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The Journal of Innovative Digital Transformation (JIDT) publishes original articles on a wide range of digital transformation and innovation topics, with a particular emphasis on the impact of technology on education, economy, society, and other disciplinary boundaries. The journal, owned by Saudi Electronic University, operates a double-blind peer review model, and publishes open access at no charge to authors.

ISSN: 2976-9051
eISSN: 2976-906X

This journal is open access

Aims and scope

The Journal of Innovative Digital Transformation (JIDT) aims to advance research in various disciplines related to digital transformation and applications, such as computer science, data science, artificial intelligence, and social sciences. JIDT publishes different types of research, including case studies supported by empirical results, controlled trials, pilot studies, as well as qualitative and quantitative research. Additionally, the journal invites literature reviews, market analyses, and critical reviews to enrich the scholarly discourse on digitalization and transformation.  
The scope of the journal covers, but is not limited to, the following topics: 

  • E-learning (e.g., platforms and technology; strategies and best practices; quality) 
  • E-business (e.g., e-work; business model and process, enterprise application integration) 
  • E-commerce (e.g., business/enterprise architecture; semantic web; mobile and pervasive commerce) 
  • E-management (e.g., e-organisation, control and risk management; systems, design and technologies) 
  • E-health (e.g., architecture and applications; e-healthcare; virtual communities; training) 
  • E-government (e.g., e-participation; e-democracy; policies, strategies and implementation) 

This journal is aligned with our quality education for all goal

We believe in quality education for everyone, everywhere and by highlighting the issue and working with experts in the field, we can start to find ways we can all be part of the solution.

SDG 4 Quality education
SDG 10 Reduced inequalities
SDG 16 Peace, justice & strong institutions
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Transparency Statement for Journal of Innovative Digital Transformation

  1. Journal Ownership: Journal of Innovative Digital Transformation is published by Emerald Publishing on behalf of Saudi Electronic University.
  2. Governing Body: The editorial team is appointed and managed by the Saudi Electronic University. The journal is governed by the editorial team in collaboration with Emerald Publishing.
  3. Peer Review Process: The journal operates a double blind peer review model. All articles undergo an initial assessment by the journal editor. If they are considered suitable for consideration, articles will then be a reviewed by a minimum of two external reviewers to assess suitability for publication. Final responsibility for editorial decisions rests with the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.
  4. Editorial team/contact information: Contact details for the editorial team can be found above. Queries may also be directed to Emerald’s Publishing team as follows: Michael Burrow – [email protected]
  5. Copyright: All articles in the journal are published Open Access under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY-4.0). This allows authors to retain copyright of their work whilst others can share, use and build upon this work created as long as appropriate attribution is given.
  6. Author Fees: The journal is published under a Platinum Open Access arrangement, in that all costs associated with publishing an Open Access article in the journal are funded by the Saudi Electronic University. There are currently no Article Processing Charges to the author(s).
  7. Allegations of Misconduct: All journals published by Emerald are members of and subscribe to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics. In the event of any allegation of research or publication misconduct the publisher and editor will adhere to COPE guidelines in dealing with such allegations.
  8. Conflicts of interest: Authors are asked to declare any financial or ethical conflicts of interest upon submitting their work to the journal. Difficult cases will be referred to the Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) for advice.
  9. Frequency: The journal publishes four issues per annum.
  10. Access: All journal articles are published Open Access on EmeraldInsight.com under a CCBY 4.0 licence (please see section 5).
  11. Revenue sources: The journal is published under a platinum Open Access arrangement, in that all costs associated with publishing an Open Access article in the journal are funded by the Saudi Electronic University.
  12. Advertising: The journal does not accept direct advertising.
  13. Archiving: Emerald provides perpetual access for all e-journal content by working with digital preservation schemes Portico, LOCKSS and CLOCKSS.
  14. Direct marketing: On occasion the journal will use direct marketing activities (primarily email campaigns) to raise awareness of the journal and to invite authors to submit articles. Marketing activities are conducted by the Saudi Electronic University unless otherwise agreed with Emerald.

This statement was prepared by Beth Murray (Emerald Publishing) on 14 July 2023.