About Us

The journal covers the whole diversity of information and communication technologies and systems, and the wide diversity of context in which they are used, e.g. organisations, services, personal. Certain disciplines are particularly associated with this area, e.g. information systems, library, information and communication management, archives and records management. However, submissions from other disciplines and from system users are welcomed.

The nature of the articles included in the journal is the reporting of evidence from new research or from re-analysis/synthesis of existing evidence from the literature or previous research. Except for this proviso, contributions from different perspectives are encouraged.


  • To act as a conduit for practitioners seeking evidence to support decision-making in ICT adoption / implementation scenarios
  • To provide a forum for information systems  researchers to publish and discover research that adds to the contextual understanding of ICT in use
  • To create a paradigm shift in the information systems field towards creating and using a robust evidence-base


To publish

  • original empirical research in information systems (e.g. case studies)
  • commentaries on evidence-based information systems practice (e.g. experiential case notes)
  • analytical reviews of previously published research (e.g. evidence summaries)
  • systematic literature reviews (particularly qualitative) of existing research
  • opinion/discussion papers on the theory and implementation of evidence-based practice in information systems

Unique attributes

The Journal of Evidence Based Information Systems is the only open-access journal on this topic.

Key benefits

The Journal of Evidence Based Information Systems will provide:

  • an open-access, web-based knowledge-base for practitioners
  • a conduit for translating research from information systems researchers to information systems practitioners and clients;
  • a conduit for knowledge transfer from information systems practitioners to information systems researchers;
  • the opportunity to integrate evidence-based practice into information systems education
  • the evidence base to enable research impact.

Key journal audiences

Academics, practitioners, professionals and students in the fields of information systems, library, information and communication management, archives and records management. Executive managers, system managers, system users and system designers/developers.