• First journal to report on the developments and trends in electronic commerce
  • embraces the entire range of electronic "market" issues
  • multidisciplinary journal with an interest in the relationship between information technologies, new forms of commerce and social change

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  • Rainer Alt,
  • Hans-Dieter Zimmermann
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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2.981 (2019)
Impact factor
4.417 (2019)
Five year impact factor
73 days
Submission to first decision
287 days
Submission to acceptance
245,385 (2019)

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This journal has 80 open access articles

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  • Call for Papers - Digital Healthcare Services

    Guest editors

    Prof. Dr. Ulrich Reimer, University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen, Switzerland
    Prof. Dr. Edith Maier, University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen, Switzerland
    Prof. Dr. Souren Paul, Chair, College of Informatics Northern Kentucky University, U.S.A.
    Prof. Dr. Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

    Submission Deadline: July 31, 2020

  • Call for Papers - The Dark Sides of AI

    Guest Editors
    Lin Xiao, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
    Xiao-Liang Shen, Wuhan University, China
    Xusen Cheng, Renmin University of China, China
    Jian Mou, Pusan National University, South Korea
    Alex Zarifis, Loughborough University, UK

    Deadline for submissions: October 31, 2020

  • Call for Papers - The Cultural Impact in Platform Competition

    Guest Editors
    Makoto Nakayama, DePaul University, USA
    Simon Poon, University of Sydney, Australia
    Lee Chei Sian, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Panagiotis Stamolampros, University of Leeds, UK
    Yun Wan, University of Houston Victoria, USA

    Deadline for submissions: October 31, 2020

  • Call for Papers - Smart Cities - Smart Governance Models for Future Cities

    Guest Editors

    Edy Portmann, Human-IST Institute, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
    Sara D’Onofrio, CC Smart Citizen, Business Engineering Institute St. Gallen, Switzerland
    Simon Trang, Chair of Information Security and Compliance, University of Göttingen, Germany
    Elpiniki I. Papageorgiou, Department of Energy Systems, University of Thessaly, Greece
    Witold Pedrycz, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

    Submission Deadline: December 01, 2020

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