Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business

JISIB is a peer-reviewed, no-fee Open Access Journal. The journal publishes articles on topics including market intelligence, marketing intelligence, strategic intelligence, business intelligence, competitive intelligence, collective intelligence and scientific and technical intelligence, and their equivalent terms in other languages. These include “l’information stratégique et de la sécurité économiques” (Sisse) [previously “intelligence économique"] and “veille” in France, “omvärldsanalys” in Sweden and “Konkurrenz-/Wettbewerbsforschung” in Germany. The journal has a managerial focus as well as an applied technical focus (information systems), as these are now well-integrated into real life business intelligence solutions. By focusing on business applications the journal does not compete directly with journals that focus on library sciences or state/national/military intelligence studies. The journal only publishes articles on knowledge management and knowledge transfer in exceptional cases, as these are well developed areas with their own journals.

JISIB occupies a niche. It currently caters to a group of scholars made up of over 400 active individuals spread around the world. It is supported by an estimated 5,000 practitioners and caters to specific conferences (ICIECIS, SIIE, VSST, SCIP, ITICTI, EBRF, ECKM, AIM) where both academics and practitioners meet regularly. These conferences produce over 300 articles annually, of which over 40 are potentially full-length, scientific articles. JISIB publishes three issues a year made up of between five and seven articles and 55+ pages.

To strengthen the ties between business intelligence researchers and practitioners, an independent management board of practitioners has been created for the journal.

Those interested in posting research topics and discuss the journal can do so at the JISIB Linkedin Group. Another place to discuss topics related to the fields covered by JISIB is at the Competitive Intelligence group at Ning, which caters to more than 2,500 members.

There are many portals for Intelligence Studies which can be accessed in any language with Google Translate. These include BI DIGITAL (in Swedish), World-Class CI (in English), China CIR (in Chinese), Intelcollab (in English) and CI Worldwide (in French). Other journals with a similar scope include the South African Journal of Information Management and Revista Inteligência Competitiva

Thanks to all who are making this journal possible and have shown such patience!


Sincerely Yours,


Klaus Solberg Søilen

Professor of Management



Founding Editors

     Prof. Henri Dou (France), Goupe ESCEM

     Prof. Per Jenster (China), NIMI

Honorary Editors

     Prof. John E. Prescott (USA), University of Pittsburgh

     Prof. Bernard Dousset (France), Toulouse University


     Dr. Klaus Solberg Søilen (Sweden), Halmstad University

Regional Associated Editors


     Prof. G. Scott Erickson (USA), Ithaca College


     Christophe Bisson (France/Turkey), Kadir Has University


     Prof. Xie Xinzhou (China), Beijing University


     Prof. Adeline Du Toit (South Africa), University of Johannesburg

Editorial Advisory Board:

     Regional editors +

     Prof. Svend Hollensen, University of South Denmark (Denmark)

     Prof. Göran Svensson, Markedshøyskolen (Norway)

(For full list of Editors see the Editorial Team page)



JISIB Classified by Finnish Publication Forum


JISIB received Classification level 1


Posted: 2018-10-27

ICI Conference 2019 in Luxembourg May 7-10


Abstract submission and registration is now open

March 7, 2019 – Abstract submission deadline.

March 17, 2019 – Feedback / Notification of acceptance.

April 7, 2019 – Submission deadline for full papers.

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If anyone are interested in the conference April 26-27th in Stockholm I have 5 free tickets to give away today

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26-27 april, 2017, Summit Hitech Building Hötorget, Stockholm. 

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Vol 8, No 2 (2018): Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business

Full Issue

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Table of Contents


Kalle Nuortimo
Helena Gioti, Stavros T. Ponis, Nikolaos Panayiotou
Christophe Bisson, Maria Mercedes Tang Tong
Shabib-Ahmed Shaikh, Tarun Kumar Singhal
Michael Yulianto, Abba Suganda Girsang, Reinert Yosua Rumagit

Editorial Note

Klaus Solberg Söilen
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