|Edited by||Steve Sawyer|
American Documentation, Journal of the American Society for Information Science, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
|ISO 4||J. Assoc. Inf. Sci. Technol.|
Journal of the American Society for Information Science
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
The Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology is a monthly peer-reviewed academic journal covering all aspects of information science published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Association for Information Science and Technology. The journal publishes original research and rapid communications, as well as book reviews and announcements of the association. Occasional special issues appear with contents focused on a single topic area.
Established in 1950 as the quarterly journal American Documentation, the new publication was produced by the American Documentation Institute (ADI), which had formed in 1937 around a group of researchers and practitioners interested in the emerging technology of microfilm as a medium for the preservation and dissemination of documents and knowledge. Many of the same people and institutions were involved in a pre-war American Library Association journal called The Journal of Documentary Reproduction, which ran from 1938 to 1943, before being discontinued due to the imperatives of the war.
American Documentation was an explicit continuation of and extension upon The Journal of Documentary Reproduction, with a broader brief to cover documentation as a whole, then defined as "...the creation, transmission, collection, classification and use of 'documents'; documents may be broadly defined as recorded knowledge in any format."
In the postwar years, rapid technological and social changes ushered in an "information explosion" which created many new problems and opportunities of special interest to documentation specialists, and in time documentation found itself at the center of the emerging field of information science. The ADI's membership and scope increased rapidly, and in 1968 the members voted to change the organization's name to "American Society for Information Science", to reflect the changes in their membership and focus. As their official journal, American Documentation followed suit, and beginning with the first issue of 1970 it changed its name to The Journal of the American Society for Information Science and began publishing bimonthly.
In 1991, the publication frequency increased to 10 issues yearly and by 1996, the journal was publishing monthly. In 2000, ASIS again voted to change its name, this time to The "American Society for Information Science and Technology", in order to recognize the further changes in membership and interests brought on by the rise of the internet and the mainstreaming of networked computing and information technology. The journal's name was subsequently also changed in January 2001 to Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. It obtained its current name in January 2014.
Abstracting and indexing
The journal is abstracted and indexed in:
- Chemical Abstracts Service
- Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences
- EBSCO databases
- Ei Compendex
- Library and Information Science Abstracts
- Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
- Modern Language Association Database
- ProQuest databases
- Science Citation Index Expanded
- Social Sciences Citation Index
- Tate, Vernon D. (1950). "Special notice to former subscribers of the journal of documentary reproduction". American Documentation. 1: 1–2. doi:10.1002/asi.5090010101.
- Tate, Vernon D. (1950). "Introducing American Documentation. A quarterly review of ideas, techniques, problems and achievements in documentation". American Documentation. 1: 3–7. doi:10.1002/asi.5090010102.
- History of ASIS&T Archived 2012-10-18 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 02/10/2011.
- "CAS Source Index". Chemical Abstracts Service. American Chemical Society. Retrieved 2022-02-18.
- "CINAHL Complete Database Coverage List". CINAHL. EBSCO Information Services. Retrieved 2022-02-18.
- "Web of Science Master Journal List". Intellectual Property & Science. Clarivate. Retrieved 2022-02-18.
- "Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology". MIAR: Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals. University of Barcelona. Retrieved 2022-02-18.
- "Content/Database Overview – Compendex Source List". Engineering Village. Elsevier. Retrieved 2022-02-18.
- "Inspec list of journals" (PDF). Inspec. Institution of Engineering and Technology. Retrieved 2022-02-18.
- "Source details: Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology". Scopus Preview. Elsevier. Retrieved 2022-02-18.
- "Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology". 2020 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Clarivate. 2021.