Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology

Scope of JASIST

This journal serves as a forum for new research in information transfer and communication processes in general, and in the context of recorded knowledge in particular. Concerns include the generation, recording, distribution, storage, representation, retrieval, and dissemination of information, as well as its social impact and management of information agencies. There is a strong emphasis on new information technologies and methodologies in text analysis, computer based retrieval systems, measures of effectiveness, and the search for patterns and regularities in measures of existing communication systems. The orientation is toward quantitative experimental work, but significant qualitative and historical research is also welcome. Perspectives, a journal within the journal, containing collections of papers on single topics normally operationally practical in nature, is often included. Special topic issues are also often seen.

1. Theory of Information Science

  • Foundations of information science
  • Information theory
  • Bibliometrics
  • Information retrieval -- models and principles
  • Evaluation and Measurement
  • Representation, organization, and classification of information: image analysis and recognition, nontext (nonprint) and multimedia, hypertext and hypermedia
  • Artificial intelligence -- natural language processing, expert systems

2. Communication

  • Theories of communication
  • Non-print media
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Network design, operation, and management
  • Models and empirical findings about information transfer
  • Collective intelligence computer-supported cooperation groupware
  • Information transfer
  • Innovation processes

3. Management, Economics, and Marketing

  • Economics of information
  • Information Policy
  • Models of information in decision making
  • Information resource management
  • Services to special user groups
  • User and usage studies: individual, organizational
  • Social studies of information
  • Strategic use of information

4. Applied Information Science

  • Information systems design
  • Applications of Information Science
  • Scholarly case histories
  • Information system operations
  • Standards
  • Information technology --hardware and software
  • Automation of information systems
  • Online retrieval systems
  • Office automation and records management
  • Archival systems management
  • Electronic document management
  • Electronic records, versioning, workflow, archiving, security
  • Machine reasoning for retrieval
  • Digital libraries
  • Spatial information systems (GIS)

5. Social and Legal Aspects of Information

  • Impact of information systems and technology upon society
  • Ethics and information
  • Legislative and regulatory aspects
  • History of information science
  • Information science education
  • International issues
  • Information infrastructure
  • Privacy
  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyright

Authors may also send in Brief Communications, scholarly Opinion Papers, and Letters to the Editor. Moreover, we also publish Perspectives, Special Topic Issues, Best Student Papers, and European Research Letters, as well as Book Reviews.

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