Monday, February 26, 2007

CFP: Online Information Review (Special Issue on Online Information Security)

CFP: Online Information Review (Special Issue on Online Information Security)

About Online Information Review (OIR)
Online Information Review is a refereed journal devoted to research in the broad field of online information, including both transactional and transformational aspects, in the academic, corporate, scientific and commercial contexts. It addresses issues related to online resources,
systems and services, information quality, content and software evaluation, with a primary focus on online and digital information creation, storage, retrieval and applications. Coverage is intentionally international, with contributions from both developed and developing

About the special issue
Online Information Review invites the submission of articles that address aspects of the theme, “Online Information Security”. In recent times there has been considerable popular interest in such issues as identity theft, denial of service attacks, and worms that thrive on the anonymity of the Internet. Behind these more dramatic issues lies considerable research activity, and it is this work that OIR seeks to bring to the fore.

Accordingly, this issue of OIR seeks original research and critical thinking that provides a basis for understanding the dangers of and possible solutions to online information security across the spectrum of online activity. Although all perspectives are welcome, papers that offer strong theoretical foundations and empirical focus will be preferred.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
- Online shopping security
- Secure online banking transactions
- Personal security in the online environment
- Online trust
- Maintaining digital document integrity
- The world of hacking
- Controlling viruses and worms
- Online lures and scams
- Scam Websites for stealing personal information
- New information security threats

Submission information
All papers will be double-blind peer reviewed. Author guidelines for prospective contributors are available at

Papers will be reviewed in accordance with OIR guidelines. Papers will be reviewed within
two weeks of the submission deadline, and all authors informed of decisions within a month of the submission deadline. The accepted papers will be published in Online Information Review Vol 31, No 4 (July-August 2007)

Authors should submit an electronic copy of their manuscript as a Word file to the Editor via e-mail attachment: Dr G E Gorman, e-mail:

Submission deadline: 1 April 2007
Acceptance decision: 1 May 2007
Date of publication: July-August 2007.

Eileen Breen
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
for advice on writing for publication