Writing well is not often taught in PhD programs. Rather, it is usually learned via trial and error. The goal of this editorial is to reduce trial-and-error frustration by providing guidelines for crafting information systems (IS) research papers. I start by discussing and proposing guidelines for writing IS theory papers, drawing heavily from a recent experience writing an IS theory paper (Baird & Maruping, 2021). I then extend the guidelines provided to writing empirical IS papers. Numerous tips are provided throughout. Paper planning worksheets and outlines are available in the appendices.
"On Writing Research Articles Well: A Guide for Writing IS Papers,"
Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 22(5), 1197-1211.
Available at: https://aisel.aisnet.org/jais/vol22/iss5/11
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