APJIS Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems


The Journal for Information Professionals

Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems (APJIS) is published by the Korea Society
of Management Information Systems (KMIS), which is the largest professional institute
in the field of information systems in Korea.

ISSN 2288-5404 (Print) / ISSN 2288-6818 (Online)

Editor : Hee-Woong Kim

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Special Issues

  • 9. APJIS Special Issue CFP2018-03-20 | View 447
  • 8. APJIS: Guidelines for Special Issues2015-05-26 | View 3545
  • 7. [Closed] CFP: Information Systems Research from the Behavioral Economics Perspective2015-03-23 | View 3674
  • 6. [Closed] CFP:The Old, the Young and the Sea of IS: New Perspectives on the Development, Adoption and Application of Information Systems2015-03-19 | View 4195
  • 5. [Closed] CFP: Electronic Word of Mouth and User Generated Content2013-12-26 | View 5461
  •   Special Issue of APJIS_eWOM_UGC(201512)_Extended.pdf

    As consumers take greater control over products and services they consume, electronic word of
    mouth (eWOM) and user generated content (UGC) are now being considered as one of the most
    critical information sources not only for customers of online goods and services but also for those
    who are involved in product development, marketing, and customer services in online shopping
    contexts. In recent years, with the radically growing popularity of (1) social networking sites (SNS)
    such as Facebook, Twitter, and KakaoTalk, (2) online review sites (ORS) such as IMDB (movies),
    Tripadvisor (travel), and Yelp (restaurants), (3) UGC sharing platforms such as YouTube, Picasa, and Pinterest, and (4) online product reviews (OPR) created in e-commerce sites such as Amazon.com, it is now almost impossible for consumers to make better choices without the help of such online services (SNS, ORS, UGC sharing platforms, and OPR).


    Most major companies now try to incorporate such eWOM channels by creating and maintaining
    their own product/service review websites, online forums, blogs, and company accounts on SNS in an attempt to increase communication between businesses and customers (or communication
    among consumers). But, only little is known about what kinds of factors contribute to the
    generation and propagation of eWOM and UGC, how eWOM and UGC can change consumers
    attitudes toward the products and services and even influence their purchasing intentions and
    behaviors, how knowledge is created, disseminated and adopted through eWOM communication,
    and how they can provide significant business value to the providers of products and services.


    Thus, Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems invites submissions for a special issue on
    “Electronic Word of Mouth and User Generated Content.” This special issue intends to bridge this
    knowledge gap by providing an outlet for innovative and timely contributions pertaining to
    eWOM and UGC, as disseminated through different kinds of online communication channels,
    including (but not limited to) SNS, ORS, UGC sharing platforms, company- or 3rd-party owned
    online forums, blogs, and OPR in e-commerce sites. We especially encourage contributions that
    address specific topics of eWOM and UGC in diverse industries such as digital goods (e.g., mobile applications), healthcare, hospitality, tourism, entertainment, telecommunications, and etc.


    Guest Editors:
    Sung-Byung Yang, Ajou University, South Korea, sbyang@ajou.ac.kr
    Kyung Young Lee, Bishop’s University, Canada, klee@ubishops.ca
    Animesh Animesh, McGill University, Canada, animesh.animesh@mcgill.ca
    Saeed Akhlaghpour, Middlesex University, United Kingdom, s.akhlaghpour@mdx.ac.uk


    Important Dates:
    Deadline for Submissions: 1 March 2015  30 April 2015(Extended)
    First Round Author Notification: 1 June 2015
    First Round Revised Version Due: 1 August 2015
    Second Round Author Notification: 15 September 2015
    Second Round Revised Version Due: 1 November 2015
    Notification of Acceptance: 15 November 2015
    Expected Publication Date: 31 December 2015

  • 4. [Closed] CFP: Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence2013-12-26 | View 4279
  • 3. [Closed] CFP: Social Media for Business and Society2013-12-26 | View 1428
  • 2. [Closed] CFP: Role of IT in Tourism2013-12-26 | View 1808
  • 1. [Closed] CFP: Creating Synergy Business on the SOLOMO Media2012-04-12 | View 2363


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