International Journal of e-Collaboration (IJeC)

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[ Editor-in-Chief ]  [ Impact and Quality Information ] [ How to Submit ] [ Best Articles ] [ Documents for Accepted Manuscripts ] [ Document for Special Issue ]



Ned Kock, Texas A&M International University


Impact and Quality Information

IJeC’s editorial board is made up of a distinguished group of researchers in a variety of areas. Most of those researchers are housed in MIS or similar departments (e.g., Accounting and MIS, Information and Operations Management) of universities around the world.

Several of IJeC’s editorial board members and authors are among the most accomplished researchers in the world in their fields.

IJeC positions itself as a specialty A-level journal.

The expected acceptance rate of IJeC for the coming year is between 10 and 15 percent of all submitted manuscripts. Invited manuscripts, editorial notes, and book reviews are not considered in the calculation of this acceptance rate.

In terms of citation impact, IJeC’s impact factor is currently 2.15. Considering the last 10 years: the average number of citations per article is slightly over 10; the ratio of citations per author per year is 62.49; and the h-index is 17.

These citation impact measures are respectable ones for a specialty-focus journal, suggesting the perception by the research community that IJeC is serious about research and scholarship. Nevertheless, we expect to gradually improve upon these measures over the next 5 years, as we have been doing since the inception of the Journal.

IJeC is listed in the following indices and databases, among others:

ACM Digital Library
Burrelle's Media Directory
Cabell's Directory
CSA Illumina
DEST Register of Refereed Journals
Information Resources Management Association
Knowledge Board
Library & Information Science Abstracts
Media Finder
Standard Periodical Directory
The Index of Information Systems Journals
Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory

Some of the above databases (e.g., Proquest-ABI/Inform) provide access to all IJeC article abstracts as well as to full-text versions of IJeC articles.

Finally, IJeC is featured as a subscription-based holding in more than 360 major libraries worldwide according to WorldCat.


How to Submit

Via email. Authors may submit papers directly to: Papers must be prepared according to the guidelines under "Documents for Accepted Manuscripts" (link here), with all of the elements of an accepted manuscript (e.g., authors' full contact information, figures, tables etc.) in one single file. No copyright transfer is needed for submission. Files must be under 1 MB in size to be submitted directly via email. These submissions will be made anonymous before they are placed under review.

Via Web system. Authors may submit papers online through the Publisher's Web-based paper submission system. For instructions on how to submit to IJeC through the Publisher's Web-based paper submission system, visit the Journal's official Web site at IGI Global, Inc.


Best Articles


 The Impact of Perceived Subgroup Formation on Transactive Memory Systems and Performance in Distributed Teams
    Yide Shen, Rowan University, USA
    Michael J. Gallivan, Georgia State University, USA
    Xinlin Tang, Florida State University, USA


Shared Practices in Articulating and Sharing Rationale: An Empirical Study
    Lu Xiao, The University of Western Ontario, Canada
    John M. Carroll, Pennsylvania State University, USA


How is Building Information Modeling Influenced by Project Complexity? A Cross-Case Analysis of e-Collaboration Performance in Building Construction
    Christoph Merschbrock, University of Agder, Norway
    Bjørn Erik Munkvold, University of Agder, Norway


Virtual Teams Demystified: An Integrative Framework for Understanding Virtual Teams
    Olivier Caya, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
    Mark Mortensen, INSEAD, France
    Alain Pinsonneault, McGill University, Canada


Revisiting Media Choice: A Behavioral Decision-Making Perspective
    Hai Suan Bok, National Computer Systems, Singapore
    Atreyi Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Krishnamurthy Raman, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Vallabh Sambamurthy, Michigan State University, USA


An Exploratory Study of How Technology Supports Communication in Multilingual Groups
    Milam Aiken, University of Mississippi, USA
    Jianfeng Wang, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA
    Linwu Gu, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA
    Joseph Paolillo, University of Mississippi, USA


Collaborative Performance: Addressing the ROI of Collaboration
    Kjetil Kristensen, ESoCE-NET, Italy
    Björn Kijl, University of Twente, The Netherlands


The Impacts of Electronic Collaboration and Information Exploitation Capability on Firm Performance: Focusing on Suppliers using Buyer-Dominated Interorganizational Information Systems
    Ilsang Ko, Chonnam National University, South Korea
    Lorne Olfman, Claremont Graduate University, USA
    Sujeong Choi, Chonnam National University, South Korea


Distributed Deception: An Investigation of the Effectiveness of Deceptive Communication in a Computer-Mediated Environment
    Randall J. Boyle, University of Utah, USA
    Charles J. Kacmar, University of Alabama, USA
    Joey F. George, Florida State University, USA


Vive la Différence: The Cross-Culture Differences within Us
    David Gefen, Drexel University, USA
    Nitza Geri, The Open University of Israel, Israel
    Narasimha Paravastu, Central State University, USA


Hacker Wars: E-Collaboration by Vandals and Warriors
    Richard Baskerville, Georgia State University, USA


The Technology Shaping Effects of E-Collaboration Technologies – Bugs and Features
    M. Lynne Markus, Bentley College, USA


Documents for Accepted Manuscripts

Guidelines for preparing accepted articles: Word file.

Copyright transfer form: PDF file.

Copyright transfer form for government employees: Word file.

Article example: Word file.

Editorial essay example: Word file.

Short bio example: Word file.

Book review example: Word file.


Document for Special Issue

Sample call for papers in connection with a previous special issue: PDF file.