Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The journal will publish the following types of materials:

Research papers:
Papers that report original, unpublished research findings related to theoretical development, empirical studies, and systems development. All papers will be blind reviewed by at leasttwo reviewers and a senior editor.
Short research notes and commentaries:
To expedite the publication of creative work, some papers may be published as a short note. The short note will go through a faster review process, hopefully, not exceeding 6 months. The review, however, will be based on the same standard.
Conceptual papers:
This includes milestone position papers, reviews of key research areas, and major new frameworks in information systems. These papers will normally be written by established scholars and reviewed by at least two reviewers.
Case stuides:
Successful applications of information systems that can be used as teaching or research material. The focus will be on cases in the Asia Pacific region. All case studies will be suject to blind review.
Abstracts of selected papers in other languages:
This can be a unique feature of the journal. Since some IS research in the Asia Pacific region is published in different languages such as Japanese, Chinese, or Korean, each issue of the journal will publish English summaries of a few selected papers published in other languages. This will facilitate knowledge exchange in the region and may enlarge the readership of the journal in this multilingual community.
Book reviews:
Review of new books in information systems and related areas.

Topics of Interests
Topics suitable for publication in the journal will include, but will not be limited to the following.

  1. IS Development in Asia Pacific:
  2. -Information systems in the Asia Pacific region
    -Information systems in developing countries
    -Government Information policies
    -Cultural issues in information systems development
    -Privacy and other societal issues
  3. Information System Theory and Research Methods:
  4. -Theoretical foundation of information system
    -Research Methods
    -Philosophical aspects of information systems
  5. Infornation Systems Development:
  6. -Design and implementation of information systems
    -Techniques for System analysis and design
    -Object-oriented design and web services
    -Rapid application development
    -Systems implementation and project management
  7. Management of Information Systems:
  8. -Strategic planning of information systems
    -Management of information systems
    -Computer center management
    -Adoption and diffusion of information systems
    -Information systems outsourcing
    -Planning and evaluation of information systems projects
  9. Technical Development in information systems:
  10. -Telecommunication infrastructure
    -Artificial intelligence and data mining
    -Tools and techniques for systems development
    -Computer security
    -Modeling information systems processes
  11. E-business and Other Applications:
  12. -E-business and e-commerce
    -Decision support systems
    -Knowledge-based systems
    -Mobile and location-based commerce
    -ERP and supply chain management
    -Internet marketing and customized services
  13. Group and Organizational applications:
  14. -Group support systems
    -Power and organizational aspects of information systems
    -Organizational impact and organizational changes
    -Business process re-engineering
  15. Other topics related to Information Technology Application

 

Section Policies

Editorial

Editors
  • Fanrien Kong
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Research articles

Papers that report original, unpublished research findings related to theoretical development, empirical studies, and systems development. All papers will be blind reviewed by at least two reviewers and a senior editor

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Short research notes and commentaries

To expedite the publication of creative work, some papers may be published as a short note. The short note will go through a faster review process, hopefully, not exceeding 6 months. The review, however, will be based on the same standard.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Conceptual papers

This includes milestone position papers, reviews of key research areas, and major new frameworks in information systems. These papers will normally be written by established scholars and reviewed by at least two reviewers

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case studies

Successful applications of information systems that can be used as teaching or research material. The focus will be on cases in the Asia Pacific region. All case studies will be subject to blind review.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Abstracts of selected papers in other languages

This can be a unique feature of the journal. Since some IS research in the Asia Pacific region is published in different languages such as Japanese, Chinese, or Korean, each issue of the journal will publish English summaries of a few selected papers published in other languages. This will facilitate knowledge exchange in the region and may enlarge the readership of the journal in this multilingual community.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book reviews

Review of new books in information systems and related areas.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Journal snapshot

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Upcoming event

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Call for papers

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Special section for Partick Chau

Editors
  • Partick Chau
Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Special section for Philip Ein-Dor

Editors
  • Philip Ein-Dor
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Special section for Guy Grant Gable

Editors
  • Guy Gable
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Special section for Shirley Gregor

Editors
  • Shirley Gregor
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Special section for Robert Kauffman

Editors
  • Robert Kauffman
Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Special section for Kalle Lyytinen

Editors
  • Kalle Lyytinen
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Special section for Bernard Tan

Editors
  • Bernard Tan
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Special section for Kwok-Kee Wei

Editors
  • Kwok-Kee Wei
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Special Section of TingPeng Liang

Papers handled by Prof Liang

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Special Section of Jae Nam Lee

Editors
  • Jae-Nam Lee
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Publication Frequency

The journal will publish four issues a year.

 

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