General Information for Authors

Electronic Markets cordially invites original research contributions in the field of electronic markets and networked business. Please take the time to carefully read the following guidelines.

  • "Original contribution" means that your paper is unpublished and not available online nor offline. Please make sure that your article is not submitted or under review elsewhere while under review for EM.
  • In case an earlier version of your paper has been published, e.g. as conference paper, the original version must be referenced if the paper is accepted for publication. EM follows the AIS Policy on Conference and Journal Publication. Please summarize revisions and extensions in a letter to the editor when submitting your work.
  • The preferred article length for publications in Electronic Markets is around  8,000 words (excl. reference list).
  • All submissions must be written in American English.
  • All submissions to Electronic Markets are subject to a plagiarism check (iThenticate) to avoid unethical use of Content.
  • All submissions, that have successfully passed the review process will be published online first immediately.
  • Springer offers authors to publish their Electronic Markets article Open Access free of charge. This requires that the institution or country has an agreement with Springer. Authors from these institutions/countries will usually be identified and contacted by Springer regarding this economy. To increase the chances of being recognized, corresponding authors are advised to use their email address from the respective institution instead of their private email address. For further information as well as the list with the current agreement partners please see:

Electronic Markets charges no submission or acceptance fees. Your submission will be reviewed in a double-blind peer review process by at least two independent reviewers. Besides clarity of writing, grammar and style, your article will be evaluated according to relevance, strength of theoretical foundations and methodology, value of the paper for business, economy, or society, contribution of new knowledge and quality of conclusions. Explication of theoretical concepts and terms by examples or cases is a plus. Please also read the three steps before making a submission.