Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems

PAJAIS Policies

1. Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in PAJAIS provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

2. General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to PAJAIS, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at PAJAIS. If you have concerns about the submission terms for PAJAIS, please contact the editors.

3. Ethics in publishing

PAJAIS takes the protection of intellectual property seriously. Accordingly, all submissions are filtered by iThenticate, a powerful plagiarism detection system. By submitting your work you agree to allow PAJAIS to screen your work. When plagiarism is detected, penalties are severe and include strict banning from publishing in PAJAIS.

4. Authorship

After submission, any change in the order of authors or the deletion/addition of authors, need to provide the "Change of Authorship Request Form" to the editorial office and must be agreed by every author. PAJAIS will not investigate or adjudicate authorship disputes before or after publication. If the difference cannot be resolved amongst authors, it should be directed to the relevant institutional authority.

5. Archiving

As part of its mission, PAJAIS maintains a digital archive of all published articles here.

6. Copyright

Submission of an article to PAJAIS implies the authors' certification that the manuscript is not copyrighted and is not currently under review by any other journal or conference proceedings. Copyright to all articles published by PAJAIS must be transferred by the authors to AIS prior to publication. Upon acceptance of an article, a decision of manuscript e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author together with a Copyright Transfer Form and the corresponding author will be asked to complete it before publication.

7. Author Verification Process for AIS Journals

AIS will verify each article by ensuring at least one author of the article is an AIS member.

(1) If at least one author is an AIS member, the article qualifies.

(2) If none of the authors on the article are AIS members, AIS will offer each of the authors to either join AIS or pay the publication fee. At least one author on the article must show proof of either AIS membership or payment of the publication fee. Authors are given at least a week to make the decision to join AIS or pay the publication fee.

(3) If at least one author does not join AIS or pay the AIS publication fee, the article will be pulled from the AIS eLibrary and journal.