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How Shall We Manage Our Journals in the Future? A Discussion of Rick Watson's ICIS 2004 Proposals
ICIS 2005 Proceedings
  • Paul Gray, Editor, Communications of the AIS
  • Kalle Lyytinen, Editor, Journal of the AIS
  • Carol Saunders, Editor, MIS Quarterly
  • Leslie Willcocks, Editor, Journal of Information Technology
  • Vladimir Zwass, Editor, Journal of Management Information Systems
Publication Date
12-31-2005
Abstract

At the 2004 ICIS, Rick Watson, then president of AIS, put forth a series of proposals about how we should manage the journals in IS in the years ahead. His proposals: 1. Accredit reviewers to assess the quality of the work 2. Create a market for journal articles in which editors would bid for articles accepted by the accredited reviewers Watson cited advantages that include higher quality reviews, fairness to authors by shifting the balance of power between journals and authors, shorter times to decision and publication, better use of reviewers (our field’s scarcest resource), and more sophisticated use of the Internet. These proposals deserve airing before the IS community. Although people in the field may disagree with specifics of the plan, its implementation, or even the whole plan, the proposal serves as a starting point for discussing how we improve the publication process in our field.

Citation Information
Paul Gray, Kalle Lyytinen, Carol Saunders, Leslie Willcocks, et al.. "How Shall We Manage Our Journals in the Future? A Discussion of Rick Watson's ICIS 2004 Proposals" (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kalle_lyytinen/9/