About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy (AJTDE) is an international, open-access, high quality, peer reviewed journal, indexed by Scopus and Google Scholar, covering innovative research and practice in Telecommunications, Digital Economy and Applications.

The mission of AJTDE is to further through publication the objective of advancing learning, knowledge and research worldwide.

The AJTDE publishes peer reviewed papers that may take the following form:

  • Research Paper - a paper making an original contribution to engineering knowledge.
  • Special Interest Paper – a report on significant aspects of a major or notable project.
  • Review Paper for specialists – an overview of a relevant area intended for specialists in the field covered.
  • Review Paper for non-specialists – an overview of a relevant area suitable for a reader with an electrical/electronics background.
  • Public Policy Discussion - a paper that identifies or discusses public policy and includes investigation of legislation, regulation and what is happening around the world including best practice
  • Tutorial Paper – a paper that explains an important subject or clarifies the approach to an area of design or investigation.
  • Technical Note – a technical note or letter to the Editors that is not sufficiently developed or extensive in scope to constitute a full paper.
  • Industry Case Study - a paper that provides details of industry practices utilising a case study to provide an understanding of what is occurring and how the outcomes have been achieved.
  • Discussion – a contribution to discuss a published paper to which the original author's response will be sought.
  • Historical - a paper covering a historical topic related to telecommunications or the digital economy.

Peer Review Process

Papers submitted to the journal will be peer reviewed by two reviewers initially using a double blind peer review. Papers will be reviewed in accordance with the journal review criteria and reviews should be carried out within four weeks. The papers submitted to the Journal are Scopus indexed.

Ethical Standards

The ethical standards statement can be found here

Journal History

This Journal continues the traditions of the Telecommunications Journal of Australia (TJA). Essentially the same Editorial Board that produced TJA from 2007 to June 2013 moved in July 2013 to create our new Journal, the Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy. Looking further back, the Managing Editor (Professor Peter Gerrand) and Executive Editor (Blair Feenaghty) of this new Journal held those same roles at TJA for 19 continuous years from June 1994. The Editorial Board as a whole was responsible for sourcing expert authors on timely themes, and thereby the growth and success of TJA.

Managing Editor: Dr Mark A Gregory, RMIT University