Human Systems Management

Human Systems Management

ISSN print
0167-2533
ISSN online
1875-8703
Volume
33; 4 issues
Status
Last issue (33:1-2) online on 23 April 2014
Next issue
33:3 scheduled for September 2014
Back volumes
1-32
Subject
Management Science, Social Sciences
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For the upcoming special issue about Conceptualizing Humanistic Management as an Alternative to Managing in a Post Crisis World, see the Call for Papers.

Human Systems Management (HSM) is an international journal addressing the need to understand and shape the organizational and managerial impact of high technology. The journal proceeds by seeking to promote an interface of two inseparable and complementary aspects of managing:

Management of human systems: the science and technology of management, striving for productivity, efficient performance and technical competence through effective organization
Human management of systems: the art of management, linking humans into productive teams and catalyzing their creative potential through enterprise, leadership, innovation and participation.

The gap between the new ideas employed by world-class international management and what is being discussed in traditional business journals is often large. The latter often contain discussions which practice already refuted. This is also reflected in inadequate curriculae in business schools. To reverse this trend, HSM attempts to provide the research, theory and education commensurate to the needs to today's world-class management. In other words, the journal aims to study methods which actually are bringing success in business.

Editor-in-Chief
Prof. M. Zeleny
Graduate School of Business
Fordham University at Lincoln Center
113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023-7484
USA
Tel.: +1 212 636 6175
Fax:+1 212 765 5573
Email: mzeleny@fordham.edu

Book Review Editor
Prof. Alan E. Singer
James E. Holshouser Professor of Ethics
Walker College of Business
Appalachian State University
North Carolina, USA
Email: singerae@appstate.edu

European Book Editor
Prof. Malcolm Warner
University of Cambridge
10 Chalcot Cresent
London NW1 8YD
United Kingdom

Editorial Board
Prof. Tom R. Burns
Department of Sociology
Uppsala University, Sweden

Dr. Pavel Castka
University of Canterbury
New Zealand

Prof. Martin De Waele
Montreal, QC, Canada

Prof. Kalyanmoy Deb
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
India

Prof. Kensei Hiwaki
Tokyo International University
Japan

Prof. Akira Ishikawa
School of International Politics
Economics and Business
Aoyama Gakuin University
Tokyo, Japan

Prof. Youn-Suk Kim
Economics Department
Kean College of New Jersey
Union, NJ, USA

Prof. Yoshio Kondo
Kyoto, Japan

Prof. Patrick Chang Boon Lee
Faculty of Business Administration
University of Macau
Taipa, Macau

Prof. Hua Li
School of Economics and Management
Xidian University
Xi'ian, China

Prof. Thow-Yick Liang
School of Business
Singapore Management University
Singapore

Dr. Binshan Lin
Department of Management and Marketing
Louisiana State University
Shreveport, LA, USA

Prof. Kenneth D. Mackenzie
EMAC Assessments, LLC
Lawrence, KS, USA

Prof. Desmond W. Ng
Deptartment of Agricultural Economics
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX, USA

Dr. Vivek Patkar
The ICFAI University
Mumbai, India

Prof. Boaz Ronen
School of Business Administration
Faculty of Management
Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Prof. Yong Shi
Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing, China

Prof. Yoo-Keun Shin
School of Management
Seoul National University
Korea

Prof. Shouyang Wang
Institute of Systems Science
Academy of Mathematics & Systems Science
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing, China

SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPT

Submit to:
Milan Zeleny
GBA 626E, Fordham University
113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023
USA
Email: mzeleny@fordham.edu

Editorial Policy
HSM publishes papers which provide insights into the management of human systems and are of interest to significant groups of readers worldwide. HSM's dominant focus is on human, organizational, and social problems related to high technology. Within that framework, HSM's explicit areas of interest are:
Decision Support Systems; Information Technology and Computers; Communication and Control Systems; Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems; Robotics and Automation; Telecommunications and Teleconferencing; Office Automation and Intelligent Systems; Productivity; Management Support Systems; Computer Integrated Production and Management Systems.
HSM complements existing journals specializing in the hardware/software aspects of high technology by emphasizing the human and organizational side of technology: its brainware or knoware. Knowledge Management is very much in the forefront of interest. HSM is primarily concerned about the quality of contributions relevant to the published aims and areas of interest: HSM aspires to be a high-quality publication in terms of originality, relevance and readability. HSM Editors adhere to the highest standards of intellectual and personal integrity in judging the papers for publication. Both invited and submitted articles may be published. Paper proposals and outlines are welcome for consideration.
All submitted papers will be reviewed by HSM Editorial Board members and a group of independent reviewers who may reject the article or suggest its modifications. (Mathematical formalism, mathematical proofs, quantifications, and tables of empirical data do not constitute a quality contribution per se and will be admitted only as far as they add to or are part of the main idea of the paper.)
HSM publishes a variety of material complementing and expanding the theme of the published articles; short communications, news, letters to the editor, book reviews, field reviews, announcements, comments, etc. HSM maintains the discussion through 'Feedback', which integrates letters concerning the previous issues.
HSM welcomes and accepts most advertisements and employment opportunity announcements.

Required files for final submissions
After the article has been accepted, the authors should submit the final version as source files, including a word processor file of the text, such as Word or LateX (If using LaTeX, please use the standard article.sty as a style file and also send a PDF version of the LaTeX file).

Colour figures
It is possible to have figures printed in colour, provided the cost of their reproduction is paid for by the author. See Preparation of Manuscripts for the required file formats.

Open Access option
The IOS Press Open Library® offers authors an Open Access (OA) option. By selecting the OA option, the article will be freely available from the moment it is published, also in the pre-press module. In the Open Library® the article processing charges are paid in the form of an Open Access Fee. Authors will receive an Open Access Order Form upon acceptance of their article. Open Access is entirely optional.
See also our website for more information about this option IOS Press Open Library®

PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS

Organization of the paper and style of presentation
Manuscripts must be written in English. Authors whose native language is not English are advised to seek the advice of a native English speaker, before submitting their manuscripts.

International Science Editing offers a language and copyediting service to all scientists who want to publish their manuscript in scientific peer-reviewed periodicals and books.

Manuscripts should be prepared with wide margins and double spacing throughout, including the abstract, footnotes and references. Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables, etc., should be numbered. However, in the text no reference should be made to page numbers; if necessary, one may refer to sections. Try to avoid the excessive use of italics and bold face.

Manuscripts should be organized in the following order:

  • Title page
  • Body of text (divided by subheadings)
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Tables
  • Figure captions
  • Figures

Headings and subheadings should be numbered and typed on a separate line, without indentation.

SI units should be used, i.e., the units based on the metre, kilogramme, second, etc.

Title page
The title page should provide the following information:

  • Title (should be clear, descriptive and not too long)
  • Name(s) of author(s); please indicate who is the corresponding author
  • Full affiliation(s)
  • Present address of author(s), if different from affiliation
  • Complete address of corresponding author, including tel. no., fax no. and e-mail address
  • Abstract; should be clear, descriptive, self-explanatory and not longer than 200 words, it should also be suitable for publication in abstracting services
  • Keywords

Tables
Number as Table 1, Table 2 etc, and refer to all of them in the text.

Each table should be provided on a separate page of the manuscript. Tables should not be included in the text.

Each table should have a brief and self-explanatory title.

Column headings should be brief, but sufficiently explanatory. Standard abbreviations of units of measurement should be added between parentheses.

Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Leave some extra space between the columns instead.

Any explanations essential to the understanding of the table should be given in footnotes at the bottom of the table.

 

REFERENCES

Place citations as numbers in square brackets in the text. All publications cited in the text should be presented in an alphabetical list of references at the end of the manuscript in the following style:

[1] B. Newman and E.T. Liu, Perspective on BRCA1, Breast Disease 10 (1998), 3-10.
[2] D.F. Pilkey, Happy conservation laws, in: Neural Stresses, J. Frost, ed., Controlled Press, Georgia, 1995, pp. 332-391.
[3] E. Wilson, Active vibration analysis of thin-walled beams, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Virginia, 1991.

Footnotes
Footnotes should only be used if absolutely essential. In most cases it is possible to incorporate the information in the text.

  • If used, they should be numbered in the text, indicated by superscript numbers and kept as short as possible.

    Figures

    Number figures as Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc and refer to all of them in the text.

    Each figure should be provided on a separate sheet. Figures should not be included in the text.

    Colour figures can be included, provided the cost of their reproduction is paid for by the author.

    For the file formats of the figures please take the following into account:

    • Line art should be have a minimum resolution of 600 dpi, save as EPS or TIFF
    • Grayscales (incl photos) should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi (no lettering), or 500 dpi (when there is lettering); save as tiff
    • Do not save figures as JPEG, this format may lose information in the process
    • Do not use figures taken from the Internet, the resolution will be too low for printing
    • Do not use colour in your figures if they are to be printed in black & white, as this will reduce the print quality (note that in software often the default is colour, you should change the settings)
    • For figures that should be printed in colour, please send a CMYK encoded EPS or TIFF

Figures should be designed with the format of the page of the journal in mind. They should be of such a size as to allow a reduction of 50%.

On maps and other figures where a scale is needed, use bar scales rather than numerical ones, i.e., do not use scales of the type 1:10,000. This avoids problems if the figures need to be reduced.

Each figure should have a self-explanatory caption. The captions to all figures should be typed on a separate sheet of the manuscript.

Photographs are only acceptable if they have good contrast and intensity.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright of your article
Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that they have read and agreed to the terms of the IOS Press Author Copyright Agreement.

Quoting from other publications
An author, when quoting from someone else's work or when considering reproducing figures or table from a book or journal article, should make sure that he is not infringing a copyright. Although in general an author may quote from other published works, he should obtain permission from the holder of the copyright if he wishes to make substantial extracts or to reproduce tables, plates or other figures. If the copyright holder is not the author of the quoted or reproduced material, it is recommended that the permission of the author should also be sought. Material in unpublished letters and manuscripts is also protected and must not be published unless permission has been obtained. Submission of a paper will be interpreted as a statement that the author has obtained all the necessary permission. A suitable acknowledgement of any borrowed material must always be made.

 

PROOFS

The corresponding author will receive a PDF proof and is asked to check this proof carefully (the publisher will execute a cursory check only). Corrections other than printer's errors, however, should be avoided. Costs arising from such corrections will be charged to the authors.

 

PURCHASES

How to order reprints, a PDF file, journals, or IOS Press books
The corresponding author of a contribution to the journal will receive a complimentary PDF Author’s Copy of the article, unless otherwise stated. This PDF copy is watermarked and for personal use only. A free PDF copy will not be provided for conference proceedings and abstract issues. An order form for a PDF file without watermark, reprints or additional journal copies will be provided along with the PDF proof.

If you wish to order reprints of an earlier published article, please contact the publisher for a quotation. IOS Press, Fax: +31 20 687 0019. Email: editorial@iospress.nl.

An author is entitled to 25 % discount on IOS Press books. See Author's discount (25%) on all IOS Press book publications.

 

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