How to Publish in Top Information Systems Journals

Schedule and location

Schedule has changed! Last seminar day will be September 8th at 11.15-16.00.

Wednesday June 21st 11.15-16 (lecture)

Thursday June 22nd 9.15 - 15 (lecture)

Thursday August 3rd  11.15-16 (seminar)

Friday August 4th 9.30 - 14.30 (seminar)

Friday September 8th 11.15-16.00 (seminar)


University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Agora building (visiting address: Mattilanniemi 2), room Ag C231.


Registration is open April 25th  - June 14th .


Professor Mikko Siponen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.


Professor Mikko Siponen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.


The course starts by looking at which are the top journals in IS, how they operate in terms of review practices, and what types of articles the top journals publish. Then we move to discuss general structure of successful research articles in IS. We discuss what kind of expectations there is in terms of contribution and what is adequate contribution in leading IS journals. After that we focus on "research papers" types of papers, and describe different types of research papers. Article that apply different research approaches need to be developed differently. Also, the role of theory in each types of research article is discussed. Finally, the students write their own journal article.



Credit points

Doctoral students can obtain 2-5 credit points.  Participating the lectures in June gives 2 credit points.  5 credit points requires participating on all of the days and completing the assignments.

Registration fee

This seminar is free-of-charge for member organization's staff and their PhD students. For others the participation fee is 400 €. The participation fee includes access to the event and the event materials. Lunch and dinner are not included.