An examination of IS conference reviewing practices

Rosemann, Michael, Recker, Jan and Vessey, Iris (2010) An examination of IS conference reviewing practices. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 26 1: 287-304.

Author Rosemann, Michael
Recker, Jan
Vessey, Iris
Title An examination of IS conference reviewing practices
Journal name Communications of the Association for Information Systems   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1529-3181
Publication date 2010-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 26
Issue 1
Start page 287
End page 304
Total pages 18
Place of publication Atlanta, United States
Publisher Association for Information Systems
Language eng
Abstract There has been considerable interest over the years within the IS research community into how to shape articles for successful publication. Little effort has been made, however, to examine the reviewing criteria that make a difference to publication. We argue that, to provide better guidance to authors, more solid evidence is needed into the factors that contribute to acceptance decisions. This paper examines empirically the outcomes of the reviewing processes of three well-known IS conferences held in 2007. Our analyses reveal four major findings. First, the evaluation criteria that influence the acceptance/rejection decision vary by conference. Second, those differences can be explained in terms of the maturity and breadth of the specific conference of interest. Third, while objective review criteria influence acceptance/rejection decisions, subjective assessment on the part of the program committees may also play a substantial role. Fourth, while high scores on objective criteria are essential for acceptance, they do not guarantee acceptance. On the other hand, low scores on any criterion are likely to result in rejection.
Keyword Academic research
Editorial practices
Reviewing
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: UQ Business School Publications
 
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