Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is there a submission fee for JIS?
A: Yes. The submission fee is $50 for members of the AIS section, and $75 for others.
Q: I publish primarily in the MIS discipline. I see several references to AIS research and the link to the accounting and auditing domain. Does that mean you do not welcome MIS (or computer science) research?
A: All the papers in JIS must contribute to AIS, accounting and auditing research. This contribution may be direct, by working with settings in AIS, accounting or auditing. Equally importantly, the contribution may be indirect, by bringing to AIS, accounting, and auditing the benefits and implications of research in management information systems, management science, computer science, psychology, sociology or other business fields. Evidence of this contribution may be highlighted by drawing from theories and evidence in the AIS, accounting or auditing literature. It may also be made by drawing conclusions in the paper for research and practice in AIS, accounting or auditing. It is the author's responsibility to ensure these contributions are apparent.
Q: Will you look at my early draft?
A: Yes! The senior editors strongly encourage a dialog with authors as ideas are built and drafts are generated. The editors can provide guidance on the fit with the JIS mission as well as on the paper itself.
Q: Will the senior editors be open to reviewing a research idea or an early draft of a paper?
A: Yes, we encourage this! Please communicate your ideas or early drafts with the senior editors.
Q: How many theme issues will JIS have?
A: We plan on one theme issue per annum. Planning is underway for calls for theme issues in 2014: Security; 2015: Big Data and 2016: Ethics and Privacy in AIS. Initial submissions will be due on October 15th of the year preceding the year we plan to issue the relevant themed papers.
Q: How does a theme issue differ from a special issue?
A: A theme issue takes up part of a regular issue. A special issue is a one off issue. JIS publishes only theme issues, not special issues
Q: Will there be more JIS conferences?
A: Yes. We are planning that JISC2015 will be the first in an ongoing series of JIS conferences.
Q: When does JIS transition to three issues per annum?
A: 2015.
Q: What is the quality ranking of JIS compared to other journals?
A: This varies depending upon the ranking source. Among many sources and universities, JIS is considered an A or A- journal, while it is not currently ranked at all by other sources and some universities. We are actively working to make the journal known to all parties who rank and rate journals so that your publications will receive the widest possible recognition.
Q: I am organizing a conference. Might JIS join as a sponsor?
A: We are happy to consider sponsorship and participation in a range of conferences. Please email the senior editors at JIS@aaahq.org.
Please email your questions to JIS@aaahq.org

Letter from the President

Robert Pinsker


Hello. I hope everyone is having smooth spring term. Before I begin, I want to again thank everyone who is volunteering within the section this academic year. You are the ones who improve the AIS section each year.

We had a very successful Midyear Meeting in Orlando. My sincerest gratitude goes to AAA for manning the registration desk and overseeing all conference-related issues; Jee-Hae Lim for putting together all of the logistics (and doing so from Asia); Diane Janvrin and the Education Committee for reviewing all of the pedagogical papers; David Wood for going above-and-beyond with not only the research papers, but the New Scholars Consortium as well; and KPMG for their unwavering support of our Section. I want to congratulate again all of the award winners on their fine research...

Journal of Information Systems

Journal of Information Systems

The Journal of Information Systems (JIS) is the academic journal of the Accounting Information Systems (AIS) Section of the American Accounting Association. Its goal is to support, promote, and advance Accounting Information Systems knowledge. The primary criterion for publication in JIS is contribution to the accounting information systems (AIS), accounting and auditing domains by the application or understanding of information technology theory and practice.

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