Systèmes d'Information et Management

Aims & Scope

Systèmes d'Information et Management (French Journal of Management Information Systems) is the major French language journals addressing information systems intended for organization management.

SIM strives for three scientific objectives: (a) assess the performance and characterize information systems from the point of view of definition, design, development and use; (b) describe and analyse the processes of information interpretation operated by actors in their activities of business intelligence, communication, creation and knowledge development; (c) describe and analyse the way people accept or reject information technologies and the way the latter change the coordination between actors and sociocultural norms.

From this scientific standpoint, SIM journal deals in particular with: information systems strategy; knowledge management; cost, financing and profitability of information technologies; evolution of the information systems function; evolution of work and business processes; organizational transformation; managerial, power and ethical issues.

Any original work enhancing knowledge in Information Systems is welcome as long as it deals with management issues. Contributions of authors based on a theory from source disciplines are welcome (philosophy, psychology, sociology, economics, anthropology, history, law, linguistic and cognitive sciences, computer science, mathematics). Theoritical research whose field is clearly put in perspective can be acceptable along with empirical research which reviews concepts or theories.

SIM publishes works which respects the highest international standards. It reflects diversity in methodological approaches: quantitative, qualitative, conceptual, action research, clinical and experimental, simulations based on hypotheses including concrete and relevant problems are all covered by SIM.

Consequently, the editorial board will primarily select articles : 1) making a significant contribution to knowledge in the chosen field; 2) appropriate to teachers, researchers and well-informed professionals.

In the section "Research articles" papers need to be built on sound methodological foundations (with a thourough literature review, justification and description of the research methodology, etc).

The section "Cases, experiences and pedagogy" deals with the pedagogical cases, feedbacks and accounts of the design, use of tools and management of the Information System function; consequently, emphasis is given to the relevance and originality of contributions rather than references to the literature.

The journal aims to: (a) highlight the best research and enhance scientific knowledge in the domain of information systems; and (b) share the interests and potential applications of academic research to practice.