Emerald Publishing collaborates with the China Centre for Internet Economy Research to launch new open access journal

13th July 2021

Emerald Publishing has collaborated with the China Centre for Internet Economy (CCIE) Research to launch the Journal of Internet and Digital Economics.

The journal is dedicated to become the first comprehensive open-access economic journal focusing on the basic theories, empirical applications, and policy implications of internet and digital economics, an emerging field of economics that has been expanding rapidly since the late twentieth century.

It’s first issue will be published in mid-September and will include original research papers relating to all aspects of internet and digital economics, including but not limited to the principles and basic mechanisms of the digital economy, new economic phenomena and activities in the digital age, economic and social impacts of internet and digital technologies, evolving consumer behaviours, firm dynamics and government supervision in the new economy, and industrial organisation in both ICT-centred and ICT-enhanced sectors of the economy.

Valerie Robillard, Publishing Services Lead, at Emerald Publishing, commented: 'We’re proud to be partnering with the China Centre for Internet Economy Research on the launch of their open access journal. The journal will be a key platform to publish and read research on themes that are significant to the economy and the wider society, such as Internet finance or Big Data'.

Tao Li, Professor and Assistant to the President at the School of Economics, Central University of Finance and Economics in China is the joint Editor-in-Chief of the journal along with Simba Xin Chang, Professor and Associate Dean at Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Commenting on the launch of the journal, Tao Li, editor-in-chief and professor at the China Centre for Internet Economy (CICE), said: “We are excited to initiate JIDE as the first comprehensive academic journal in the area of internet and digital economics with Emerald. The fast-growing digital economy calls for new pioneering studies on how computers, internet and other digital technologies create new economic phenomena, and the challenges traditional economic principles are facing with. We look forward to receiving all kinds of manuscripts focusing on these topics and will do our best to help scholars and researchers with their studies and publications.”

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