International Journal of

Electronic Commerce Studies

ISSN 2073-9729

IJECS does not charge authors any cost. No publication fee. No submission fee.

The IJECS is a double-blind academic journal for all fields of Electronic Commerce. To serve as an international platform, the IJECS encourages manuscript submissions from authors all around the world. As a multi-disciplines journal, The IJECS welcome both technology oriented and business oriented electronic commerce research articles. All papers published in the IJECS journal are peer reviewed.

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The purpose of the International Journal of Electronic Commerce Studies is to promote electronic commerce research and provide worldwide scholars a place to publish their innovative work in electronic commerce. To be published in the journal, the manuscript must make strong empirical, theoretical, or practical contributions and highlight the significance of the contributions to the electronic commerce field. Thus, preference is given to submissions that test, extend, or build strong theoretical frameworks for electronic commerce theory, electronic commerce system development, and electronic commerce practice. The journal is not tied to any particular national context; the geographic distribution of authors publishing in the journal came from countries around the world. Articles introducing cases of innovative applications in electronic commerce around the world are also published in the journal. The journal provides scholars opportunities to realize the electronic commerce research and development around 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


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