MIS Department, faculty rank first globally for research output in top journals

February 21, 2013 //

The research output of the Fox School of Business’ Management Information Systems (MIS) Department has been ranked No. 1 in the world in the 2012 update of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) publications survey. The department was ranked first for the period 2009-12, maintaining the leading position it has held for three years.

The analysis also ranked Professor Paul A. Pavlou, director of the Fox School’s PhD program in business administration, as the top MIS researcher in the world for the same three-year period. Fox Associate Professor of Marketing and MIS Angelika Dimoka, director of Temple’s Center for Neural Decision Making, was ranked No. 2.

MIS Professor Youngjin Yoo, who directs Temple’s Center for Design+Innovation and is principal investigator on the university’s Urban Apps and Maps Studios, ranks ninth. MIS Associate Professor David Schuff, Fox’s director of innovation in learning technologies, is also on the top 100 individual list, at No. 85.

These scholars explore a wide range of research interests, from e-commerce and big data, to uses of neuroscience in information systems and marketing, to the processes driving the evolution of new IT tools and systems, to the influence of Web 2.0 on politics.

“This distinction for Paul, Angelika, Youngjin and David once again demonstrates the Fox School’s commitment to excellence in research productivity, particularly in top journals,” Dean M. Moshe Porat said. “We congratulate these faculty – and our MIS Department as a whole – as our school and university join in celebrating this remarkable accomplishment.”

The rankings were generated in February 2013 using a database created by the AIS, the premier global organization for academics specializing in MIS, and based on an analysis of publications in the top two journals in the field, MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research. Full rankings are at

“MIS at Fox is a special place; we have the best researchers in the world, the most innovative curriculum and awesome students who continue to excel in a very supportive environment,” founding Chair Munir Mandviwalla said.

In addition to the Fox MIS Department’s research rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranks the Fox School’s undergraduate MIS program No. 17 in the nation and its graduate MIS programs No. 22.