About the Journal

The AJIS is published by the Australasian Chapter of the Association for Information Systems (AAIS). It is publicized as an e-journal. 

The journal's technical infrastructure is provided by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

AJIS was established in 1993 by Rob McGregor. It has become a major part of the Australasian Information Systems community.  Since its inception the journal's Editor-in-Chief role has been held by:

1993 – 2005 Rob McGregor
2006 – 2007 Craig McDonald
2008 – 2011  Jon Heales
2012 – 2013 Kathy Lynch
2014 – 2020  John Lamp

2021  – 2024  Karlheinz Kautz

2024 -            Michael Davern & Stuart Black                                                                                                                                             

AJIS publishes high quality contributions to theory and practice in the global Information Systems (IS) discipline based on innovative and novel approaches and topics. It is particularly interested in IS knowledge drawn from or applied to Australasia. The journal welcomes submissions on research and conceptual development based in a very wide range of inquiry methods, ways of thinking and modes of expression.

Different types of research paper need to be judged by different criteria. Here are some assessment criteria that may be applied:

•       Relevance - topic or focus is part of the IS discipline.
•       Effectiveness - paper makes a significant contribution to the IS body of knowledge.
•       Impact - paper answers the 'so-what' question and will be used for further research and/or practice.
•       Uniqueness - paper is innovative, original & unique.
•       Conceptual soundness - theory, model or framework made explicit.
•       Argument - design of the research or investigation is sound; methods appropriate.
•       Clarity - Topic is clearly stated; illustrations, charts & examples support content.
•       Reliability - data available; replication possible.
•       References - sound, used appropriately, and sufficient – appropriate AJIS articles referenced
•       Style - appropriate language, manuscript flows.

All manuscripts with the exception of post-publication reviews undergo double blind reviewing by at least 2 well qualified reviewers. Their task is to provide constructive, fair, and timely advice to authors and editors.

The journal provides immediate open access to its content and does not levy any publication fees on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Full details of the Sections of AJIS, and Author Guidelines are here.

The current Co-Editors-in-Chief are Professor Michael Davern and Dr Stuart Black, both from the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. They can be contacted at ajis.eic@aaisnet.org.