Aims and scope

The interdisciplinary interfaces of Information Systems (IS) are fast emerging as defining areas of research and development in IS. These developments are largely due to the transformation of Information Technology (IT) towards networked worlds and its effects on global communications and economies. While these developments are shaping the way information is used in all forms of human enterprise, they are also setting the tone and pace of information systems of the future. The major advances in IT such as client/server systems, the Internet and the desktop/multimedia computing revolution, for example, have led to numerous important vistas of research and development with considerable practical impact and academic significance. While the industry seeks to develop high performance IS/IT solutions to a variety of contemporary information support needs, academia looks to extend the reach of IS technology into new application domains. Information Systems Frontiers (ISF) aims to provide a common forum of dissemination of frontline industrial developments of substantial academic value and pioneering academic research of significant practical impact.  
Information Systems Frontiers will focus on research and development at the IS/IT interfaces in the academia and industry. The interfaces include the base disciplines of computer science, telecommunications, operations research, economics and cognitive sciences, for instance. Emerging areas that ISF will concentrate on in the next few years include, but are not limited to:

  • enterprise modeling and integration
  • emerging object/web technologies
  • information economics
  • IT integrated manufacturing
  • medical informatics
  • digital libraries
  • mobile computing and electronic commerce.

The publication highlights of ISF are:


  • Provide a forum for both academicians and industry specialists to explore the multiple frontiers of the IS/IT field
  • Bring innovative research on all aspects of IS/IT interfaces from analytical, behavioral and technological perspectives 


  • Published bimonthly, with dedicated issues on a regular basis as well as a general issue per year
  • Internet support with abstracts, fast track reviews, discussion groups and a variety of other services


  • Theories and models of IS/IT systems and solutions
  • Pragmatic solutions to practical IS/IT problems
  • Computational, empirical and system developmental studies
  • Perspectives synthesizing recent developments in interface areas
  • State-of-the-art, state-of-the-market, state-of-the-practice surveys
  • Reviews of challenges, solutions and lessons learned in practice
  • Management
  • An Editorial Advisory Group and an Editorial Board both including outstanding individuals fro academia and industry
  • Eminent guest editors for the dedicated issues,
  • Editors of websites managing and maintaining the internet services. 

Officially cited as: Inf Syst Front