The Future Impact of AI on Academic Journals and the Editorial Process

David G. Schwartz, Michel Avital, Sirkka L. Jarvenpaa, Kalle Lyytinen, Galit Shmueli, Dov Te'eni

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This panel explores the emerging impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on academic journals and editorial processes. Scholarly publishing is on the cusp of transformation, as generative and other AI technologies challenge established norms and procedures. Advancements could either revolutionize or gradually evolve the intricate ecosystems of academic journals, responsible for validating and disseminating knowledge. How might this happen? Panelists will consider how AI could reshape editorial boards, redefine reviewer roles, and influence the academic value chain. The panel will address concerns about AI-driven review processes, biases, training data, and the integration of Human-in-the-loop AI. The panel will also examine the role of academic journals as drivers of research and innovation, with AI's potential to alter communication, quality assessment, and the building blocks of archival knowledge. Highly experienced editors will share insights, concerns and predictions, engage with audience perspectives, and illuminate the challenges and opportunities that AI brings to scholarly pursuits.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 44th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) : Rising like a Phoenix: Emerging from the Pandemic and Reshaping Human Endeavors with Digital Technologies
Number of pages9
Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publication date2023
Article number1232
ISBN (Electronic)9781713893622
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventThe 44rd International Conference on Information Systems: Rising Like a Phoenix: Emerging From the Pandemic and Reshaping Human Endeavors with Digital Technologies - Hyderabad, India
Duration: 10 Dec 202313 Dec 2023
Conference number: 44


ConferenceThe 44rd International Conference on Information Systems
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SeriesProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems


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