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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Published: Feb 1, 1994
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