International Journal of Business Intelligence Research (IJBIR)

Submit a Paper to the International Journal of Business Intelligence Research (IJBIR)

Published Continuous Volume. Est. 2010.

The International Journal of Business Intelligence Research (IJBIR) is a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to exchanging the latest research and applications, from the academy and the industry, on all aspects of the use of Business Intelligence (BI) in organizations. BI can be presented as an architecture, tool, technology, or system that gathers and stores data, analyzes it using analytical tools, and delivers information and/or knowledge, facilitating reporting, querying, and ultimately, allowing organizations to improve decision making. We have witnessed significant and fast changes in the field. Initially more focused on descriptive analytics, BI systems were dedicated mainly to producing reports to make information available to decision makers. BI is now a multidisciplinary area. Topics such as data visualization and dashboards and the integration of predictive and prescriptive analytics as components of the architectures of BI systems, among other topics, are relevant to the field and worth being considered for research. The more traditional topics related to data warehouse design, modelling and implementation, business analytics and business process management environments, interfaces evaluation, and the critical factors for BI are still relevant for research. Focusing on the Information Systems triad “Business Processes + Persons + Technologies” and its several interactions is also vital in this context.

ISSN: 1947-3591|EISSN: 1947-3605|DOI: 10.4018/IJBIR
This journal publishes original research by academic, business, and government contributors on strategies, governance, tools, applications, techniques, and technologies for BI. The Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Business Intelligence Research (IJBIR) would like to invite you to submit to this respected academic journal.


The mission of the International Journal of Business Intelligence Research (IJBIR) is to advance research in the field of Business Intelligence (BI), providing a global forum for the discussion of diverse aspects and issues that affect the field. IJBIR is a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to the exchange of the latest ideas and research on all aspects of practicing and managing BI in organizations. IJBIR takes a multidisciplinary approach to the examination of the BI field. This journal promotes submissions from all regions of the world that address the theories and the practices that impact the field.


High-quality submissions are encouraged using qualitative, quantitative, or mixed research approaches Systematic literature reviews on related topics are also welcome. Submissions are especially encouraged covering the following topics:

• Trends in business intelligence research
• Best practices in business intelligence
• Critical assessments of business intelligence solutions
• Critical assessments of business intelligence technologies
• Critical success factors in business intelligence adoption and practice
• Enablers and inhibitors for business intelligence
• Development of business intelligence architectures
• Data warehousing strategies
• Predictive analytics for business intelligence
• Prescriptive analytics for business intelligence
• Business intelligence in support of business processes management
• Business intelligence and decision-making
• Group practices in business intelligence
• Artificial intelligence and business intelligence
• Generative AI applications for business intelligence systems
• Issues pertaining to analyst and decision-maker interactions
• Knowledge transfer and sharing behaviors in business intelligence
• Methodologies and processes for managing business intelligence activities
• Metrics and their effectiveness
• Organizational culture and its impact on business intelligence and vice-versa
• Relationship between knowledge management and business intelligence
• Theories that enlighten business intelligence and decision-making
• Using business intelligence for security analysis and fraud detection
• Business intelligence in educational environments
• Business intelligence applications
• Security issues in business intelligence systems
• Ethical and legal issues related to business intelligence
• Business intelligence and blockchain
• Business intelligence and digital transformation


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at All article manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the editorial review board of the journal for a double-blind peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.

Starting January 1st, 2021, this journal will be converting from Hybrid Open Access to full Gold Open Access, meaning from January 1st, 2021 onward all of its published contents will be 100% open access and the copyright of the published work will stay with the author(s) ((Note: IGI Global open access journal article manuscript publishing offers authors the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licensing arrangement. The copyright for the work remains solely with the author(s) of the article manuscript), and the publisher will provide the published contents free of charge globally (there will no longer be subscription fees or payment of any kind required for individuals and libraries to access and utilize the published contents).

Once the journal is converted to Gold Open Access in 2021 and will no longer have subscription revenue backing it, the journal will be heavily reliant on Open Access Article Processing Charges (APCs) payment provided by either the author(s) or his/her/their respective institution or another funding agency, AFTER the article manuscript submission has been through a full double-blind peer review and the Editor-in-Chief at his/her full discretion has decided to accept the manuscript based on the results of the double-blind peer review process. The APC will offset the costs of all of the activities associated with the publication of the article manuscript, including the digital tools used to support the manuscript management and review process, the typesetting, formatting and layout, online hosting, the submission of the journal’s content to numerous abstracts, directories, and indexes, third party software (plagiarism checks), editorial support which includes manuscript tracking, communications, submission guideline checks, communications with authors and reviewers, as well as all promotional support and activities which includes metadata distribution, press releases, promotional communications, web content, ads, fliers, brochures, postcards, etc. for the journal and its published contents; and the fact that all published articles will be freely accessible and able to be posted and disseminated widely by the authors.

The Article Processing Charge (APC) for this journal is currently set at $2,050 USD and authors will not be asked to provide payment of the APC fee (directly to the publisher) until AFTER their manuscript has gone through the full double-blind peer review process and the Editor-in-Chief at his/her full discretion has decided to accept the manuscript based on the results of the double-blind peer review process. Please note that there is absolutely NO correlation between the APC (Article Processing Charge) being paid by the author and the results of review process outcomes.

Those coming from certain developing countries will be able to take advantage of discounts or waivers with careful consideration by IGI Global’s Executive Editorial Board. Also, authors of submitted manuscripts can take advantage of IGI Global’s Read and Publish Open Access Initiative, which allows authors who are affiliated with institutions that are currently subscribed to one or more IGI Global databases to benefit from APC funding (you can learn more about how this all works here). In the case of a multi-authored work, even if only one author is eligible for the discount or waiver, all authors of the work will benefit from the waiver or discount. Additionally, if an author chooses to utilize any of IGI Global’s Author Services on their manuscript, the amount paid for any of these author services will be deducted from the final Article Processing Charge (APC).

For more information on APCs and Open Access Publishing please visit IGI Global’s open access publishing page here, and also it is recommended to read the following article published by Web of Science, “A researcher’s complete guide to open access papers”.

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

All inquiries regarding IJBIR should be directed to the attention of:

Ana Azevedo