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

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Sudip Bhattacharjee

University of Connecticut - Department of Operations & Information Management; US Census Bureau

Y. Alex Tung

University of Connecticut - Department of Operations & Information Management

Bhavik Pathak

University of Connecticut - Department of Operations & Information Management

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Bhattacharjee, Sudip and Tung, Y. Alex and Pathak, Bhavik, Author Experiences with the is Journal Review Process. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Vol. 37, pp. 629-653, June 2004, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=558921

Sudip Bhattacharjee (Contact Author)

University of Connecticut - Department of Operations & Information Management ( email )

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United States

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Y. Alex Tung

University of Connecticut - Department of Operations & Information Management ( email )

368 Fairfield Road
Storrs, CT 06269-2041
United States

Bhavik Pathak

University of Connecticut - Department of Operations & Information Management ( email )

368 Fairfield Road
Storrs, CT 06269-2041
United States

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