Australasian Journal of Information Systems: Announcements 2020-06-01T20:16:07-07:00 Open Journal Systems <p>The <cite>Australasian Journal of Information Systems</cite> (AJIS) is an international quality, peer reviewed journal covering innovative research and practice in Information Systems.</p> AJIS Article Release: A Post Publication Review of 'Understanding the effects of compromise and misuse of personal details on older people' 2020-06-01T20:16:07-07:00 Australasian Journal of Information Systems <p>Burmeister, O. K. (2020). A Post Publication Review of ’Understanding the effects of compromise and misuse of personal details on older people’. <em>Australasian Journal of Information Systems</em>, <em>24</em>.</p> <p><strong>Abstract</strong> <br>This post publication review discusses the article by Watson, Lacey, Kerr, Salmon, and Goode (2019). That article raises important considerations for older people when they interact online. It is a thorough review of the non-financial considerations related to cyber safety for older people in Australia. The authors raise a few issues to consider for future research, but of course like everyone else in the world, they could not foresee the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> 2020-06-01T20:16:07-07:00 AJIS Article Release: Research Directions in information Systems Field, Current Status and Future Trends: A Meta-Analysis of AIS Basket of Top Journals 2020-05-25T20:22:12-07:00 Australasian Journal of Information Systems <p>Mazaheri, E., Lagzian, M., &amp; Hemmat, Z. (2020). Research Directions in information Systems Field, Current Status and Future Trends: A Meta-Analysis of AIS Basket of Top Journals. <em>Australasian Journal of Information Systems</em>, <em>24</em>.</p> <p><strong>Abstract</strong> <br>Information system, as an emerging discipline which is dynamic and interdisciplinary, is constantly undergoing rapid changes; therefore, one of the most critical issues is to study the topics and methodological trends in this field. This study aimed to thoroughly investigate the topics and methodologies used in information system throughout a twelve-year period (2007- 2018). In the present study, all the articles published in the top eight information system journals were investigated based on their topics and methodologies using a literature analysis approach, and the most common topics and methodologies in such studies were then detected. The main topics addressed in this filed were electronic commerce/business, information system research, and IS usage/adoption, and the survey was the dominant research methodology in this regard. Furthermore, an increase in the use of the mathematical models indicates that more accurate quantitative research methods have made this field more mature. The research findings also show that the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, social media, bitcoin and block chain, digital transformation, sharing economy, digital platform, methodology of machine learning, data mining, and text mining are the main research topics and methods which should be further studied.</p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> Information Systems Research; Research Methodology; Literature analysis; Association for Information Systems; Senior Scholars’ Basket of Journals; Academic Journals</p> 2020-05-25T20:22:12-07:00 AJIS Article Release: Helping Yourself or Others? Motivation Dynamics for High-Performing Volunteers in GLAM Crowdsourcing 2020-05-18T19:56:30-07:00 Australasian Journal of Information Systems <p>Alam, S. L., Sun, R., &amp; Campbell, J. (2020). Helping Yourself or Others? Motivation Dynamics for High-Performing Volunteers in GLAM Crowdsourcing . <em>Australasian Journal of Information Systems</em>, <em>24</em>.</p> <p class="Absheading"><strong>Abstract</strong><br>While most crowdsourcing (CS) cases in the literature focus on commercial organisations, little is known about volunteers’ motivation of initial and continued participation in not-for-profit CS projects and importantly, about how the motivations may change over time. It is vital to understand motivation and motivational dynamics in a not-for-profit context because a fundamental challenge for not-for-profit CS initiations is to recruit and keep volunteers motivated without any formal contract or financial incentives. To tackle this challenge, we explore high performing volunteers’ initial motivation for joining and sustaining with a GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) CS project. We situated our interpretive exploration in a case study of the Australian Newspapers CS project initiated by the National Library of Australia. Based on the case study, we found that high-performing volunteers were motivated by a combination of personal, collective, and external factors classified into intrinsic, extrinsic, and internalised extrinsic motivations. Further, we found that these motivations changed over time. Specifically, many volunteers presented substantial personal (i.e., personal interest and fun) and community-centric motivations (i.e. altruism and non-profit cause) when they initially joined the project, whereas external motivations (i.e., recognition and rewards) had a greater impact on long-term participation. Our findings offer implications for CS system design (e.g., user profiles, tagging and commenting), incentive structure (e.g., reputation-based ranking, leader boards), and relational mechanisms (e.g., open communication channels) to stimulate sustainable contributions for not-for-profit CS initiatives.</p> <p class="JnlBody"><strong>Keywords</strong>: Motivation, Crowdsourcing, Not-for-profit, Motivation dynamics, GLAM</p> 2020-05-18T19:56:30-07:00 AJIS Section Release: Selected papers from ACIS 2018 2020-05-11T20:10:53-07:00 Australasian Journal of Information Systems <p>The section on Selected Papers from the conference of the Australasian Conference on Information Systems consists of papers selected by conference organisers for expansion into full journal papers.</p> <p>Win, K. T., &amp; Beydoun, G. (2020). Preface: Towards the Next Generation of Information Systems: Enhancing Traceability and Transparency . <em>Australasian Journal of Information Systems</em>, <em>24</em>.</p> <p>Lam, T. K., Heales, J., Hartley, N., &amp; Hodkinson, C. (2020). Consumer Trust in Food Safety Requires Information Transparency. <em>Australasian Journal of Information Systems</em>, <em>24</em>.</p> <p>Riemer, K., Lee, L. L., Kjaer, C., &amp; Haeffner, A. (2020). Identification of Enterprise Social Network (ESN) Group Archetypes in ESN Analytics: Metrics Selection and Case Application. <em>Australasian Journal of Information Systems</em>, <em>24</em>.</p> <p>Kautz, K., Bjerknes, G., Fisher, J., &amp; Jensen, T. (2020). Applying Complex Adaptive Systems Theory to Understand Distributed Participatory Design in Crowdsourced Information Systems Development. <em>Australasian Journal of Information Systems</em>, <em>24</em>.</p> <p>Faber, A., Hernandez-Mendez, A., Rehm, S.-V., &amp; Matthes, F. (2020). Collaborative Modelling and Visualization of Business Ecosystems: Insights from two Action Design Research Case Studies. <em>Australasian Journal of Information Systems</em>, <em>24</em>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2020-05-11T20:10:53-07:00 AJIS Article Release: A Post Publication Review of 'The impact of telehealth technology on user perception of wellbeing and social functioning, and the implications for service providers' 2020-05-04T21:49:55-07:00 Australasian Journal of Information Systems <p>Poulsen, A. (2020). A Post Publication Review of ’The impact of telehealth technology on user perception of wellbeing and social functioning, and the implications for service providers’. <em>Australasian Journal of Information Systems</em>, <em>24</em>.</p> <div class="item abstract"> <h3 class="label">Abstract</h3> <p>This post publication review discusses the article by Burmeister et al. (2019) in which the authors present a study evaluating the social, economic, and wellbeing impacts of telehealth technology in the homes of community-dwelling older persons, highlighting its contribution and identifying areas for further research. The article centres on one particular project in which telehealth monitoring systems were used in homes in regional New South Wales.</p> </div> 2020-05-04T21:49:55-07:00 Special Section CFP: Research on Applied Ethics Ethics in Social Media Research 2020-04-08T16:32:06-07:00 Australasian Journal of Information Systems <p><strong>Overview</strong></p> <p>The enormous growth of social media usage has led to an increasing accumulation of data. Social media platforms offer many possibilities of data formats, including textual data, pictures, videos, sounds, and geolocations (Stieglitz et al., 2018). This diverse social media data has spawned numerous attractive opportunities for researchers and practitioners to analyse social media users and their behaviour.</p> <p>In general, social media data can be used for the benefit of individuals and society. For example, by analysing social media data one might develop a better understanding about thoughts and preferences of people on such things as political or social topics. During crisis situations, social media analysis might help to identify useful information in real-time. For companies, social media could be investigated to identify new trends in client behaviour or ways to improve their products. Therefore, social media can be analysed by journalists, political parties and companies to target their products and ideas to social media users who are the most open to their messages. This form of microtargeting is one example that raises a scientific and societal discussion about the ethical implications of profiling social media users. While some users might enjoy being confronted with news, politics and advertisements which match their mindset, the profiling of social media users can be a double-edged sword. The often highly personal data i.e. extracted social media data, can range from sexual orientation and religious beliefs to ethnic background, and might be misused. For instance, undemocratic societies could be interested in identifying potential regime opponents, and also the leaders of democratic societies can misuse social media data to spread fake news and influence opinion formation processes, as was highlighted by the Cambridge Analytica Scandal.</p> <p>Social media analytics presents IS researchers with typical epistemic concerns. The way that conclusions are drawn from the data that is tracked by researchers can lead to inconclusive, inscrutable and misguided evidence (Mittelstadt et al., 2016). So there is a huge ethical concern for academics and industry alike, as wrong conclusions about individuals might be drawn, bearing in mind that social networks do not always reflect the society as a whole for e.g. the widely researched platform Twitter appears to attract a specific type of user (Boyd and Crawford, 2012). Researchers sometimes lose track of what are simple correlations of data and what can be interpreted as a causal connection (Illari and Russo, 2014).</p> <p>Researchers now find themselves in a conflict with ethical concerns and data protection regulations and research objectives including the analysis of personal data that may contribute to the greater good of society (Bunker et al., 2019). If this conflict limits the possibilities of researchers to investigate and understand social media platforms, it will increase the knowledge divide between platform providers, that own and use all the data, and researchers who are limited by restricted access, terms of trade and ethical concerns. The analysis of social media data in crisis situations to support emergency service agencies, is one example where such research has a morally good aim. Researchers, but also journalists, politicians and managers need to ask what constitutes ethical rules and approaches of responsible social media analysis (Zook et al., 2017)?</p> <p>Besides ethical behaviour towards social media research, consequences for the researchers need also to be reflected. For example, analysing violent content (e.g. videos, images, texts) can have harmful psycho-social impact on the researcher.</p> <p>Information systems as a discipline has the ability to suggest and design technical solutions that can support ethical behaviour and avoid problematic actions (e.g. by digital nudging). But until now this has not been well considered within the design of software tools for researchers.</p> <p><strong>Call for Papers</strong></p> <p>This special section aims to develop scholarship which discusses and develops: a) the current status of ethics in social media analysis (SMA); b) the conflict between protecting the individual and research for a greater good; and c) the measures IS researchers should take to establish ethical guidelines for SMA.</p> <p>This special section also seeks to start a discussion on the role of ethics in social media research. While we are looking for scientific papers based on empirical studies we will also consider conceptual papers, researcher reflections on past projects, essays and opinion pieces that argumentatively tackle important issues which address the special section theme.</p> <p>Typical topics of interest for this special section may be (but are not limited to):</p> <ul> <li>Current ethical practices in social media research i.e. problems and issues;</li> <li>Theoretical consideration of ethics in social media research;</li> <li>Pitfalls and challenges of strict ethical regulations;</li> <li>Issues in the development of ethical frameworks;</li> <li>Problems confronting researchers in the implementation of ethical research approaches in social media;</li> <li>Digital nudging as an approach to promote ethical behaviour;</li> <li>Psycho-social impact of social media research on the researcher;</li> <li>Designing information systems to address ethical challenges;</li> <li>Individual right to protection versus research for the greater good; and</li> <li>Provision and use of effective financial, personal and technological resources to conduct ethical SMA.</li> </ul> <p>Authors are encouraged to check with one of the special section editors, prior to paper submission, if they feel their paper many be at the boundary of the theme.</p> <p><strong>Key Dates</strong></p> <p>Submissions Due: 21 September 2020<br>1st Round Acceptances: 20 December, 2020<br>2nd Round Review Submissions: 20 February, 2021<br>Final Paper Acceptances: 20 March, 2021</p> <p><strong>Special Section Editors</strong></p> <p><strong>Deborah Bunker</strong> is a leading international scholar in organizational collaboration and change management in complex organizational and environmental settings. She is a Chief Investigator on an EU Horizon 2020 project RISE_SMA Social Media Analytics for Society and Crisis Communication and a Norwegian Research Council SAMRISK Work Program project INSITU Sharing Incident and Threat Information During Crises. Deborah is Chair and Convener of the Communications and Technology for Society Research Group and immediate past Chair of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 8.6 (Transfer and Diffusion of IT). She is also a Member of the Australian Academy of Science National Committee for Information and Communication Sciences and a Multi-Disciplinary Advisory Board Member of the Marie Bashir Institute (MBI) at the University of Sydney. Deborah has&nbsp; also been a Member of the Research Evaluation Committee (Mathematics, Information and Computing Sciences Panel) for the Excellence in Research for Australia evaluation process (ERA 2018, 2015), Past President (2012 - 2014) of the Australian Council of Professors and Heads of IS (ACPHIS) and General (2011, 2014), Program (2005, 2011, 2019) and Doctoral Consortium (2017) Chair of the Australasian Conference in Information Systems. She has been a Track Co-Chair for the International Conference on IS (ICIS 2015, 2018) and was also a Program Co-Chair for the inaugural ICSRAM Asia Pacific Conference in Wellington, in November 2018. Professor Bunker is Senior Editor for Information Technology and People and is also a Section Editor for the Australasian Journal of Information Systems. She can be contacted at</p> <p><strong>Stefan Stieglitz</strong> is professor at the department of Computer Science and Applied Cognitive Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Prior to his current position he was an assistant professor for information systems at University of Münster. In his research he investigates social media analytics in various domains such as business, politics, and crisis communication. Moreover, he analyses user behavior and technology adaption of collaborative information systems in organizational contexts. Stefan is coordinator and principal investigator of the EU Horizon 2020 project “RISE_SMA - Social Media Analytics for Society and Crisis Communication”. Moreover, he is director and founder of the Competence Center Connected Organization which enforced knowledge exchange between academia and practice. His work has been recognized with the AIS Best Information Systems Publications Award in 2016. Stefan published various articles in reputable journals such as Journal of Management Information System, European Journal of Information Systems, Business and Information Systems Engineering, International Journal of Information Management, and MISQe.</p> <p><strong>Shirlee-ann Knight</strong> is a lecturer/unit coordinator in the School of Management, at Curtin University. She has held this position for six years, teaching in the area of Database, Database Design, Business Software Tools &amp; Intelligence, and more recently is the unit coordinator of the Faculty of Business &amp; Law’s business-core undergraduate unit – Introduction to Business Information Systems.&nbsp;</p> <p>Prior to her current role, Dr Knight was a cross-disciplinary researching academic for 5 years (post-doctoral research fellow) at Edith Cowan University (ECU) working as a researcher and research/project supervisor across 3 schools in the Faculty of Computing, Health &amp; Science, incl. School of Computer &amp; Security Science (SCSS); School of Exercise &amp; Health Sciences (SEHS); and School of Nursing &amp; Midwifery (SNM). Using expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research approaches, she specialised in the analysis of complex relationships existent between natural/biological and built/engineered aspects of information systems and how this can help build more intelligent information and business systems in the context of Health ICT.</p> <p>Dr Knight’s current research now sees her actively involved with the Health Promotion and Education group at Telethon Kids Institute (TKI) where her expertise in Human Computer Interaction is used in multiple projects designing Health Behaviour Mobile/Smart-phone “Apps”. She can be contacted at</p> 2020-04-08T16:32:06-07:00 Special Section CFP: First Nations Peoples’ Sovereignty: Implications of sovereignty for information systems 2020-03-30T19:48:53-07:00 Australasian Journal of Information Systems <p><strong>Overview</strong></p> <p>Sovereignty is an important area of concern for First Nations peoples. People underestimate the ethical, social and moral obligations involved with information systems (IS). IS products can represent a consumer capitalist system at odds with First Nations societies. Processes can render First Nations peoples invisible by excluding them, intentionally and unintentionally, from participating in the design of systems which gather and use their data. Practices, while seemingly innocuous, could devalue the cultural strengths of First Nations peoples who thereby view the IS with distrust. For this special section we invite papers that examine the implications of sovereignty for all aspects of IS. The remit is broad, papers can be applied, philosophical and theoretical to engage with the diversity of views consonant with the diversity of the world’s First Nations peoples. Papers written with and by First Nations authors are desired, but critical is that an explicit IS focus is reflected in paper submissions.</p> <p>IS research needs to be relevant to practice, whilst reflecting rigour in regards to theory. However, too often the theory development has not included the contextual, political and historical situations of First Nations. For instance, the Information Systems Journal (ISJ) recently called for a special issue on First Nations theory extensions to contemporary IS theories , arguing that almost exclusively current IS theories reflect western cultures, with the majority of those theories arising from the USA. The ISJ call was theory focused and generalist in nature, that is, involving First Nations from around the world. Similarly, this AJIS call allows for First Nations IS contributions from across the globe, but is particularly interested in contributions affecting our region of the world, that is, ones which reflect an Australasian perspective and one which encompasses more than just IS theory.</p> <p><strong>Specific areas of interest for the special section</strong></p> <p>Rather than a list of topics, we encourage wide contributions. Contributions might address:</p> <ul> <li class="show">IS phenomenon in particular social and cultural contexts, blending theoretical concepts, critiquing current practices/theories and proposing new, inclusive and holistic approaches.</li> <li class="show">Sociotechnical systems which include sovereignty considerations in design processes.</li> <li class="show">From its definition to its use, data can be interpreted in ways that are detrimental to First Nations peoples social and cultural strengths. For IS involving First Nations data what are appropriate approaches?</li> <li class="show">Protecting sovereignty rights through the involvement of First Nations peoples in methodologies and processes involved in implementing systems.</li> <li class="show">IS governance and sovereignty – how are entire systems governed from the point of conception to implementation and use to consider sovereignty.</li> <li class="show">Practices relevant to IS practitioners and managers which reflect cultural competence, cultural safety and cultural security.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Timeline</strong></p> <ul> <li class="show">Initial paper submission deadline: May 31, 2020.</li> <li class="show">Initial round of review to be completed by: October 30, 2020.</li> <li class="show">Revised paper submission deadline: November 27, 2020.</li> <li class="show">Second round of review to be completed by: January 29, 2021.</li> <li class="show">Submission of accepted papers for journal copyediting processes: March 26, 2021.</li> <li class="show">Publication of special section papers: April 2021.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Section Editors</strong></p> <p>Dr Mark J. Lock (Ngiyampaa Aboriginal Australian)<br>NSW Health Education Centre Against Violence;</p> <p>Associate Professor Dominic O’Sullivan&nbsp; (Te Rarawa, Ngati Kahu, New Zealand),<br>Charles Sturt University and Auckland University of Technology;</p> <p>Associate Professor Te Taka Keegan (Waikato-Maniapoto, Ngati Porou, NZ),<br>University of Waikato;</p> <p>Professor Oliver K. Burmeister,<br>Charles Sturt University.<br><br></p> 2020-03-30T19:48:53-07:00 Special Section CFP: Research on User Involvement -- Engaging Stakeholders Online: The Bright and Dark Sides 2020-02-17T18:54:24-08:00 Australasian Journal of Information Systems <p><strong>Engaging Stakeholders Online: The Bright and Dark Sides</strong></p> <p>Organizations are increasingly using the internet to engage their stakeholders (employees, suppliers, customers, government, and management) for several positive outcomes such as higher productivity, growing revenue, and increased profits. Different theoretical models of engagement has been explored for such online platforms like uses and gratification theory, dual processing theory, and technology adoption models (Dolan et al., 2016; Dolan et al., 2019; Grover &amp; Kar, 2019; Grover et al., 2019b; Gupta et al., 2019).</p> <p>Though research suggests that engaging stakeholders have a lot of benefits to the individuals, groups, and organizations, the concerns relating to the overuse of these engagement practices especially through the internet cannot be ignored (Shelton &amp; Skalski, 2014; Fox &amp; Moreland, 2015; Baccarella et al, 2018). This side includes the darker aspects that cover ‘too much of engagement’ such as physical and mental strain leading to imbalances in the stakeholders’ life. Indeed, there seem to be both positive and negative consequences of engaging stakeholders online and each engagement practice or intervention needs to be seen through both these lenses. Further there has been plethora of evidences surrounding disinformation and misinformation in existing literature which impacts user engagement (Aswani et al., 2019).</p> <p>Such an exploration makes it necessary to view the context through more than one lens and from the perspectives of multiple stakeholders (Friedman &amp; Miles, 2002). It enhances the chances of a more holistic theoretical understanding of this new and complex nature of engagement. To address the issues of such complexity, mixed-method research designs are often suitable. A plethora of emerging research methodologies like the user-generated content mining, social media analytics, artificial intelligence and other approaches are guiding a lot of such research up and beyond the traditional approaches based on surveys, expert feedback, and analyses using inferential statistics (Fan &amp; Gordon, 2014; Rathore et al., 2017).</p> <p>Thus, following are the objectives of this special section:<br>• To challenge the existing theories in the online engagement literature.<br>• To explore different theoretical models of the factors that may have dual effects on the stakeholders that are engaged online, whether positive or negative.<br>• To examine the ways in which internet can itself be a remedy to shift stakeholders from the dark side to the bright side of engagement.<br>• To establish the need for interventions in such engagement in the online<br>communities</p> <p><strong>Research Themes of the Special Section:</strong><br>Submissions related to the following themes are welcome but are not limited to,<br>• Adoption and impact of innovative internet-based disruptive business models<br>• Balancing engagement of one stakeholder with that of the other.<br>• Collaborative learning through internet engagement.<br>• The dark side of excessive internet engagement, compulsive behaviour, and<br>addiction.<br>• Disruptions in personal or professional life due to different levels of addictive<br>engagement to online platforms<br>• Engagement, disengagement, polarization or acculturation due to<br>misinformation/disinformation in social media platforms in socio-political<br>agendas<br>• Examining the counter-intuitive initiatives by the industry to engage stakeholders<br>online.<br>• Factors affecting stakeholder disengagement due to internet-based activities such<br>as employee turnover, customer churn due to technostress<br>• Impact of biases due to intelligent backend algorithms in online platforms<br>• Interventions to shift stakeholders from the darker to the brighter side of internet<br>adoption, usage, and impacts.<br>• Organizational interventions to engage its stakeholders online.<br>• Role of social media in engaging economies for socio-economic development.<br>• Theory development using user-generated content for online community<br>behaviour</p> <p><strong>Timeline</strong><br>Deadline for paper submission: 30 June 2020.<br>Notification of acceptance: 31 October 2020.<br>Special section publication: 1 January 2021.</p> <p><strong>Special Section Editors</strong><br>Manish Gupta,<br>Department of HR,<br>IBS Hyderabad,<br>Constituent of IFHE,<br>India,<br></p> <p>Arpan Kumar Kar,<br>Dept. of Management Studies,<br>Indian Institute of Technology Delhi<br>New Delhi, India<br></p> <p>Charles Jebarajakirthy,<br>Department of Marketing,<br>Griffith Business School,<br>Griffith University, Australia,<br></p> 2020-02-17T18:54:24-08:00 AJIS Improvement: AJIS RSS/ATOM feed 2015-11-12T00:00:00-08:00 Australasian Journal of Information Systems You will now find an RSS/ATOM link box on the home page. Subscribe your outlook or other equipped email clinet and automatically receive advice of new articles. 2015-11-12T00:00:00-08:00 AJIS Improvement: Automatic update of ORCID publication records 2015-10-07T00:00:00-07:00 Australasian Journal of Information Systems What this means for researchers More visibility for your work! AJIS supplies crossref with your ORCID identifier when registering publications ... as long as you have your ORCID details in your author record. This auto-update facility simply means that when we include the info crossref can update and add work(s) to your ORCID record automatically for you. You can still choose to hide/show whatever works you choose, and, of course, you’ll have the opportunity to authorize or switch off the integration completely (though future publications may trigger a new request). Overall, you’ll benefit from a more complete and up-to-date ORCID record to showcase your work. 2015-10-07T00:00:00-07:00 AJIS Reviews: How to respond to reviewer comments 2015-01-28T14:36:11-08:00 Australasian Journal of Information Systems Responding to peer reviewer comments requesting for major revisions is indeed a daunting task for most authors! Although this requires a lot of effort, it contributes to improving your paper, making it worthwhile. This video provides some useful tips that will help you respond to peer reviewer comments effectively. This video is provided by Editage Insights under a CC:BY-NC-SA license. 2015-01-28T14:36:11-08:00 Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism 2014-08-21T00:00:00-07:00 Australasian Journal of Information Systems The <a href="" target="_blank">RCC statement</a> describes and clarifies some of the more common issues which give rise to allegations of scholarly misconduct. We strongly recommend that you read and distribute this statement. 2014-08-21T00:00:00-07:00 AJIS Reviews: Advice on writing rejections 2014-01-29T00:00:00-08:00 Australasian Journal of Information Systems This is an interesting article which provides some advice on writing a high quality rejection. Bilbrey, E., et al. (2014). "A Novel Rubric for Rating the Quality of Retraction Notices." Publications 2(1): 14-26. When a scientific article is found to be either fraudulent or erroneous, one course of action available to both the authors and the publisher is to retract said article. Unfortunately, not all retraction notices properly inform the reader of the problems with a retracted article. This study developed a novel rubric for rating and standardizing the quality of retraction notices, and used it to assess the retraction notices of 171 retracted articles from 15 journals. Results suggest the rubric to be a robust, if preliminary, tool. Analysis of the retraction notices suggest that their quality has not improved over the last 50 years, that it varies both between and within journals, and that it is dependent on the field of science, the author of the retraction notice, and the reason for retraction. These results indicate a lack of uniformity in the retraction policies of individual journals and throughout the scientific literature. The rubric presented in this study could be adopted by journals to help standardize the writing of retraction notices. 2014-01-29T00:00:00-08:00