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Prof. Izak Benbasat recognized as the most prolific author in top three MIS journals

Posted 2017-06-29

In a recent paper in the journal Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Professor Izak Benbasat was recognized for his considerable contribution to the field of Management Information Systems (MIS).

Benbasat was the most frequently published author in the field’s top three journals – Management Information Systems Quarterly, Information Systems Research and Journal of Management Information Systems – between 1977 and 2014 (63 papers), as well as between 2005 to 2014 (29 papers). In the field’s top two journals, Benbasat was the most frequently published author between 1977 and 2014, and outranked the second-most prolific author by 60 per cent.

“I would like to thank the many excellent researchers whom I’ve collaborated with over the years, especially my UBC Sauder colleagues and doctoral students, for their valuable contributions to this body of published work,” says Benbasat, UBC Sauder Distinguished Professor of Information Systems Emeritus and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Professor Ron Cenfetelli, head of UBC Sauder’s MIS division, adds, “The year 1977 is widely recognized as the inauguration of the MIS field’s journal launches, so the findings in this paper are generalizable to the entire history of the MIS field – thereby placing Izak at the very top. This is an amazing record of research productivity, and we’re honoured to have a professor with Izak’s skills and knowledge at UBC Sauder.”

According to Google Scholar, by 2016 Benbasat had been cited more than 40,000 times in academic literature, placing him among UBC’s most highly cited professors. That number has now increased to 47,864 citations.