Assessing the value of IS journals

Stuart J. Barnes

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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The influence and impact of a variety of journals publishing information system (IS) research is determined using journal citation reports. The data suggests there is consistency in several of the top-rated journals, but wide variety in others. Some IS journal appear to have rankings that contradict their 'true' value to other researchers. For some of the best journals, the ranking is relatively consistent, which is comforting, but for some of the mid-ranked journals the picture is not very clear.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-112
Number of pages3
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005


  • Database systems
  • Decision making
  • Information technology
  • Knowledge aquisition
  • Management information systems
  • Operations research
  • Societies and institutions
  • Business-oriented journals
  • Information systems (IS)
  • Journal citation reports
  • Technical journals
  • Information dissemination

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