Welcome to AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction
AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction
We are delighted to welcome the first issue of the AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction (AIS THCI), sponsored by AIS SIGHCI. The credit for launching AIS Transactions series should go to the leadership of AIS SIGHCI who proposed that AIS begin publishing Transactions journals such as those by ACM and IEEE. The coeditors (Dennis Galletta and Ping Zhang) started preparing their proposal for THCI in late 2007 by conducting a thorough feasibility analysis that involved two surveys from
... SIGHCI members and HCI scholars at large. They consulted with editors of other HCI journals and firmly established the footing and the audience base for the new journal. As a result, THCI was the first approved Transactions journal in AIS, through a Council vote in June of 2008. Together with AIS Transactions on Enterprise Systems (AIS TES) that started publishing in 2009, the AIS Transactions series adds to our repertoire of complementary journals. The Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS) is a classical, peer reviewed outlet for research that is theory focused, addresses general interests in the information systems field, and has every intention of being equal to the best in the field. The Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS) is intended to foster the free flow of ideas within the IS community. Its emphasis is on originality, importance, and cogency of ideas. It is also a vehicle for tutorials, curriculum guidelines, case studies, survey articles, and other materials of general interest to the IS community. The Transactions series will include high quality research journals that serve specific IS research areas. The AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction serves the human-computer interaction research area. It is peer reviewed and publishes quarterly. As for all AIS journals and conference proceedings, AIS THCI is featured in the AIS eLibrary and is accessible from the AIS website. We congratulate Dennis and Ping and their distinguished board members for publishing an outstanding first issue. We firmly believe that THCI will continue to carry the strong momentum the AIS SIGHCI has established and will become the leading journal in HCI that bridges disciplinary boundaries and moves the field forward. On behalf of AIS, we welcome this new venture and thank everyone who has contributed to making it happen.