Knowledge and Information Systems
An International Journal
ISSN: 0219-1377 (printed version)
ISSN: 0219-3116 (electronic version)
by Springer

June 26, 2018: the 2017 KAIS impact factor is 2.247.

KAIS Journal Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for New Associate Editors

  1. Q: How to distinguish new submissions and revised submissions, as Associate Editors don't need to put as much effort to find new reviewers for revised submissions?

    A: Editorial Manager (the KAIS on-line submission system) already distinguishes revised submissions by adding a suffix 'R#', such as #KAIS-D-15-00137R2 and #KAIS-D-14-00479R1, for revised paper submissions. R1 indicates the first revision and R2 is the third revision.

  2. Q: How to remind late reviewers?

    A: Handling editors can send reminders using the 'Send Reminder Letter' link under Administrative Functions. A handling editor can also update the reviewer due date for each manuscript, if an extension is being provided.

    Meanwhile, Springer currently has automatic reviewer reminders enabled for KAIS, non-responsive reviewers can be un-invited from their assignment. The un-invitation is customizable for each manuscript, and the handling editor is be able to change the number of days or disable the un-invitation for that paper while inviting reviewers. However, this is not specific for each reviewer.

    Please email Srilakshmi Patrudu (Srilakshmi.Patrudu AT with questions about setting up and sending review reminders.

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