Academic Perceptions of Electronic Commerce Journals: Rankings and Regional Differences


Yi-Cheng Ku
Chih-Chung Liu
Ting-Peng Liang


Electronic commerce (e-commerce) has become a vital research area in the past few decades. Thousands of papers have been published in e-commerce journals and journals in related fields, such as information systems and marketing, influencing the direction and evolution of e-commerce research. The purpose of this paper is to examine how these journals are perceived by academic researchers in terms of their popularity and their contribution to the field of electronic commerce. An online survey was conducted to compare selected journals across four dimensions: popularity, relevance, academic contribution, and publication preference. The sample is comprised of a total of 162 responses from around the world. The journals are classified as either e-commerce or related fields based on their content, while e-commerce journals are further divided into comprehensive and niche journals based on their popularity. The findings indicate that scholars’ perceptions of EC journals vary depending on region, age, and academic rank. Both the overall rankings and the regional rankings of these journals are reported.

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February, 2018

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