review paper

Write an original review paper on a specific research topic related to the course theme, which include:

  • Big data analytics.
  • AI.
  • Digital transformation.
  • Cybersecurity (do NOT choose, since we already had a review paper presented about it).
  • Digital platforms (do NOT choose, since we already had a number of review papers presented about it).

Alternatively, you can choose one of the additional topics provided below:

  • Health Information Systems (may include smart mobile health platforms/solutions, the role of IS and analytics in disease prevention and management, etc.).
  • Virtual/Augmented/Mixed reality in organizations (may include the use of such technologies in teamwork/collaboration).
  • Online reviews (may include online word-of-mouth, or WOM).
  • Influence of twitter users (may include how to identify influential users, how to measure influence, how influence is gained, etc.).
  • Note: may use a combinational topic. For example, virtual reality in healthcare (for example, in surgeries).

In all cases, it is strongly advisable to consult with me about your overall plan, scope of your research, etc.

Follow the guidelines offered in the paper: Analyzing the past to prepare for the future: Writing a literature review.

Here are some examples of review papers that will provide you with ideas on how to structure your research and output; you need to develop similar research methodology for the term paper following these examples (However, do NOT select them as a term paper topic):

Very important: I do NOT want you to feel overwhelmed/intimidated by the examples above! These are top journal papers by experienced researchers who spent months on their respective reviews! What I want you to do is to be inspired by them. I want you to take a good look at those papers and benchmark one or more of them. For example, How did they search for papers? How did they conduct their review? How did they classify the papers they used in their reviews? How did they synthesize the findings to come up with propositions or future research recommendations? Put the time and effort and show you tried your best and you did a good job, and your grade will be a good one (or even excellent!).

Paper specifications: 11-point Times New Roman, single spaced on 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper with 1-inch margins, at least 15 pages (not including bibliography). All figures and tables must be original. Follow APA style for citation of references (both in-text and in the list of references).

The paper must be submitted in MS Word format.

P.S.: The submitted paper will be scanned for plagiarism. Should strictly follow the plagiarism guideline.  Make sure that there is no plagiarized material.   A plagiarized paper will be severely penalized. See the attachment for grading rubric.

Instructions for References:

  1. A minimum of 20 references must be used for the review.
  2. At least 75% of the references must be MIS oriented (not computer science or software engineering, for example). Here is a list of the IS Senior Scholars’ Basket of Journals. The eight journals in the list are, in alphabetical order:
    • European Journal of Information Systems
    • Information Systems Journal
    • Information Systems Research
    • Journal of AIS
    • Journal of Information Technology
    • Journal of MIS
    • Journal of Strategic Information Systems
    • MIS Quarterly

In addition, you can filter the “Field of Research” column in the ABDC list (that you used for paper reviews) by using the code “0806” for information systems journals. Finally, you can check the list of major information systems conferences:

  1. At least 70% of references must be from academic journals and conferences (rather than industry reports, white papers, etc.).
  2. Make sure that all the references you intend to use are accessible, either through open access or through CSU library. You do not want to start your paper only to find that some references are not accessible.


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