Call for Articles: Special Issue 2.4 – Blockchain

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The ongoing rise of modern interest in blockchain, as a form of workplace software automation, continues to grow and swell across the globe. Pilots and applications of blockchain have spread from highly discussed topics such as Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, to a wide variety of industry verticals beyond financial services. Blockchain is also being applied as well within functional areas such as risk and the supply chain – and to certify uniqueness in the world of NFTs, collectibles and digital art. 

Much less certain are the best practices, risks and rewards, and the ethics that govern how blockchain is implemented, used, and continues to evolve in commercial, government, education, or non-profit sectors.

The Editor, Editorial Board and Publisher of Journal of AI, Robotics & Workplace Automation invite submissions for publication in a special issue on blockchain.

Our Guest Editor for this special edition is Prashant Sarode, esteemed member of our Editorial Board and industry AI and automation veteran, and a pioneer in the application of blockchain in innovative consumer contexts such as The DAO Café.

Potential topics could include:

•    Practical applications and case studies about the use of blockchain in a particular industry vertical 
•    Practical applications and case studies about the use of blockchain in business functions (such as finance, marketing, human resources, operations, customer service or supply chain)
•    Blockchain applications and case studies about the use of blockchain in government, education and non-profit sectors
•    Web3, NFTs and blockchain
•    Blockchain, trust and creativity (e.g., NFTs, collectibles and digital art)
•    Existing, emergent and theoretical blockchain-centric business models
•    Data and analytics considerations for blockchain
•    Blockchain governance, risk and control
•    Transparency in the implementation and use of blockchain
•    Ethical operations and decision-making using blockchain
•    Regulating the use of blockchain in industry verticals such as financial services, healthcare and life sciences, and energy – or in functional areas such as risk and marketing
•    Privacy and blockchain considerations (regionally or globally)
•    Blockchain and legal considerations
•    The relationship between blockchain and human labour
•    Blockchain literacy (e.g., executive’s guide, consumer guide, glossary of terms, bibliography of key articles or books for further reading)
•    Blockchain alternatives past and present (pros and cons of blockchain)
•    Blockchain and sustainability
•    Building the business case and realizing the value of blockchain

Submission Guidelines:
The deadline for the submission of articles to this special issue is March 23rd, 2023. 

The following types of articles will be considered for publication:

Practice articles: 
Thought pieces, briefings, case studies and other contributions written by practitioners. Articles can be 2,000 to 5,000 words in length.

Research papers: 
Contributions which explore new models, theories and research in the use of blockchain. The principal management implications of the submission should be included. Articles can be up to 6,000 words in length.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed to ensure that they have practical implications for those working in, or concerned with, the field.

Further, more specific guidance for authors on format and style can be found here.

Questions about this issue may be directed to the Guest Editor, Prashant SarodeJournal Editor, Christopher Johannessen, christopher.johannessen@hspublications.co.uk and Daryn Moody, the Publisher, daryn@hspublications.co.uk

Manuscript submissions and enquiries should be submitted to the Publisher, Daryn Moody.