Editorial Statement

BISE (Business & Information Systems Engineering) is an international scholarly and double-blind peer-reviewed journal that publishes scientific research on the effective and efficient design and utilization of information systems by individuals, groups, enterprises, and society for the improvement of social welfare. Information systems are understood as socio-technical systems comprising people, tasks, and information technology. Research published in the journal examines relevant problems in the analysis, design, implementation, and management of information systems.

BISE is the English language successor of the  journal WIRTSCHAFTSINFORMATIK, which has been the flagship journal of the German-language Information Systems community for more than 50 years. It is now one of the leading European journals in the field. BISE is sponsored by the Section “Information Systems” (Wirtschaftsinformatik, WKWI) of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB) and the special interest group “Business Informatics” (GI-FB WI) of the Gesellschaft für Informatik e. V. (GI) with more than 1200 members. BISE is also an affiliated journal of the Association for Information Systems (AIS).

Topics covered in BISE include:

  • Business Process Management
  • Computational Methods and Decision Support Systems
  • Economics of Information Systems
  • Enterprise Modeling and Enterprise Information Systems
  • Information Systems Engineering and Technology
  • IS Foundations and Research Methods
  • Management and Use of Information and Knowledge

The editorial statement of each of the corresponding core departments can be here. We also welcome articles, which span different areas or cover entirely new ground in Business & Information Systems Engineering.

BISE allows different types of submissions. Research articles are the core of the journal and provide completed research results as original and substantial contributions to the literature. The journal also publishes research notes, which promote the dialogue among the community on new and emerging developments. This can include reports on new conceptual ideas or successful applications in the field, which are relevant to practitioners and encourage future research.

We also invite state-of-the-art articles, which survey recent developments in a particular field of interest. State-of-the-art articles will be handled by the SOTA editor, who draws on the entire editorial board in different departments and external reviewers. All of the above types of submissions are double-blind peer-reviewed research contributions.

Specific sections in the journal include catchwords, interviews, as well as a discussion section. Catchwords describe emerging technologies and important phenomena for the BISE community. The discussion section provides statements of experts on a particular subject relevant to the field. Moreover, the journal also publishes interviews with top scholars and industry representatives.