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Q: When is ACM TMIS being published?

A: The inaugural issue was published December 2010. TMIS is published quarterly.

Q: What is the review standard for ACM TMIS?

A: At our early stages, we instructed our AEs to meet the standards of the following well-regarded journals (but with our unique focus): MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research (but more IT oriented, relevant, and high-impact for TMIS), and IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data and Engineering and ACM Transactions on Information Systems (but with more management, organization, and application focus for TMIS). ACM TMIS has since matured very quickly and become a premier academic journal for MIS.

Q: What is the difference between ACM TMIS and MISQ/ISR?

A: As the largest and arguably the most prestigious computing society in the world, ACM strives to report high-quality and high-impact research in emerging computing areas. We expect ACM TMIS to include MIS research that is more system or design science oriented and that is novel and high-impact. We expect to report research that is relevant to MIS but also valuable to the broader computing discipline and society in general.

Q: When will ACM TMIS be included in the SCI indexes and receive the SCI Impact Factor rating?

A: Many ACM publications have received a high SCI Impact Factor in the past and often very quickly (3-5 years from inception). We are working closely with the ACM Publications Board and SCI towards this goal.

To assist in TMIS achieving a high SCI Impact Factor, be sure to review and include TMIS papers in your own literature reviews, papers, and presentations. TMIS has published a significant number of top-notch papers covering a variety of topics relevant to design science, including business intelligence, health information systems, social networks, trust, privacy, and more.

Q: How can someone become an AE for ACM TMIS?

A: ACM TMIS maintains an exceptionally strong and well-regarded board of AEs and uses a staggered appointment and re-appointment schedule. We expect future AEs to have published papers in our peer comparison group, i.e., MISQ, ISR, IEEE TKDE, and ACM TOIS. It would also be highly useful for prospective AE candidates to have the endorsement of one or two current TMIS AEs. In addition, scholars inspired to become AEs are strongly encouraged to introduce themselves to the ACM TMIS Editor-in-Chief (EIC) and the AEs in person at MIS meetings. It is always best to meet someone in person instead of on paper or electronically only. We also expect future AEs to have experience with ACM TMIS, possibly as an author of TMIS.

Q: Where can we meet the ACM TMIS EIC and AEs?

A: We strongly encourage authors to meet the TMIS EIC and AEs in future MIS meetings. For example, we often have annual AE and Author meetings and/or receptions at ICIS (International Conference on Information Systems) and AMCIS (Americas Conference on Information Systems). The first such meeting was held at AMCIS 2009 on August 7, 2009 in San Francisco, California. Authors and potential authors are welcome to discuss issues and suggestions relevant to ACM TMIS during these meetings.

Q: May I disseminate my research through my personal website or institutional repository?

A: Once your manuscript is published by ACM, you can access the unique ACM Author-Izer, which expands content visibility of your research.  This service lets you generate and post a link to your published article on your home page or institutional repository.  Through this link any visitors to your personal bibliography pages can download the definitive version of your articles for free from the ACM Digital Library. These downloads will be recorded as part of your DL usage statistics. For further information, please click on


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