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International Journal of Crowd Science

ISSN: 2398-7294


Content: Table of Contents

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Aims and scope

In the new round of scientific revolution and industrial reforms, the internet has shown great prospect as it integrates with different fields and brought strategic and global impact on the development of the economy and the society.

World major economies are setting up corresponding measures to stay competitive in the future markets, for example, the German Industrie 4.0, the American Industrial Internet, the Chinese Internet+ and Made in China 2025, etc. Currently, the economy has evolved into a ternary Cyber-Physical system that is online, big-scale and intelligent. The study of this new system therefore needs to break through all the limitations of the existing disciplinary theories and becomes interdisciplinary in its approach to the research of theories, rules, methodologies, and technologies.

Crowd science and engineering is an engineering method and technical tool that collects and analyses data on cyber physical and social crowd behaviours to find out fundamental principles and rules of public intelligent activities in order to explore ways to develop and maximize individual and group intelligence and solve in steps complex problems which are impossible for humans and machines to solve alone. Right now, the research in crowd science is still in its initial stage, exchanges and interactions across different disciplines, regions and cultures are therefore in dire need to promote innovations in theories, technologies and applications.

This journal aims to set up an international exchange platform for crowd science and engineering in order to explore theories, rules and methods of the online, big-scale and intelligent cyber-physical-social system, as a result, promoting the speedy development of the discipline of crowd science and engineering, and furthering research of its theories, technologies and applications.

The scope of this journal includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Theoretical Research: to study the division and coordination principles, evolution paths, basic behavioural manners and patterns, analytical methods for the ternary cyber physical and social system.

  • Technical Research: to study the core technologies and systems for the ternary cyber physical and social system, such as the relevant technologies for ultra-reach internet, cloud computing, big data, block linking, machine learning, customization, trusted transaction, management of dynamic supply chains, statistics and monitoring of internet economies, etc.

  • Application Research: to study the industrial application and promotion of the ternary cyber physical and social system including crowd science and shared economy, crow science and agriculture, crowd science and modern manufacturing, crowd science and service industry, crowd science and healthy aging, crowd science and e-commerce, and crowd science and artificial intelligence, etc.


Our target audience includes tertiary institutes, non-tertiary research institutes, public policy making departments, industry research departments that are interested in issues relating to the ternary cyber physical and social system.

Our target audience should have solid theoretical foundations such as professors, associate professors, researchers, post-graduate students, or they should have extensive practical experience such as public policy makers, senior management personnel in enterprises.

Int. J. Crowd Sci. will publish 3 issues per annum from 2017 onwards.

Peer review

Int. J. Crowd Sci. operates a double blind peer review model. All articles undergo an initial assessment by the journal editor. If they are considered suitable for peer review, articles will then be a reviewed by a minimum of two external reviewers to assess its suitability for publication. Final responsibility for editorial decisions rest with the journal editor.

Open access

All articles published in Int. J. Crowd Sci. are published Open Access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. For further information on licencing please see the author guidelines.

Publishing Services partnership

Int. J. Crowd Sci. is published by Emerald Publishing on behalf of National Engineering Laboratory for E-Commerce Technologies.

Int. J. Crowd Sci. is owned by National Engineering Laboratory for E-Commerce Technologies. Int. J. Crowd Sci. is published under a platinum OA arrangement, in that all charges for publishing an OA article in Int. J. Crowd Sci. are funded by National Engineering Laboratory for E-Commerce Technologies. There is no charge to the author.

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This journal is abstracted and indexed by: Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

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