A Bibliometric Analysis of Published Articles on Management Information Systems (MIS)

Faraj Salman Alfawareh, Mahmoud Al-Kofahi, Bara'a Al-Kofahi, Malek Hamed Alshirah, Mohammad Alshira'h, Husam Ananzeh


This paper aimed to explore trends in management information systems (MIS) research from 2017 to 2021 and compare their contributions based on different countries and authors. In particular, this study presents a bibliometric analysis of MIS highlighting key themes including, effective top MIS journals, authors, contributing countries, source types, sponsoring institutions, document languages, and subject areas, within the past five years. The data were chosen from Web of Science and Scopus databases based on defined search terms relating to MIS. Microsoft Excel 2016 was used to summarize bibliometric features, including the number of publications, subject areas and country contributions. Based on the search results, a total of 3624 papers were included. The results showed that most of the articles were published in journals and conferences, mainly in English. Additionally, most of the research in MIS was in the computer, engineering, medicine and management sciences fields and China contributed the largest percentage of articles (17%). The “Journal of Physics”and the“International Conference on Information Systems Development” had the highest publication number, while, the European Commission, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and the National Science Foundation were the top funding institutions.The outcomes provide a global perspective of the MIS field, identifying the works that have had the greatest impact, the main study traditions or themes that have been explored in MIS studies. Structural analyses revealed changes in the MIS over time. The paper concluded with suggestions and accumulated knowledge for future study.

Keywords: Bibliometric analysis, Information Systems, Management Information Systems, MIS field.

DOI: 10.7176/IKM/11-4-14

Publication date:November 30th 2021


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