ISJ Special Issue has been Published – The Digitization of the Individual

Our Information Systems Journal (ISJ) special issue – The Digitization of the Individual has been published.

Thanks the authors for contributing their excellent works to our special issue:

De Moya, J. F., & Pallud Jessie, From panopticon to heautopticon: A new form of surveillance introduced by quantified‐self practices.

Obi Ogbanufe, & Natalie Gerhart, N. The mediating influence of smartwatch identity on deep use and innovative individual performance.

Prof. Dr. Alexander Benlian, Johannes Klumpe, J., & Oliver Hinz. Mitigating the intrusive effects of smart home assistants by using anthropomorphic design features: A multimethod investigation.

My co-editors, Ofir T. Turel, Christian Matt, and Manuel Trenz, and I have introduced the intertwined three‐layer framework and outlined important perspectives for studying the interactions between technology and the digitised individual. More can be found in our editorial paper:

“Hot Paper” in Web of Science (2020)

My recent publication in Information & Management, “Alone or together? Exploring the role of desire for online group gaming in players’ social game addiction”, is listed as “Hot Paper” in Web of Science. Special thanks to my coauthors, Gong Xiang, Kem Zhang, Chongyang Chen, Matthew K. O Lee!

* This hot paper was published in the past two years and received enough citations in May/June 2020 to place it in the top 0.1% of papers in the academic field of Social Sciences, general.*

A Two-Day Workshop on Writing a Journal Article: Problem Definition and Literature Review

Special thanks to Prof. Viswanath Venkatesh (Dr Kennedy Y.H. Wong Distinguished Visiting Professor at HKBU and Distinguished Professor and Billingsley Chair at the University of Arkansas) for giving our faculty members and students a 2-day workshop on “Writing a Journal Article: Problem Definition and Literature Review”.

The activity/event is organised with the generosity of Dr Kennedy Y.H. Wong who supported the establishment of ‘Dr Kennedy Y.H. Wong Distinguished Visiting Professorship Scheme’ to promote international academic exchange and strengthen HKBU’s status in the international academic community.

Internet Research: Welcome to the Editorial Team

As an Editor-in-Chief of Internet Research, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new Editorial Team members. We thank Yang Chen, Juho Hamari, Christian Maier, Christian Matt, Ayoung Suh, Manuel Trenz, Ofir T., Kem Zhang for their continuous support to Internet Research as Senior Editors.

I also welcome our new Associate Editors, Zhao Cai, Tommy K. H. Chan, Raymond Lau, Jian Mou, Hamed Qahri-Saremi, Marten Risius, Isabella Seeber, Wen-Lung Shiau, Barney Tan, and Lena Waizenegger and new ERB members, Snehasish Banerjee, Annika Baumann, Meng Chen, Xusen Cheng, Francesca D’Errico, Chunmian Ge, Hamid Khobzi, Lin Jia, Na Liu, Shan Liu, nianxin wang, Yi Wu, Randy Wong, Nannan Xi, Jie YU (Joseph), and Xiabing Zheng.

I want to thank all our existing and retiring team members for making a great contribution to the achievements of Internet Research. Special thanks to our Distinguished Board of Advisors, Izak Benbasat, Prof. Dr. Alexander Benlian, Andrew Burton-Jones, Carol, Wei-Yuan Hsu, Jim Jansen, Atreyi Kankanhalli, Matthew K O Lee, M. Lynne Markus, Chee-Wee Tan, Monideepa Tarafdar, Jason Thatcher, Daniel Veit, Viswanath Venkatesh for their guidance and support over the years.

To have a review of the full Editorial Team, please visit