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    Twenty-five years of the Information Systems Journal: a bibliometric and ontological overview

    La Paz, A. and Merigó, J. and Powell, Philip and Ramaprasad, A. and Syn, T. (2020) Twenty-five years of the Information Systems Journal: a bibliometric and ontological overview. Information Systems Journal 30 (3), pp. 431-457. ISSN 1365-2575.

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    The Information Systems Journal (ISJ) published its first issue in 1991 and in 2015 the journal celebrated its 25th anniversary. This study presents an overview of the leading research trends in the papers that the journal has published during its first quarter of a century via a bibliometric and ontological analysis. From a bibliometric perspective, the analysis considers the publication and citation structure of the journal. The study then develops a graphical analysis of the bibliographic material by using visualisation of similarities software that employs bibliographic coupling and co-citation analysis. The work produces an ontological framework of impact and analyses the journal papers to assess qualitatively ISJ’s impact. The results indicate that the journal has grown significantly over time and is now recognised as one of the leading journals in information systems. Yet, challenges remain if the journal is to meet its aims in impacting and setting the agenda for the development of the Information Systems field.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the article, which has been published in final form at the link above. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Bibliometrics, Web of Science, VOS viewer, Ontological analysis
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Research Centres and Institutes: Data Analytics, Birkbeck Institute for
    Depositing User: Philip Powell
    Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2019 15:57
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:52


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