IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL AUTHORS, READERS & WELL-WISHERS OF AFR. J. COMP. & ICT
As Afr. J. Comp. & ICT ends its 11th volume (Vol. 11, No. 4, December 2018), this is to, first, appreciate all our numerous authors, readers, reviewers, editors and well-wishers who have patronized and supported us over the years. Second, we wish to inform all about the birth of African Journal of Management Information System (Afr. J. MIS) and the Call for Papers (CFP).
Just as with its sister journal (i.e. Afr. J. Comp. & ICT
), Afr. J. MIS
is an open access quarterly journal whose overall goal is to promote rapid socio-economic and technological development of Africa, in particular, and the world, in general. This CFP also appears at the News Section (page 74, Item C) of Vol. 11, No. 4, December 2018 edition of Afr. J. Comp. & ICT
). The new journal will serve as a supplement to the earlier journal by, among others, allowing more quality papers to be published within the shortest possible time. Please consider submitting your papers for consideration for publication in the journal.
The scope of Afr. J. MIS includes, but is not limited to the following areas: information system, management sciences, information management, information science, information technology, systems science, operations research, telecommunication management, statistical computing, media technology management, educational management, transport management, engineering management, law of MIS, project management, engineering mathematics, construction management etc.
Essentially, the journal focuses on themes relating to management, leadership and governance using the instrumentality of information technology (IT). That is, the journal will be examining, in all their ramifications, the traditional 5Ms of (scientific) management as expounded by management theorists such as Peter F. Drucker (1909 – 2005). These Ms are men, material, money, machine and method. It is hoped that the journal will contribute to effective practical management. Thus, it is envisaged that this journal will serve as a platform for sorting out the leadership challenges confronting the African continent in particular.
The policy of the journal is similar to that of Afr. J. Comp. & ICT
). For instance, its Editorial Board is international in outlook and comprises of seasoned scholars in relevant areas. There is no payment of assessment fee by all (potential) authors. The one-time Article Processing Charge of US$100 (NGN25,000.00) is payable after the first round of review, provided a manuscript is adjudged to have a prima facie case. Authors of manuscripts that are rejected at this stage are not required to pay any fee whatsoever. A summary of the review outcome, showing strength and weakness of the manuscript, is sent to all authors after the first round of review.
The editions that have been published so far are: Vol. 1, Issue 1, January 2019; Vol. 1, Issue 2, April 2019; and Vol. 1, Issue 3, July 2019. Vol. 1, Issue 4 is appearing in October 2019 while Vol. 2, Issue 1 is slated for publication in January 2020 DV. Some of these editions may be accessed via https://afrjmis.net/archives
Bamidele (‘Dele) Oluwade, Ph.D.
Afr. J. MIS
(c) 2019. Society for the Advancement of ICT & Comparative Knowledge (DSC Centre for the Advancement of Computing, ICT and Comparative Knowledge), POB20253, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Last updated on 3rd October, 2019.