Publication Productivity in Information Systems 2003-2007

Aleck C. H. Lin, Shirley Gregor

Abstract


This study examines the publication productivity of researchers in information systems (IS), with
special emphasis on the Pacific Asia region. A scientometric analysis was performed covering
the years 2003 to 2007, using articles from six premier IS journals: the ‘Basket of Six’ journals
proposed by the Association for Information Systems. The authors with highest productivity
were identified. Analysis by region for authors with high productivity showed a relationship
between the region in which the researcher was based and the region in which the journals
were published. Interestingly, publications by leading researchers in the Pacific Asia region
were split almost evenly between North American and European outlets. Comparison with prior
studies reinforces the importance of including journals with a diverse geographic base in studies
of international productivity. The study shows increasing support for and development of quality
journals with a regional base, such as the Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information
Systems, is indicated.

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Lin, A. C. H., Gregor, S. (2009). " Publication Productivity in Information Systems 2003-2007 "Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 1(1), pp.1-16.