Editorial Note Vol 4, No 1 (2014)

Solberg Soilen Klaus


On May 3rd 2014 JISIB received an email saying it has been accepted to be indexed by SCOPUS Elsevier. Thus a vital goal for the journal has been achieved. The SCOPUS acceptance will automatically allow us to enter a number of other indexes used by different nations for their individual rankings, which we again expect will increase the number and quality of submissions. The next goal of the journal is to be accepted to Reuter’s ISI Web of Knowledge. Experience with other journals however show that this may take some time, also after official criteria are fulfilled as ISI are looking at the number of times the applicant has been cited by their existing journals. There is no reliable way to keep track of this figure from our side as Reuter’s do not say how many citations are required. Instead we will file and application during the year and keep at it with regular intervals. Open Source journals are highly appreciated by users and we are convinced that they are here to stay.
In this issue of JISIB we have admitted a large number of opinion pieces. Opinion pieces are important to allow for a broader perspective of the field in terms of policies, adaptions of CI in foreign countries and general interest in the form of debates. It also shows the normative qualities that are present in any social science discipline.
In the first article Marisela Rodriguez, Alejandro Palacios and Dante Cortez Show how CI can help define a business opportunity or threats to the open die forging industry. They show how the methodology can be combined with other types of analysis (market analysis, Porter five forces, etc.) to enrich and make the process of strategic decision-making more precise. Victor Cavaller shows the correlation between knowledge translation (KT) and CI in the perspective of university students. Cavallar concludes with a classification of Analytical parameters for learning and teaching. Luc Quoniam and Charles-Victor Boutet reflects on how the CI Cycle changes with Web 2.0. The article by Julyeta P.A Runtuwene, Audy Aldrin Kenap and Verry Ronny Palilingan shows a case of how CI is implemented in the region of North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The article by Abdelkader Baaziz and Luc Quoniam discuss the situation of Algerian State-Owned Firms and come up with a conceptual model of how BI, CI and KM are related in a decision making framework.
As always we would first of all like to thank the authors for their contributions to this issue of JISIB.
On behalf of the Editorial Board,

Sincerely Yours,

Dr. Klaus Solberg Søilen
Halmstad University


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