Some personal reflections on 11 years of JISIB editorial notes and production
Keywords:Intelligence Studies, Economics, Competitive Intelligence, Business Intelligence, Management
AbstractFor now, this is the last issue of JISIB. The reason is that funding for Open-Source journals throughNOS-HS has been halted for all journals ending in 2022. JISIB had financing through 2021. There maybe a revival of Open-Source initiatives and then it’s possible to continue if we can obtain the funds, butfor now JISIB will be put on pause.JISIB came out regularly between 2011-2022, so for 11 years. For eight of these years the journalreceived funding from VR and NOS-HS. NOS-HS is the Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils inthe Humanities and Social Sciences. It’s a cooperation between the research councils in Denmark,Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden responsible for research within the Humanities and SocialSciences. We are very grateful for continuous support received from NOS-HS. It has been instrumentalfor the advancement of Open-Source Publishing in Sweden.The journal was started at a time when the interest for competitive intelligence (CI) was declining,during the first decade of the 21st century. Bibliometric analysis shows that JISIB has been the primaryoutlet for scientific articles on CI for the past decade. Most articles have been in the border between CIand business intelligence, or more specifically between software and web-solutions, web-intelligence, andsocial media intelligence. Some articles have been in market intelligence and other closely related areas.In France there has been a continuous interest for “intelligence economique” and in Sweden“omvärldsanalys”. We have also seen new areas emerge and some areas increase in popularity, likecollective intelligence, foresight and insight (competitive and market insight). However, the core of thecontent is much the same despite this relabeling. It’s still about processes for providing decision makerswith need-to-know information
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