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Author Guidelines


The system is currently being updated. In the meanwhile, please upload your submissions through ScholarOne by clicking here

Please feel free to contact us at ( if you have any queries/concerns

MISQE invites authors to submit papers based on in-depth research that provide rich stories, unique insights, and useful conceptual frameworks for information systems practice. Our target audience includes both practitioners and researchers -- so that MISQE can stimulate ongoing discussions at the intersection of research and practice -- but our primary focus is research that is immediately relevant and useful for practice.

Please note that articles published in or under consideration for other journals or as book chapters cannot be considered. Papers awaiting presentation or already presented at conferences must be revised (ideally, taking advantage of feedback received at the conference) in order to receive consideration. Presentation at a conference should be indicated in the acknowledgements.

By submitting a paper to MIS Quarterly Executive, authors agree to allow MISQE to edit accepted manuscripts prior to publication.

How to Submit


Manuscripts can be submitted electronically by clicking here

This is the preferred method of submission. By submitting a manuscript through the website, you will be able to login and check the status of your submission.


Manuscripts can also be submitted via e-mail in case there is a problem with the website. This e-mail should be sent to the Managing Editor ( with the manuscript and a cover letter attached. The cover letter should include:

  • the names and e-mail addresses of all authors
  • the authors' preference of Senior Editor (see the Editors page) to review the manuscript.
  • the names of potential reviewers (and their e-mail addresses if the potential reviewers are not members of the Editorial Board). See the Review Process for more information about nominating reviewers.
  • the authors' preference for review format, either open or double blind. See the Review Process for more information on open versus double blind reviews.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. Paper is formatted according to format guidelines.
  2. Paper has not been published by nor is under review at another journal or as a book or book chapter.
  3. If the paper has been presented at a conference or published in conference proceedings this should be noted in the acknowledgements.
  4. Author(s) name on first page only.
  5. The comments for the editor in the submission form nominates senior editor and reviewers, and proposes the review format.
  6. Any necessary legal permission for publication has been obtained from the case organization.
  7. Author(s) agree to allow MISQE to edit accepted manuscripts prior to publication.

Copyright Notice

Articles accepted for publication in MISQE are copyrighted by Management Information Systems Research Center (MISRC) of the University of Minnesota. Authors of accepted papers will be expected to sign copyright release forms prior to publication of their article. If you are writing about development of material for a company as a contractor, supervisor, employee, or other representative and they "own" this material, be sure well ahead of time they are willing to transfer the copyright. The submission of a manuscript to MISQE requires that all authors agree to the submission and will agree to sign copyright release forms and that all authors may be included in any communication between MISQE and the authors. Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part of an MIS Quarterly Executive article for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage. Copyright for components of this work owned by others than MISRC must be honored. Abstracting with credit is permitted. To copy otherwise, to publish, to post on servers, or to redistribute to lists requires prior specific permission and/or fee. Request permission to publish from Tony Gerth at


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The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


The mission of MISQE is to encourage practice-based research in information systems and to disseminate the results of that research in a manner that makes its relevance and utility readily apparent.
ISSN 1540-1960