— The paper examines the importance of peer network, change agents and organization characteristics in the adoption rate of e-journal publishing based upon responses from Malaysian journal editors. The sample comprises of 150 Malaysian journal editors who responded to a questionnaire distributed at a journal editor’s conference. Analysis was based on 82 usable responses. Findings show that journal editors perceive a certain degree of influence from peer network but perceive a less degree of influence from change agents. Both peer network and change agents are not significant contributors to adoption rate of e-journals, however all the three organization variables: journal’s age, publication size and editorial experience are significant contributors. We discuss the results and implication of the findings.
— E-journal adoption, e-journal publishing, adoption of innovation, Malaysian journal publishers, peer network and change agents.
S. A. Sanni, A. N. Zainab , N. H. Abdulkareem, and N. Abdullah are with the Department of Library & Information Science, Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology, University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite: S. A. Sanni, A. N. Zainab, N. H. Abdulkareem, and N. Abdullah, " The Influence of Peer Network, Change Agents and Organization Characteristics in the Adoption of e-Journal Publishing," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 14-18, 2014.