Aims and Scope

The aims and scope of the ISJ are as follows:

The Information Systems Journal (ISJ) is an international journal promoting the study of, and interest in, information systems. Articles are welcome on research, practice, experience, current issues and debates. The ISJ encourages submissions that reflect the wide and interdisciplinary nature of the subject and articles that integrate technological disciplines with social, contextual and management issues, based on research using any appropriate research method.

The ISJ has particularly built its reputation by publishing qualitative research and it continues to welcome such papers. Quantitative research papers are also welcome but they need to emphasise the context of the research and the theoretical and practical implications of their findings. The ISJ does not publish purely technical papers.

At the ISJ, we encourage the submission of research articles that problematise and investigate urgent organizational, management and societal phenomena. We are interested in research that goes beyond the economic perspective and considers the interests and concerns of multiple stakeholders. It is not enough to do the research well (i.e., methodological rigour); the research should also be worth doing (i.e., research problems that have the potential to address the grand challenges we face). We will be proactive in publishing research that we believe has the potential to make the world a better place with positive practical and policy contributions and societal impact long into the future. In order to be successful with this initiative, we will ensure that the editors and reviewers who work on such papers are professionally socialized so that they are sensitive to the perspectives taken by authors in these types of manuscripts.