Journal of Blockchain Research

ISSN Print 2643-5748  ISSN Online 2643-5756

2 issues per year

Editor-in-Chief

Hong Wan (North Carolina State University)

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Aims and Scope

The Journal of Blockchain Research (JBR) is a peer-reviewed journal aiming to disseminate leading-edge research and discussions of blockchain technology. Its goal is to publish rigorous, innovative, insightful work of theories and applications related to blockchain technology. In order to facilitate the interdisciplinary nature of the blockchain research, the journal’s editorial team includes experts working in several different areas of research.

JBR seeks previously unpublished papers on blockchain-related research with solid grounding in science and engineering, on topics including (but not limited to):

  • system design and analysis
  • distributed data storage
  • security and privacy
  • trust and certifications
  • mathematics of blockchain
  • data science of blockchain
  • economics, finance, and social science of blockchain
  • manufacturing and blockchain
  • cognitive and behavioral science of blockchain
  • supply chain and service operations with blockchain
  • case studies of blockchain
  • review and discussion of blockchain technology’s challenges, criticism, and future

Publication

Publication to begin in 2019.

2 issues per year.

Special Notices

Guest Editors’ Call for Papers for First Issue
Theme: “Blockchain Technologies: Theories and Applications”

Blockchain, a distributed ledger and consensus technology, has emerged as a digital innovation that is having an impact on many industries. Its salient technological features — namely, immutability, disintermediation, smart contract and auditability, etc. — help to reduce costs while increasing security, traceability and trust. It has the potential to become a game-changer for businesses and economies. This new journal is dedicated blockchain research.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • system design and architecture
  • modeling and analysis of blockchain
  • distributed data storage
  • security and privacy
  • scalability
  • trust and certifications
  • data science of blockchain
  • novel blockchain use cases
  • economics, finance, and social science of blockchain
  • supply chain manufacturing and blockchain
  • cognitive and behavioral science of blockchain
  • supply chain and service operations with blockchain
  • case studies of blockchain
  • review and discussion of blockchain technology’s challenges, criticism, and future

We welcome submissions that examine all issues related to blockchain. Your paper may use any method or methodological tradition that serves as an appropriate framework to analyze problems: system and prototype design, analysis of data, mathematical analysis, behavioral theories, etc. Your paper should address a new (and potentially game-changing) phenomenon, with a degree of rigor consistent with the high standards of this journal.

Important dates for the first issue:

  • Submission deadline: 30 May 2020
  • Authors’ notification: 30 June 2020
  • Revisions due: 15 August 2020
  • Final decision: 15 October 2020
  • Tentative publication date: December 2020

Please note: Any qualified paper that cannot be fit into the first issue will be published in a later issue. The dates given above are applicable only to the first issue.

Submission guidelines:

Each paper will go through a rigorous peer-review process by at least two international expert reviewers. Authors should prepare their manuscript according to the IEEE template.

The journal’s online submission system is still under construction. For now, please submit your paper by e-mail to , with the words “Blockchain Paper Submission” in the subject line. Include a cover letter and your paper’s manuscript (PDF file and source files).

Guest editors of the first issue

Professor Xue Liu
McGill University | School of Computer Science

Professor Zhan Pang
Purdue University | Krannert School of Management