International Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach (IJITSA)
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International Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach (IJITSA)

IJITSA Members Mourn the Passing of Distinguished International Researcher and Associate Journal Editor, Professor Miroljub Kljajic and Distinguished International Researcher and Associate Journal Editor, Professor Rory O'Connor
Editor-in-Chief: Manuel Mora (Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, Mexico)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), SCOPUS, Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), INSPEC and 15 more indices
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2008
ISSN: 1935-570X|EISSN: 1935-5718|DOI: 10.4018/IJITSA


The International Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach (IJITSA) is a refereed global journal where a systemic interdisciplinary and/or a multi-methodology perspective of information systems, software engineering, and systems engineering are encouraged. The articles accepted in IJITSA address relevant and contemporaneous or recurrent and unsolved classic problems, opportunities, challenges, and solutions found in IT systems. The journal pursues a better understanding and development of the three addressed disciplines from an interdisciplinary and/or multi-methodology perspective focused on the construct IT system.

Topics Covered

  • Agent-Based Simulation
  • Axiology of systems
  • Complex systems foundations
  • Complex systems frameworks, models and processes
  • Critical heuristics systems
  • Critical Systems
  • Epistemology of systems
  • Information security systems
  • Mathematical analysis of systems
  • Multi-scale analysis
  • Ontology of systems
  • Philosophy of systems sciences
  • Socio-Technical Systems
  • Soft Systems Methodology
  • System Dynamics
  • System of systems concepts
  • Systemic action research
  • Systemic analysis of ISO, IEEE, ANSI, TIA standards
  • Systemic business process-oriented frameworks
  • Systemic case study
  • Systemic conceptual study
  • Systemic decision-making models
  • Systemic design of IT systems
  • Systemic design of service systems
  • Systemic design of SoS (System of Systems)
  • Systemic design of systems
  • Systemic evaluation of IT systems
  • Systemic evaluation of software development tools
  • Systemic experiments
  • Systemic green IT frameworks
  • Systemic implementation of IT systems
  • Systemic IT service management frameworks
  • Systemic IT service management standards (ITIL, ISO 20000, CobIT, CMMI-SVC, etc)
  • Systemic review of ISO, CMMI and IEEE systems engineering standards
  • Systemic review of software development agile methods
  • Systemic review of software development business process-oriented methods
  • Systemic review of software development service-oriented methods
  • Systemic risk management
  • Systemic service-oriented frameworks
  • Systemic software process frameworks (CMMI, ISO 12207, ISO 29110, IEEE 1471, etc)
  • Systemic surveys
  • Systemic TOEP feasibility studies
  • Systems analysis
  • Systems design
  • Systems engineering frameworks
  • Systems evaluation
  • Systems simulation
  • Total systems intervention
  • Viable system models

Mission and Scope

The International Journal of Information Technologies and the Systems Approach (IJITSA) publishes research articles that are globally relevant for IT stakeholders and where a systemic interdisciplinary and/or a multi-methodology research perspective are considered. IJITSA improves scientific and technological knowledge regarding the engineering and management of IT systems by fostering the utilization of the Systems Approach.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Reviews and Testimonials

"This journal provides an outlet for research that truly takes a systems-oriented perspective. The perspective supported by this journal is one that recognizes the complexity of today's information systems; systems which require multiple perspectives of issues to be accommodated and resolved."

– David Paradice, Florida State University, USA

…the journal's positioning is a very important one for the future development of systems thinking…

– Yasmin Merali, The University of Warwick, UK

This journal will fill a widely felt need to develop theory and practice in a critical aspect of organizational management.

– Russell L. Ackoff, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Information centricity and complexity are keys to innovative and economic products for our global economy. Systems engineering has become the engineering of the 21st century to meet these needs. Outlets such as the IJITSA are desperately needed to advance Systems Engineering and related professions and disseminate best practices.

– John Farr, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

This new journal should provide a very much needed and welcome source of multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary thought having to do with the systems approach and associated lateral thinking related to contemporary information systems and information technology issues.

– Andrew P. Sage, George Mason University, USA

IJITSA addresses an important gap in IS research and practice. The IS discipline has done far too little to exploit the system nature of systems in organizations. Although called systems, information systems in organizations are often viewed as tools that users" use. IS success is often gauged as though it were about acceptance and usage of a tool. "System development" is often conceived as building computerized tools that satisfy information requirements of idealized business processes. IJITSA will make a significant contribution to the IS field by focusing more attention on systems and the systems approach."

– Steven Alter, University of San Francisco, USA

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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Manuel Mora is a full-time Professor in the Information Systems Department at the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes (UAA), Mexico. Dr. Mora holds a B.S. in Computer Systems Engineering (1984) and a M.Sc. in Computer Sciences (Artificial Intelligence area, 1989) from Monterrey Tech (ITESM), and an Eng.D. in Engineering (Systems Engineering area, 2003) from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He has published over 90 research papers in international top conferences, research books, and refereed journals listed in JCRs such as IEEE-TSMC, European Journal of Operational Research, Int. Journal of Information Management, Engineering Management, Int. J. of Information TechnologyandDecision Making, Information Technology for Development, Int. J. in Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, and Computer Standards & Interface. Dr. Mora is a senior member of ACM (since 2008), of IEEE SMC Society, of INCOSE, and of the Mexican National Research System at Level I, and serves in the ERB of several international journals indexed by Emergent Source Citation Index focused on decision-making support systems (DMSS) and IT services systems. Dr. Mora has co-edited also four international research books in the topics of DMSS, IT services and Research Methods for prestigious academic publishers like Springer and IGI.

Editorial Board

Associate Editors
Robert Cloutier, University of South Alabama, United States ORCID
Carlos Legna Verna, Universidad de la Laguna, Spain
Doncho Petkov, Eastern State Connecticut University, United States
Annette Steenkamp, Professor Emerita, United States ORCID
Sang-Bing Tsai, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China Zhongshan Institute, China and Wuyi Univers, Taiwan ORCID
Fen Wang, Central Washington University, United States
Editorial Review Board
Sabrina Ahmad, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia
Alena Buchalcevova, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic ORCID
Edgar Diaz, National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), Mexico ORCID
Ovsei Gelman, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Rafael Gonzalez, Universidad Javierana, Colombia ORCID
Dora Gonzalez-Bañales, Instituto Tecnológico de Durango, Mexico ORCID
Jairo Gutiérrez, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand ORCID
Dr. Sebastián Gutiérrez-Calderón ORCID
Adolfo Guzman-Arenas, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico
Claudio Lima, Federal Fluminense University, Brazil ORCID
Dra. Gabriela Lopez-Torres, Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes, Mexico
James Martin, The Aerospace Corporation, United States
Gabriele Mencagli, University of Pisa, Italy
Jaime Muñoz Arteaga, Autonomous University of Aguascalientes, Mexico ORCID
David Paradice, Auburn University, United States
Alireza Rouhi, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Iran, Islamic Republic Of ORCID
Mary Sánchez-Gordón, Østfold University College, Norway ORCID
Barry Silverman, University of Pennsylvania, United States
Javier Suárez Rocha, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
PRADEEP TIWARI, Manipal University Jaipur, India ORCID
Raul Valverde, Concordia University, Canada
Yifei Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States ORCID


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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All inquiries regarding IJITSA should be directed to the attention of:

Manuel Mora
International Journal of Information Technologies and the Systems Approach
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