Twenty years of Information Systems Frontiers

Ghassan Beydoun, Babak Abedin, José M. Merigó, Melanie Vera

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Information Systems Frontiers is a leading international journal that publishes research at the interface between information systems and information technology. The journal was launched in 1999. In 2019, the journal celebrates the 20th anniversary. Motivated by this event, this paper aims to review this first twenty years of publication record to uncover trends most influential on ISF. The analysis considers various metics including citation structure of the journal, most-cited papers, the most influential authors, institutions and countries, and citing articles. Importantly, the paper presents a thematic analysis of the publications that appeared in ISF in the past 20 years. The thematic analysis is evidenced by two sources of data: First, a bibliometric analysis highlighting core topics within the past 20 years is presented. Second, a semantic analysis of keywords introduced by the authors themselves is applied.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485–494
Number of pages10
JournalInformation Systems Frontiers
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019
Externally publishedYes


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