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Open Information Science

Editor In Chief: Mario Hilbert

Description

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

Why submit

All authors of Open Information Science enjoy the following benefits:

  • no article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges in the issue 2020 (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.

Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico

Abstracting & Indexing

Open Information Science is covered by the following services:

  • Baidu Scholar
  • Cabell's Whitelist
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • CNPIEC - cnpLINKer
  • Dimensions
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Google Scholar
  • J-Gate
  • JournalTOCs
  • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
  • Microsoft Academic
  • MyScienceWork
  • Naver Academic
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ProQuest (relevant databases)
  • Publons
  • QOAM (Quality Open Access Market)
  • ReadCube
  • Semantic Scholar
  • Summon (ProQuest)
  • TDNet
  • TEMA Technik und Management
  • WanFang Data
  • WorldCat (OCLC)

Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via online submission system Editorial Manager available for this journal at http://www.editorialmanager.com/opis/default.aspx. In case of problems, please contact the Managing Editor via email Katarzyna.Grzegorek@degruyter.com.

Editor-in-Chief
Mario Hibert, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia

Honorary Editor-in-Chief
Paul Sturges, Loughborough University, UK / University of Pretoria, South Africa

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

Section Editors

LIS - Theory & Practice
Shimelis Assefa, University of Denver, USA
Gavin R. Davis, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Jesse David Dinneen, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Diego Navarro Bonilla, Charles III University of Madrid, Spain
Chaoqun Ni, The University of Iowa, USA
Susan R. Rathbun-Grubb, University of South Carolina, USA
Yunhyong Kim, University of Glasgow, UK
Asim Qayyum, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Diane Velasquez, University of South Australia, Australia

Management of Library and Information Services
Ricardo Eito-Brun, Charles III University of Madrid, Spain
Diane Velasquez, University of South Australia, Australia

Digital Libraries & Information Systems
H. Michelle Chen, San José State University, USA
Diane Velasquez, University of South Australia, Australia

Information Management
Paulo Batista, Universidade de Évora, Portugal
H. Michelle Chen, San José State University, USA
Yunhyong Kim, University of Glasgow, UK
Elizabeth Lomas, University College London, UK
Kyong Eun Oh, Simmons College, USA
Mayank Trivedi, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India
Diane Velasquez, University of South Australia, Australia
Zhixian (George) Yi, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Allan H.K. Yuen, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Organization of Knowledge
Jesse David Dinneen, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Ricardo Eito-Brun, Charles III University of Madrid, Spain
Cíntia de Azevedo Lourenço, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Daniel Martínez Ávila, São Paulo State University, Brazil
Shuheng Wu, City University of New York, USA

Information Technology
H. Michelle Chen, San José State University, USA
Ricardo Eito-Brun, Charles III University of Madrid, Spain
Jenna Ng, University of York, UK
Younei Soe, Indiana University, USA
Allan H.K. Yuen, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Data Management
Cíntia de Azevedo Lourenço, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Asim Qayyum, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Michael Tsikerdekis, University of Kentucky, USA
Shuheng Wu, City University of New York, USA
Zhixian (George) Yi, Charles Sturt University, Australia

Information and Media Literacy
Jenny Bronstein, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Cathie LeBlanc, Plymouth State University, USA
Jenna Ng, University of York, UK
Susan R. Rathbun-Grubb, University of South Carolina, USA
Younei Soe, Indiana University, USA
Allan H.K. Yuen, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Margaret Zimmerman, The University of Iowa, USA

Information Behavior (Creation, Seeking, Sharing & Use) 
Shimelis Assefa, University of Denver, USA
Jenny Bronstein, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Gavin R. Davis, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Ying-Hsang Liu, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Krystyna K. Matusiak, University of Denver, USA
Chaoqun Ni, The University of Iowa, USA
Kyong Eun Oh, Simmons College, USA
Asim Qayyum, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Younei Soe, Indiana University, USA
Jung-Won Yoon, University of South Florida, USA
Allan H.K. Yuen, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Health Information Seeking Behavior
Mayank Trivedi, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India
Jung-Won Yoon, University of South Florida, USA
Margaret Zimmerman, The University of Iowa, USA

LIS Research Methods
Shimelis Assefa, University of Denver, USA
Jenny Bronstein, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Gavin R. Davis, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Ying-Hsang Liu, The Australian National University, Australia
Elizabeth Lomas, University College London, UK
Lauren H. Mandel, University of Rhode Island, USA
Daniel Martínez Ávila, São Paulo State University, Brazil
Jenna Ng, University of York, UK
Chaoqun Ni, The University of Iowa, USA
Younei Soe, Indiana University, USA
Allan H.K. Yuen, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Critical Theory of Information
Daniel Martínez Ávila, São Paulo State University, Brazil
Iulian Vamanu, The University of Iowa, USA

Scholarly Communication
Shimelis Assefa, University of Denver, USA
Cathie LeBlanc, Plymouth State University, USA
Diane Velasquez, University of South Australia, Australia

Bibliometrics
Shimelis Assefa, University of Denver, USA
Ricardo Eito-Brun, Charles III University of Madrid, Spain
Diane Velasquez, University of South Australia, Australia

Library Education
Jenny Bronstein, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
H. Michelle Chen, San José State University, USA
Emily Holmes, Columbia University Libraries
Lauren H. Mandel, University of Rhode Island, USA
Diane Velasquez, University of South Australia, Australia

Public Libraries
Lauren H. Mandel, University of Rhode Island, USA
Hui-Yun Sung, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Diane Velasquez, University of South Australia, Australia

School & Academic Libraries
Susan R. Rathbun-Grubb, University of South Carolina, USA
Diane Velasquez, University of South Australia, Australia

Digital Libraries
H. Michelle Chen, San José State University, USA
Ricardo Eito-Brun, Charles III University of Madrid, Spain
Emily Holmes, Columbia University Libraries
Cíntia de Azevedo Lourenço, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Krystyna K. Matusiak, University of Denver, USA
Mayank Trivedi, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India

Archival Science
Paulo Batista, Universidade de Évora, Portugal
Ricardo Eito-Brun, Charles III University of Madrid, Spain
Julie Mathias, Aberystwyth University, UK
Diego Navarro Bonilla, Charles III University of Madrid, Spain

Cultural Heritage
Julie Mathias, Aberystwyth University, UK
Diego Navarro Bonilla, Charles III University of Madrid, Spain
Iulian Vamanu, The University of Iowa, USA

Preservation Management
Emily Holmes, Columbia University Libraries

Information Governance
Ricardo Eito-Brun, Charles III University of Madrid, Spain
Diego Navarro Bonilla, Charles III University of Madrid, Spain
Emad Khazraee, Kent State University, USA
Elizabeth Lomas, University College London, UK
Diane Velasquez, University of South Australia, Australia

Media Studies
Daniel Allington, King's College London, UK
Jesse David Dinneen, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Cathie LeBlanc, Plymouth State University, USA
Jenna Ng, University of York, UK
Younei Soe, Indiana University, USA 
Allan H.K. Yuen, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Media Education 

Social Media
H. Michelle Chen, San José State University, USA
Emad Khazraee, Kent State University, USA
Jenna Ng, University of York, UK
Younei Soe, Indiana University, USA
Michael Tsikerdekis, University of Kentucky, USA
Diane Velasquez, University of South Australia, Australia
Jung-Won Yoon, University of South Florida, USA
Allan H.K. Yuen, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Mass Communication
Jenna Ng, University of York, UK
Younei Soe, Indiana University, USA
Diane Velasquez, University of South Australia, Australia

Visual Communication

Social Computing 
Emad Khazraee, Kent State University, USA
Michael Tsikerdekis, University of Kentucky, USA

Communications & Networking
Jenna Ng, University of York, UK

Information Ethics
Iulian Vamanu, The University of Iowa, USA

Open Access
Shimelis Assefa, University of Denver, USA
Cathie LeBlanc, Plymouth State University, USA
Diane Velasquez, University of South Australia, Australia

Language Editors
A.J. Million, University of Missouri, 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

Publisher
DE GRUYTER Poland
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Editorial Contact
Dr. Katarzyna Grzegorek
Katarzyna.Grzegorek@degruyter.com

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