Journal of Information Science

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Journal of Information Science  
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Former names
Bulletin of the Institute of Information Scientists (until 1967); Information Scientist (until 1979, ISSN 0020-0263)
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
J. Inf. Sci.
Discipline Information science
Language English
Edited by Adrian Dale
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Bimonthly
ISSN 0165-5515 (print)
1741-6485 (web)
LCCN 79644637
OCLC no. 5094715

The Journal of Information Science is a bimonthly peer-reviewed academic journal covering research on information science, information management and some aspects of knowledge management.

Publication history[edit]

The Journal of Information Science was established in 1979 by the Institute of Information Scientists (IIS). It was edited until 2004 (volume 29) by Alan Gilchrist. The current editor-in-chief is Adrian Dale. The journal is now published by Sage Publications on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), which assumed the ownership of the title in 2002 following the merger of IIS with the Library Association to form CILIP.

The journal was preceded by the Bulletin of the Institute of Information Scientists (until 1967) and The Information Scientist (until 1979) [1]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The Journal of Information Science is abstracted and indexed in Scopus and the Social Sciences Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, its 2012 impact factor is 1.238, ranking it 26 out of 76 journals in the category "Information Science & Library Science".[2]


  1. ^ Gilchrist A (2008). "Editorial". Journal of Information Science. 34 (4): 395–396. doi:10.1177/0165551508092467. 
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Information Science and Library Science". 2012 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013. 

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