Author Experiences with the is Journal Review Process
Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Vol. 37, pp. 629-653, June 2004
27 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2004
Research publication in peer-reviewed journals is an important avenue for knowledge dissemination. However, information on journal review process metrics are often not available to prospective authors, which may preclude effective targeting of their research work to appropriate outlets. We study these metrics for information systems (IS) researchers through a survey of actual author experiences of the IS journal review process. Our results provide a knowledge base of
- the length and quality of the review process in various journals;
- responsiveness of the journal office and publication delay;
- and correlations of metrics with published studies of journal rankings.
The data should enable authors to make effective submission decisions, as well as help to benchmark journal review processes among competing journals.
Keywords: Peer review, journal review process, journal ranking, research productivity
JEL Classification: Z00
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