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International Journal of Standardization Research (IJSR)
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International Journal of Standardization Research (IJSR)

This journal was converted to full Gold Open Access on January 1, 2021
Formerly International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research (IJITSR)

*It is with a heavy heart that IGI Global announces the passing of Dr. Robert Davis of Walden University, USA, who served in a number of capacities with IGI Global, including as Interim Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Standardization Research (IJSR). Dr. Davis has also served as a book author for the reference book "IT Auditing Using a System Perspective" and as a reviewer for the International Journal of Big Data Intelligence and Applications (IJBDIA). He was a well established researcher in his field outside of IGI Global as well. We offer our deepest condolences to his friends, colleagues, and family.

Interim Editor-in-Chief: Mehdi Khosrow-Pour
Indexed In: INSPEC, SCOPUS and 7 more indices
Published: Continuous Volume |Established: 2015
ISSN: 2470-8542|EISSN: 2470-8550|DOI: 10.4018/IJSR
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Published: Mar 3, 2023
DOI: 10.4018/IJSR.319023
Volume 20
Diane (Xiaolu) Liao, Michelle Parkouda
While tariff barriers have drastically reduced around the world, non-tariff barriers, including demonstrating compliance with technical regulations, standards, and conformity assessment procedures... Show More
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Diane (Xiaolu) Liao, and Michelle Parkouda. "Paving the Road to Global Markets: How Increasing Participation in International Standards Development Can Boost Exports From Small and Medium Enterprises." vol.20, no.1 2023: pp.1-19.


Diane (Xiaolu) Liao & Parkouda, M. (2023). Paving the Road to Global Markets: How Increasing Participation in International Standards Development Can Boost Exports From Small and Medium Enterprises. , 20(1), 1-19.


Diane (Xiaolu) Liao, and Michelle Parkouda. "Paving the Road to Global Markets: How Increasing Participation in International Standards Development Can Boost Exports From Small and Medium Enterprises," 20, no.1: 1-19.

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Published: Feb 16, 2023
DOI: 10.4018/IJSR.318331
Volume 20
Rene Lindner, Carmen Jaca, Josune Hernantes
Building resilience in cities requires, among other things, translating relevant research findings into practice at the city level. In this regard, standardization is an effective means of... Show More
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Lindner, Rene, et al. "Analysis of Standardization Activities for City Resilience From Research Projects: A Literature Review." vol.20, no.1 2023: pp.1-21.


Lindner, R., Jaca, C., & Hernantes, J. (2023). Analysis of Standardization Activities for City Resilience From Research Projects: A Literature Review. , 20(1), 1-21.


Lindner, Rene, Carmen Jaca, and Josune Hernantes. "Analysis of Standardization Activities for City Resilience From Research Projects: A Literature Review," 20, no.1: 1-21.

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Published: Dec 10, 2021
DOI: 10.4018/IJSR.20200101.oa1
Volume 18
Abdel Fattah Alshadafan
The decrease in the regulative power of states has generated a governance gap that has been filled by, among others, international standard-setting bodies. In these bodies, private technical experts... Show More
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Alshadafan, Abdel Fattah. "Energy Efficiency Standards: The Struggle for Legitimacy." vol.18, no.1 2020: pp.1-17.


Alshadafan, A. F. (2020). Energy Efficiency Standards: The Struggle for Legitimacy. , 18(1), 1-17.


Alshadafan, Abdel Fattah. "Energy Efficiency Standards: The Struggle for Legitimacy," 18, no.1: 1-17.

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Description, Mission, Scope & Coverage
International Journal of Standardization Research (IJSR) publishes the latest research related to standards and standardization in organizations and societies of all types. Emphasizing theoretical perspectives, empirical research, and real-world case studies and examples, IJSR is an essential... Show More
Mission & Scope:
The primary mission of the International Journal of Standardization Research (IJSR) is to publish research findings that will advance knowledge relating to standards and standardization for diverse settings and applications. IJSR aims to be an authoritative reference source and a prime outlet for scholarly information within the standardization research community. By focusing on emerging... Show More
  • Business Standards
  • Conformity Assessment and Accreditation
  • Corporate standardization strategies
  • Economics of Standardization
  • Education about Standardization
  • Historical Perspectives
  • Historical Perspectives on Standardization
  • Information Management Standards
  • Information Technology Standards
  • IT Standards
  • Organizational Standards
  • Quality of Standards
  • Research Standards
  • Role of standards in firms
  • Role of Standards in Organizations
  • Role of Standards in Society
  • Standardization and Innovation
  • Standardization and Regulation
  • Standardization as a Policy Tool
  • Standardization in the Public Sphere
  • Standardization Management
  • Standardization Processes
  • Standardization Stakeholders
  • Standardization Strategies
  • Standards and Intellectual Property
  • Standards and Knowledge Transfer
  • Standards for Quality Infrastructures
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