International Journal of Mobile Communications
- Editor in Chief
- Dr. June Wei
- ISSN online
- ISSN print
- 6 issues per year
- Impact factor (Clarivate Analytics) 2022 1.522 (5 Year Impact Factor 1.905)
The world of mobile communications is not a trend, but a phenomenon. IJMC, a fully refereed journal, publishes articles that present current practice and theory of mobile communications, mobile technology, and mobile commerce applications.
Topics covered include
- Integrated mobile marketing communications
- Wireless advertising/CRM
- Telematics, pervasive computing
- Incoming/outgoing wireless links
- Location management
- Diffusion, security, efficacy, interaction/integration
- Metric mobile business enterprises
- PDAs in services delivery
- M-/u-business models, m-/u-commerce
- Digital office, groupware, roomware
- Mobile ad hoc networking, wireless information assurance
- Nomadic/portable communications
- Cross-cultural mobile communications
- Teaching mobile communication applications
- Mobile/handheld devices in the classroom, tele-learning
The objectives of the IJMC are to develop, promote and coordinate the development and practice of mobile communications. The IJMC 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. The international dimension is emphasised in order to overcome cultural and national barriers and to meet the needs of accelerating technological change and changes in the global economy. IJMC is an outstanding outlet that which can shape a significant body of research in the field of mobile communications and in which results can be shared across institutions, governments, researchers and students, and also industry.
Professionals, academics, researchers, and managers in the field of mobile communications.
IJMC publishes original and review papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, management reports, book reviews, and notes, commentaries, and news. Contribution may be by submission or invitation, and suggestions for special issues and publications are welcome.
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- Compendex [formerly Ei] (Elsevier)
- Social Science Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics)
- Academic OneFile (Gale)
- ACM Digital Library
- Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
- cnpLINKer (CNPIEC)
- Communications and Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)
- DBLP Computer Science Bibliography
- Educational Research Abstracts Online
- Ergonomics Abstracts - Ergo-Abs
- Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale)
- OneFile Business (Gale)
- General OneFile (Gale)
- Google Scholar
- Info Trac (Gale)
- Inspec (Institution of Engineering and Technology)
- io-port (FIZ Karlsruhe)
- Pascal (INIST-CNRS)
- ProQuest Advanced Technologies Database with Aerospace
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Editor in Chief
- Wei, June, University of West Florida, USA
- Doukidis, Georgios, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
- Kabara, Joseph, University of Pittsburgh, USA
- Shih, Dong-Her, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, Province of China
- Wu, Xiaobo, Zhejiang University, China
- Lee, Sang M., University of Nebraska – Lincoln, USA
Editorial Board Members
- Al-Mashari, Majed, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
- Alani, Omar Younis, University of Salford, UK
- Ammari, Habib M., Norfolk State University, USA
- Andersson, Per, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
- Balocco, Raffaello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- Barnes, Stuart J., King's College London, UK
- Benlamri, Rachid, Lakehead University, Canada
- Biaz, Saad, Auburn University, USA
- Buchanan, Bill, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
- Chong, Alain Yee-Loong, University of Nottingham, Ningbo Campus, China
- Choudrie, Jyoti, University of Hertfordshire, UK
- Constantiou, Ioanna, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
- Develi, Ibrahim, Erciyes University, Turkey
- Douglas, David E., University of Arkansas, USA
- Fang, Xiaowen, DePaul University, USA
- Fife, Leslie D., Torchmark Corp., USA
- Fjermestad, Jerry, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
- Gao, Ping, University of Manchester, UK
- Georgoulas, Dimitrios, Aston University, UK
- Gerpott, Torsten J., Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
- Giaglis, George M., Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
- Green, Jr., Kenneth W., Southern Arkansas University, USA
- Heinrichs, Lynn R., Western Carolina University, USA
- James, Karen E., Louisiana State University in Shreveport, USA
- Lesjak, Dušan, International School for Social and Business Studies, Slovenia
- Lin, Binshan, Louisiana State University in Shreveport, USA
- Luo, Xin (Robert), The University of New Mexico, USA
- McCotter, J. Kevin, BellSouth Corporation, USA
- McQueen, Robert J., University of Waikato, New Zealand
- Mirchandani, Prakash, University of Pittsburgh, USA
- Ooi, Keng-Boon, UCSI University, Malaysia
- Ozok, Ant, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
- Pelton, Lou E., University of North Texas, USA
- Phonphoem, Anan, Kasetsart University, Thailand
- Rau, P.L. Patrick, Tsinghua University, China
- Scornavacca, Eusebio, University of Baltimore, USA
- Seymour, Tom, Minot State University, USA
- Shieh, Yao Y., University of California, USA
- Shim, Jung Pil, Mississippi State University, USA
- Shin, Dong-Hee, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
- Siau, Keng, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
- Tan, Joseph, McMaster University, Canada
- Tsang, Philip Manwah, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Hong Kong SAR, China
- Turowski, Klaus, University of Augsburg, Germany
- Vasilakos, Athanasios, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden
- Weng, Sung-Shun, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan, Province of China
- Xu, Heng, Pennsylvania State University, USA
- Yang, Jiaqin, Georgia College & State University, USA
- Yuan, Yufei, McMaster University, Canada
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- Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (more details available here) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
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The personality of social media users
20 September, 2022
A study in the International Journal of Mobile Communications has investigated what personality traits and demographic factors are associated with use of one of the most well-known apps in China, the instant messaging, social media, and mobile payment app WeChat. WeChat was developed by Chinese multinational conglomerate Tencent and first released in 2011. It has more than a billion active monthly users and is often described as China's "app for everything". It has a lot of functionality, which is not uncommon among social media apps, allowing users to swap text messages, make phone calls, carry out video conferencing, broadcast messages to groups, reveal location information to other users, play video games, and share photographs and videos. Apps like WeChat are essentially an always-on digital multi-tool for many people. Hua Pang of the School of New Media and Communication at Tianjin University in Tianjin, China, has looked at whether it is possible to predict who might use WeChat based on standard personality traits such as extraversion, neuroticism, and openness to experience as well as their demographic characteristics [...]More details...
2G or not 2G? That is the question!
5 October, 2022
Writing in the International Journal of Mobile Communications, a team from South Korea has looked at the various factors influencing users whom they describe as "laggards" and why they remain hooked to the 2G system. While the existence of 2G users may be an annoyance to the industry, the needs of those laggards must be considered. There seem to be few perceived benefits to upgrading from 2G to a more modern network for so many older, impoverished, or simply reluctant [...]More details...
Social networking anxiety
11 July, 2022
A new study with 100 people with anxiety disorder and 100 controls has demonstrated that "excessive" use of social networking sites can worsen symptoms in patients with anxiety disorders. Writing in the International Journal of Mobile Communications, an international team recommends that those involved in mental healthcare, such as psychiatrists and psychologists should consider social networking use when evaluating patients and making treatment recommendations. Fikret Poyraz Çökmüş of the Manisa Mental Health and Diseases Hospital in Manisa, Turkey, Orkun Aydın and Pınar Ünal-Aydın of the International University of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kuzeymen Balıkçı of the Near East University in Nicosia, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus point out that there have been many studies looking at the pros and cons of social networking sites [...]More details...