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Journal of Information Technology

Journal of Information Technology

2017 Impact Factor: 4.535
2017 Ranking: 24/209 in Management | 7/148 in Computer Science, Information Systems | 2/88 in Information Science & Library Science
Source: Journal Citation Reports®, 2018 release, a Clarivate Analytics product
Published in Association with Association for Information Technology Trust

Editors-in-Chief
Leslie Willcocks The London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Chris Sauer University of Oxford, UK
Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Daniel Schlagwein The University of Sydney, Australia


eISSN: 14664437 | ISSN: 02683962 Frequency: Quarterly

New to SAGE in 2019

The Journal of Information Technology (JIT) is a top-ranked journal, focused on new research addressing information, management, and communications technologies as applied to the digital worlds of business, government and non-governmental enterprises. The Journal is especially interested in studies that address emerging technologies and their convergence including SMAC (social media, mobile, analytics, cloud) and BRAID (blockchain, robotics, automation of knowledge work, internet of things and digital fabrication).

JIT focuses on empirical research and critical analysis of technology development, use, management and impacts. Subjects in scope include strategy, change, infrastructure, human resources, sourcing, system development and implementation, IT risk, data science, communications, technology developments and futures, national policies and standards. JIT also has a strong track record in publishing articles that advance understanding and application of research approaches and methods.

The Journal publishes work from all disciplinary, theoretical and methodological perspectives. It is designed to be read by researchers, scholars, teachers and advanced students in the fields of Information Systems, Management and Information Science, as well as IT developers, consultants, software vendors, and senior business and IT executives seeking an update on current experience and future prospects in relation to contemporary information and communications technologies.

In addition to papers reporting original research studies, the Journal aims to help its readers by exploring contentious and novel topics through publishing Debates and Perspectives papers with peer commentary; Scholarly Review articles; and State of the Art papers by acknowledged domain leaders. From time to time the Journal publishes special issues on key or emerging contemporary topics.

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New to SAGE in 2019

The Journal of Information Technology (JIT) is a top-ranked journal, focused on new research addressing information, management, and communications technologies as applied to the digital worlds of business, government and non-governmental enterprises. The Journal is especially interested in studies that address emerging technologies and their convergence including SMAC (social media, mobile, analytics, cloud) and BRAID (blockchain, robotics, automation of knowledge work, internet of things and digital fabrication).

JIT focuses on empirical research and critical analysis of technology development, use, management and impacts. Subjects in scope include strategy, change, infrastructure, human resources, sourcing, system development and implementation, IT risk, data science, communications, technology developments and futures, national policies and standards. JIT also has a strong track record in publishing articles that advance understanding and application of research approaches and methods.

The Journal publishes work from all disciplinary, theoretical and methodological perspectives. It is designed to be read by researchers, scholars, teachers and advanced students in the fields of Information Systems, Management and Information Science, as well as IT developers, consultants, software vendors, and senior business and IT executives seeking an update on current experience and future prospects in relation to contemporary information and communications technologies.

In addition to papers reporting original research studies, the Journal aims to help its readers by exploring contentious and novel topics through publishing Debates and Perspectives papers with peer commentary; Scholarly Review articles; and State of the Art papers by acknowledged domain leaders. From time to time the Journal publishes special issues on key or emerging contemporary topics.

Senior Editor
Pamela Abbott The University of Sheffield, UK
Michel Avital Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Ron Babin Ryerson University, Canada
Antony Bryant Professor of Informatics at Leeds Beckett University, UK
Xavier Busquets ESADE-Ramon Llull University, Spain
Tim Coltman University of Waikato, New Zealand
Matt Germonprez University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
Daniel Gozman University of Sydney, Australia
Catherine Griffiths Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
Jannis Kallinikos London School of Economics, UK
Karlheinz Kautz RMIT University, Australia
Julia Kotlarsky University of Auckland, New Zealand
Jan Marco Leimeister University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Ben Light University of Salford, UK
Eleni Lioliou Queen Mary University of London, UK
Lars Mathiassen Georgia State University, USA
Ilan Oshri University of Auckland, New Zealand
Blaize Horner Reich Simon Fraser University, Canada
Steve Sawyer Syracuse University, USA
Edgar Whitley London School of Economics, UK
Susan Winter University of Maryland, USA
Editorial Board
Pär Ågerfalk Uppsala University, Sweden
Jonathan Allen University of San Francisco, USA
Chrisanthi Avgerou The London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Carole Brooke De Montfort University, UK
Jyoti Choudrie University of Hertfordshire, UK
Helga Drummond Liverpool University, UK
Chiara Francalanci Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Mike Gallivan Georgia State University, USA
G. Harindranath Royal Holloway University, UK
Debra Howcroft Manchester Business School, UK
Jerry Luftman Global Institute for IT Management, USA
Catherine Middleton Ryerson University, Canada
Patrick Naylor Imperial College, London, UK
Robert Plant University of Miami, USA
Angeliki Poulymenakou Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Kai Riemer University of Sydney, Australia
Rens Scheepers Deakin University, Australia
Ulrike Schultze Southern Methodist University, USA
Maha Shaikh Kings College, London UK
Rajeev Sharma University of Waikato, New Zealand
Jonathan Wareham ESADE-Ramon Llull University, Spain
Advisory Board
Igor Aleksander Imperial College, London, UK
Wynne Chin University of Houston, USA
Wendy Currie Audencia Business School, France
Michael Earl University of Oxford, UK
Janis Gogan Bentley University, USA
Tor Guimaraes Tennessee Technical University, USA
Ola Henfridsson Warwick Business School, UK
Rudy Hirschheim Louisiana State University, USA
Peter G. W. Keen Keen Innovations, USA
Helmut Krcmar Technische Universität, München, Germany
Kuldeep Kumar Florida International University, USA
Mary Lacity University of Arkansas, USA
Frank Land The London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Li Liu University of Sydney, Australia
Claudia Loebbecke University of Cologne, Germany
Kalle Lyytinen Case Western Reserve University, USA
M. Lynne Markus Bentley University, USA
Mike Newman University of Manchester, UK
Joe Peppard Sloan School of Management, MIT, USA
Graham Pervan Curtin University, Australia
Roy Schmidt Bradley University, USA
Peter Seddon University of Melbourne, Australia
Graeme Shanks University of Melbourne, Australia
Detmar Straub Georgia State University, USA
Eric Van Heck Rotterdam School of Management, The Netherlands
Philip Yetton University of New South Wales, Australia
Youngjin Yoo Case Western Reserve University, USA
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  • This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jin to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Journal of Information Technology will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere. Please see our guidelines on prior publication and note that Journal of Information Technology does not accept submissions of papers that have been posted on pre-print servers.

    1. What do we publish?
      1.1 Aims & Scope
      1.2 Article types
      1.3 Writing your paper
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
    3. Publishing policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Formatting
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplemental material
      4.4 Reference style
      4.5 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 ORCID
      5.2 Information required for completing your submission
      5.3 Permissions
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Online First publication
      6.3 Access to your published article
      6.4 Promoting your article
    7. Further information

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Journal of Information Technology, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article Types

    The journal accepts the following kinds of submission:

    • Original research articles
    • Scholarly reviews
    • State of the art overviews (these are typically invited contributions from research leaders in a specific field)
    • Debates and perspectives (the Editors will normally solicit commentary from several informed scholars and invite the original authors to respond to the commentaries)

    The Journal does not have a fixed policy on word length. The Editors recognise that the appropriate length will vary according to the submission type. For the initial submission of original research articles 6,000-9,000 words is usually acceptable. Submissions that significantly exceed this range will be expected to offer an exceptional contribution to knowledge. Papers that the Editors consider to be unnecessarily long may be returned without review.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    For information and guidance on how to make your article more discoverable, visit our Gateway page on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Submissions are initially screened by one of the Editors-in-Chief or a Deputy Editor-in-Chief. At this stage a decision is made either to reject or to invite a Senior Editor to oversee the review process. Senior Editors have authority to choose not to send a submission for review. Reviews are typically requested from a minimum of two reviewers and are double-blind. The Senior Editor will consider the reviews and in making a decision will add his or her own comments. The Journal encourages Editors and reviewers to take a constructive approach to the feedback they provide. 

    The Journal tries to avoid more than two rounds of review – Senior Editors are encouraged not to continue the cycle of reviews if the outcome looks uncertain. 

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    2.4 Funding

    Journal of Information Technology requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Journal of Information Technology encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Journal of Information Technology and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. Copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the owner of the Journal, the Association for Information Technology Trust. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Journal of Information Technology offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. A Word template is available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplemental material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc.) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.

    4.4 Reference style

    Authors should use the Harvard referencing style.

    4.5 English language Editing Services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Journal of Information Technology is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jin to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized. 

    The collection of ORCID IDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID ID you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID ID will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID ID is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

    If you do not already have an ORCID ID please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. The affiliation listed in the manuscript should be the institution where the research was conducted. If an author has moved to a new institution since completing the research, the new affiliation can be included in a manuscript note at the end of the paper. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be made available to the corresponding author via our editing portal SAGE Edit or by email, and corrections should be made directly or notified to us promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the editorial office as follows: jitedoffice@gmail.com

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