About Platforms


Platforms (ISSN 2813-4176) is an international, open access journal on platform management, services, policy and all related research. Platforms publishes reviews, regular research papers (articles) and short communications. As platforms are emerging and impacting the entire society and economy, we aim to collect theoretical and practical analyses of the platforms and their application in different domains. We encourage all scientists and researchers to publish their theoretical, experimental, empirical and methodological contributions. There are, in addition, some unique features of this journal:

  • Manuscripts regarding research proposals and research ideas will be particularly welcome.
  • Electronic files or software regarding the full details of the calculation and experimental procedure, if unable to be published in a normal way, can be deposited as supplementary material.
  • We also accept manuscripts communicating to a broader audience with regard to research projects financed with public funds.
  • Copies of source codes (if any) may be deposited.


Platform Economics and Digital Economics 

  • Platform economy
  • Digital platforms
  • Digital ecosystem
  • Platform classification
  • Business model
  • Strategies and forms of platform competition
  • Platform development
  • Platform layout
  • Internet media
  • Monopoly and antitrust
  • Platform networking
  • Ecosystem innovation
  • Gig economy (or platform labor)
  • International strategies
  • Sharing economy
  • Future of platforms
  • Digital entrepreneurship

Platform Informatics and advanced industry 4.0 platforms

  • Technology platforms
  • Information systems platforms
  • Information management platforms
  • Social media platforms
  • Service oriented platforms
  • Knowledge platforms
  • Artificial intelligence platforms
  • Internet of things platforms
  • Big data platforms
  • Robotics platforms
  • Blockchain-based virtual reality platforms
  • Metaverse platforms
  • Platforms architecture
  • Data protection and platforms

Platform engineering and platform industry

  • Platform engineering
  • Cloud platforms
  • Industrial platforms and ecosystem
  • Transformation of traditional industries
  • Future industry platform
  • Competitive advantage 
  • Innovation on platform engineering 

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Book Reviews

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Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Platforms will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2023 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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