Mitigating the Tragedy of the Commons in Scientific Publishing: Creating a Market for Information Systems Articles

Michel Avital, Jan Damsgaard, Shirley Gregor, Dov Te'eni, Virpi Kristiina Tuunainen, Leslie P. Willcocks

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    Academic discourse relies on journal articles as the main vehicle of knowledge exchange and dissemination. Quality control of the articles is managed via a peer review process that is considered essential for the development of a cumulative body of knowledge that is valid and consistent. In recent years, it seems that the review capacity in the IS field has decreased and it gets harder to retain a sufficient number of qualified reviewers who can handle the ever-growing flow of submissions. As stewards of digital technology in business and sociality, we should consider its untapped potential contribution to our publishing practices. In this panel, we will explore and debate the potential institutional, organizational, and technological approaches to mitigating the review process bottleneck and enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of publishing in the IS field. In particular, we will revisit a ten years old proposal to adopt a market mechanism as a way to facilitate journal articles selection and appropriation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationECIS 2015 Proceedings
    EditorsJörg Becker, Jan vom Brocke, Marco De Marco
    Number of pages4
    Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
    PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
    Publication date2015
    Article number3
    ISBN (Print)9783000502842
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventThe 23rd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2015 - Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Münster, Germany
    Duration: 26 May 201529 May 2015
    Conference number: 23


    ConferenceThe 23rd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2015
    LocationWestfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
    Internet address
    SeriesProceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems

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