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ISSN (Online): 1746-0079

ISSN (Print): 1746-0077


International Journal of Electronic Finance (IJEF) publishes articles that
present current practice and research in the area of electronic finance
(e-finance). It is dedicated to design, development, management,
implementation, technology, and application issues in e-Finance.


IJEF aims to help professionals working in the field, academic educators and
policy-makers to contribute, to disseminate knowledge, and to learn from
each other's work through cutting edge thinking in e-finance. The
international dimension is emphasized in order to overcome cultural and
national barriers and to meet the needs of accelerating technological
changes and challenges in the global economy. IJEF is an outstanding outlet
that will enable e-finance research to take a shape of its own and whose
results can be shared across institutions, governments, researchers and
students, as well as across the healthcare industry. 


Special Issue on: 

"User and Security Issues in Electronic Finance and Electronic Business"

Guest Editor:

Dr. A. Ant Ozok, UMBC





Aims and Objectives


Broadly, e-finance refers to the environments and corresponding activities
involving the help of computers and other electronics in the finance area.
Electronic business (e-business) can be defined even more broadly in that it
can include virtually all computer and electronic transactions involving the
trade of money or monetary goods. A number of services and products are
involved to ensure smooth e-business and e-finance protocols. Today, these
products and services allow for a number of complex actions to function
properly, from international monetary transactions to collaborative work.
However, little work has been done concerning user and security issues
involving the specific systems and interfaces pertaining to the e-finance
and e-business transactions. The user base of these environments is highly
variable, ranging from professionals to customers. With the aid of research
in interface design, security, usability and human-centered computing, such
transactions can be optimized according to user needs, preferences, security
and usability issues. 

The goal of this Special Issue on User Issues in E-finance and E-business is
to provide a global form for presenting authoritative references,
academically rigorous research and case studies in both theoretical
development and applied research involving user and security issues in both
areas. Moreover, mobile aspects of e-finance and e-business are gaining
increasing importance with transaction security and user interface issues
proportionately gaining in importance. The purpose of the special issue is
to discuss the effective and timely development of state-of-the-art
electronic and computer-based e-finance and e-business platforms to
accelerate the popularity of these concepts. Specifically, this issue
intends to disseminate research and studies in the emerging e-finance and
e-business platforms from users' and security perspectives and develop
techniques and solutions that directly address difficulties currently
encountered in these platforms.

The subject coverage of this special issue includes, but is not limited to:


*	Effective design of e-finance and e-business platforms
*	E-business portals
*	Security in e-business and e-finance
*	E-business and health care
*	Web-based e-finance and e-business technologies
*	Mobile e-business and e-finance
*	Usability in mobile e-business and e-finance
*	Cross-cultural e-business issues
*	Design and evaluation methodologies for e-business and e-finance
*	Wireless networks and e-business
*	User performance and preferences in e-business
*	Human-computer interaction in e-business and e-finance
*	Authentication and privacy in e-business
*	User perceptions of e-business and e-finance
*	Platform-based e-business applications
*	Education in e-business and e-finance
*	Privacy in e-business
*	Authentication and user issues in e-finance and e-business
*	E-business and health care
*	User perspectives comparisons in e-business and e-finance
*	Collaboration in e-business
*	Success factors in e-business and e-finance
*	Support for e-business and e-finance transactions
*	End-user software development for e-business and e-finance
*	Mobile device user issues in e-business


Schedule for submission of papers

o          The future of M-learning



Proposal deadline (optional)

February 1, 2009

Early submission deadline [*]

June 1, 2009

Full paper deadline

September 15, 2009

Notification of status & acceptance of paper

November 1, 2009

Final version of paper

December 1, 2009



[*] Completed manuscripts that meet the early submission deadline will be
provided an opportunity for revision. If the revision is completed by the
full paper deadline (September 15, 2009), these manuscripts will be entered
into a second round of peer review. Manuscripts should be prepared in
accordance with the format requirements of the International Journal of
Electronic Finance. Please note that all manuscripts submitted for review
should be in MS Word, double-spaced throughout, and should have an abstract
of no more than 150 words. The length of the manuscript needs to be less
than 8000 words. In particular, the complete addresses, fax/phone numbers
and e-mail addresses of the author(s) should be indicated only on the cover
page. Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be
currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Please check at concerning the format, style, and guide to
authors. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information
for submitting manuscripts are available on the Papers Submission section
under  <> Author Guidelines. 


Review Process



Each submitted paper is subject to the following review procedures:

1.      It is reviewed by the guest editors for general suitability for this

2.      If it is judged suitable, two reviewers are selected and a
double-blind review process takes place. 

3.	Based on the recommendations of the reviewers, the guest editors
then decide whether the particular article should be accepted as it is,
revised or rejected.

To submit a paper, please email Dr. Ant Ozok at  <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
[log in to unmask] The e-mail subject should be "E-Finance Special Issue
Proposal Submission" for proposals and "E-Finance Special Issue Submission"
for papers. You will receive an acknowledgement within a day of submission.
Please provide email addresses for all authors. Each IJEF submission will
receive a manuscript ID code. As an alternative way for submission, authors
may mail their manuscripts to:

Dr. A. Ant Ozok

Special Issue Guest Editor of International Journal of Electronic Finance
Department of Information Systems, UMBC

1000 Hilltop Circle

Baltimore, Maryland 21250, USA

Phone: (410) 455-8627 

E-mail:  <mailto:[log in to unmask]> [log in to unmask]

For more details, please visit:  <>


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