Communications of the Association for Information Systems


This short paper is a rejoinder to Ivari’s (2016). It describes the Ivari’s arguments, corrective actions, and contributions on the peer-based review system problem in the information systems field. It manifests that, while Ivari’s posited solutions are worthy, they are also insufficient for achieving a behavioral change in the current peer-based review system. However, based on Ivari’s solutions, this short paper presents radical extensions as alternative solutions. Their implementation, however, will rely on the willingness of editorial teams of top and secondary-level journals to promote structural rather than superficial changes to the peer-based review system.





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