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Editors: Robert Davison, Philip Powell & Eileen Trauth
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- 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 1.766 (2014 - latest)
- ISJ is 'the' truly international information systems journal
- ISJ was ranked 1st for author experience
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The 2014 impact factor (announced end of June 2015) for ISJ is 1.766. See the Editors comments on impact factors here.
We would like to welcome a new Senior Editor – Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic, and we look forward to working with her. She has previously been an Associate Editors for ISJ and this is a reward for all her hard work and excellent judgement.
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.
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 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.
This article analyses the scholarly output of Information Systems Journal (ISJ) in relation to its seven peer journals in the Association for Information Systems Senior Scholars’ Basket of Eight journals (SSB8) since ISJ‘s inception in 1991. To do so, cluster analyses are generated using metadata (i.e. titles, keywords and abstracts) from the articles published. The analysis results reveal commonalties and some distinguishing differences between ISJ and its peer journals. The findings illuminate that ISJ has published articles in the area of information systems development at a much higher rate than its counterparts. The analyses also illustrate that ISJ has embraced broader philosophical and methodological underpinnings than other SSB8 journals.
Link: Reflections on Information Systems Journal's thematic composition
Source: Information Systems Journal (Wiley)
The following section lists the papers in the latest issue of ISJ. For full details and access to all of the ISJ please go to the publishers website – see Wiley link in WEBLINKS in the next column.Volume 25, 5 (Sept 2015)
||Editorial-The Art of Constructive Reviewing (pages 429–432)
Robert M. Davison
Article first published online: 14 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/isj.12083
|Proposing the control-reactance compliance model (CRCM) to explain opposing motivations to comply with organisational information security policies (pages 433–463)
Paul Benjamin Lowry and Gregory D. Moody
Article first published online: 8 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/isj.12043
|The deep structure of organizational online networking – an actor-oriented case study (pages 465–488)
Dr Matthias Trier and Dr Alexander Richter
Article first published online: 10 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/isj.12047
|More than providing ‘solutions’: towards an understanding of customer-oriented citizenship behaviours of IS professionals (pages 489–530)
Xuefei (Nancy) Deng, Tawei Wang and Robert D. Galliers
Article first published online: 29 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/isj.12051
|Managing e-Government: value positions and relationships (pages 531–571)
Jeremy Rose, John Stouby Persson, Lise Tordrup Heeager and Zahir Irani
Article first published online: 23 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/isj.12052
|These Early View articles are now available at Wiley Online Library|
Latest Papers in EarlyView
EarlyView is Wiley’s online repository for papers accepted 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 Weblinks in the next column.Thematic orientation of the ISJ within a semantic space of IS research
This study examines research published in the first 24?years of Information Systems Journal’s (ISJ) publication history using a thematic space of all information systems (IS) research as the backdrop. To that end, abstracts from all contributing articles published in eight prominent IS journals in the period 1991–2014 were analysed to extract a latent semantic space of five broad research areas. A two-dimensional projection of the results was used to create a two-by-two map, where one dimension represents the European vs. North American style of IS research and another dimension represents a micro vs. macro level of IS research. The ISJ is positioned in the ‘micro and European school’ quadrant. Over the course of the journal’s first 24?years, research in the ISJ started with a relative focus on the IT artefact and IS development and gradually moved towards a more balanced position that includes a considerable amount of research on IT for teamwork and collaboration, as well as on IT and individuals.
Source: Information Systems Journal