Awards and Recognitions

The best paper award for The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems is determined using a process that allows our editorial boards to nominate and rank the best articles published in a given year.

Best Paper Award for 2020

Gerster, D., Dremel, C., Brenner, W. and Kelker, P. (2020). How enterprises adopt agile forms of organizational design: A multiple-case study. The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, 51 (1), 84-103. (click here to access this article in the ACM Digital Library)

One additional article deserves honorable mention in 2020:

  • Rutschi, C., & Dibbern, J. (2020). Towards a Framework of Implementing Software Robots: Transforming Human-executed Routines into Machines. The DATABASE for Advances in Information Systems, 51(1), 104-128. (click here to access this article in the ACM Digital Library)

Best Paper Award for 2019

  • Niederman, F., & March, S. T. (2019). Broadening the conceptualization of theory in the information systems discipline: A meta-theory approach. The DATABASE for Advances in Information Systems, 50(2), 18-44. (click here to access this article in the ACM Digital Library).

One additional article deserves honorable mention in 2019:

  • Gupta, S., & Bostrom, R. P. (2019). A Revision of Computer Self-Efficacy Conceptualizations in Information Systems. The DATABASE for Advances in Information Systems, 50(2), 71-93. (click here to access this article in the ACM Digital Library)

Best Paper Award for 2018

Dennis, A.R., & Minas, R.K. (2018). Security on Autopilot: Why Current Security Theories Hijack our Thinking and Lead Us Astray. The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, 49(SI), 15-38. (click here to access this article in the ACM Digital Library)

One additional article deserves honorable mention in 2018:

  • Torres, R., Gerhart, N., & Negahban, A. (2018). Epistemology in the Era of Fake News: An Exploration of Information Verification Behaviors among Social Networking Site Users. The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, 49(3), 78-97. (click here to access this article in the ACM Digital Library)

Best Paper Award for 2017

Balozian, P., & Leidner, D. (2017). Review of IS security policy compliance: Toward the building blocks of an IS security theory. The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, 48(3), 11-43. (click here to access this article in the ACM Digital Library)

Two other articles deserve honorable mention in 2017:

  • Carroll, J., & Reich, B. H. (2017). Technology Portfolios: How Individuals Manage Multiple Digital Technologies. The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, 48(1), 75-92. (click here to access this article in the ACM Digital Library)
  • Schwarz, A., Rizzuto, T., Carraher-Wolverton, C., Roldán, J. L., & Barrera-Barrera, R. (2017). Examining the Impact and Detection of the Urban Legend of Common Method Bias. The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, 48(1), 93-119. (click here to access this article in the ACM Digital Library)

Best Paper Award for 2016

Niederman, F., Ferratt, T. W., & Trauth, E. M. (2016). On the co-evolution of information technology and information systems personnel. The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, 47(1), 29-50. (click here to access this article in the ACM Digital Library)*
*This article was also selected as a recipient of the Senior Scholars Best Information Systems Publication Award, announced at the International Conference for Information Systems in 2017.

Two other articles deserve honorable mention in 2016:

  • Zhang, S., Yu, L., Wakefield, R. L., & Leidner, D. E. (2016). Friend or Foe: Cyberbullying in Social Network Sites. The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, 47(1), 51-71.  (click here to access this article in the ACM Digital Library)
  • Beck, R., Pahlke, I., & Vykoukal, J. (2016). Colocation as a Hybrid ICT Sourcing Strategy to Improve Operational Agility. The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, 47(2), 9-35. (click here to access this article in the ACM Digital Library)

Senior Editor of the Year 

Mark Gillenson – Univesity of Memphis (2020)
Colleen Carraher Wolverton – University of Louisiana at Lafayette (2019)
Pratyush Bharati – University of Massachusetts – Boston (2018)
Dorit Nevo – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2017)

Reviewer of the Year 

Vladimir Ambartsoumian – University of Memphis (2020);
– Runner-up to best reviewer: Rene Moquin – Northeastern State University in Broken Arrow, OK (2020).
Carmen Leong – University of New South Wales (2019)
Amy Connolly – James Madison University (2018)
Jaime Windeler – University of Cincinatti (2017)