Call for Papers

Call for Fundamentals

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Electronic Markets 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 mentioned above and elaborates on the implications for the field of electronic markets.
  • Fundamentals are not research-in-progress papers. Please do not simply submit work that you feel is premature to the Fundamentals section.

How to submit to the Fundamentals section

1) First, interested authors should contact the Editorial Office to make sure that the envisaged topic for a Fundamentals paper is within the scope of Electronic Markets and that no Fundamentals paper on the same topic is already planned.

2) Upon completion of the manuscript, please upload a blinded version via the Editorial Manager system together with a title page (see The corresponding 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 of around 5’000 words. The paper will be reviewed by Editorial Board Members and or associate/senior editors of Electronic Markets. It is important that the responsible editor of the paper informs the reviewers about the characteristics of Fundamentals (and sends them the link to this webpage). A final decision will be made by a Co-Editor or the Editor-in-Chief.

Examples for published Fundamentals are:

von Scherenberg, F., Hellmeier, M., & Otto, B. (2024). Data sovereignty in information systems. Electronic Markets, 34, 15.

Banh, L., & Strobel, G. (2023). Generative artificial intelligence. Electronic Markets, 33, 63.

Schmidt, R., Alt, R., & Zimmermann, A. (2023). Assistant platforms. Electronic Markets, 33, 59.

Hartwich, E., Rieger, A., Sedlmeir, J., Jurek, D., & Fridgen, G. (2023). Machine economies. Electronic Markets, 33, 36.

Schöbel, S.M., & Leimeister, J.M. (2023). Metaverse platform ecosystems. Electronic Markets, 33, 12.

Kühl, N., Schemmer, M., Goutier, M., & Satzger, G. (2022). Artificial intelligence and machine learning. Electronic Markets, 32(4), 2235–2244.

Rietsche, R., Dremel, C., Bosch, S., Steinacker, L., Meckel, M., & Leimeister, J.M. (2022). Quantum computing, Electronic Markets, 32(4), 2525–2536.

Lehrer, C., & Trenz, M. (2022). Omnichannel business. Electronic Markets, 32(2), 687-699.

Engel, C., Ebel, P., & Leimeister, J.M. (2022). Cognitive automation. Electronic Markets, 32(1), 339–350.

Janiesch, C., Zschech, P., & Heinrich, K. (2021). Machine learning and deep learning. Electronic Markets, 31(3), 685-695.

Hein, A., Schreieck, M., Riasanow, T., Setzke, D.S., Wiesche, M., Böhm, M., & Krcmar, H. (2020). Digital platform ecosystems. Electronic Markets, 30(1), 87–98.

Hofmann, P., Samp, C., & Urbach, N. (2020). Robotic process automation. Electronic Markets, 30(1), 99–106.

Wiesböck, F., & Hess, T.  (2020). Digital innovations. Electronic Markets, 30(1), 75–86.