Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Call for Manuscripts

The Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE) seeks original articles on current topics of special interest to IS Educators. Research or application oriented articles that describe curriculum, pedagogy, professional development, or educational facilities issues will be considered for publication in the journal. Possible topics include: model curriculum, course projects/cases, course materials, curriculum design & implementation, outcomes assessment, distance education challenges, capstone & service learning projects, technology selection & impact, and information security. JISE also seeks Teaching Cases and Teaching Tips. All articles, teaching tips, and teaching cases will be refereed by a rigorous evaluation process involving at least three blind reviews by qualified academic, industrial, or governmental computing professionals. Submissions will be judged not only on the suitability of the content, but also on the readability and clarity of the prose. All papers are peer reviewed.

The Journal of Information Systems Education solicits only original contributions that have not been previously published or submitted elsewhere for review/publication. However, JISE encourages authors to submit manuscripts first to a conference and then submit a refined version to JISE. Papers awaiting presentation or already presented at conferences must be revised (ideally, taking advantage of feedback received at the conference) and have a slightly modified title to receive consideration. JISE only accepts electronic submissions of manuscripts. To submit electronically, please include a Word file (no PDFs accepted) of your submission as an e-mail attachment addressed to the Editor at editor@jise.org. In the body of your e-mail message include the author(s) name(s), contact information for the corresponding author, and the title of your submission. All contributions must be submitted in English. See the Initial Submission Instructions for the format and requirements of your initial submission to JISE.

General Submission Formatting

The initial manuscript should be double-spaced, contain a single column, utilize 12-point Times New Roman font, and contain 1" margins on all sides. The title should be centered across the top of the first and second pages, be of 18-point Times New Roman font, and have only the initial letters capitalized. Major headings are to be column centered, numbered (e.g., 1.), in a capitalized bold font. First level sub-headings are to be numbered (e.g., 1.1), in a bold font and left justified. No blank line is to appear between the first level sub-heading and the text. Tables and figures should be included in the text and should appear in the text right after the paragraph in which they were referenced. Manuscripts should be edited for spelling and grammar.

JISE manuscripts use the active voice, rather than the passive voice, when at all possible. Manuscripts should not normally exceed 30 double-spaced pages inclusive of all content and sections. Longer articles may be considered by the Editor on a case-by-case basis. No biography or picture should be included. See the Initial Submission Instructions for the format and requirements of your initial submission to JISE.

Questions should be addressed to the Editor at editor@jise.org.

Guidelines and Documents

The following list contains the necessary information for authors for all aspects of the submission, review, and publication processes:

Review Process

The JISE review process follows the following steps:

  • An author submits manuscript to Editor at editor@jise.org.
  • The Editor acknowledges receipt (usually within 3-5 days). If you do not receive an acknowledgement within 10 days, please send a follow-up email to the Editor.
  • The Editor sends manuscript to a member of the Senior Editorial Board for an initial assessment. If the manuscript is suitable for further review, it is sent to a total of four Editorial Board members and reviewers for their comments and reviews.
  • With the reviews in hand, the Editor makes a recommendation regarding publication, revision, or rejection and notifies the author (with the reviews attached). The full review process from start to finish requires between 2-3 months time. This can be shorter when reviewers complete their reviews quickly, but it can also be longer due to delays, vacations, and busy times of the academic year.