​UNSW's School of Information Systems & Technology Management (ISTM) has maintained its top ranking for published research for a second year.

The Association for Information Systems (AIS) Research Productivity Rankings 2018 acknowledged the win for the Business School.

The School ranked second in Asia-Pacific region and seventh worldwide, moving up from the previous year's rankings of third and ninth, respectively. 

Six ISTM academics were also listed in the AIS Top 200 Scholars worldwide. At 28th place, Professor and AGSM Scholar Shan Pan was the School's highest-ranking academic.

"I am proud that ISTM continues to do well in the AIS ranking," said Prof Pan.

"This accolade strongly affirms our vision and long-term strategy of building impact-based excellence through digital enablement research.

"As a team, we will continue to build on our strengths in high quality research, translational work and impact co-creation through industry collaborations that will bring practical value for Australia and the world."

The AGSM scholar was joined in the Top 200 rankings by Professor Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic, Professor Walter Fernandez, Dr Yenni Tim, Dr Sandeep Mysore Seshandrinath, and Dr Toomas Tamm, who altogether shared 160th place.

"It is a privilege to be a part of a collegial team which has a strong focus on striving to make a difference, both through research, teaching, as well as working closely with the industry," Dr Tamm said.

Head of ISTM, Dr Lemuria Carter, said that the School is committed to conducting rigorous, engaging and impactful research.

"Our staff is composed of thought-leaders who consistently produce high-quality publications. Our recent rise in the Association for Information Systems University Rankings is a testament to the talent and commitment of our team," Dr Carter said.

The 2018 rankings are based on research published from 2016 to 2018 in top journals such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, and Journal of the Association for Information Systems. The journals are selected by AIS senior scholars.