IS Journals History

As part of the IS history initiatives, we are gathering information or historical stories of the key IS journals. Many journal websites do not provide such info, which can be very rich and demonstrative of the field’s development, challenges, and responses at some historical moment.

Possible aspects to cover may include the initial rationales, the planning, the involved key people, the vision at the time, the decisions on the initial editorial board, any challenges and the strategies in coping with these challenges, the initial reactions from the community, the decisions on the first papers to be published to demonstrate the journal’s characteristics, and any other aspects.

 This site contains some of the key IS journals and their stories. If you would like to contribute on any IS journals, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..