What is the objective of this joint-special issue?
The joint special issue on “AI in organizations” has a dual objective:
- To open up the AI black box and focus on specific AI technologies and their business, organizational and socio-technical implications.
- To make both a theoretical contribution (targeted to JAIS) and a practice contribution (targeted to MISQE)
We seek papers that advance knowledge on:
- the potential effects of AI in organizations (e.g., individuals, teams, organization or multilevel) including transforming dynamics, patterns and structure of organizations and management; b) the conditions under which new human-machine configurations form and have specific effects; c) management of AI-related challenges (e.g., AI bias, trust and transparency).
- Papers that do not differentiate AI from IS technologies or other emerging digital technologies, or are marginally related to AI are not a good fit with the SI.
Please refer to the call for papers for a definition of AI as well as a list of potential topics.
Can I submit to only one journal and not the other?
Submission to only one journal is not an option for this joint-special issue.
To be considered for the joint SI, authors are invited to develop two papers: a theoretical contribution for JAIS and a practical contribution for MISQE.
Prospective authors may:
- Focus on the same phenomenon
- Use the same or different data sets
- Use the same framing and theory in both papers but vary the emphasis and depth (different framing and research question are fine as well)
- Not be the lead authors in both papers
- Provide much more detail about the methodology and analysis in the JAIS version
- Focus on how the JAIS paper either develops, extends, or otherwise improves a theory
- Focus on how the MISQE paper provides new insights for practice that are neither obvious nor inactionable
Where should I submit my papers and which guidelines should I follow?
- Papers for JAIS should be submitted following the standard JAIS submission procedure (http://aisel.aisnet.org/jais/) through manuscript central:https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jais
- Papers for MISQE should follow the MISQE style guide: https://aisel.aisnet.org/misqe/styleguide.html and should be submitted to: (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/misqe
- Please mark your submission as “Special Issue Article” in the Article Type field, when you are submitting the article for the special issue.
Which process will be used in handling dual submissions?
The guest editors will screen initial submissions. Only the projects (dual submissions) that are aligned with the objectives of the joint SI and that have enough maturity and fit with both journals (JAIS and MISQE) will enter the review process.
Manuscripts that do not proceed to a peer review process will not get a full SE and AE report but can be submitted to the regular issues of the journal with an explanation that the initial submission was considered for the special issue.
After the first round, if one of the papers is rejected, the project will be pulled out from the joint SI and the authors can proceed with a normal single submission.
Can I make nominations from the editorial board to handle my submissions?
As with other special issues in IS journals, nominations for Senior or Associate editors are not possible for the joint SI. Members of the editorial board of the joint SI will handle the submissions after an initial screening from the guest editors. Prospective authors are welcome to suggest reviewers.
Can you share examples of projects that resulted in both an academic and a practitioner paper?
During the workshop the EICs of JAIS and MISQE offered examples of academic pairs (papers on the same phenomenon published in an academic journal and MISQE), see some examples below:
- Kane, G.C., Alavi, M., Labianca, G.J. and Borgatti, S., 2014. What’s different about social media networks? A framework and research agenda. MIS Quarterly, 38, 274-304.
- Kane, G. C. (2015). Enterprise social media: Current capabilities and future possibilities. MIS Quarterly Executive, 14(1).
- Koch, H., Gonzalez, E., and Leidner, D. (2012). Bridging the Work/Social Divide: the Emotional Response to Organizational Social Networking Systems. European Journal of Information Systems, April, 1-19.
- Leidner, D., Koch, H., and Gonzalez, E., (2010). The Role of an Enterprise 2.0 System in Integrating Generation Y IT New Hires into the Workforce. MIS Quarterly Executive ,9(4), 229-242.
- Preston, D., Chen, D and Leidner D., (2008). Examining the Antecedents and Consequences of CIO Decision Making Authority. Decision Sciences, 39(4), 605-642.
- Preston, D., Leidner, D., and Chen, D., (2008). CIO Leadership Profiles: Implications of Matching CIO Authority and Leadership Capability on IT Impact. MIS Quarterly Executive, 7(2), 57-69.
Can you share exemplars from MISQE?
- Lacity, Mary (2018) “Addressing Key Challenges to Making Enterprise Blockchain Applications a Reality,” MIS Quarterly Executive: Vol. 17 : Iss. 3, Article 3.
Available at: https://aisel.aisnet.org/misqe/vol17/iss3/3
- Sebastian, Ina M.; Ross, Jeanne W.; Beath, Cynthia; Mocker, Martin; Moloney, Kate G.; and Fonstad, Nils O. (2017) “How Big Old Companies Navigate Digital Transformation,” MIS Quarterly Executive: Vol. 16 : Iss. 3, Article 6.
Available at: https://aisel.aisnet.org/misqe/vol16/iss3/6