Highlighting Prominent Research Articles From the 2018 Volume Year

IGI Global Announces the Winners of the 11th Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards

By Anne Long on Aug 29, 2019

Hershey, PA, August 31, 2018- IGI Global is honored to announce the winners of the 11th Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards. This award highlights journal articles from the 2018 volume year that showcase forward-thinking research from IGI Global’s 11 core subject areas including business, computer science, education, science and engineering, social sciences, and more. Honoring outstanding scholarship and advanced research within IGI Global's prestigious journal collection, the Excellence in Research Journal Award recognizes the scholars behind the research for their insightful and remarkable contributions.

The journal articles were selected based on the following criteria:

  • Contribution to the field
  • Originality of the research
  • Practicality of research/results
  • Quality of writing
  • Rigor of the research
  • Substantive research and methodology

These award-winning papers have been selected according to subject area:

Business & Management
"Social Media and SMEs: A Study of Drivers of Adoption of Innovation in Organizational Setting"
Source: Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations (JECO) 16(2)
Authored by Prof. Majharul Talukder (University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia), Prof. Ali Quazi (University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia), and Prof. Dede Djatikusumol (University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia)

Computer Science & IT
"Named Data Networking: A Promising Architecture for the Internet of Things (IoT)"
Source:International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS) 14(2)
Authored by Prof. Maroua Meddeb (University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France), Prof. Amine Dhraief (University of Manouba, Manouba, Tunisia), et. al.

“Investigating Relationship Between Discourse Behavioral Patterns and Academic Achievements of Students in SPOC Discussion Forum”
Source: International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET) 16(2)
Authored by Prof. Zhi Liu (Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China), Prof. Wenjing Zhang (Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China), et. al.

Environment & Agriculture
“IoT- and Big Data-Driven Data Analysis Services for Third Parties, Strategic Implications and Business Opportunities”
Source:International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IJSESD) 9(3)
Authored by Prof. Izabella V. Lokshina (SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, USA), Prof. Cees J.M. Lanting (DATSA-Belgium, Consulting, Leuven, Belgium), and Prof. Barbara J. Durkin (SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, USA)

Government & Law
“Perceptions of City Managers About Open Government Policies: Concepts, Development, and Implementation in the Local Level of Government in Spain”
Source: International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR) 14(1)
Authored by Prof. J. Ignacio Criado (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain) and Prof. Edgar Alejandro Ruvalcaba-Gomez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain)

Library & Information Science
“The Effect of Education on Information Systems Success: Lessons from Human Resources”
Source: Information Resources Management Journal (IRMJ) 31(3)
Authored by Prof. Richard J. Goeke (Widener University, Chester, USA), Prof. Kerri Anne Crowne (Widener University, Chester, USA), and Prof. Dennis R. Laker (Widener University, Chester, USA)

Media & Communications
“Multihoming with Dynamic Mobile Network Selection: Possible Scenarios and Impact on Competition”
Source: International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking (IJBDCN) 14(2)
Authored by Prof. Alexandr Vesselkov (Aalto University, Espoo, Finland), Prof. Heikki Hämmäinen (Aalto University, Espoo, Finland), and Prof. Juuso Töyli (Aalto University, Espoo, Finland & University of Turku, Turku, Finland)

Medicine & Healthcare
“Data Visualization with IBM Watson Analytics for Global Cancer Trends Comparison from World Health Organization”
Source: International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics (IJHISI) 13(1)
Authored by Prof. Kelvin K. F. Tsoi (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China), Prof. Felix C. H. Chan (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China), et. al.

Science & Engineering
“A Spatio-Temporal Decision Support System for Designing With Street Trees”
Source: International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR) 7(4)
Authored by Prof. Marcus R. White (Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia) and Prof. Nano Langenheim (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia)

Security & Forensics
“Keyframe-Based Vehicle Surveillance Video Retrieval”
Source: International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics (IJDCF) 10(4)
Authored by Prof. Xiaoxi Liu (Shandong University, Qingdao, China), Prof. Ju Liu (Shandong University, Qingdao, China), et. al.

Social Sciences & Humanities
“Seeking Health Information on Social Media: A Perspective of Trust, Self-Determination, and Social Support”
Source: Journal of Organizational and End User Computing (JOEUC) 30(1)
Authored by Prof. Yibai Li (University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, USA) and Prof. Xuequn Wang (Murdoch University, Perth, Australia)

IGI Global would like to congratulate the winners and thank them for their continuous effort and dedication to advancing scholarly research through IGI Global journals. We look forward to future research collaborations and developments within these areas of study. To view previous winners of this award, view the press releases below:

"IGI Global Announces the Winners of the 10th Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards"
"IGI Global Announces the Winners of the Ninth Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards"
"IGI Global Announces the Winners of the Eighth Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards"
"IGI Global Announces the Winners of the Seventh Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards"
All of the articles and journals listed above are featured in IGI Global’s award-winning InfoSci®-Journals database, a collection of 185+ scholarly e-journals that have been featured in prestigious indices including Web of Science, Scopus, Compendex, and more. This database allows libraries to subscribe to our entire journal collection (priced at the cost of just a few single-title subscriptions) and which offers key features including no set-up or maintenance fees, free MARC records, unlimited simultaneous users, no embargo of content (research is available months in advance of the print release), COUNTER 5 reports, and full-text PDF and HTML downloads with no DRM.

Additionally, for any library that invests in IGI Global’s InfoSci-Journals database, their institution and faculty can take advantage of IGI Global’s Open Access Fee Waiver (Read and Publish) Initiative, which will match the library’s investment with a fund of equal value to go toward subsidizing the open access article processing charges (APCs) for their students, faculty, and staff at that institution when their work is submitted and accepted under open access into an IGI Global journal.
Additionally, all of IGI Global’s 185+ scholarly journals are actively seeking new article manuscripts. For individuals interested in submitting their work, view our Submit a Journal Article page and find below a selection of journals for your review:

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