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 41 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 1988
ISSN: 1040-1628|EISSN: 1533-7979|DOI: 10.4018/IRMJ
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The Information Resources Management Journal (IRMJ), which has been published for over 30 years, serves as a prestigious gateway for original state-of-the-art research articles containing applied research on topics that demonstrate the theory and practice of how information technology (when properly managed) selectively drives and dramatically improves organizational function. Due to the journal’s coverage of challenges, opportunities, problems, trends, and solutions encountered by both scholars and practitioners in the field of information technology management, IRMJ has been accepted into prestigious indices, most notably Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index®, Scopus®, Compendex®, and more. Along with their emphasis on 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. The articles are written by scholars and industry professionals from more than 40 countries.

Topics Covered

  • Application of IT to Operation
  • Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems Technologies and Issues
  • Automated Systems Management
  • 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
  • Electronic and Mobile Commerce
  • Electronic Government
  • Electronic Resources
  • Emerging Technologies Management
  • End User Computing Issues
  • Enterprise Information Systems
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • E-Participation
  • Field Data Capture (FDC)
  • Folksonomies
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Global Information Technology Management
  • Healthcare Information Technology
  • Human & Societal Issues in IT Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Sharing Networks
  • 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
  • Non-Profit and Library Technology Operations
  • Object Oriented Technologies and Issues
  • Online Learning Technologies
  • Ontologies
  • Portfolio Management
  • Program Management
  • Project Management
  • Public Information Management
  • Remote Facilities Control
  • 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

Mission and Scope

The 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, to educate organizations on how they may benefit from their information resources, and to discuss 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. The journal invites manuscript submissions between 3,000 and 10,000 words that are deeply grounded in the indexed literature from both scholars and practitioners interested in advancing the theoretical and practical development, implementation, and management of information resources within organizations.

Additionally, IRMJ strives to help our authors perfect their work and get their manuscript published with the help of the double-blind, peer-review feedback provided by members of our Editorial Review Board (ERB). Like the authors the IRMJ publishes, the ERB members come out of most every country in the world and are themselves acknowledged leaders and researchers with promising and distinguished careers in industry and academia.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 32: 4 Issues (2019)
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
Anabela Mesquita, ISCAP / IPP, Portugal ORCID
Anthony Scime, SUNY Brockport, United States
Bradford Eden, Valparaiso University, United States
Costas Vassilakis, University of the Peloponnese, Greece ORCID
Craig Van Slyke, Louisiana Tech University, United States
David Paper, Utah State University, United States
Dirk Stelzer, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany ORCID
Fjodor Ruzic, Institute for Informatics, Croatia ORCID
Gian Piero Zarri, Sorbonne University, Paris, France
Hui Cao, Tsinghua University, China
Jan Frick, University of Stavanger, Norway ORCID
Janice Sipior, Villanova University, United States
Kai Jakobs, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Mahesh Raisinghani, Texas Woman's University, United States ORCID
Makoto Nakayama, DePaul University, United States ORCID
Mark Toleman, University of Southern Queensland, Australia ORCID
Philip Powell, University of London, United Kingdom
Robert Stone, University of Idaho, United States
Ross Malaga, Montclair State University, United States
Telmo Henriques, ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal ORCID
Vito Veneziano, University of Hertfordshire
Editorial Review Board
Abhishek Behl, O P Jindal Global University, India, India ORCID
Andrew Borchers, Lipscomb University, United States ORCID
Andrew Targowski, Western Michigan University, United States
Annette Mills, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Chuleeporn Changchit, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, United States
J. Michael Tarn, Western Michigan University - Haworth College of Business, United States
James Rodger, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States
Jing Quan, Salisbury University, United States ORCID
Liqiang Huang, Zhejiang University, China
Nabeel Al-Qirim, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates ORCID
Pankaj Kamthan, Concordia University, Canada
Peter Kueng, Credit Suisse, Switzerland
Rochelle Brooks, Viterbo University, United States
Sajjad Jasimuddin, Kedge Business School, France ORCID
Sherif Kamel, The American University in Cairo, Egypt ORCID
Toshio Mitsufuji, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Vincent Siuking Lai, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Wen-Chen Hu, University of North Dakota, United States


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at All article manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the editorial review board of the journal for a double-blind peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.

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Award Winning Articles

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    The Effect of Education on Information Systems Success: Lessons from Human ResourcesIGI Global's 11th Annual Excellence in Research Journal AwardsHonoring outstanding scholarship and innovative research within IGI Global's prestigious journal collection, the 11th Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards brings attention to the scholars behind the best work from the 2018 copyright year.