Academic journal article Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research

Editorial: Editorial Board Communication System

Academic journal article Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research

Editorial: Editorial Board Communication System

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Our journal started six years ago in response to the opinions of many researchers around the globe that there was a need of an on-line, peer reviewed, scholarly journal which could address fundamental issues of electronic commerce research and practice. One reason for this opportunity was the rapid evolution of electronic commerce. The continuing changes in the technological innovations on which business patterns are based, as well as cultural, social and legal acceptance of remote transactions and information transfer, gave support to presume that the opportunity would grow in the short term. We would like to thank our Editorial Board members for being part of the team of researchers that have actively collaborated to the creation and development of the Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research.

This time we present and welcome the new Web-based system for managing the communication among Editors and the members of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research. This system permits editors to create and suggest activities for the participation of the Editors and Editorial Board members. We will also automatically obtain statistics of the members' participation and we will not have to ask the members to self-evaluate their contribution to the journal. Through this system we will also be able to select the candidates for the best reviewer of the year award; evaluate and select new reviewers; evaluate and select new members of the editorial board; and also select the best published papers.

The system will also allow Editorial Board members to send their suggestions (e.g., new strategies, policies, processes, procedures, ideas, organization of special issues, proposal of guest editors, etc.) with the purpose of improving the journal quality. …

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