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To propose an ISJ Special Issue see here

Current open ISJ Calls for Papers (cfps):

SI > Reframing Privacy in a Networked World
SI > Digitization in Business Models and Entrepreneurship
SI > Information Systems addressing the Challenges of Environmental Sustainability

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Welcome to the Editors' Website for the ISJ

The purpose of this site is to provide information from the Editors to our readers, authors, potential authors, deans, etc. about the Information Systems Journal (ISJ) over and above that provided on the publishers website which also contains ISJ Table of Contents, access to sample papers and full-text access.

Please follow the links of the above menu which provide detailed information and answers to most questions. We hope you find this website useful. Please contact us with any comments you have.

Editors: Robert Davison, Philip Powell & Eileen Trauth

ISJ Indicators
This page just provides a brief overview of some key quality indicators for the ISJ. Please see the details in the various menus above, in particular here.

- ISJ is the premier, predominantly qualitative, information systems journal
- ISJ is in the AIS basket of six top information systems journals
- ISJ has an impact factor of 2.067 (2011 - latest)
- ISJ is 'the' truly international information systems journal
- ISJ was ranked 1st for author experience
- ISJ will respond within 2 weeks indicating if your paper is out of scope or unsuitable

ISJ Free Issue
Wiley provide free access to some of the important Editorials and some articles in EarlyView.

Also some articles from recent issues are available for free, as follows:
- ISJ Vol 23, Issue 1 (January 2013). The whole issue is available
- ISJ Vol 22, Issue 1 (January 2012). Selected articles available
- ISJ Vol 22, Issue 3 (May 2012). Selected articles available

Download these, and search for others that are free here.

ISJ News

New Senior Editors Appointed

We would like to welcome three new Senior Editors; K.D. Joshi, Carol Ou, Nancy Russo, and Magnus Mähring, and we look forward to working with them. All have previously been Associate Editors for ISJ and this is a reward for all their hard work and excellent judgement.

ISJ paper wins AIS Best Publication Award

We are proud to announce that an ISJ paper won the AIS Best Publication Award for 2012. The Award was made at the ICIS 2013 Conference held in Milan, Italy, in December. Details here.


The Award winning paper is Perceived Discontinuities and Constructed Continuities in Virtual Work  by Mary Beth Watson-Manheim, Katherine M. Chudoba and Kevin Crowston. Volume 22, Issue 1, January 2012, Pages: 29–52. This paper has been made freely available by Wiley.


Many congratulations to the authors and all those involved.

ISJ impact factor 2012

The 2012 impact factor (announced end of June 2013) for ISJ is 1.381. The 5 year impact factor is 2.376. See the Editors comments on impact factors here.

New Special Issue Call

Special Issue Call: Reframing Privacy in a Networked World – see here

New ISJ Editors

For 25 years, from its foundation to its current status as one of the leading journals in its field, David Avison and Guy Fitzgerald have lead the ISJ as its Editors-in-Chief. We say a sincere “thank you” to David and Guy for all their work and dedication to the Journal as they pass on the baton of chief-editorship and assume the role of Founding Editors. Read their last editorial and also a special article they have written Reflections and Opinions on 25 years with the ISJ.


As of July 1st 2012 they pass the baton to three longstanding friends of the ISJ – Robert M Davison (City University of Hong Kong), Philip Powell (Birkbeck, University of London) and Eileen Trauth (Pennsylvania State University).  All three, supported by the Senior and Associate Editors, are well-positioned to write the next chapter of the ISJ as it continues in its tradition of publishing high-calibre research, of benefit to the IS community at large. Read their inaugural editorial.

ISJ in the "Basket of 6"

ISJ is included in the ‘basket’ of 6 top IS journals in the field, identified by the AIS (Association of Information Systems) Senior Scholars, click here for details. Also see other indicators of ISJ quality and recognition here, and reasons to publish in ISJ here.

ISJ Digital Archive Available Online

The ISJ is now available electronically (both abstracts and full-text) back to its beginning, i.e. 1991. Previously it had only been electronically available back to 1996. See ISJ content for information about how to access ISJ.

Current Issues of ISJ

The following section lists the papers in the latest issue of ISJ followed by the latest papers in EarlyView (online but not yet published in an issue). For full details and access to all of the ISJ please go to the publishers website – see Wiley link in next column.

  • Volume 24, 2 (March 2014)
    Editorial Philip Powell
    Latest Papers in Early View

    Educating reflective Enterprise Systems practitioners: a design research study of the iterative building of a teaching framework
    Eli Hustad and Dag H. Olsen

    What a smartphone is to me: understanding user values in using smartphones
    Yoonhyuk Jung

    The push, pull and mooring effects in virtual migration for social networking sites
    I-Cheng Chang, Chuang-Chun Liu and Kuanchin Chen

    Knowledge sharing using IT service management tools: conflicting discourses and incompatible practices
    Clive R. Trusson, Neil F. Doherty and Donald Hislop

    Towards an ecological account of media choice: a case study on pluralistic reasoning while choosing email
    Yusun Jung and Kalle Lyytinen

    Understanding e-Government portal use in rural India: role of demographic and personality characteristics
    Viswanath Venkatesh, Tracy Ann Sykes and Srinivasan Venkatraman