Information Resources Management Journal (IRMJ)
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Information Resources Management Journal (IRMJ)

Editor-in-Chief: George Kelley (University of Massachusetts, USA)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), SCOPUS, Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), INSPEC and 40 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 1988
ISSN: 1040-1628|EISSN: 1533-7979|DOI: 10.4018/IRMJ


The Information Resources Management Journal (IRMJ) is an applied research, refereed, international journal providing coverage of challenges, opportunities, problems, trends, and solutions encountered by both scholars and practitioners in the field of information technology management. IRMJ emphasizes the managerial and organizational facets of information technology resources management. Articles published in IRMJ deal with a vast number of issues concerning usage, failure, success, policies, strategies, and applications of information technology in organizations. This journal presents the latest findings and expert opinions of leading information technology managers in various industries.

Topics Covered

The Information Resources Management Journal (IRMJ) seeks original contributions concerning any aspect of information resources management dealing with the development, usage, failure, success, policies, strategies, and applications of this valuable organization resource. The journal invites contributions from both scholars and practitioners involved in research, management, and the utilization of information resources.

Topics should be drawn from, but not limited to, the following areas, with major emphasis on the managerial and organizational aspects of information resource and technology management:

  • Application of IT to operation
  • Artificial intelligence and expert systems technologies and issues
  • Bibliometrics
  • Big data technologies and management
  • Business information systems
  • Business process management and modeling
  • Consumerization of IT
  • Crisis response management
  • Cyber security
  • Data and database management
  • Data integrity
  • Decision support and group decision support systems
  • Digital libraries
  • Digital literacy
  • Distance learning technologies
  • Distributed software development
  • E-collaboration
  • E-participation
  • Electronic and mobile commerce
  • Electronic government
  • Electronic resources
  • Emerging technologies management
  • End user computing issues
  • Enterprise information systems
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Field Data Capture (FDC)
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Global information technology management
  • Folksonomies
  • Healthcare information technology
  • Human & societal issues in IT management
  • Human resources management
  • Information technology education and training
  • Information technology security and ethics
  • IS/IT education
  • IT governance issues
  • IT innovation and diffusion
  • IT management in the public and private sectors
  • IT management research and practice
  • IT outsourcing
  • IT trust
  • IT/e-business in small businesses
  • Knowledge discovery
  • Knowledge economy
  • Knowledge management
  • Library information systems
  • Metadata management
  • Military informatics
  • MIS re-engineering management
  • Multimedia computing technologies and issues
  • Next-generation systems
  • Object oriented technologies and issues
  • Ontologies
  • Portfolio management
  • Program management
  • Project management
  • Public information management
  • Social networking
  • Software process improvement
  • Standards and standardization issues
  • Strategic planning
  • Supply chain management
  • Systems development and CASE
  • Telecommunications and networking technologies
  • Virtual collaboration
  • Virtual organizations
  • Web services and technologies

In general, we seek original contributions concerning any aspect of information resources management dealing with development, usage, failure, success, policies, strategies, and applications of this valuable organization resource. The journal invites contributions from both scholars and practitioners involved in research, management, and the utilization of information resources.

Mission and Scope

The primary mission of Information Resources Management Journal (IRMJ) is to be instrumental in the improvement and development of the theory and practice of information resources management, appealing to both practicing managers and academics. Also, it educates organizations on how they may benefit from their information resources and discusses the tools utilized to gather, process, disseminate, and manage these valuable resources. The journal publishes original material concerned with all aspects of information resources management, managerial and organizational applications, as well as implications of information technology.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Open Access Articles: Forthcoming
Volume 32: 4 Issues (2019): 1 Released, 3 Forthcoming
Volume 31: 4 Issues (2018)
Volume 30: 4 Issues (2017)
Volume 29: 4 Issues (2016)
Volume 28: 4 Issues (2015)
Volume 27: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 26: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 25: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 24: 4 Issues (2011)
Volume 23: 4 Issues (2010)
Volume 22: 4 Issues (2009)
Volume 21: 4 Issues (2008)
Volume 20: 4 Issues (2007)
Volume 19: 4 Issues (2006)
Volume 18: 4 Issues (2005)
Volume 17: 4 Issues (2004)
Volume 16: 4 Issues (2003)
Volume 15: 4 Issues (2002)
Volume 14: 4 Issues (2001)
Volume 13: 4 Issues (2000)
Volume 12: 4 Issues (1999)
Volume 11: 4 Issues (1998)
Volume 10: 4 Issues (1997)
Volume 9: 4 Issues (1996)
Volume 8: 4 Issues (1995)
Volume 7: 4 Issues (1994)
Volume 6: 4 Issues (1993)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (1992)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (1991)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (1990)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (1989)
Volume 1: 1 Issue (1988)
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Reviews and Testimonials

Information Resources Management Journal is among the key research outlets that I consult when performing my research. The research reported in this journal is consistently high quality and interesting. The rigorous review process ensures the quality of the articles published in IRMJ. Also, the breadth of topics covered in the journal makes it one of the key sources of cutting-edge information for information systems research. In short, IRMJ is one of a handful of must reads" for information systems researchers and practitioners alike."

– Craig Van Slyke, University of Central Florida, USA

Speaking from a vantage point of having served as an Associate Editor for over a decade, I can confidently say that, under the guidance of Editor-in-Chief Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, the quality of the papers published in the Information Resources Management Journal has steadily improved over the years resulting in some of the best work available today in the information systems field. The rigorousness of the peer review process through which all paper submissions must go is admirable and produces publications of the highest merit. The fine work of the Editorial Review Board members, often characterized by constructive and innovative suggestions for improvement, is truly selfless and commendable. I am truly proud to be associated with this publication outlet.

– Edward J. Szewczak, Canisius College, USA


Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Prof. George Kelley, Ph.D., has had a 30+ year dual-career in industry and academia. He has served as manager of information systems for publicly traded and private companies, with layered staff and capital and operating budget responsibilities, and has traveled widely nationally and internationally as a consultant for businesses and government entities. As a professor of management information systems at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, Prof. Kelley functions as an active research scholar and published author, journal article and book reviewer, teacher and mentor, and conference speaker and organizer. Prof. Kelley is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego State University, and Texas A&M University, and did his post-doctoral work at the California Institute Of Technology, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the University Of Cincinnati.

Editorial Board

Associate Editors
Hui Cao, Tsinghua University, China
Charlene Dykman, University of St. Thomas, United States
Bradford Eden, Valparaiso University, United States
Jan Frick, University of Stavanger, Norway ORCID
Kai Jakobs, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Ross A. Malaga, Montclair State University, United States
Anabela Mesquita, ISCAP / IPP, Portugal ORCID
Makoto Nakayama, DePaul University, United States
David Paper, Utah State University, United States
Philip Powell, University of London, United Kingdom
Mahesh Raisinghani, Texas Woman's University, United States ORCID
Fjodor Ruzic, Institute for Informatics, Croatia
Anthony Scime, SUNY Brockport, United States
Janice Sipior, Villanova University, United States
Robert Stone, University of Idaho, United States
Edward Szewczak, Canisius College, United States
Mohamed Taher, Ontario Multifaith Council, Canada
Mark Toleman, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Craig Van Slyke, Northern Arizona University, United States
Costas Vassilakis, University of the Peloponnese, Greece ORCID
Gian Piero Zarri, Sorbonne University, Paris, France
Editorial Review Board
Anil Aggarwal, University of Baltimore, United States
Isola Ajiferuke, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Nabeel Al-Qirim, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Zane Berge, University of Maryland Baltimore County, United States
Andrew Borchers, Lipscomb University, United States ORCID
Mohamed Amine Boudia, GeCode Laboratory, Department of Computer Science Tahar Moulay University of Saida, Algeria ORCID
Christos Bouras, University of Patras, Greece
Rochelle Brooks, Viterbo University, United States
Chuleeporn Changchit, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, United States
Lewis Chasalow, Lebanon Valley College, United States
Bryan Christiansen, Education and Training International, Kazakhstan ORCID
Waleed Farag, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States
Shirley Fedorovich, Embry-Riddle Aeornautical University, United States
Bernard Mark Garrett, University of British Columbia, Canada
Sheng-Uei Guan, Xian Jiatong-Liverpool University, China
Moutaz Haddara, Westerdals-Oslo School of Arts & Luleå University of Technology, Norway
Maryam Haghshenas, Tehran University, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Telmo Henriques, ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal ORCID
Wen-Chen Hu, University of North Dakota, United States
Liqiang Huang, Zhejiang University, China
Rabah Imache, M'hamed Bougara University, Algeria
Sajjad Jasimuddin, Kedge Business School, France ORCID
Sherif Kamel, The American University in Cairo, Egypt ORCID
Pankaj Kamthan, Concordia University, Canada
Julie Kendall, Rutgers University, United States
Peter Kueng, Credit Suisse, Switzerland
Navin Kumar, University of Maryland, United States
Vincent Siuking Lai, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Tanya McGill, Murdoch University, Australia
Annette Mills, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Toshio Mitsufuji, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Piergiuseppe Morone, University of Foggia, Italy
Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah, Missouri University of Science and Technology, United States
Kelley O’Reilly, Western Michigan University, United States
L. G. Pee, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Jing Quan, Salisbury University, United States ORCID
Angela Ragusa, Charles Sturt University, Australia
James Rodger, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States
Juergen Seitz, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University, Germany
Dirk Stelzer, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany ORCID
Andrew Targowski, Western Michigan University, United States
J. Michael Tarn, Western Michigan University - Haworth College of Business, United States
Ashish Upadhyay, Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology University, India
Qingyu Zhang, Arizona State University, China
Tao Zhou, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS MUST CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically.

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All inquiries regarding IRMJ should be directed to the attention of:
George Kelley

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