Another beginning,

Since the last years of the first half of the 20th century, “computers” have attracted the attention of technologists as an attractive and efficient phenomenon. From about four decades ago, the development of the internet, as the main factor of transformations, has presented a different picture of the impact of this information and communication technology (ICT) on organization and business management. Not much has passed since the era when understanding new concepts such as the “information age” and “information revolution”, was a challenge, even for university graduates. But it is surprising that today, even in countries that are not very fortunate in terms of electronic readiness, ICT has penetrated people’s daily livelihood and has become the main topic in many disciplines.

During recent decades, government enterprises and SMEs (Small-Medium Enterprises) have made significant abstract and material investments in this sector. Although the use of ICT has spread among generations and different strata of people, managing the factors of “human resources”, “software” and “hardware” and businesses involved in ICT and regulating their relationship requires extensive and deep knowledge and attention.

BI Management Studies journal is a research-oriented and interdisciplinary publication that reviews and publishes scientific research articles with the aim of promoting business intelligence centered on ICT. The approach of this journal is to focus on new management attitudes in the field of information technology and information systems based on various types of technology, models, frameworks, and management patterns at the domestic and international levels.

This journal focuses on the efficient use of information technology in order to make business decisions smarter, a complete list of the goals and vision of the journal is provided below. Nevertheless, articles with scientific-research quality that are somehow related to business management and information technology are also considered. Most of the research that is carried out in the framework of doctoral theses and sometimes master’s theses have acceptable validity. Related articles extracted from these theses under the compassionate guidance of supervisors are a good source for the journal.

The journal titled “Business Intelligence Management Studies” continues, the “Information Technology Management Studies” quarterly journal, of which 20 issues have been regularly published since the fall of 2011, is available digitally on the journal’s website and in print form released. The publication of scientific research quarterly of business intelligence management studies from issue 21 is published in cooperation with Allameh Tabataba’I University and the informatics association of Iran, which is one of the oldest scientific associations in the country. The members of the editorial board of the journal hope that this publication can make a small contribution to the scientific and technological advancement of the country. In the following, you can see the goals and main areas of activity of the publication.

The goals and main areas of activity of the journal


Management approaches in the field of information technology

Conceptual and empirical theories frameworks, models, and patterns in information technology and information systems management

Social networks and networked organizations

IT governance infrastructure and standards (ITIL, Cobit, …)

IT project management (PMBOK, EFQM, ITPM, …)

Organizational learning (OL) and social learning (e-learning, virtual learning, blended learning, …)

Security, privacy, and ethics in information technology

Business intelligence and predictive management

Business process redesign and management (BPR, BPM)

e-business, e-commerce, and e-government

IT methodology development for research and analysis methods

Information systems and business strategy alignment

IT innovations

IT management through green IT

Data Science, Intelligence, and Forward-looking Analysis

Data Science, and business analytics

Descriptive, and statistical analysis

Data pre-processing, transformation, and preparation

Fuzzy logic, and fuzzy expert systems

Neural networks, machine learning, and artificial intelligence

Correlation, sensitivity analysis, regression, and time series analysis

Radial basis functions (RBF), support vector machines (SVM)

Learning vector quantization (LVQ)

Intelligent data clustering, and classification

Self-organizing maps (SOM), and evolutionary clustering

Adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference systems (ANFIS)

Combination of fuzzy logic neural networks, and evolutionary algorithms

Evolutionary algorithms (genetic algorithms, differential evolution, bees colony algorithm, ant colony optimization, particle swarm optimization, imperialist competitive algorithm, firefly algorithm, and so on)

Web text, and process mining

Opinion mining, and sentiment analysis

Deep learning, and stream mining

Big data analytics

Semantic web, and natural language processing

Decision support systems (DSS)

Recommender systems

Data, Information, and Knowledge Management

Information management and database management systems (DBMS)

Data management in multi-brand companies

Data warehouse and extract transform load (ETL) process


Managerial dashboards and visualization

Big data management (BDM)

Intellectual capital management

Knowledge acquisition, extraction, and capture

Knowledge sharing, and application

Knowledge management processes

Knowledge management systems (KMS)

Knowledge engineering and knowledge workers

Development of Information Systems

Software development methodologies

Business modeling

Requirement identification, and system analysis

Software design and implementation

Software test and quality control

Software maintenance, and after-sale services

Software verification metrics

Software architecture, and service-oriented architecture (SOA)

Organizational Systems

Management information systems (MIS)

Enterprise resource planning (ERP)

Customer relationship management (CRM)

Supply chain management (SCM)

Cloud computing and big data solutions

Service-level agreement (SLA) in enterprise solutions


The main goal of the Business Intelligence Management Studies journal is to provide an intellectual environment for national, and international researchers to discuss their latest findings, related to business intelligence management and information technology. Therefore, it is hoped that this publication will improve the status of this field in our country and provide solutions for theoretical and practical issues facing this field. In order to achieve this goal, we request that researchers in this field send their authentic and unpublished articles to this journal for publication.

This journal publishes research articles mainly in the following fields:

  • Business intelligence management
  • Business intelligence
  • Governance, protection, and, security of electronic information
  • Government, business, learning, banking, marketing, and electronic production
  • Applications of virtual networks, and analysis of user behavior
  • Smartening residential, and workplaces, transportation, and mobile communications
  • Social Media Analysis

In order for researchers and libraries to have easy and quick access to the latest research findings in this field, this publication allows free access to its articles. This publication uses Magiran and Noormags databases to create a distributed archiving system for users.