International Journal of Standardization Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Standardization Research (IJSR)

Formerly International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research (IJITSR)
Editors-in-Chief: Kai Jakobs (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) and Geerten van de Kaa (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
Indexed In: SCOPUS and 6 more indices
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2015
ISSN: 2470-8542|EISSN: 2470-8550|DOI: 10.4018/IJSR


The International Journal of Standardization Research (IJSR) publishes the latest research related to standards and standardization in organizations of all types and society at large. Emphasizing theoretical perspectives, empirical research, and real-world case studies and examples, IJSR is an essential reference source for professionals, graduate-level students, and researchers across industries.

Topics Covered

  • Business Standards
  • Conformity assessment and accreditation
  • Corporate standardization strategies
  • Economics of Standardization
  • Education about standardization
  • Historical Perspectives
  • IT Standards
  • Quality of standards
  • Research standards
  • Role of standards in firms
  • 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
  • Standards and intellectual property
  • Standards and knowledge transfer
  • Standards for quality infrastructures

Mission and 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 research and trends in this field, IJSR targets researchers, scholars, policy-makers, managers, and practitioners from both businesses and standards organizations and decision makers.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Kai Jakobs joined RWTH Aachen University’s Computer Science Department in 1985. His current research interests focus on various aspects of ICT standards and the underlying standardization process. Over time, he (co)- authored/edited a text book on communication networks and, more recently, seventeen books on ICT standardization. More than 200 of his papers have been published in conference proceedings, books, and journals. He has been on the program committee and editorial board of numerous international conferences and journals, respectively, and has served as an external expert on evaluation panels of various European R&D programs, on both technical and socio-economic issues. He is also Vice President of the European Academy for Standardisation (EURAS). Kai holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh and is a Certified Standards Professional.
Geerten van de Kaa is Associate Professor of Standardization and Business Strategy at Delft University of Technology. He holds a PhD from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His research focuses on a better understanding of the standardization process in order to enable complex innovations and solve societal and business challenges. He has published in high ranking international journals including Organization Studies, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Technovation, and Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

Editorial Board

Associate Editors
Knut Blind, Berlin University of Technology, Germany
J. Carl Cargill, Adobe Systems Inc, United States
Henk de Vries, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Netherlands
Tineke Egyedi, DIRoS, Netherlands
Richard Hawkins, University of Calgary, Canada
Ken Krechmer, University of Colorado Boulder, United States
Timothy Schoechle, International Center for Standards Research, United States
Mostafa Sherif, AT&T, United States
Robin Williams, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Editorial Review Board
Amelia Acker, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Majed Al-Mashari, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Rudi Bekkers, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Karl Best, PMI, United States
Francesco Bolici, University of Cassino, Italy
Peter Buxmann, Technische Universtat Darmstadt, Germany
Simao Campos Neto, NETO and International Technological University, Switzerland
Jorge Contreras, University of Utah, United States
Panagiotis Delimatsis, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Vladislav Fomin, Lithuania ORCID
D. Garcia, Georgetown University, United States
Stephan Gauch, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Ian Graham, University of Edinburgh Business School, United Kingdom
Manfred Holler, University of Hamburg, Germany
Eric Iverson, NIFU, Norway
Lorenza Jachia, UNECE, Switzerland
Ricardo Jardim-Gonçalves, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Thomas Kalling, Lund University, Sweden
Jooyoung Kwak, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic Of
Heejin Lee, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic Of
Martin Libicki, Rand Corporation, United States
Kalle Lyytinen, Case Western Reserve University, United States
Axel Mangelsdorf, BAM, Germany
Ivana Mijatovic, University of Belgrade/Faculty of Organizational Science, Serbia ORCID
Marta Orviska, Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
Jesper Paasch, University of Gävle, Sweden
Cesare Riillo, STATEC research -National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies-, Luxembourg
Andrew Russell, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, United States
DongBack Seo, ChungBuk National University, Korea, Republic Of
Jan Smits, Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands
Michael Spring, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Kees Stuurman, University of Tilburg, Netherlands
Klaus Turowski, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
Marc van Wegberg, 1957, Netherlands
Robert van Wessel, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Netherlands
Jack Verhoosel, TNO Information en Communicatietechnologie, Netherlands
Francesco Virili, Università degli Studi di Cassino, Italy
Willem Wakker, ACE Consulting, Netherlands
Martin Weiss, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Tim Weitzel, University of Bamberg, Germany
Gill Whitney, Middlesex University, United Kingdom


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