Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems


This study examines the publication productivity of researchers in information systems (IS), with special emphasis on the Pacific Asia region. A scientometric analysis was performed covering the years 2003 to 2007, using articles from six premier IS journals: the ‘Basket of Six’ journals proposed by the Association for Information Systems. The authors with highest productivity were identified. Analysis by region for authors with high productivity showed a relationship between the region in which the researcher was based and the region in which the journals were published. Interestingly, publications by leading researchers in the Pacific Asia region were split almost evenly between North American and European outlets. Comparison with prior studies reinforces the importance of including journals with a diverse geographic base in studies of international productivity. The study shows increasing support for and development of quality journals with a regional base, such as the Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems, is indicated.