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AGAINST THE GRAIN (ISSN: 1043-2094) is your key to the latest news about libraries, publishers, book jobbers, and subscription agents. Our goal is to link publishers, vendors, and librarians by reporting on the issues, literature, and people that impact the world of books and journals.

There are two distinct components of Against the Grain: the print journal that is published six times a year, in February, April, June, September, and November and December/January, and the ATG NewsChannel website that is updated daily with the latest news, announcements, and online-only content. Although the majority of the online content is open access, our website also allows subscribers to have full-text access to the print issues with a username and password log in. The print and online subscriptions are bundled: an online user account accompanies your print subscription.

“Biz of Digital” is a column in AGAINST THE GRAIN. It features discussions by working librarians on digital collections, digital repositories, or digital scholarship. Its audience is librarians in all types of libraries and vendors of products, services, and systems that support library digital services. Its focus is on current practices, techniques, processes, and information on events in the field. Against the Grain is a down-to-earth, practice-orientated library journal.

Ideas for upcoming “Biz of Digital” articles include:

  • Managing and/or promoting your repository
  • Repository workflows and projects
  • Repository migration and/or re-structuring
  • Open access, open peer review, open science, etc.
  • Selecting, implementing, and promoting an altmetrics services

Feel free to choose any of these topics, or one of your own. Theoretical articles, research reports, “how-to” articles, case studies, literature reviews and conceptual or opinion pieces are welcome. Article length should be approximately 1200-1500 words (4-5 pages, double-spaced). Contributions may be written by individuals or co-authored.


ASLIB JOURNAL OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (AJIM) is a peer-reviewed international journal providing key insights into the latest international developments in the research and practice of information management and information science.

Areas of interest include topics such as social media, data protection, search engines, information retrieval, digital libraries, information behaviour, intellectual property and copyright, information industry, digital repositories and information policy and governance.

The journal invites contributions from academics and practitioners which cover a broad range of issues in the field, including economic, behavioural, social, ethical, technological, international, business-related, political and management-orientated factors. Contributors are encouraged to spell out the practical implications of their work.



COLLECTION AND CURATION provides well-researched and authoritative information on the rapidly-changing conceptions of what collection development is in libraries, archives, museums and galleries. Also its purpose, practice and issues arising.

Relevant topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • ‘Collection’ and management of files and data by academic libraries, in the service of the research and teaching purpose of universities
  • ‘Collection’ of files and data for wider organisation planning purposes
  • Academic library curriculum mapping
  • Collection assessment as part of wider library assessment
  • Co-operative and collaborative ‘collection’ of cultural heritage artefacts, including where technology enables innovative approaches
  • Public libraries as centers for civic engagement, digital inclusion, lifelong learning and for health and wellbeing information
  • ‘Collection’ development and the use of space.


COLLEGE & RESEARCH LIBRARIES (C&RL) is the official, bi-monthly, online-only scholarly research journal of the Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association.


COLLEGE & UNDERGRADUATE LIBRARIES supports the continuous learning of academic library staff to become more effective professionals as they discover how to provide and assess outstanding, creative, and innovative services, resources, and facilities. The journal highlights the strategic foci of undergraduate learning through libraries along with collaborations and connections both on and off campus. Academic library staff benefit from the journal’s research-based articles, case studies, reports of best practices, occasional literature or product reviews, and columns or special issues devoted to current topics.


COMMUNICATIONS IN INFORMATION LITERACY (CIL) is a peer-reviewed, independently published, and open access journal devoted to advancing research, theory, and practice in the area of information literacy in higher education.


The primary role of a professional society is to facilitate communication among its members. COMMUNICATIONS OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS carries out this role for the Association for Information Systems (AIS) by publishing articles on a wide range of subjects of interest to the membership, including but not limited to regular research papers, debates, panel discussions, and other topics of interest to the global community.

COMMUNICATIONS OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS has a proud tradition of publishing novel, original and groundbreaking research, methodological essays and guidelines, important lively debates about research practices, and is also the only dedicated AIS outlet that publishes matters and studies related to IS pedagogy.


COMPUTERS IN LIBRARIES is a monthly magazine that provides complete coverage of the news and issues in the rapidly evolving field of library information technology. Focusing on the practical application of technology in community, school, academic, and special libraries, CIL includes discussions of the impact of emerging computer technologies on library systems and services, and on the library community itself.

CIL's mission is to provide librarians and other information professionals with useful and insightful articles about the technology that affects them, their institutions, and their patrons.

We aim to publish interesting stories, case studies, and opinions that are of professional value to people working with technology in public, academic, special, and corporate libraries, as well as archives and museums.

CIL is written by librarians for librarians, and it's about technology all the time.


CURRENT STUDIES IN LIBRARIANSHIP (CsIL) is a forum for research by library science students and early career librarians on subjects of general interest to librarians, under the direction of Dr. Xiaofeng Li and Ms. Tonya Otto. Papers submitted for publication should be readable, timely, thought-provoking, and contain new information or approach known information with new insight. Submissions should be double-spaced and should conform to the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Manuscripts should be submitted by email as a word processing document compatible with Microsoft Word. Address subscription inquiries and manuscript submissions to or Current Studies in Librarianship, Department of Information and Library Science, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 840 Wood Street, Clarion, Pennsylvania 16214.



DATA TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS focusses on the management of digital information, mostly covering Information Science and Information System aspects. Covers all aspects of the data revolution brought about by the Internet and the World-Wide-Web.

This is now an inter-disciplinary journal with broader coverage. It continues to cover Computing and Information Science, but now also the Social Sciences in general and any other discipline that is concerned with digital data. In all cases, research papers should include relevant evaluation or empirical content. Surveys on important emerging topics are also sought, whenever they follow a rigorous and systematic approach to review the literature and a sound and insightful analysis of promising avenues for research. Previous related surveys or reviews need to be properly discussed, and they have to be comprehensive, detailed and insightful.

DTA also welcomes 'Short communications' as well as research articles. These are shorter papers addressing new ideas that bring new perspectives to a topic, controversial views of established issues, negative results or new empirical insights, with a typical paper length of 3,000-5,000 words. This category is intended for new areas of research or new perspectives that do not fit well in the category of full research papers.

There are no limitations on the approaches to selecting data analysis or research methods. These may include experimental designs, longitudinal studies, social network analysis, statistical profiling and measurement against benchmarks to name a few. Qualitative methods are acceptable whenever properly justified and having a strong analysis design. The scope of DTA covers also novel computational techniques when they are of an applied nature and include relevant empirical evaluation.

DTA covers any topic related to Web Science, data analytics and digital information management. Relevant topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Studies on information creation or use of Web information including collaboration (e.g. Wikis) social media or other.
  • Sharing of data using the Web of Data/Linked Data approach.
  • E-science and data science.
  • Semantic Web and intelligent techniques exploiting digital information on the Web.
  • Dealing with large volumes of data with novel processing techniques.
  • Studies on the structure of social networks and social platforms.
  • Information behaviour of users in the Web, including social platforms, games and any other kind of interaction place.
  • Empirical analysis of on-line communities.
  • Classification and recommendation approaches for digital information of any kind.
  • Analytics and business analytics.


The first American academic journal to examine design history, theory, and criticism, DESIGN ISSUES provokes inquiry into the cultural and intellectual issues surrounding design. Regular features include theoretical and critical articles by professional and scholarly contributors, extensive book and exhibition reviews, and visual sequences. Special guest-edited issues concentrate on particular themes, such as design history, human-computer interface, service design, organization design, design for development, and product design methodology.


DIGITAL LIBRARY PERSPECTIVES (DLP) is a peer-reviewed journal concerned with digital content collections. It publishes research related to the curation and web-based delivery of digital objects collected for the advancement of scholarship, teaching and learning. And which advance the digital information environment as it relates to global knowledge, communication and world memory.

The journal aims to keep readers informed about current trends, initiatives, and developments. Including those in digital libraries and digital repositories, along with their standards and technologies.

The editor invites contributions on the following, as well as other related topics:

  • Digitization
  • Data as information
  • Archives and manuscripts
  • Digital preservation and digital archiving
  • Digital cultural memory initiatives
  • Usability studies
  • K-12 and higher education uses of digital collections



ETHICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to advancing the dialogue between moral philosophy and the field of information and communication technology (ICT). The journal aims to foster and promote reflection and analysis which is intended to make a constructive contribution to answering the ethical, social and political questions associated with the adoption, use, and development of ICT.


EVIDENCE BASED LIBRARY AND INFORMATION PRACTICE is a peer reviewed, open access journal published quarterly by the University of Alberta Learning Services. EBLIP publishes original research and commentary on the topic of evidence based library and information practice, as well as reviews of previously published research (evidence summaries) on a wide number of topics.



GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE, MEMORY AND COMMUNICATION is concerned with innovation and developments in digital information, as they relate to global knowledge, communication and world memory. It covers the creation, management, dissemination and use of the full range of information objects.

Submissions are welcomed on the following major themes:

  • Global Knowledge and Communication:
  • Social interaction, networking, social media and space
  • Free/open access to information: legal, technical, social and managerial issues
  • Information and knowledge as agents of and for social, political, cultural and organisational change
  • Connecting the individual: personalised and meta-services
  • Sociological and philosophical aspects of information and knowledge, including service provision
  • World Memory: Text, Sound, Vision and Artefacts:
  • Information creation, ‘collection’ and curation
  • Information seeking, discovery and use
  • Sustainable preservation, including environmental, social, technical and legal issues
  • Sharing and facilitating individual engagement with archival, cultural and literary heritage: objects and services
  • Memory institutions and organisations: role and purpose, design, delivery, evaluation and cultural issues
  • Professional collaboration – consortia, exchange and sharing.



IFLA JOURNAL is an international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries. The Journal, from the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally. All articles are subject to peer review.


INFORMATION & CULTURE is an academic journal printed three times a year by the University of Texas Press. It publishes original, high-quality, peer reviewed articles examining the social and cultural influences and impact of information and its associated technologies, broadly construed, on all areas of human endeavor. In keeping with the spirit of information studies, we seek papers emphasizing a human-centered focus that address the role of and reciprocal relationship of information and culture, regardless of time and place.

The journal welcomes submissions from an array of relevant theoretical and methodological approaches, including but not limited to historical, sociological, psychological, political and educational research that address the interaction of information and culture.


INFORMATION AND LEARNING SCIENCES advances inter-disciplinary research that explores scholarly intersections shared within 2 key fields: information science and the learning sciences / education sciences. The journal provides a publication venue for work that strengthens our scholarly understanding of human inquiry and learning phenomena, especially as they relate to design and uses of information and e-learning systems innovations.

We invite research that builds upon and advances theories, methods, results, innovation designs, evidence bases and frameworks for action present across both information science, and the learning/education sciences scholarly domains. We especially welcome the submission of papers that directly address, explicate and discuss the inter-disciplinary boundaries and intersections present across these two fields, and that offer new conceptual, empirical and technological syntheses. Such investigations may include but are not limited to:

  • E-learning perspectives on searching, information-seeking, and information uses and practices engaged by a full diversity of youth, adults, elders and specialized populations, in varied contexts including leisure time activities; e-learning at work, in libraries, at school, home, during playtime, in health/wellness settings, etc.
  • Design and use of systems such as MOOCs, social media, learning management systems, search systems, information systems, and other technology design innovations that contribute to human inquiry, formal and informal learning, searching, information-seeking, information uses, knowledge building and sharing, and instruction;
  • Study of the ways in which design and uses of information and learning systems such as those above interplay with human cognition, psychological development, and neuropsychology;
  • HCI, socio-technical systems research, and materiality research perspectives on information and learning systems design; social learning ecologies; and creation and use of physical objects and settings that elicit human inquiry and learning;
  • Culturally responsive computing;
  • Ethnographic; emancipatory; social justice-based; feminist; critical race theory; and post-structuralist research involving information, learning, equity, design;
  • Information, communication, and technology (ICT) considerations in computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL) contexts;
  • Innovations and e-learning solutions that address digital / information / media / data literacy and/or address the digital divide;
  • Innovations involving problem-, project-, and inquiry-based learning contexts and goods;
  • Learning analytics and/or data science perspectives on measurement and analysis of learning in information / search / e-learning systems;
  • Social and ethical issues in e-learning contexts such as design, measurement, and evaluation — such as privacy and security concerns around student confidentiality, data ownership and ethical data uses by researchers, teachers, institutions, etc.


INFORMATION & MANAGEMENT serves researchers in the information systems field and managers, professionals, administrators and senior executives of organizations which design, implement and manage Information Systems Applications. The major aims are:

  • To collect and disseminate information on new and advanced developments in the field of information systems;
  • To provide material for training and education in information systems;
  • To encourage further progress in information systems methodology and applications;
  • To cover the range of information system development and usage in their use of managerial policies, strategies, and activities for business, public administration, and international organizations.


INFORMATION AND ORGANIZATION seeks to publish original scholarly articles on the relationships between information technologies and social organization. It seeks a scholarly understanding that is based on empirical research and relevant theory. Information and Organization also seeks to advance established and emerging theoretical arguments through the publication of papers that review empirical research and provide directions for future research and theory development. Essays that provoke critical thinking on important subjects are also sought, including articles that focus on research impact and contributions to knowledge. The aim is to provide a forum that brings together innovative, reflective, and rigorous scholarship.

Of special interest are contributions on the social construction of information technologies, the implications of information technologies for organizational change, alternative organizational designs such as virtual and networked organizations, information system development, organizational governance and control, accounting systems, globalization, decision processes, organizational learning, ethics of information, organizational communication and organizational culture. A rich variety of disciplines provide valuable perspectives on these topics, and the journal seeks contributions from fields such as information systems, organization science, philosophy, history, psychology, anthropology, political science, sociology, computer science, communication, and others.


INFORMATION DESIGN JOURNAL (IDJ) is a peer-reviewed international journal that bridges the gap between research and practice in information design.

IDJ is a platform for discussing and improving the design, usability, and overall effectiveness of ‘content put into form’ — of verbal and visual messages shaped to meet the needs of particular audiences. IDJ offers a forum for sharing ideas about the verbal, visual, and typographic design of print and online documents, multimedia presentations, illustrations, signage, interfaces, maps, quantitative displays, websites, and new media. IDJ brings together ways of thinking about creating effective communications for use in contexts such as workplaces, hospitals, airports, banks, schools, or government agencies. On the one hand, IDJ explores the design of information, with a focus on writing, the visual design, structure, format, and style of communications. On the other hand, IDJ seeks to better understand the ways that people understand, interpret, and use communications, with a focus on audiences, cultural differences, readers’ expectations, and differences between populations such as teenagers, elderly or the blind.

IDJ publishes research papers, case studies, critiques of information design and related theory, reviews of current literature, research-in-progress, interviews with thought leaders, discussions of practical problems, book reviews, and conference information. Contributions should be relevant to a multi-disciplinary audience from fields such as: communication design, writing, typography, discourse studies, applied linguistics, rhetoric, usability research, instructional design and graphic design. Contributions should be based on appropriate evidence and make clear their implications for practice.


INFORMATION DEVELOPMENT is a peer-reviewed journal that provides authoritative coverage of current developments in the provision, management and use of information throughout the world, with particular emphasis on the information needs and problems of developing countries. It deals with both the development of information systems, services and skills, and the role of information in personal and national development.


INFORMATION DISCOVERY AND DELIVERY covers information discovery and access for digital information researchers. This includes educators, knowledge professionals in education and cultural organisations, knowledge managers in media, health care and government, as well as librarians.

The journal publishes research and practice which explores the digital information supply chain i.e. transport, flows, tracking, exchange and sharing, including within and between libraries. It is also interested in digital information capture, packaging and storage by ‘collectors’ of all kinds.


INFORMATION PROCESSING AND MANAGEMENT publishes cutting-edge original research at the intersection of computing and information science concerning theory, methods, or applications in a range of domains, including but not limited to advertising, business, health, information science, information technology marketing, and social computing.


INFORMATION RESEARCH is an open access, international, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, dedicated to making accessible the results of research across a wide range of information-related disciplines. It is published by the University of Borås, Sweden, with the financial support of an NOP-HS Grant and a Swedish Research Council Journal scientific journal grant. It is edited by Professor T.D. Wilson, and is hosted, and given technical support, by Lund University Libraries, Sweden.


The INFORMATION RESOURCES MANAGEMENT JOURNAL (IRMJ), which has been published for over 30 years, serves as a prestigious gateway for original state-of-the-art research articles containing applied research on topics that demonstrate the theory and practice of how information technology (when properly managed) selectively drives and dramatically improves organizational function. Due to the journal’s coverage of challenges, opportunities, problems, trends, and solutions encountered by both scholars and practitioners in the field of information technology management, IRMJ has been accepted into prestigious indices, most notably Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index®, Scopus®, Compendex®, and more. Along with their emphasis on the managerial and organizational facets of information technology resources management, articles published in IRMJ deal with a vast number of issues concerning usage, failure, success, policies, strategies, and applications of information technology in organizations. The articles are written by scholars and industry professionals from more than 40 countries.


Information systems are the software and hardware systems that support data-intensive applications. The journal INFORMATION SYSTEMS publishes articles concerning the design and implementation of languages, data models, process models, algorithms, software and hardware for information systems.

Subject areas include data management issues as presented in the principal international database conferences (e.g., ACM SIGMOD/PODS, VLDB, ICDE and ICDT/EDBT) as well as data-related issues from the fields of data mining/machine learning, information retrieval coordinated with structured data, internet and cloud data management, business process management, web semantics, visual and audio information systems, scientific computing, and data science. We welcome systems papers that focus on implementation considerations in massively parallel data management, fault tolerance, and special purpose hardware for data-intensive systems; theoretical papers that either break significant new ground or unify and extend existing algorithms for data-intensive applications; and manuscripts from application domains, such as urban informatics, social and natural science, and Internet of Things, which present innovative, high-performance, and scalable solutions to data management problems for those domains.


INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH (ISR) is an author-friendly peer-reviewed journal that seeks to publish the best research in the information systems discipline. Its mission is to advance knowledge about the effective and efficient utilization of information technology by individuals, groups, organizations, society, and nations for the improvement of economic and social welfare. The journal is receptive to a wide variety of phenomena and topics related to the design, management, use, valuation, and impacts of information technologies at different levels of analysis (e.g., individuals, groups, firms, networks, societies, and nations). High-quality theoretical, empirical, design, and analytical work on any of the above topics is welcomed by the journal. The journal publishes research that examines topics from a wide range of research traditions including, but not limited to, cognitive psychology, economics, computer science, operations research, design science, organization theory, organization behavior, sociology, and strategic management. Diverse methods and research approaches are welcome. Reviews and syntheses of prior contributions to relevant topics are appropriate, provided they make significant contributions to ongoing research streams in the information systems research community.

The primary form of publication in ISR is a Research Article. Research articles make novel, innovative, and rigorous original contributions, aim to break new ground, generate substantive insights on important phenomena, and have a strong grounding in current or new theory. The journal also welcomes Research Commentaries and Research Notes. Research Commentaries are designed to provide a critical evaluation and roadmap for future research on questions of significance to the information systems community. They describe an interesting or novel perspective or phenomenon; explain why this perspective is needed and how it is missing in the current research and thinking, and present directions for further research and practice. Research Notes are shorter in length than traditional Research Articles but nonetheless make an important and original research contribution by extending well researched phenomena. ISR aims to publish papers that are domain-relevant to its readers. Papers purely focused on methodology that are more appropriate for other outlets will be considered only when they demonstrate the value of the research for the information systems community.


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND LIBRARIES publishes original material related to all aspects of information technology in all types of libraries. Topic areas include, but are not limited to, library automation, digital libraries, metadata, identity management, distributed systems and networks, computer security, intellectual property rights, technical standards, geographic information systems, desktop applications, information discovery tools, web-scale library services, cloud computing, digital preservation, data curation, virtualization, search-engine optimization, emerging technologies, social networking, open data, the semantic web, mobile services and applications, usability, universal access to technology, library consortia, vendor relations, and digital humanities.


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT explores the many different technologies inherent in the field of information technology and their impact on information systems design, functionality, operations, and management. The journal takes a broad view of information systems as systems that not only include machines but human beings as well. As a result, the journal is an important outlet for studies concerning the man/machine interface, human factors, and organizational issues. Moreover, the journal explores the managerial issues and the strategic issues that arise from the management of information technology.


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & PEOPLE publishes work that is dedicated to understanding the implications of information technology as a tool, resource and format for people in society as much as in their daily work in organizations.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & PEOPLE has a longstanding reputation for publishing up to date, interesting, relevant and provocative research which opens up new directions for academic research. It is a source for emerging ideas which broadens the understanding of information technology and its relation to people. The journal retains an openness to multiple paradigms of research including most forms of mainstream empirical work. It has an ongoing tradition of being an outlet for international, qualitative and critical research in information systems and particularly welcomes cultural and geographic diversity in studies of new and old technologies. It looks for ways to better understand how people collectively conceptualize, invent, adapt, define and use technology, as well as how they are constrained by features of it.


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT, with an established record for publishing quality research and influencing practice, is the first journal to have explicitly addressed global information technology issues and opportunities. It publishes social and technical research on the effects of Information Technology (IT) on economic, social and human development. The objective of the Journal is to provide a forum for policy-makers, practitioners, and academics to discuss strategies and best practices, tools and techniques for ascertaining the effects of IT infrastructures in government, civil societies and the private sector, and theories and frameworks that explain the effects of IT on development. The concept of development relates to social, economic and human outcomes from the implementation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools, technologies, and infrastructures.

The Journal addresses how to achieve significant, measurable improvements in addressing the Millennium Development Goals, Sustainable Development Goals through ICT: Strategies for sourcing goods and services; Best practices for working in different countries; Theories and frameworks that explain the effects of IT on development; and tools and techniques for ascertaining the effects of IT infrastructures in government, civil society, and the private sector.


An official publication of the International Society of the Learning Sciences, the INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTER-SUPPORTED COLLABORATIVE LEARNING (IJCSCL) fosters a deep understanding of the nature, theory, and practice of computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL). The journal serves as a forum for experts from such disciplines as education, computer science, information technology, psychology, communications, linguistics, anthropology, sociology, and business. Articles investigate how to design the technological settings for collaboration and how people learn in the context of collaborative activity.

Examining the use of CSCL in education, business, and society, IJCSCL also investigates the psychological, social, and technological impact of CSCL on individuals, groups, and society. The journal publishes original empirical investigations, extensions of previous work, critical and integrative theoretical and methodological contributions, and synthetic reviews.

  • Examines how to design the technological settings for collaboration and how people learn in the context of collaborative activity
  • Fosters a deep understanding of the nature, theory, and practice of computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL)
  • Investigates the use of CSCL in education, business, and society
  • Discusses the psychological, social, and technological impact of CSCL on individuals, groups, and society


INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFORMATION AND LEARNING TECHNOLOGY (IJILT) provides a forum for the sharing of the latest theories, applications, and services related to planning, developing, managing, using, and evaluating information technologies in administrative, academic, and library computing, as well as other educational technologies.

Submissions can include research:

  • Illustrating and critiquing educational technologies
  • New uses of technology in education
  • Issue-or results-focused case studies detailing examples of technology applications in higher education
  • In-depth analyses of the latest theories, applications and services in the field

The journal provides wide-ranging and independent coverage of the management, use and integration of information resources and learning technologies.


The INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (IJIM) is an international, peer-reviewed journal which aims to bring its readers the very best analysis and discussion in the developing field of information management.

Topics covered include:

Aspects of information management in learning organisations, health care (patients as well health workers and managers), business intelligence, security in organizations, social interactions and community development, knowledge management, information design and delivery, information for health care, Information for knowledge creation, legal and regulatory issues, IS-enabled innovations in information, content and knowledge management, philosophical and methodological approaches to information management research, new and emerging agendas for information research and reflective accounts of professional practice.


The INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES (IJLIS) provides comprehensive coverage on the latest developments and technological advancements in library service innovation. Public, academic, special, and school libraries, as well as information centers worldwide are continuously challenged as library spaces evolve. IJLIS faces these challenges head on by offering innovative methods for developing an effective organizational structure, optimizing library space use, and implementing programs designed to improve user experience and engagement.

The mission of the IJLIS is to disseminate emerging research in library service innovation, and provide a venue for librarians, researchers, professionals, vendors, and academics to interact and exchange ideas. The journal addresses a variety of technologies, scholarly perspectives, and applications in the field.


The INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WEB INFORMATION SYSTEMS examines how current shared vision for the future is one of semantically-rich information and service oriented architecture for global information systems. This vision is at the convergence of progress in technologies such as XML, Web services, RDF, OWL, of multimedia, multimodal, and multilingual information retrieval, and of distributed, mobile and ubiquitous computing.

While the International Journal of Web Information Systems covers a broad range of topics, the journal welcomes papers that provide a perspective on all aspects of Web information systems: Web semantics and Web dynamics, Web mining and searching, Web databases and Web data integration, Web-based commerce and e-business, Web collaboration and distributed computing, Internet computing and networks, performance of Web applications, and Web multimedia services and Web-based education.


The INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL ON DIGITAL LIBRARIES examines the theory and practice of acquisition, definition, organization, management, and dissemination of digital information via global networking. It emphasizes issues in digital information production, management, and use; high-speed networks and connectivity; interoperability and seamless integration of information, people, profiles, tasks, and needs; security and privacy of individuals and business transactions; and effective business processes.

Its scope includes:

  • Agent technology for information filtering, location and dissemination
  • Subscription management and issues in recency of information
  • Interoperability of different digital objects
  • User interfaces
  • Electronic commerce, virtual banking, electronic financial transactions
  • Economics of digital libraries, intellectual property issues, billing systems, universal access and tariffs.


ISSUES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LIBRARIANSHIP publishes substantive content of interest to science and technology librarians. It serves as a vehicle for sci-tech librarians to share successful initiatives and innovative ideas, and to publish peer-reviewed or board-accepted papers, including case studies, practical applications, theoretical essays, web/bibliographies, and research papers relevant to the functions and operations of science and technology libraries in all settings. Through its columns ISTL also publishes reviews, opinions, and best practices.



The JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHIVAL STUDIES (JCAS) is sponsored by the Yale University Library and New England Archivists (NEA), and is hosted by Yale University Library’s institutional repository, EliScholar. JCAS is currently accepting submissions of original works of research and inquiry from professionals and graduate students in library science, archival science, and public history.


JOURNAL OF COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION (JCMC) is a fully open-access scholarly journal. Its focus is social science research on communicating with computer-based media technologies. Within that general purview, the journal is broadly interdisciplinary, publishing work by scholars in communication, business, education, political science, sociology, psychology, media studies, information science, and other disciplines. Acceptable formats for submission include original research articles and meta-analyses of prior research.


JOURNAL OF DOCUMENTATION provides a unique focus on theories, concepts, models, frameworks and philosophies related to documents and recorded knowledge. The journal publishes research papers with novel methods or results of wide significance, in all the information-related disciplines. Critical and scholarly reviews are welcome, as are reviews of the evidence base for professional practice, and shorter speculative articles. We particularly welcome submissions exploring topics where concepts and models in the library and information sciences overlap with those in cognate disciplines: these disciplines include, but are not limited to, psychology and cognitive science, the physical sciences, communication and media studies, museum studies, computer science, sociology and publishing. JDoc provides a link between research, scholarship and reflective professional practice. We also welcome contributions in the 'Speculation in Documentation' category. These are short (no more than 5,000 words) contributions, presenting an original concept or perspective.


The Journal of Global Information Management (JGIM) provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to share leading-edge knowledge in the global information resource management area. Playing a pivotal role in the discussion of the organizational applications and managerial implications of information resource management technologies, JGIM’s contributors include a growing list of 2,400+ industry-leading experts, making the scope and breadth of the research diverse as it provides solutions to concepts like reengineering, rightsizing, network organizations, and the virtual corporation.


The JOURNAL OF INFORMATION SCIENCE is a peer-reviewed international journal of high repute covering topics of interest to all those researching and working in the sciences of information and knowledge management. The Editors welcome material on any aspect of information science theory, policy, application or practice that will advance thinking in the field.

The Journal seeks to achieve a better understanding of the principles that underpin the effective creation, organization, storage, communication and utilization of information and knowledge resources. It seeks to understand how policy and practice in the area can be built on sound theoretical or heuristic foundations to achieve a greater impact on the world economy.

Articles written from a theoretical or applied perspective are welcomed. However, theoretical articles should consider the possible application of the proposed theory in other fields of research, commerce, education or government.

Conversely, articles focusing on applied information science topics should seek to highlight the underlying theoretical principles and show how their application has been novel or lead to unusual or exemplary results.


JOURNAL OF INFORMETRICS (JOI) publishes rigorous high-quality research on quantitative aspects of information science. The main focus of the journal is on topics in bibliometrics, scientometrics, webometrics, patentometrics, altmetrics and research evaluation. Contributions studying informetric problems using methods from other quantitative fields, such as mathematics, statistics, computer science, economics and econometrics, and network science, are especially encouraged. JOI publishes both theoretical and empirical work. In general, case studies, for instance a bibliometric analysis focusing on a specific research field or a specific country, are not considered suitable for publication in JOI, unless they contain innovative methodological elements.


JIAR promotes academic scholarship and professional collaboration across all disciplines to provide wholesome research based solutions for public utility. We endeavor to demystify research output for policy-makers, development partners and targeted beneficiaries. In line with growing international trends, we believe solutions proffered by a team of interdisciplinary experts are more comprehensive and long lasting.


The JOURNAL OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT is a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to the exchange of the latest academic research and practical information on all aspects of managing knowledge in organizations. The journal publishes original research and case studies by academic, business and government contributors on strategies, tools, techniques and technologies for Knowledge Management. The focus of this journal is on the identification of innovative Knowledge Management strategies and the application of theoretical concepts to real-world situations.

The Journal of Knowledge Management covers all the key issues in its field including:

  • Developing an appropriate culture and communication strategy
  • Integrating learning and knowledge infrastructure
  • Knowledge management and the learning organization
  • Information organization and retrieval technologies for improving the quality of knowledge
  • Linking knowledge management to performance initiatives
  • Retaining knowledge - human and intellectual capital
  • Using information technology to develop knowledge management
  • Knowledge management and innovation
  • Measuring the value of knowledge already within an organization
  • What lies beyond knowledge management?


JOURNAL OF LIBRARIANSHIP AND INFORMATION SCIENCE (JOLIS) is the peer-reviewed international quarterly journal for librarians, information scientists, specialists, managers and educators interested in keeping up to date with the most recent issues and developments in the field.

In a profession facing many challenges and a constantly evolving environment, JOLIS publishes papers from practising librarians, information workers and academics which reflect all aspects of librarianship and information science focusing on the results of research, reports of significant developments in working practice and discussions of concerns central to the information profession.


The JOURNAL OF LIBRARY & INFORMATION SERVICES IN DISTANCE LEARNING addresses the issues and concerns of librarians and information specialists in the rapidly growing field of distance education. The issues surrounding the delivery of library services to this population are sufficiently unique so as to require the specialty supplied by this journal.

The journal accepts original research, theoretical papers, substantive articles, essays, book and literature reviews, and research reports that cover programs and innovations throughout the international community. The Journal also addresses a wide variety of subjects that are vital to the field, including but not limited to: collection development strategies, faculty/librarian partnerships or collaborations, cutting edge instruction and reference techniques, document delivery, remote access, evaluation, etc. Librarians, library students, and scholars working in this area are invited to contribute.


The JOURNAL OF LIBRARY METADATA, a peer-reviewed journal, marks the growing importance of metadata in libraries and other institutions. As libraries collect, produce, distribute and publish more information than ever before, the metadata that describes these resources becomes more critical for digital resource management and discovery. The journal is a forum for the latest research, innovations, news, and expert views about all aspects of metadata applications and about the role of metadata in information retrieval. The focus is on practical, applicable information that libraries and other institutions can effectively use in their own information discovery environments.

The journal features original scholarly research, new developments in the field, and reviews of relevant material. Subjects covered include, but are not limited, to application profiles; best practices; controlled vocabularies; cross walking of metadata and interoperability; digital libraries and metadata; federated repositories and searching; folksonomies, individual metadata schemes; institutional repository metadata; metadata content standards; resource description framework; SKOS; topic maps; and more.


The JOURNAL OF LITERACY AND TECHNOLOGY provides a free, accessible scholarly forum for all interested parties to explore and debate issues pertinent to novel literacies and digital culture. Part of the mission of The Journal of Literacy and Technology is to open new spheres of academic conversation, with the goal of making ideologies and assumptions apparent and considering possibilities and alternatives.

​Scholarly articles and reviews span from the historical to the cutting-edge, from critical research to applied theory and practice.


The JOURNAL OF SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING targets the unique issues facing the scholarly publishing industry today. It is the indispensable resource for academics and publishers that addresses the new challenges resulting from changes in technology, funding and innovations in publishing. In serving the wide-ranging interests of the international academic publishing community, JSP provides a balanced look at the issues and concerns, from solutions to everyday publishing problems to commentary on the philosophical questions at large.

JSP has also examined the future of scholarly publishing, scholarship on the web, digitization, copyright, editorial policies, computer applications, marketing, and pricing models.


The JOURNAL OF SYSTEMS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY provides an avenue for scholarly work where the focus is on applications of information technology, systems thinking and/or information analytics to research problems in built, business, cultural and natural environments.

The focus of the journal will be to publish work that fits into the following broad areas of research:

  • Behavioural Information Systems and Human-Computer Interaction
  • Data Analytics
  • Data, Information and Security
  • E-Business
  • Intelligent Systems and Applications
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management/Optimisation
  • Social Media Analysis
  • Technology Enhanced Learning


The JOURNAL OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS (JAIS), the flagship journal of the Association for Information Systems, publishes the highest quality scholarship in the field of information systems. It is inclusive in topics, level and unit of analysis, theory, method and philosophical and research approach, reflecting all aspects of Information Systems globally. The Journal promotes innovative, interesting and rigorously developed conceptual and empirical contributions and encourages theory based multi- or inter-disciplinary research.



The overall aims of KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT RESEARCH & PRACTICE are to provide an outlet for high-quality, peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of managing knowledge. This will include not just those focused on the organisational level, but all levels from that of the individual to that of the nation or profession. This will include both theoretical and practical aspects, and especially the relationship between the two. There will be a particular emphasis on cross-disciplinary approaches, and on the mixing of “hard” (e.g. technological) and “soft” (e.g. cultural or motivational) issues. Rigorous contributions from both academics and practitioners are welcomed.

Articles may be empirical research papers, theoretical papers, conceptual papers, case studies or surveys.

KMRP will fill the need for a journal specifically concentrating on knowledge management that maintains the highest standards of rigour, and publishes articles that reflect greater multidisciplinary work and/or conceptual integration than those currently published in existing outlets.

A cross-disciplinary focus will also enable articles in the journal to address other important tensions in the field of knowledge management, such as those between:

  • Strategy and operations
  • People and technology
  • Short-term and long-term needs
  • The organisation and the individual


KNOWLEDGE ORGANIZATION (ISSN 0943-7444) is the official bi-monthly journal of ISKO, the International Society for Knowledge Organization. KNOWLEDGE ORGANIZATION publishes original research articles that: (1) clarify theoretical foundations (general ordering theory, philosophical foundations of knowledge and its artifacts, theoretical bases of classification, data analysis and reduction); (2) describe practical operations associated with indexing and classification, as well as applications of classification systems and thesauri, manual and machine indexing; (3) trace the history of knowledge organization; (4) discuss questions of education and training in classification; and (5) problems of terminology in general and with respect to special fields.



LIBRARY AND INFORMATION RESEARCH (LIR) is published by the Library and Information Research Group. It publishes both refereed and non-refereed submissions. Before 2003 the journal was published under the title Library and Information Research News. We welcome submissions of research articles, reports and book reviews from both practitioners and academic researchers; and of course, we are always interested to hear your feedback on the journal. The publication dates are May, September and December/January.


LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE RESEARCH, a cross-disciplinary and refereed journal, focuses on the research process in library and information science, especially demonstrations of innovative methods and theoretical frameworks or unusual extensions or applications of well-known methods and tools. Library & Information Science Research publishes research articles primarily from a social science perspective.

LISR does not normally publish technical information science studies (e.g., algorithmic methods related to information retrieval or natural language processing) or most bibliometric studies, as these would find greater readership in the many fine journals covering these areas.


LIBRARY HI TECH (LHT) is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, SSCI-listed journal that welcomes empirical, conceptual and methodological contributions on any topics relevant to the broad disciplines of information and communication technologies. However, LHT is particularly concerned with information management, technologies, and systems that support libraries and cultural memory, education and the academy, health and medicine, government/public sectors, and non-government organizations (NGOs). LHT covers the IT-enabled creation, curation, representation, communication, storage, retrieval, analysis, and use of records, documents, files, data, learning objects, and other contents. It also acts as a forum for interdisciplinary and emerging topics such as socio-information studies, educational technologies, knowledge management, big data, artificial intelligence, personal information protection, digital literacy, other media and technology innovation topics in their applications to libraries, as well as other education, information, government and NGOs. LHT welcomes research that applies a broad array of approaches and epistemologies, including any mix of qualitative, quantitative, mixed-methods, action, participatory, evaluation, design, development or other established methodologies.


Published by ALA TechSource, an imprint of the American Library Association, LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY REPORTS helps librarians make informed decisions about technology products and projects. Reports may address the application of technology to library services, offer evaluative descriptions of specific products or product classes, or cover emerging technology.


LIBRARY TRENDS is an essential tool for professional librarians and educators alike. Every issue explores critical trends in professional librarianship, and includes practical applications, thorough analyses, and literature reviews. Each issue brings readers in-depth, thoughtful articles, all exploring a specific topic of professional interest. Every year, Library Trends covers a wide variety of themes, from special libraries to emerging technologies.


LIBRI was established in 1950 and is a leading international scholarly journal which investigates the aspects of library and information studies from both a historical and present-day perspective and analyses the role of information and knowledge in cultural, organizational, national and international developments.

LIBRI reports on current trends in library and information studies worldwide and describes their resulting transformation from the introduction of new information and communication technologies, multidisciplinary approaches, changing practices, and evolving methods. Background information and the latest research findings in library and information studies are made accessible to academics, practitioners, and a broader public. Topics that are covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Libraries (national, public, academic, school, special, etc.) and other information environments
  • Information and knowledge management
  • Information behaviour
  • Information needs, seeking, searching and use
  • Information retrieval
  • Emerging technologies, including AI, AR, VR etc., from an Information Science perspective
  • Information for development (developing and industrialized countries)
  • Indigenous knowledge
  • Literacy (media, information, etc.)
  • Data science, data analytics, big data and their impact on organisations (e.g., customer related data; social science perspective
  • Digital libraries and repositories
  • Data science, data management, data curation and virtual research environments (VREs)
  • Information ethics, policy and law
  • Scholarly communication
  • Open science, open access and related topics
  • Health information
  • Information science
  • Information services
  • Information in society
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
  • Information organization and representation
  • Freedom of access to information and freedom of expression
  • Archives & preservation
  • Cultural heritage
  • Book and publishing theory and history
  • LIS education
  • International and comparative LIS research
  • Research methodologies in LIS
  • Theory submissions



The editorial objective of the MIS QUARTERLY is the enhancement and communication of knowledge concerning the development of IT-based services, the management of IT resources, and the use, impact, and economics of IT with managerial, organizational, and societal implications. Professional issues affecting the IS field as a whole are also in the purview of the journal.

The MIS QUARTERLY’s trifecta vision is to (1) achieve impact on scholarship and practice as the leading source of novel and accreted IS knowledge, (2) exhibit range in work published with respect to problem domains and stakeholders addressed as well as theoretical and methodological approaches used, and (3) execute effective editorial processes in a timely manner.

Regardless of whether an IS researcher’s attention to a problem originates in the practical world or a theoretical domain or some combination, the researcher needs to surface why answering the question will matter.

A necessary condition for publication in MISQ is that the answer to a research question needs to make a significant scholarly contribution to the IS discipline.

Practical utility, where the work makes or has the potential to make a broader impact on business and society, is a highly desirable characteristic of work targeted at MISQ—it complements, but does not substitute for, the scholarly contribution of the work.

Aesthetics, arising from the “powerful simplicity” of the answer—be it mathematical or qualitative, can be an important differentiator of the work.

As such, an ideal contribution to MISQ is one where the answer to the question is valuable on all three dimensions—scholarly, practical utility, and aesthetics.

Interdisciplinary papers are welcomed at MISQ, with the expectation that these papers place salience on the role of IS in the formulation of the problem and consequently in the contribution.



The NEW REVIEW OF ACADEMIC LIBRARIANSHIP publishes reviews, research, critiques and exemplar case studies on substantive topics relevant to those providing library and information services to academic communities. Emphasis is placed on establishing the relevance and applicability of theory and/or research for the academic library practitioner. The intention is to disseminate developments and encourage discussion on the future role of academic libraries and their services.

The scope of the Journal covers, but is not restricted to, developments in the following:

  • Scholarly communication (including institutional repositories)
  • Support for learning & research
  • Information literacy
  • Deployment of information and communication technologies
  • Changing use of physical space
  • Performance monitoring and service evaluation
  • Human resources and workforce development
  • Collection management
  • Conservation and preservation
  • Collaboration and co-operation
  • Electronic content procurement
  • National/international policy on higher education library and information provision

The Journal accepts original papers which significantly contribute to the knowledge base of academic librarianship. Submissions based on theory and research that advance the understanding of the development of high quality academic library and information management practices are welcomed. Perspectives are encouraged from academic library practitioners, educationalists involved with academic libraries and others with relevant knowledge and interest.



ONLINE INFORMATION REVIEW (OIR) is an international, double blind peer-reviewed, SSCI-listed journal devoted to research in the broad field of digital information and communication, and related technologies.

The journal provides a multi-disciplinary forum for scholars from a range of fields, including information studies/iSchools, data studies, internet studies, media and communication studies and information systems.

We are particularly interested in publishing research on the social, political and ethical aspects of emergent digital information practices and platforms, and welcome submissions that draw upon critical and socio-technical perspectives in order to address these developments.

We welcome empirical, conceptual and methodological contributions on any topics relevant to the broad field of digital information and communication, however we are particularly interested in receiving submissions that address emerging issues around the below topics.

Coverage includes (but is not limited to):

  • Online communities, social networking and social media, including online political communication; crowdsourcing; positive computing and wellbeing.
  • The social drivers and implications of emerging data practices, including open data; big data; data journeys and flows; and research data management.
  • Digital transformations including organisations’ use of information technologies (e.g. Internet of Things and digitisation of user experience) to improve economic and social welfare, health and wellbeing, and protect the environment.
  • Developments in digital scholarship and the production and use of scholarly content.
  • Online and digital research methods, including their ethical aspects



Focusing on important research about the role of academic libraries and librarianship, PORTAL: LIBRARIES AND THE ACADEMY also features commentary on issues in technology and publishing. Written for all those interested in the role of libraries within the academy, portal includes peer-reviewed articles addressing subjects such as library administration, information technology, and information policy. In its inaugural year, portal earned recognition as the runner-up for best new journal, awarded by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ). An article in portal, “Master's and Doctoral Thesis Citations: Analysis and Trends of a Longitudinal Study,” won the Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research from the Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association.



RECORD AND LIBRARY JOURNAL is a scientific journal that encompasses 1) library science, 2) records, 3) information, and 4) documentation. The aim of Record and Library Journal is as a medium for researchers, academicians, professionals, practitioners, and students that are interested in the world of librarianship and records. This journal also facilitates knowledge sharing from the results of studies, case studies, book reviews, and literature reviews.

We welcome all experts, practitioners, and academicians to submit their articles. All submitted manuscripts will go through double-blind peer review and editorial review before being granted acceptance for publication. Submissions must be original work and have never been previously published.


RESTAURATOR is the only international periodical specializing exclusively in the conservation of library and archive materials. Articles examine the many important aspects of this subject area, such as technology, practical experience and organization. They also focus on scientific basics: Many articles deal with the development of new preservation techniques and the improvement and better understanding of established methods. The articles are written in English with summaries in English, French and German.

By reading RESTAURATOR regularly, librarians, archivists and restorers can keep up to date with the latest research and developments. The editorial committee is made up of experts from well-known institutions and organizations from all over the world.



TELEMATICS AND INFORMATICS is an interdisciplinary journal publishing innovative theoretical and methodological research on the social, economic, geographic, political, and cultural impacts of digital technologies. Application areas include smart cities, sensors and information fusion, the digital society and digital platforms, internet of things (IoT), cyber-physical technologies, privacy, knowledge management, distributed work, emergency response and hazards, mobile and wireless communications, health informatics, psychosocial effects of social media, ICT for sustainable development, blockchain, e-commerce, and e-government.

The Journal favors research papers (8,000 words) but will consider contributions offering systematic review and meta-analysis (10,000 words), as well as research notes (4,000 words) that seek to advance new ideas, theoretical perspectives or methodological approaches.

TELEMATICS AND INFORMATICS serves as an international outlet for information scientists, data scientists, computer scientists, social informaticists, geographic information scientists, urban and regional planners, policy analysts, regional scientists, disaster scientists, and network scientists.


Established in 1938, THE AMERICAN ARCHIVIST is the leading publication in the archives field. Published semi-annually by the Society of American Archivists, this refereed journal is available both in print (ISSN 0360-9081) and online. The journal seeks to reflect thinking about theoretical and practical developments in the archival profession, particularly in North America; about the relationships between archivists and the creators and users of archives; and about cultural, social, legal, and technological developments that affect the nature of recorded information and the need to create and maintain it.


THE ELECTRONIC LIBRARY (TEL) publishes digital information research. It is particularly interested in information organization for knowledge creation, discovery, access, and sharing. Information behaviour research in this context, is also welcomed. All types of digital objects are included, for example data, records, documents, and files. The journal welcomes submissions on:

  • Personal digital archiving
  • Digital ‘life’
  • The cultural record
  • Scholarly communication
  • Social media interaction and analysis
  • Health communication
  • Geographical information
  • Big data
  • Security and governance
  • Language and lexicons
  • Classification and coding.


THE INFORMATION SOCIETY (TIS), published since 1981, is a leading multidisciplinary journal that advances our understanding of the relationships between information technology and social and organizational change. It is insistent on a conceptual contribution and open to different theoretical approaches, methodologies, and topics.


THE JOURNAL OF ACADEMIC LIBRARIANSHIP, an international and refereed journal, publishes articles that focus on problems and issues germane to college and university libraries. JAL provides a forum for authors to present research findings and, where applicable, their practical applications and significance; analyze policies, practices, issues, and trends; speculate about the future of academic librarianship; present analytical bibliographic essays and philosophical treatises. JAL also provides special features in each issue which include book reviews on subjects of interest to academic librarians, information on academic library technology issues, research in international librarianship, digests of special reports, and a guide to sources and analysis of library metrics.


THE JOURNAL OF CIVIC INFORMATION is an open-access, interdisciplinary journal that publishes peer-reviewed research related to the field of accessibility of public information. We welcome submissions from both scholars and practitioners from all disciplines that involve managing information for public use.

The Journal is a publication of the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information at the University of Florida. The Brechner Center is an incubator for initiatives that give the public timely and affordable access to the information necessary for informed, participatory citizenship. The Center is a source of research, expertise and advocacy about the law of gathering and disseminating news across all platforms and technologies.

The Journal publishes four times annually, and author submissions will be accepted on a rolling year-round basis.

Proposals may encompass any research methodological approach (legal, survey, experimental, content analysis, etc.), and should provide insights of practical value for those who work day-to-day in access to government information. Topics may include issues regarding access to public records and meetings, court transparency, access to public employees and elected officials, open data and technology, and other related matters. The Journal gives priority to articles with relevance to the state-and-local levels of government.


THE JOURNAL OF INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION AND ETHICS IN SOCIETY aims to promote thoughtful dialogue regarding the wider social and ethical issues related to the planning, development, implementation and use of new media and information and communication technologies.

Information and communication technologies and new media have advanced dramatically over the last decade. It has been an era of constant change. From the paperless office and the information superhighway to nanotechnology and virtual learning environments these technologies continue to impact upon society, organisations, the environment and individuals. Much can be learnt from this technological journey about the opportunities as well as the significant social and ethical risks that can arise. It is vital that insight is provided into how we can harness the huge potential of future technological advances whilst avoiding the social and ethical risks.


THE JOURNAL OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (JASIST) is a leading international forum for peer-reviewed research in information science. For more than half a century, JASIST has provided intellectual leadership by publishing original research that focuses on the production, discovery, recording, storage, representation, retrieval, presentation, manipulation, dissemination, use, and evaluation of information and on the tools and techniques associated with these processes.


THE JOURNAL OF WEB LIBRARIANSHIP is an international, peer-reviewed journal focused on all aspects of librarianship as practiced on the World Wide Web, including both existing and emerging roles and activities of information professionals.

The journal strives to find a balance between original, scholarly research, and practical communications on relevant topics in web librarianship. Web services and systems librarians are encouraged to contribute, as are librarians working in public services, technical services, special collections, archives, and administration.

The Journal of Web Librarianship welcomes articles covering topics including but not limited to library web page design and redesigns, web project management, usability testing of library or library-related sites, cataloging or classification of Web information, international issues in web librarianship, library integration with other web sites, and future aspects of web librarianship. The journal is also interested in articles related to user behavior on the web, including search behaviors, social networking site trends, and the connection between the web-at-large and library web resources.

The journal accepts empirical studies providing objective evidence related to current web-related challenges for libraries, including usability test reports, user survey results, and analyses of web statistics. The journal will also consider case studies of cutting-edge web projects in all types of libraries and best practices based on library experiences, literature, tutorials, and literature reviews.


As a leading interdisciplinary journal of library research, THE LIBRARY QUARTERLY embraces a wide array of original research perspectives, approaches, and quantitative, qualitative, evaluative, analytic, and mixed methodology to assess the role of libraries in communities and in society. Through unique and innovative content that positions libraries at the nexus of information, community, and policy, The Library Quarterly publishes cutting-edge articles, essays, editorials, and reviews that inform, enable, equalize, and lead.

Across these areas, all content in the journal ties to contemporary issues impacting libraries and librarianship. Through such research, the overarching goal of The Library Quarterly is to engage researchers, educators, professionals, and students interested in the roles of the libraries in the lives of individuals, communities, and nations.



WEAVE: JOURNAL OF LIBRARY USER EXPERIENCE is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal for library user experience (UX) professionals published by Michigan Publishing.

WEAVE is a peer-reviewed, open access, web-based publication featuring articles on user experience (UX) for librarians and professionals in related fields. Our editorial team includes librarians from a diversity of settings committed to advancing user experience research and design within the profession. Our editorial philosophy is to strive for a balance between theoretical and practical topics.

User experience plays a critical role within libraries of all kinds, and user experience librarians and teams have become commonplace since Weave’s inception in 2014. WEAVE is a comprehensive, rigorous publication for library UX professionals to share with and learn from their colleagues. We help practitioners and theorists come together to make libraries better.


WEBOLOGY is an international peer-reviewed journal in English devoted to the field of the World Wide Web and serves as a forum for discussion and experimentation. It serves as a forum for new research in information dissemination and communication processes in general, and in the context of the World Wide Web in particular. Concerns include the production, gathering, recording, processing, storing, representing, sharing, transmitting, retrieving, distribution, and dissemination of information, as well as its social and cultural impacts. There is a strong emphasis on the Web and new information technologies. Special topic issues are also often seen.

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