International Journal of Web Science

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Yuhang Yang
ISSN online: 1757-8809
ISSN print: 1757-8795
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IJWS is a refereed scientific international journal. It aims to improve the state-of-the-art of worldwide research in the areas of web theories, services, applications and standards by publishing high-quality papers in this area. IJWS is committed to deepening the understanding of enabling theories and technologies for applying and developing the Web as a global information repository.


 Topics covered include

  • Agents and the semantic Web
  • Databases on the Web
  • Dependability
  • E-crime, e-government, e-business, e-community, e-science
  • E-learning; the Web as an educational tool
  • Hypertext/hypermedia, virtual reality
  • Languages on the Web
  • Mobile and pervasive computing
  • Network infrastructures, user interfaces, performance, scalability
  • Searching, indexing, classification, retrieval, querying, data mining
  • Social networking
  • Security, trust, privacy
  • The law and the Web, Web standards
  • The Web in the developing world
  • Web art/engineering/services, service-oriented computing

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The objectives of IJWS are to present and stimulate the advances of new theories, the future development of new models, new methodologies and new tools for building a variety of embodiments of web-based systems and applications. The journal also aims to establish an effective channel of communication between decision makers, academic and research institutions and persons concerned with the academic research and practical deployment of web science. IJWS provides a high-quality platform for this purpose.


IJWS provides a vehicle to help professionals, academics, researchers and policy makers working in the fields of web theories, services, applications, standards and tools to disseminate information and to learn from each other's work.


IJWS is devoted to the publication of high quality papers on theoretical developments and practical applications in web science. Original research papers, state-of-the-art reviews and technical notes are invited for publication. Special attention will be given to papers focusing on new advances in web theories and technologies. Special Issues devoted to important topics in web science and technologies will occasionally be published.



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Editor in Chief

  • Yang, Yuhang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China


    • Ma, Maode, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    • Zhu, Rongbo, South-Central University for Nationalities, China

    Associate Editors

    • Aversa, Rocco, Second University of Naples, Italy
    • Kongdenfha, Woralak, Naresuan University, Thailand
    • Ma, Huiye, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
    • Senkul, Pinar, Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey
    • Verma, K.D., Shri Varshney College of Post Graduate Studies and Research, India

    Editorial Board Members

    • Aarts, Emile, Philips Research Laboratories Eindhoven, Netherlands
    • Brogi, Antonio, University of Pisa, Italy
    • Cai, Xing, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
    • D'Mello, Demian Antony, St. Joseph Engineering College, India
    • Fang, Yi, Santa Clara University, USA
    • Ferscha, Alois, Johannes Kepler Universitt Linz, Austria
    • Han, Song, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
    • Houben, Geert-Jan, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
    • Huang, Chun-Che, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan
    • Juric, Matjaz B., University of Maribor, Slovenia
    • Kim, Haklae, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, Republic of Korea
    • Lee, Kyong-Ho, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea
    • Liu, Xumin, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
    • Malik, Zaki, Wayne State University, USA
    • Malki, Mimoun, Djillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel-Abbes, Algeria
    • Mcheick, Hamid, Universit du Qubec Chicoutimi, Canada
    • Medjahed, Brahim, University of Michigan - Dearborn, USA
    • Ravi, V., Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT), India
    • Simperl, Elena, University of Innsbruck, Austria
    • Singh, Satyendra, Academy of Business and Emerging Markets and University of Winnipeg, Canada
    • Stefanov, Krassen, Sofia University St. Kl. Ohridski, Bulgaria
    • Upadhyay, Nitin, Goa Institute of Management, India
    • Vaculin, Roman, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
    • Yu, Qi, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
    • Zhao, Wenbing, Cleveland State University, USA


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    • Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
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    • There are no fees for publishing with Inderscience, unless you require your article to be Open Access (OA). You can find more information on OA here.


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    All articles for this journal must be submitted using our online submissions system.

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