areas:

Applications and Empirical Studies, including
Prediction/information markets
Experience with e-commerce systems and markets
Economic approaches to spam control
Pricing for quality of service
Web analysis and characterization for e-commerce
Open access publishing
User contributed content
Economics of online textual content
Behavioral and experimental economics related to e-commerce
 
Theory and Foundations, including
Computational aspects of economics, game theory, finance, and voting
Automated mechanism design, including computational pricing
Algorithmic mechanism design
Auction and negotiation technology
Formation of supply chains, coalitions, and virtual enterprises
Agency and contract theory in e-commerce
Game-theoretic aspects of network formation on the Internet
Preferences and decision theory
Economics of information
 
Security, Privacy, Encryption, and Digital Rights, including
Intellectual property and digital rights management
Digital payment systems
Authentication
Privacy-enhancing technologies
Economics of information security and privacy
 
Architectures and Languages, including
Peer-to-peer, grid, and other open distributed systems
Mobile commerce
Software and systems requirements, architectures, and performance
Languages for describing agents, goods, services, and contracts
 
Automation, Personalization, and Targeting, including
AI and autonomous agent systems in e-commerce
Automated shopping, trading, and contract management
Recommendation, reputation, and trust systems
Advertising and marketing technology
Sponsored web search, viral marketing
Databases and data mining
Machine learning for e-commerce applications
Mobile and location-based services
Search and information retrieval for e-commerce
 
Internet Marketing and Advertising, including
Internet Advertising
Internet Bankinng
Online Community
Online Consumer Behavior
Online Retailing
Online Marketing Research
Online Marketing Management and Strategies
Service Science on Internet
Trust on the Net
 
Peer Review Process
Before submitting the manuscript, the author should have his/her paper proofread for grammatical and spelling corrections as well as the readability of the paper.
The IJECS is a double-blind referred academic journal. Each manuscript would be reviewed by the editor for general suitability. If it is judged suitable, a double-blind review process takes place. Based on the recommendations of the reviewers, the editor then decides whether the article should be acceptable.
The evaluation period is short. Usually we evaluate manuscript within two months or less. Please remind us if you do not receive the review results after two month.
It is requested that authors should have their paper checked with a native English speaker colleague or professional for English syntax, grammar, etc before submission. Manuscript with serious writing problems cannot be accepted.
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