Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
Research ArticlesFull research articles, other than those solicited for special themes should be submitted in this section.
A Research Note is an article giving a brief description of an exciting, innovative, new and groundbreaking IS topic or idea, including the modification of a methodology, method or associated tool. It should be timely and relevant to AJIS’s primary readership: the international Information Systems academic and professional community. Research notes provide an outlet for publication of information that is relevant and important, but may lack spatial or temporal replication. It should clearly state (& justify) the nature of any proposed contributions in terms of developing the IS community It should be no more than 2,500 words, and can include two figures or tables. It should have at least eight references. Research notes will be sent for peer review. Research notes are not designed to serve as an outlet for publication of research that lacks appropriate scope or is better suited for other outlets.
The information systems discipline is dynamic, with developments which often outpace the normal publishing programme of a journal. AJIS is interested in developing the discipline and encouraging constructive discussion leading to the strengthening of ideas and argument. Accordingly, AJIS invites short reviews (no more than 1,000 words) of papers it has published, subject to the following guidelines:
- All reviews must be signed and will be attributed
- All reviews should address a substantive issue on a recently published paper
- All reviews should be be written in a positive tone, not as a listing of negative comments
- A submitted review will be sent to the corresponding author of that paper for a response to the review, which will be published simultaneously
- If the corresponding author declines to respond, a note to that effect will appear with the review
The AJIS Editor-in-Chief has the final decision on whether a Post-Publication Review will be accepted.
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