Journal of the Association for Information Systems
Theory and Writing Workshop
Associated with the 19th European Conference on Information Systems(ECIS 2011)
Date and Venue
Wednesday, 8 June, 2011, 2-5pm
Aalto University School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland
Registration is free but places may be limited. To reserve a place please
The aim of this tutorial-style workshop is to assist researchers who are
seeking to publish work in the Journal of the Association for Information
Systems (JAIS) or journals of a similar nature. The workshop will discuss
how to present work in terms of style and structure and also how to better
demonstrate a contribution to knowledge and theory.
The workshop will begin with an overview of JAIS, the categories of papers
that are published and the editorial process. There will then be sessions
concerning writing strategies and structuring and positioning of papers, so
as to improve the chance of publication of submitted work.
In the workshop we will focus on three genres of research articles: (i)
theoretical model development with quantitative approaches; (ii) theory
development with qualitative approaches; and (iii) a design science
Each session will be interactive and there will be opportunity for
participants to discuss ideas and problems. Participants are encouraged to
bring along an outline of current work that they are prepared to discuss.
The workshop will be facilitated by members of the Senior Editors Board of
JAIS: Professors Shirley Gregor (Shirley.Gregor@anu.edu.au), Dubravka
Cecez-Kecmanovic (Dubravka@unsw.edu.au), and Ping Zhang (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS) is the
flagship journal of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and
publishes scholarly contributions that represent the highest quality in the
field in the field of information systems. JAIS particularly welcomes
contributions that provide theoretical insights that advance our
understanding of information systems and information technology in
organizations and society. JAIS is inclusive in its coverage of topics,
level and unit of analysis, theory, method and philosophical and research
approaches - reflecting all aspects of information systems research
globally. A signature feature of JAIS is its strong emphasis on theory.