[AISWorld] Reminder: CFP, JAIS Theory Developent Workshop at ICIS 2014 - DEADLINE Sept 15, 2014

JAIS JAIS at comm.virginia.edu
Fri Aug 29 07:58:27 EDT 2014

Call for Papers for the JAIS-sponsored Theory Development Workshop Associated with ICIS 2014 in Auckland, NZ.

Dear Colleague:

Since December 2002, the senior editors of the Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS) have organized a number of successful Theory Development Workshops. In 2014, they will hold the 13th JAIS Theory Development Workshop immediately before ICIS 2014. This workshop is scheduled to occur from 1-5pm on Sunday, December 14, 2014. The exact location of the workshop will be announced at a later date.

Workshop information

The workshop promotes scholarship that focuses on new theoretical advances in the information systems field. Workshop participants discuss drafts of their theoretical work with JAIS senior editors, members of the JAIS editorial board, and other workshop participants. The workshop’s structure provides opportunity for feedback from other researchers who are also developing theoretical work for future journal submission. Once completed, authors are not obliged to submit their work to JAIS, although the journal is a top-quality outlet that welcomes conceptual, theoretical, and empirical papers. In fact, a number of papers accepted for past workshops have been submitted yearly to the journal for publication consideration and fast tracking. Typically, two to three papers submitted to the workshop are published or are accepted for publication at JAIS in about 18 months after the workshop.

Prior to the workshop, participants whose papers have been accepted will receive one to three papers to read and review. The reviews follow a brief, structured format that allows participants to critique their own papers and those of other participants. The reviews constructively comment and recommend ways to improve participants’ papers.

During the workshop, participants meet in small groups with a JAIS senior editor and editorial board members. In these groups, participants receive feedback on their own paper, and provide feedback on others’ papers. The JAIS senior editor and editorial board members facilitate the discussion so that each participant has equal time to receive comments from the group’s members. Please consult the JAIS website for the list of senior editors and the editorial board members (http://jais.aisnet.org)

Selection for the JAIS Theory Development Workshop is competitive. This workshop only addresses theory building, conceptual foundations, and model development issues. To be considered, a paper must demonstrate new theory development. Papers currently accepted, under review, or under revision at other journals or conferences should not be submitted. 

Application details

The application deadline is Monday, September 15, 2014.  Papers should be no more than 35 pages in length (max 8000 words), double spaced, and in 12-point Times New Roman font, with citations in JAIS format (http://aisel.aisnet.org/jais/format.html). 

To submit a paper to the workshop, email an electronic copy of your paper (including three or four key words on the abstract page) to jais at comm.virginia.edu with “JAIS THEORY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP APPLICATION” as the subject of your email.  The review process is double-blind, so all authors’ names, institutions, and email addresses should only appear in the body of the submission email.

We will acknowledge your submission on or before September 16, 2014. If we have not acknowledged your submission by this date, then please contact the JAIS office (jais at comm.virginia.edu) after this date about your submission’s status. Individuals selected as participants will be notified on or before November 1, 2014.

Important Dates
Submission Deadline:			September 15, 2014
Submissions Acknowledged:	September 16, 2014
Notification of Accepted Papers:	November 1, 2014

If you have any questions about the submission process, please direct them to Tanya Beaulieu (JAIS Managing Editor) at jais at comm.virginia.edu   Please direct all other questions related to the JAIS workshop to Suprateek Sarker (JAIS Editor-in-Chief) at EIC-JAIS at comm.virginia.edu or to Tanya Beaulieu at jais at comm.virginia.edu

Suprateek Sarker

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