This paper goes behind the scenes, from the author's point of view, in the messy process of publishing papers in top quality journals. It describes the tortuous history of a particular paper that was eventually published in Information Systems Research to provide some insight, especially for those new to the academic world. It goes on to draw more general guidelines for shaping papers for publication.
Mingers, J. (2002). The Long and Winding Road: Getting Papers Published in Top Journals. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 8, pp-pp. https://doi.org/10.17705/1CAIS.00822