Communications of the Association for Information Systems


The purpose of this scientometric study is to examine which Carnegie Classification categories are represented by researchers in the leading information systems journals, determine which categories published the most in those journals, and whether different categories have different publishing patterns and frequencies. We reviewed publications from the seven leading IS journals (CAIS, DSS, Information & Management, ISR, JAIS, JMIS, and MIS Quarterly) during calendar years 2001 to 2005. As expected, Carnegie Classification categories designated as research universities with very high and high research activities dominated the publications in the leading journals. However, we also found that other categories were also major contributors and that there was a significant amount of collaboration across categories. Based upon our findings, we created a publication productivity profile for each of the Carnegie Classification Categories that published in the leading IS journals during calendar years 2001-2005.