Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application (JITTA)

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. Full research papers. Completed research paper, submitted to the peer-review process. Structured according to the research method applied. The journal is open to all research methods that are applicable to the IS discipline.

2. Opinion pieces. Senior scholar thoughts on contemporary topics, which receive an editorial review and which will reach the community at maximum speed. Typical structure: Introduction into the topic, state of research in the area, opinion on how to advance the field, propositions for future action.

3. Review articles. Review of the literature or market to give an overview of existing contributions and to consolidate knowledge for future scholarly work. Typical structure: Introduction to the area of interest, account of previous reviews, method of review, results of review, discussion of results including implications for future research.

4. Case descriptions. Documentation of cases of information systems development, use or impact, which may not extend theory but deliver interesting lessons learned, that can inform future IS research and practice. Typical structure: Introduction, Characterization of the context of the case, statement of the problem, description of the solution, lessons learned from the case.


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.