Types of Papers MISQ Does Not Publish

MIS Quarterly has no a priori restrictions on the types of papers it publishes. If a Senior Editor deems a paper to be worthy of publication, this decision is the only remaining constraint for publication. For example, if an SE determines that a paper that develops or validates a research instrument makes a sufficient contribution, then the paper will appear in MIS Quarterly.

Scientometric papers will be considered, but the SEs at MISQ have historically required a large theoretical contribution in our Research Articles and so a simple journal ranking study, by itself, would be very unlikely to meet the standards of our Senior Editors. If a scientometric study addresses valuable professional concerns, it could find a home in the Issues and Opinions section, however.