Reviewing for MIS Quarterly

Guidelines for Reviewers

Becoming a Reviewer

To maintain quality the MIS Quarterly depends on reviewers who are willing and able to help evaluate submitted articles. “Peer review” is central to the creation of knowledge. Good reviewers act both as “gatekeepers” – ensuring that poor quality research is not published- and “value-adders.” In this latter role reviewers are asked to recognize the potential of a piece of research and then, through their written comments, try to help the authors meet that potential. Although adding value is time consuming and often hard work, it can be very rewarding. These and other issues that pertain to the pursuit of quality in scholarship were discussed in an MIS Quarterly editor’s statement in June of 1992 entitled, Total Quality Management of Journal Reviews and A Personal Perspective on the State of Journal Refereeing.