Frequently Asked Questions about the AIS World Listserv


The AIS World listserv was initially created in October, 1994 as a method for IS professors to communicate with one another. Over the years, the listserv has sparked many debates within the field and has evolved to reflect our international membership.

How do I obtain an AISWorld listserv account?

The AISWorld listserv Subscription Manager is an interactive application form is available online at:

Who is eligible for an AISWorld listserv account?

Any individual is eligible to obtain an AISWorld listserv account. 

Are there costs associated an AISWorld listserv account?

No. Joining the AISWorld listserv is free of charge.

Is there an official policy of the appropriate types of postings that are allowed on AIS World?

Yes. The usage policy is available here:

How do I submit a post to the AISWorld Listserv?

Send AISWorld mailing list submissions to:

Can subscribers send file attachments?

Subscribers cannot send attachments and the messages as to be all plain text.

How quickly does my post go out onto the AISWorld Listserv?

The message will post automatically if you have an account; otherwise, the listserv moderator will have to approve the message after reading it. Posts will be held if the member does not have a registered account or if the sender posts a message that did not originate from the registered account.

I posted a message to the listserv, but I didn’t receive it in my email.

The list is set up so that the person who posts the message does not get back his/her own posting. The reason why we set it up this way was to get rid of bounces when a person posts their message.

How can I reach the person managing the AISWorld Listserv?

You can reach the person managing the list at: When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific than "Re: Contents of AISWorld digest..."

How can I remove myself from the AISWorld Listserv?

To subscribe or unsubscribe via the internet, visit: or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to:

Listserv help

If you have any questions or concerns regarding subscription to this list, please send an email to Aretha Wright.

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