Assessing Leading Institutions, Faculty, and Articles in Premier Information Systems Research Journals

Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS), Vol. 20, No. 16, pp. 142-203, 2007

64 Pages Posted: 19 Oct 2007 Last revised: 1 Sep 2014

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Paul Benjamin Lowry

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University - Pamplin College of Business

Gilbert G. Karuga

University of Kansas

Vernon J. Richardson

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

Abstract

This study provides a current assessment of the impact of various Information Systems (IS) articles, and the productivity of IS researchers and institutions. Using a data set of Information Systems articles that spans 15 years, we conducted a scientometric study of the field. The articles are drawn from three premier IS journals. We use citation analysis to demonstrate the impact of articles on institutions and individuals in the IS field. In addition, we identify IS topics with the highest impact. The results indicate that leading productive institutions have changed over time, and problematically, institutions outside of North America are poorly represented. We compare our results with earlier productivity findings created using alternative metrics.

Keywords: research productivity, citation analysis, scientometrics, bibliometrics, information systems

Suggested Citation

Lowry, Paul Benjamin and Karuga, Gilbert G. and Richardson, Vernon J., Assessing Leading Institutions, Faculty, and Articles in Premier Information Systems Research Journals. Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS), Vol. 20, No. 16, pp. 142-203, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1021603

Paul Benjamin Lowry (Contact Author)

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University - Pamplin College of Business ( email )

1016 Pamplin Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
United States

Gilbert G. Karuga

University of Kansas ( email )

1415
Lawrence, KS 66045
United States

Vernon J. Richardson

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville ( email )

401 WCOB
Fayetteville, AR 72701
United States

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