My question in the title is general. To help you understand why I'm asking the general question, I'll add ... the SJR (SCImago Journal) ranking is based on the SCOPUS database. In both the Web of Science and SJR journal ranking, they categorize "Information Systems" under "Computer Science". I'm personally interested if there are some other major academic search engine, that categorizes "Information Systems", somewhere other than "Computer Science"?

However, to answer my question, please answer the general question, since that applies to many more SE users.

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    There are library classification systems like the Dewey Decimal system and the Library of Congress system which attempt to categorize fields of study. – Nate Eldredge Mar 16 '15 at 22:10
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    @Nate: thx! I also found the ACM Computing Classification System (CCS) Web URL, however, I don't know if the CCS is generally academic accepted (or perhaps there is a better one). – Todd Booth Mar 17 '15 at 9:56
  • A friend who is a librarian reports that Dewey Decimal is falling out of use, assuming I understood correctly. – keshlam May 12 '15 at 13:23

Australia and New Zealand rely upon the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC). This standard comprises of Type of Activity (TOA); Fields of Research (FOR); and Socio-economic Objective (SEO).

You would be most interested in the Fields of Research code specifications. In the FOR code, Division 08 Information and Computing Sciences includes group 0806 Information Systems which is specified here: http://www.abs.gov.au/Ausstats/abs@.nsf/Latestproducts/21AF3378B57615E7CA25741800047563?opendocument


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