Aims & Scope
To be the outlet of choice for high-quality articles from cutting-edge, exciting, and important IS research efforts. The journal is open to publishing papers that start new research streams which may be on the boundaries of the IS discipline.
Critical Success Factors
· Attract a portfolio of very exciting, cutting-edge, and high quality research contributions.
· Maintain the highest quality standards.
· Publish with short publication cycle times.
· Provide quick editorial assessment of submitted manuscript
What JITTA will publish
To accomplish its objectives, JITTA encourages the submission of research papers in the following categories:
1. Research agenda paper. The authors review literature, develop new theory, develop research questions and objectives, and set agenda for research, their own and/or others, to accomplish these objectives.
2. Interpretive or exploratory paper. The author uses qualitative or interpretive research methods, such as case studies, ethnographic studies, or focused group interviews, to develop or test theory or to draw qualitative or tentative empirical inferences.
3. Speculative research. The author uses methods such as metaphor, history, mathematics, graphics, or thought experiments to develop new concepts.
4. State-of-research review. In this type of paper an author reviews several new papers in a research stream that contain new theory, research results or make other contributions that should be made available to the IS research community quickly. Typically, such a review might result from the confluence of several papers presented in a conference or workshop, the output of a substantial research project, or the confluence of papers around a theme or problem written by several researchers. The paper should describe the research in sufficient detail so that readers can understand the research objectives and contribution of each paper reviewed, its methodology, and its results well enough to refer to them in subsequent research, as reported in the review paper. The paper may draw inferences across the group of papers and suggest new research lines or extensions. Authorship may or may not be by one or more of the reviewed papers.
5. Full research papers. Traditional full research papers of any length are welcomed; the journal is open to all suitable research paradigms, including, but not limited to positivist and interpretivist research, quantitative and qualitative methods, action research, design science, etc.
6. Research essays. Papers about the nature of IS research, research methods, the IS discipline or other matters of interest and importance to the research community. Such papers should be of particular interest because they contain novel and important ideas or arguments.
Research manuscripts must be:
1. Substantial and interesting. The paper’s contribution to research, management, or practice should be clear and substantial. It should be of considerable importance and interest to researchers and or managers.
2. Novel. An acceptable paper creates new knowledge, rather than simply repeating knowledge available in other sources. This new knowledge may be created through integration or interpretation of research theory, experience, empirical study, grounded research, or other means.
Submissions will be evaluated on their contribution and in terms of
1. Audience. Papers should be of high interest to a defined audience, whether broad or narrow.
2. Presentation. Papers must be well presented in English.
3. Credibility. The paper should present adequate evidence and appropriate reasoning to support any recommendations and conclusions.
4. Integrity. Authors of application papers are expected to observe the high standards for citing other’s work and obtaining permission to use other’s work where appropriate.
5. Methodology. The research methods must be appropriate to accomplish the paper’s objectives.
6. Execution. The paper should be properly developed to meet its objectives.