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Open Information Science

Editor-in-Chief: Sturges, Paul

1 Issue per year

Open Access

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    Open Information Science (OIS) is a new, open access, cross-disciplinary, single-blind peer-reviewed journal that presents original research on all areas of Library and Information Sciences. It aims to publish the research papers on the most recent issues and developments in the field. OIS is particularly interested in the dissemination of the intellectual efforts of the global academic community in this field. This journal is going to be helpful for researchers, specialists, teachers and practitioners of librarianship.

    Scope of the OIS includes:

    • Library&Information Science – Theory&Practice
    • Research Methods&Information Seeking
    • Information Literacy
    • Digital Libraries
    • School&Academic Libraries
    • Archiving, Collections – Cultural Heritage&Preservations

    Topical Issues:

    Aims and Scope

    Why submit

    All authors of Open Information Science enjoy the following benefits:

    • no article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges in the first two issues (one issue per year);
    • fast, comprehensive and transparent peer-review;
    • efficient route to fast-track publication;
    • free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions;
    • worldwide distribution and promotion of articles.


    Type of Publication:
    This journal is going to be helpful for researchers, specialists, teachers and practitioners of librarianship.

    Submission of Manuscripts

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    Abstracting & Indexing

    Open Information Science is covered by the following services:

    • Baidu Scholar
    • Cabell's Directory
    • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
    • CNPIEC
    • EBSCO Discovery Service
    • Google Scholar
    • J-Gate
    • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
    • Naviga (Softweco)
    • Primo Central (ExLibris)
    • Publons
    • ReadCube
    • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
    • TDNet
    • WanFang Data
    • WorldCat (OCLC)

    Editorial Information

    Paul Sturges, Loughborough University, UK / University of Pretoria, South Africa

    Editorial Advisory Board
    Amanda Izenstark, University of Rhode Island, USA
    Beatriz Valadares Cendon, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
    Bienvenido León, University of Navarra, Spain
    Boris Bosančić, University of Osijek, Croatia
    Brett E. Shelton, Boise State University, USA
    Cecelia Brown, University of Oklahoma, USA
    Christos Papatheodorou, Ionian University, Greece
    David Benyon, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
    Dirk Lewandowski, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
    Elizabeth Shepherd, University College London, UK
    Fiammetta Sabba, University of Bologna, Italy
    Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan, Aix-Marseille University, France
    Francisco Javier García Marco, University of Zaragoza, Spain
    Gerd Berget, Oslo University College, Norway
    Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic, Mälardalen University, Sweden
    Gunilla Widén, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
    Heidi Julien, University at Buffalo, USA
    Helene Høyrup, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Hsin-liang Chen, University of Massachusetts-Boston, USA
    Ilja Frissen, McGill University, Canada
    Ina Fourie, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Jaroslav Šušol, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
    Jayarani Raju, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Jela Steinerová, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
    Jenna Hartel, University of Toronto, Canada
    Johannes Britz, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
    John Willinsky, Stanford University, USA
    Judith Broady-Preston, Aberystwyth University, UK
    Jung-ran Park, Drexel University, USA
    Kyunghye Yoon, St. Catherine University, USA
    Lili Luo, San Jose State University, USA
    Luanne Freund, University of British Columbia, Canada
    Mari Agata, Keio University, Japan
    Maria Cahill, University of Kentucky, USA
    Maria Teresa Biagetti, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
    Michael Geist, University of Ottawa, Canada
    Milena Dobreva, University of Malta, Malta
    Min Song, Yonsei University, South Korea
    Nico Carpentier, Uppsala University, Sweden
    Norbert Lossau, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
    Philip Hider, Charles Sturt University, Australia
    Rafael Capurro, Stuttgart Media University/ University of Pretoria, Germany/South Africa
    Remigiusz Sapa, Jagiellonian University, Poland
    Robert Darnton, Harvard University, USA
    Rong Tang, Simmons College, USA
    Rosa San Segundo Manuel, Charles III University of Madrid, Spain
    Suzanne M. Stauffer, Louisiana State University, USA
    Teresa Scassa, University of Ottawa, Canada
    Twyla Gibson, University of Missouri, USA
    Vicki L. Gregory, University of South Florida, USA
    Yoni Mizrachi, University of Haifa, Israel
    Ziming Liu, San Jose State University, USA

    Section Editors
    Asim Qayyum, Charles Sturt University, Australia
    Chaoqun Ni, Simmons College, USA
    Cíntia de Azevedo Lourenço, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
    Craig M. MacDonald, Pratt Institute, USA
    Daniel Martínez Ávila, São Paulo State University, Brazil
    Diego Navarro Bonilla, Charles III University of Madrid, Spain
    Elizabeth Lomas, University College London, UK
    Emad Khazraee, Kent State University, USA
    Gavin R. Davis, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
    Henriette Roued-Cunliffe, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Jenna Ng, University of York, UK
    Jenny Bronstein, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
    Julie Mathias, Aberystwyth University, UK
    Jung-Won Yoon, University of South Florida, USA
    Krystyna K. Matusiak, University of Denver, USA
    Kyong Eun Oh, Simmons College, USA
    Lauren H. Mandel, University of Rhode Island, USA
    Levy Moria, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
    Mayank Trivedi, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India
    Michael Tsikerdekis, University of Kentucky, USA
    Pauline Rafferty, Aberystwyth University, UK
    Ricardo Eito-Brun, Charles III University of Madrid, Spain
    Shimelis Assefa, University of Denver, USA
    Susan R. Rathbun-Grubb, University of South Carolina, USA
    Ying-Hsang Liu, Charles Sturt University, Australia
    Younei Soe, Indiana University, USA  
    Yunhyong Kim, University of Glasgow, UK
    Zhixian (George) Yi, Charles Sturt University, Australia

    Language Editors
    A.J. Million, University of Missouri, USA
    Dan Klyn, University of Michigan, USA
    Jeanie Austin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
    Jin Gao, University College London, UK
    Kinda R. Dahlan, University College London, UK
    Lisa Di Valentino, University of Western Ontario, Canada
    Noah Samuel, University of Illinois, USA
    Polly A. College, Drexel University, USA
    Robert D. Montoya, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Robert Wadholm, Trinity Bible College & Graduate School, USA
    Tae Hee Lee, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
    Terry O’Brien, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
    Timothy Gorichanaz, Drexel University, USA
    Toluwase Asubiaro, University of Western Ontario, Canada

    Assistant Editors
    Gbolahan Olasina, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
    Ifeanyi Jonas Ezema, University of Nigeria, Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, Nigeria
    Le Anne Barclay-Platenburg, Rutgers University / Berkeley College, Larry L. Luing School of Business, USA
    Musa Dauda Hassan, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA
    Naailah Parbhoo, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Yanyan Wang, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

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    Editorial contact:
    Managing Editor
    Katarzyna Grzegorek

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