AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction

About This Journal

THCI - Aims and Scope

THCI began publication in 2009. It is a high-quality peer-reviewed international scholarly journal on Human-Computer Interaction. As an AIS journal, THCI is oriented to the Information Systems community emphasizing applications in business, managerial, organizational, and cultural contexts. However, it is open to all related communities that share intellectual interests in HCI phenomena and issues. The editorial objective is to enhance and communicate knowledge about the interplay among humans, information, technologies, and tasks in order to guide the development and use of human-centered Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and services for individuals, groups, organizations, and communities.

Topics of interest to THCI include but are not limited to the following:

  • The behavioral, cognitive, motivational and affective aspects of human and technology interaction
  • User task analysis and modeling; fit between representations and task types
  • Digital documents/genres; human information seeking and web navigation behaviors; human information interaction; information visualization
  • Social media; social computing; virtual communities
  • Behavioral information security and information assurance; privacy and trust in human technology interaction
  • User interface design and evaluation for various applications in business, managerial, organizational, educational, social, cultural, non-work, and other domains
  • Integrated and/or innovative approaches, guidelines, and standards or metrics for human centered analysis, design, construction, evaluation, and use of interactive devices and information systems
  • Information systems usability engineering; universal usability
  • The impact of interfaces/information technology on people's attitude, behavior, performance, perception, and productivity
  • Implications and consequences of technological change on individuals, groups, society, and socio-technical units
  • Software learning and training issues such as perceptual, cognitive, and motivational aspects of learning
  • Gender and information technology
  • The elderly, the young, and special needs populations for new applications, modalities, and multimedia interaction
  • Issues in HCI education

The language for the journal is English. The audience includes international scholars and practitioners who conduct research on issues related to the objectives of the journal. The publication frequency is quarterly: 4 issues per year to be published in March, June, September, and December.

The AIS Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction (SIGHCI) is the official sponsor for THCI.


  • Steady and increasing number of submissions. The overall acceptance rate has varied between 5-15% in the last three years.
  • Average reviewing time from initial submission to the first decision is 74 days.
  • Authors of submissions are from all three regions.
    • Electronic Publication

      Like JAIS and CAIS, THCI is delivered electronically. There is no paper copy. The entire process from submission, review, revision, final proof, to publication is electronic. To expedite the review process for fast turnaround and to facilitate fast publication, authors are required to adhere to the submission and publication guidelines in terms of software and text formats. We also provide Style Sheets and Reference Style (such as in EndNote format) to ease authors’ work in preparing manuscripts.

      Publisher's Location

      Mailing Address

      Association for Information Systems
      PO Box 92523, Atlanta, GA 30314-0523 USA

      Office Location

      Association for Information Systems
      Computer Information Systems Department
      J. Mack Robinson College of Business Georgia State University
      55 Park Place, NE Suite 1747
      Atlanta, GA 30303, USA