International Journal of Electronic Trade (IJETrade)

ISSN (Online): 1742-7533  –  ISSN (Print): 1742-7525

IJETrade fosters multidisciplinary discussion and research on the new generation of electronic commerce and electronic trade for businesses, consumers, governments and society, in local and global contexts. It capitalises on the evolution of technologies and emerging managerial approaches and promotes the discipline in an era where the traditional agenda of electronic commerce has been refocused.
The unique value proposition of IJETrade is based on an end-to-end discussion and analysis of technological, business, organisational, social, economic, psychological and managerial issues. IJETrade is a brand new publication outlet for a mature research community that nowadays builds bridges with other scientific communities, exploiting synergies and promoting sustainable development for our world.
Given the extraordinary interest in the provision of services for the support of a fast growing world trade in local and global contexts and for the design, implementation and management of e-commerce and e-trade services, IJETrade concentrates on the proposition of sound theoretical models, methodologies and best practices aiming to provide consultation and promotion of the discipline.


IJETrade delivers research articles, position papers, surveys and case studies aiming:

  • To provide a holistic and multidisciplinary discussion on how traditional and emerging technologies support new unforeseen means for the provision of e-commerce and e-trade solutions
  • To promote the international collaboration and exchange of ideas and know how on e-commerce and e-trade practices, applications, methodologies and services
  • To analyse the linkages of e-trade and e-commerce with strategy and to craft managerial models for the alignment of business strategy and e-commerce
  • To provide a balanced discussion of social, business, consumer and government themes
  • To define new frontiers for the provision of e-commerce


IJETrade aims to establish value-adding knowledge transfer and personal development channels in three distinctive areas: academia, industry and government, which summarise the three pillars where a new scientific publication can play a significant role.


IJETrade publishes original research papers providing significant results, and also short communications about innovative ideas and news, announcements and reviews regarding the topics of the journal.

Subject Coverage

Submissions are invited that integrate subject areas which include, but are not limited to:

  1. Electronic Trade/Electronic Commerce: Contexts
    • Citizens
    • Consumers
    • Business
    • Government
    • Community
    • Global
  2. Electronic Trade/Electronic Commerce: Business Issues
    • Globalisation
    • Sustainable development
    • Business models
    • Marketplaces
    • Supply chain management
    • Logistics
    • Marketing
    • Strategic adoption frameworks
    • Communities/collective intelligence
    • Outsourcing and process modelling
    • Business process reengineering
    • Customer relationship management
    • Training and education
    • Security and control
    • Business strategy alignment
    • Social/business networking
    • Knowledge management
    • Learning
    • Financial performance
    • Marketing and customer service/support
    • IT government
    • Aesthetics
    • Emotional intelligence
  3. Electronic Trade/Electronic Commerce: The Technologies
    • Front/back office
    • Portals
    • Push/pull technologies
    • Web 2.0
    • Semantic web
    • Adaptive and personalised technologies
    • Metadata and content management
    • Free and open source software
    • Intelligent agents
    • Mobile/ubiquitous/pervasive technologies
    • Security
    • Payment systems
    • Grid technologies
    • IT strategy
    • Content/knowledge management systems
    • Emerging technologies
  4. Electronic Trade/Electronic Commerce: Practices and Applications in Domains
    • E-commerce/e-trade practices in different countries/markets/segments/products/services
    • Surveys of e-commerce adoption
    • Benchmarking/best practices/case studies at regional/national/global levels
    • Domain applications
    • Tools/emerging technologies and new generation applications
    • Challenges for the future; specification of government policies for the promotion of electronic trade/electronic commerce
    • Roadmaps for the future