European Crowdfunding Network Issues Call for Academic Papers

European Crowdfunding Network ECNThe Scientific Work Group, part of the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN), promotes research into crowdfunding and related aspects in order to foster academic discussion to aid professional and political decision making. The group also acts as an editorial board to peer-reviewed publications by the European Crowdfunding Network.   This group is now issuing a call for academic papers for a peer reviewed edited volume on crowdfunding. 

The ECN plans to initiate an interdisciplinary Scientific Work Group on crowdfunding with the support of the Department of Media and Communication Management at Ilmenau University of Technology.

European Union FlagThe intent is to create a better comprehension of crowdfunding, encourage further fundamental research and contribute to a systematization of this research field. But mostly we want to bring together scientists doing research about crowdfunding in Europe.

To identify the key actors doing research about crowdfunding the are inviting researchers to participate in an open edited volume being published by ECN or in association with an academic or business publisher. Researchers from all kind of academic institutions and fields are welcome to participate with their scientific work in this publication.

All research topics concerning crowdfunding are welcome. Both short and longer contributions are encouraged.  Articles will only be accepted in English.

The criteria for evaluation are as follows:

  • Relevance of research question
  • Theoretical and empirical foundation
  • Conciseness of the argumentation
  • Originality (scientific innovation)
  • Overall impression

Members of the Editorial Board: 

  • Prof. Dr. Ralf Beck, FH Dortmund, Germany
  • Prof. Ali Dardour, KEDGE Business School, France
  • Dan Marom, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Dr. Ivana Pais, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Will , TU Ilmenau, Germany


  • Deadline for submission of articles: April 15, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: April 30, 2014
  • All articles reviewed and returned for revision (where and as needed): May 31, 2014
  • Deadline for submission of revised articles: June 15, 2014
  • Publication of the edited volume: July 30, 2014

Please submit your articles and via e-mail to Oliver Gajda of the European Crowdfunding Network and Dennis Brüntje of TU Ilmenau.


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