Call for Papers

Call for Fundamentals

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Electronic Markets – The International Journal on Networked Business invites scholars with expertise in the topic areas of electronic markets and networked business to submit a Fundamentals Paper to a recent topic of their choice.

Fundamentals is a section that aims to structure recent topics of interest in the fields of electronic markets and networked business. They should offer an understanding of the topic’s relevance, its main characteristics, a definition, examples as well as an outlook. In contrast to research papers, papers submitted to the “Fundamentals” section should primarily structure existing knowledge and offer guidance, e.g. by proposing a framework based on existing research.

Before submitting a Fundamentals paper, authors should check that the following criteria apply:

  • The author is an established researcher who is familiar with the academic discourse of the subject matter for many years.
  • The paper provides a well-structured overview on the topic as described before.
  • Fundamentals are not research-in-progress papers. Please do not simply submit work that you feel is premature as a fundamental.

 

How to submit a Fundamentals

Fundamentals pass a two-step procedure

1)    In the first step you should contact the editorial office to make sure that your suggestion for a Fundamentals paper is within the scope of Electronic Markets and that no Fundamentals paper on the same topic is already planned.

2)    In the first step the author submits a blinded manuscript including a title pager (please see www.electronicmarkets.org/authors/submission/) via the Editorial Manager. The author will then receive a feedback from the Editorial Office, who will also forward it to review, if it passes the initial screening.

3)    Fundamentals should be shorter than regular Electronic Markets research and position papers and have a length around 3’500 words. The paper will be reviewed by at least two Editors of Electronic Markets. A final decision will be made by the Editor-in-Chief.