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AIS Publications Beginning of the Year Note!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brook Pritchett

Happy New Year 2018!  With the start of a New Year, we wanted to take a moment to provide updates on the status of various projects in the AIS Publications area.

AIS eLibrary

The AIS eLibrary continues to be one of the most valuable resources to AIS Members.  Readership and engagement in the AIS eLibrary continues to grow at an incredible pace. Since 2009, holdings in the eLibrary have grown 350%, article downloads have grown from 15,000 to 85,000 per month with access from 183 different countries. 

We continue to add collections to the eLibrary with the recent additions of proceedings from HICCS, ECIS and PACIS.  Even greater access to information system scholarly journals have been added through the AIS Affiliated Journals program including the more recent addition of member access to Information Systems Journal (ISJ), European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS) and Health Systems. More Affiliated Journals are expected to be added in 2018 and beyond.

The AIS eLibrary has grown to provide one of the largest and most diverse collections of academic/scientific information systems related research literature in the world. 

The AIS Council and AIS Publications Committee have worked over the year to create an upgraded family image for the AIS journals. The AIS Council voted that the family would include certain types of journals (i.e., flagship Journal of the AIS (JAIS), Communications of the AIS (CAIS), niches and regions) and have a new look. All AIS journals adhere to common values including fair and developmental reviews, a transparent, efficient review process, and support for replication research.  These values as well as the goals and key characteristics of each AIS journal are described in a joint editorial (Goals, Values, and Expectations of the AIS Family of Journals) published in JAIS and CAIS in September 2017.  (

AIS DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers)

AIS signed an agreement and joined the metadata repository agency Crossref in 2017 and the AIS Publications Committee developed the DOI numbering scheme for AIS-owned journals and outlets.  Implementation of DOIs began in early Fall 2017 and will continue to expand across AIS-owned outlets.  Although there is much work still to do, we THANK everyone for all of your efforts and time in launching this important project in 2017 and achieving the progress to date.  As we all understand, DOI’s are critically important to better enabling readers from across disciplines and from across the globe to finding and citing your work as researchers, authors and as members of AIS. THANK YOU to everyone who has participated.

CAIS Editor-in-Chief reappointed

In recognition of his outstanding leadership and service to CAIS, Jan Recker’s term as Editor-in-Chief of the journal has been extended through June 30, 2020.

New Editor-in-Chief selected for PAJAIS

James “JJ” Jiang, National Taiwan University, has been selected to serve as Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems (PAJAIS).  He is replacing T.P. Liang who was the founding EIC of PAJAIS.

Award-winning AIS Publications

We are pleased to announce the following publications have received awards from AIS in 2017 as selected Senior Scholar Best Information Systems Publication Award.

Fred Niederman, Tom Ferratt, Eileen Trauth - On the Co-Evolution of Information Technology and Information Systems Personnel - The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems

Oliver Müller, Stefan Debortoli, Iris Junglas, Jan vom Brocke - Using Text Analytics to Derive Customer Service Management Benefits from Unstructured Data – MISQE

Katherine Choy, Daniel Schlagwein - Crowdsourcing for a better world: On the relation between IT affordances and donor motivations in charitable crowdfunding - Information Technology & People

Lisen Selander, Sirkka Jarvenpaa - Digital Action Repertoires And Transforming a Social Movement Organization - MISQ

Michael Schermann, Konrad Dongus, Philip Yetton, Helmut Krcmar - The role of Transaction Cost Economics in Information - Technology Outsourcing research: A meta-analysis of the choice of contract type - Journal of Strategic Information Systems

AIS Outreach Practice Publication Award - Jeanne Ross, Peter Weill, David C. Robertson - Enterprise Architecture as Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution

Changes at JITTA

In 2016, the AIS Council voted to create a family of journals with JAIS and CAIS and other AIS journals that were either regional journals or niche journals. After exploration of various options for repositioning the Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application (JITTA) to fit this policy or withdrawing the journal from the AIS family, the JITTA Board decided to become an AIS affiliated journal in May 2018 and subsequently has decided to stop publishing the journal. As a result, papers are no longer accepted for publication consideration and the current pipeline of papers is managed toward publication (or rejection) by the editors. The last issue of JITTA is scheduled to appear by the end of 2018.

New JAIS Article Template

A new and exciting updated makeover of JAIS will be launched during 2018! 

New JAIS Copy Editor

AIS is pleased to announce the addition of new Copy Editing services from Monica Birth, Ph.D. effective January 2018.  Monica has extensive copy editing experience in academic and scientific journals.  Monica is the new Copy Editor of Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS) effective January 1, 2018.

Adam LeBrocq will his continue his copy editing services with AIS for the journals CAIS, THCI and JITTA.  Furthermore, Adam will complete the copy editing services of all JAIS papers sent to him prior to January 1, 2018.  Adam has agreed to see through to final publication of all work-in-progress papers that were assigned to him on or before December 31, 2017.

AIS eLibrary Security Enhancements

As a reminder, security was increased in the eLibrary in August 2017.  AIS members now have two routes to access content in the AIS eLibrary. The regular route is via logging into and navigating to the eLibrary. The new second route is via logging in the AIS eLibrary directly on  The most effective way for members to manage this is to insure that your AIS Member ID is used for both (your passwords could be different, but your ID should be the same). The reason for these changes was to improve security in the AIS eLibrary, especially with content that is part of the AIS Affiliated Journals program (MISQ, BISE, etc.)

Indeed, there are many active ongoing projects in the AIS Publications and eLibrary area.  Many thanks are extended to the AIS Publications Committee, the Journal Editors, Associate Editors and reviewers!  

Most importantly, we thank Authors and AIS Members for continuing to send your papers and support AIS Journals, AIS Conferences, AIS Chapter Journals and workshops.

Carol Saunders, Ph.D., AIS VP Publications
Matti Rossi, Ph.D., AIS President

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