Putting the IS Back into IS Research
Struijk, M., Ou, C.X.J., Davison, R.M., and Angelopoulos, S
The interdisciplinary nature of the information systems (IS) field has opened it up to various theoretical perspectives, methodologies and contexts since its inception. While the Information Systems Journal (ISJ) has consistently encouraged “submissions that reflect the wide and interdisciplinary nature of the subject and articles that integrate technological disciplines with social, context, and management issues”, an increasing number of submitted manuscripts does not meet the objectives of the journal in terms of having a clear IS element. Such an element, however, is crucial for research that positions itself in this field. In this editorial, we explore what an IS element entails, and how authors could better highlight the IS-ness of their research.