At the 2004 ICIS, Rick Watson, then president of AIS, put forth a series of proposals about how we should manage the journals in IS in the years ahead. His proposals: 1. Accredit reviewers to assess the quality of the work 2. Create a market for journal articles in which editors would bid for articles accepted by the accredited reviewers Watson cited advantages that include higher quality reviews, fairness to authors by shifting the balance of power between journals and authors, shorter times to decision and publication, better use of reviewers (our field’s scarcest resource), and more sophisticated use of the Internet. These proposals deserve airing before the IS community. Although people in the field may disagree with specifics of the plan, its implementation, or even the whole plan, the proposal serves as a starting point for discussing how we improve the publication process in our field.
Gray, Paul; Lyytinen, Kalle; Saunders, Carol; Willcocks, Leslie; and Zwass, Vladimir, "How Shall We Manage Our Journals in the Future? A Discussion of Rick Watson's ICIS 2004 Proposals" (2005). ICIS 2005 Proceedings. 81.