Emerald Group Publishing has changed the names, broadened the scope and appointed new editors to some of its key Library & Information Science journals. Emerald Group Publishing brought this interesting news to us in their release, “Emerald re-envisions its Library & Information Science journals.”
Eileen Breen, Publisher at Emerald, said: “Library Science is becoming more interdisciplinary and outward-looking. Working at the interface with Information Systems research – as well as Information Science and Educational research – is broadening the impact of the field.”
The changes that Emerald is making are designed to broaden the scope of several of its titles.
Some of the changes include:
  • Interlending & Document Supply will change its name to Information Discovery and Delivery and will be edited by Wu He, Assistant Professor of Information Technology, Strome College of Business, Old Dominion University;
  • New Library World will change its name to Information and Learning Science, and is widening its scope to explore all aspects of the creation, collection, discovery and use of all types of information, knowledge, learning and research resources;
  • Online Information Review has refined its scope to focus on digital information and communication, and related technologies, and is now co-edited by Dr Jo Bates, Lecturer in Information Politics and Policy; Dr Andrew M. Cox, Senior Lecturer; Dr Paul Reilly, Senior Lecturer in Social Media and the Digital Society; and Dr Angela Lin – all at The Information School, University of Sheffield;
  • Library Hi Tech will now be edited by Professor Michelle M. Kazmer, Florida State University School of Information.

Melody K. Smith

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