Call For Manuscripts

The Journal of Research in Business Information Systems

Deadline: December 1, 2015

You are invited to submit manuscripts for publication consideration in the 2016 issue of the Journal of Research in Business Information Systems (JRBIS), a national blind-reviewed, refereed journal published annually by the Association of Business Information Systems (ABIS). According to the Constitution and Bylaws of ABIS, the published articles of JRBIS are limited to the papers presented at the previous ABIS Annual Conference and/or published in the ABIS Proceedings.

This refereed journal includes articles from fields associated with business information systems focusing on theory; issues associated with information systems; and information resources in education, business and industry, government, and the professions. Manuscripts should address topics of interest to the wide-ranging interdisciplinary and practitioners who read JRBIS. The readership is comprised of college and university faculty, administrators, staff, practitioners, and students engaged in business information systems or preparing for careers in fields related to information resources. The journal is distributed electronically annually to all Association of Business Information Systems members as part of conference registration or membership. The journal is also available on the ABIS website for public scrutiny.

Submissions of manuscripts relating to topics, along with research findings, theoretical and practical applications, discussions of issues and methods for teaching and assessing instructional technology, and reviews of textbooks are encouraged. The JRBIS is listed in the ERIC Database and five separate volumes of Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities, including Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Education, Instructional Technology, and Management. Manuscripts will be selected using a blind review process. Manuscripts should not have been published or be under current consideration for publication by another journal.

Submission and Formatting Guidelines

All manuscripts must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format. Manuscripts, citations, and references must use the style format of the 2010 Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition).

Submissions should include a separate file attachment for the title page that contains the following information in this exact order:

  • Title of the manuscript
  • Each author’s full name; position/title; institutional affiliation, including address, city, state, zip code; home, office, and cell phone numbers; and e-mail addresses (identify the main author who should receive all correspondence).
  • Number of words in the article (including all parts–everything)
  • Biographical paragraph (50-60 words) for each author
  • Any acknowledgments or information about manuscript history (e.g., basis in a conference presentation)

The second separate file attachment should be the manuscript file that begins with the title of the article, a 50-100 word abstract, 3-5 keywords or phrases describing the focus of the article, and the body of the manuscript. Do not include any identifying information in this file. Do not include any personal identification or institutional affiliation in this file.

The manuscript body must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • 10-25 double-spaced pages (3,000-6,000 words)
  • 1” margins all around
  • Times New Roman, 12 pt. font-size text within article
  • Bold and center primary headings, with major words capitalized
  • Bold and left-align secondary headings, with major words capitalized
  • No footnotes or endnotes
  • No page numbers or headers or footers

Tables and figures may have varying font sizes (but must adhere to APA Style). Include tables or figures formatted and placed correctly within the manuscript.

Include the References page (Works Cited only) at the end of the manuscript, followed by any appendix information, if necessary.

All submissions will be reviewed by the editor and two reviewers, using a blind-review process. Authors will receive feedback 6-8 weeks after the initial peer review. Manuscripts will be “accepted,” “accepted with minor revisions,” “possibly accepted after major revision and resubmission for further peer review,” or “rejected.”

The editor reserves the right to edit selected/accepted manuscripts for publication as deemed appropriate and necessary for the optimization of journal publication and format. The author of the manuscript retains responsibility for the accuracy of a manuscript published in the Journal of Research in Business Information Systems.

To ensure your manuscript is considered for publication in the 2016 Journal of Research in Business Information Systems, submit manuscript by December 1, 2015, to

Journal of Research in Business Information Systems, ISSN 1941-8515