Collaboration and Academic Publishing: A Study of the Performance and Diversity of Contributing Author Disciplines

By Carmine Sellitto.

Published by The Organization Collection

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The paper reported research that identified the originating disciplines of scholars that contributed to academic articles associated with the information systems (IS) domain. The research was based on reliable university-derived data that allowed the examination of 1449 information systems related articles that were published in 649 different journals. The study further mapped articles to a sub-set of highly regarded journals to determine the performance of Australian academics in the IS-area. Across a total of 344 authors involved with the 140 articles, 25 different author-disciplines were identified— highlighting the diverse backgrounds of contributing authors and the potential for individual papers to draw on a range of foundations to facilitate a form of knowledge synergy. The study was able to identify that cross-discipline knowledge collaboration was symptomatic of research that was associated with articles more likely to be published in high quality journals.

Keywords: Australia, University, Journal, Information Systems, Discipline, Research

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp.201-212. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 619.625KB).

Dr. Carmine Sellitto

Research Associate, Centre for Hospitality and Tourism Research, Victoria University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Carmine Sellitto is Research Associate with the Centre for Hospitality and Tourism Research at Victoria University. He gained his PhD from RMIT University where he received the student award for innovation. Dr. Sellitto has published widely and some of his 65 peer-reviewed publications have been on topics associated with e-business, information management and technology, tourism and IT, Internet-marketing, information quality and small business technology adoption.

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