Normative standards for IS research

Normative standards for IS research Normative Standards for IS Research Detmar W. Straub, Georgia State University Soon Ang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Roberto Evaristo, University of Denve r Abstrac t Manuscript rejection rates for the top IS academi c journals average 85-90% . An undesirable consequence of this level of rejection is that the IS community become s discouraged and disaffected with the review process . Part of the reason so many manuscripts are not ready for publication may lie in the lack of agreement and understandin g among IS researchers on the key criteria for evaluating I S research . The purpose of this study is to report on a survey of the perceptions of published authors, reviewers, an d editorial board members about the manuscript requirements for publication in IS . Knowledge gained from th e study has the potential to ., (1) improve the overall quality of future submissions by focusing the researchers' time an d effort on key criteria and normative standards for publishin g research, as differentiated by research method, (2) reduc e the number of revisions required before a manuscript gets published, and (3) suggest journal evaluation forms tha t more accurately reflect the standards of the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ACM SIGMIS Database Association for Computing Machinery

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Publisher
Association for Computing Machinery
Copyright
Copyright © 1994 by ACM Inc.
ISSN
0095-0033
DOI
10.1145/188423.188429
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Abstract

Normative Standards for IS Research Detmar W. Straub, Georgia State University Soon Ang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Roberto Evaristo, University of Denve r Abstrac t Manuscript rejection rates for the top IS academi c journals average 85-90% . An undesirable consequence of this level of rejection is that the IS community become s discouraged and disaffected with the review process . Part of the reason so many manuscripts are not ready for publication may lie in the lack of agreement and understandin g among IS researchers on the key criteria for evaluating I S research . The purpose of this study is to report on a survey of the perceptions of published authors, reviewers, an d editorial board members about the manuscript requirements for publication in IS . Knowledge gained from th e study has the potential to ., (1) improve the overall quality of future submissions by focusing the researchers' time an d effort on key criteria and normative standards for publishin g research, as differentiated by research method, (2) reduc e the number of revisions required before a manuscript gets published, and (3) suggest journal evaluation forms tha t more accurately reflect the standards of the

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ACM SIGMIS DatabaseAssociation for Computing Machinery

Published: Feb 1, 1994

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