Reviewing for MIS Quarterly

Virtuous Reviewing at MIS Quarterly

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.

MIS Quarterly seeks virtuous reviews — ones that add value to the editors, the reviewed work, the authors, and the reviewer. Guidelines on Writing a Virtuous Review are described in the September 2016 editorial. This editorial also describes the role of the reviewer in relation to the roles of the senior editor and associate editor at MIS Quarterly. We encourage reviewers, particularly at early career stages and who have not reviewed for MIS Quarterly, to read this editorial.

Other useful resources on writing reviews include A Personal Perspective on the State of Journal Refereeing (Editor’s Comments, September 1998), Total Quality Management of Journal Reviews (Editor’s Comments, June 1992), and Reviewing a Manuscript for Publication (Journal of Operations Management, 1995).

If you are interested in reviewing for the MIS Quarterly, please send an email to Senior Editors and Associate Editors who work in your areas of expertise.

Reviewer Resources

Curation of MISQ editorials on writing virtuous reviews, the MISQ Reviewer Development Workshops to develop reviewers, how to avoid Type I and Type II errors, and the ways in which reviewers and editors can adopt a proactive and constructive stance to reviewing.