Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

JISE Peer Review Policy

Peer Review Type

The Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE) follows a double-blind peer review process, where reviewers don’t know the names and affiliations of paper authors, and paper authors don’t know the names and affiliations of reviewers. All submissions (articles, teaching tips, and teaching cases & notes) to the journal 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.

Peer Review Process and Timeframe

The JISE review process follows the following steps:

  • An author submits a manuscript to the Editor at editor@jise.org.
  • The Editor acknowledges receipt of the manuscript (usually within 1-3 days). If you do not receive an acknowledgement within 7 days, please send a follow-up email to the Editor.
  • The Editor sends the manuscript to a member of the Senior Editorial Board (SEB) for an initial assessment which is expected to be completed within two weeks. If the manuscript is suitable for further review, it is sent to a total of four Editorial Board (EB) members and reviewers for their comments and reviews. They are expected to complete the reviews within four weeks.
  • With the reviews in hand, the Editor makes a first decision regarding the manuscript, including conditional acceptance (very rare), major revision, minor revision, or rejection and notifies the author (with the reviews attached).
  • For a conditional acceptance, authors are expected to make minor improvement according to the reviewers' comments and format the paper accordingly to the Publication Formatting. The fully formatted paper will be reviewed by the Editor for final acceptance.
  • For a major revision, the revised paper will go through the review process again with a new set of four EB members and reviewers, but it will skip the initial assessment by an SEB member.
  • For a minor revision, the revised paper will be assessed by an Associate Editor (AE) on whether the authors have adequately and appropriately addressed the reviewers’ concerns, and whether the AE has any additional concerns with the paper. In this process, the AE will receive the revised paper, the document of revision, the original paper, and the original reviews. The AE is expected to complete their assessment within three weeks.
  • Depending on whether the AE has additional concerns or not, the Editor can make a conditional acceptance with or without requesting further work from the authors.
  • The initial review process from start to finish requires between 2-3 months. This can be shorter when reviewers complete their reviews quickly, but it can also be longer due to delays such as vacations and busy times of the academic year.

Publication Ethics

The Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE) is a double-blind, peer-reviewed journal. All parties involved in publishing an article in this journal (editors, peer reviewers, authors, and publisher) must follow appropriate guidelines for ethical behavior. Specifically, to assure high-quality publications, public trust in scientific findings, and to appropriately confer credit for ideas and results, JISE supports and has adopted the “Guidelines for Ethical Behavior in Publishing” from Information Systems Research, published by INFORMS (The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences), with adjustments and modifications based on JISE's operations as well as guidelines from other organizations and societies. The ethical standards for publication in JISE are detailed at Guidelines for Ethical Behavior in Publishing.

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

Metrics (2017-2021)

Year20212020201920182017
Number of Submissions165173126112112
Number of Acceptance12 (WIP)40232125
Acceptance Rate7% (WIP)23%18%19%22%
Note: WIP = Work In Progress