Parsons named senior editor of top IS journal


Dr. Jeff Parsons

Dec. 18, 2014

Dr. Jeffrey Parsons has been named senior editor of MIS Quarterly (MISQ), the most influential international academic journal in the field of information systems, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Dr. Parsons is a university research professor and professor of information systems at Memorial University’s Faculty of Business Administration, where he has also served as associate dean (research) and director of the PhD program.

MISQ is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by the Management Information Systems Research Centre at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. It aims to enhance and communicate knowledge concerning the development of information technology (IT)-based services, the management of these resources, and the use, impact and economics of IT with managerial, organizational and societal implications.

Dr. Parsons has been a reviewer for MISQ for several years and has served as an associate editor of two special issues. He was also a senior editor for the Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS) from 2009-2014 and an associate editor for Information Systems Research (ISR) from 2008-2010. These three publications are widely recognized as the top journals in the information systems field.

“I am honoured and humbled,” he says. “The appointment recognizes contributions I have made to the research community. It is a big responsibility to ensure that the papers I will be handling as senior editor are given rigorous but fair consideration by reviewers.”

Dr. Parsons earned an undergraduate degree in business at Memorial and a PhD in information systems from the University of British Columbia before joining the former in 1993.

His research interests include crowdsourcing, information quality, conceptual modelling and recommender systems and focuses in part on classification issues in these and other domains.

His research has been published in MISQ, JAIS and ISR as well as in the Journal of Management Information Systems. His work has also appeared in major journals in computer science and other fields.

Dr. Parsons has acted as program chair for a number of conferences including the Americas Conference on Information Systems, the Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems and the International Conference on Conceptual Modeling. He has held research grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and has served on grant committees for both funding councils.

Susan White