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Information Research is published by the University of Borås, Allégatan 1, Borås 501 90, Sweden.


The Editors, Editorial Board and Associates

Prof. Tom Wilson, Editor in Chief. Tom is Professor Emeritus of the University of Sheffield where he served as Head of the Department of Information Studies (now the Information School) from 1982 to 1997. Tom's principal research areas are information seeking behaviour and information management in which he has researched and published extensively. He is one of the most cited authors in the field of information behaviour. Information Research is the third journal he has established: it was preceded by the print journals, Social Science Information Studies and the International Journal of Information Management. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Gothenburg in 2005 for his services to library and information research in Sweden, and a second Honorary Doctorate by the University of Murcia, Spain, in 2010, for his lifetime contributions to information science. He was the recipient in 2017 of the Award of Merit of the Association for Information Science and Technology, and in 2020 he was given the Jason Farradane Award by the UK e-information Group of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.

Prof. Elena Maceviciute, Deputy Editor Elena Maceviciute is Professor at the Swedish School of Library and Information Studies, University of Boras, Sweden and Professor in the Faculty of Communication, Vilnius University, Lithuania. Her research areas include reference work, information and communication needs, international and intercultural communication, and information management. In addition to her academic work, Elena has worked as a consultant to the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture, the Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO, the Committee of Europe and others. She teaches distance courses in International Communication studies, co-edits the scholarly journal Knygotyra (Book Science), and is a member of the editorial board of The Serials Librarian (USA). She has published four books and almost sixty articles, and, has produced a number of translations of English language works (e.g., A. Conan-Doyle, The white company; P. Cornwell, The body of evidence; J. Fiske, Introduction to communication studies; and Blackwell's Encyclopedia of political science).

Dr. Joan C. Bartlett, Editor, North America is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Studies, McGill University. Her professional and research interests include information literacy, task-based information behaviour, and the impacts of information use, particularly in the context of health sciences information and bioinformatics.
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Dr. Amanda Cossham, Editor, Australasia and S.E. Asia is a Principal Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Sciences, The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand. Her professional and research interests include mental models of the bibliographic universe (particularly relating to functional requirements for bibliographic records), knowledge organization, continuing professional development, graduate outcomes, and information management. Amanda is a member of the Editorial Board of the New Zealand Library and Information Management Journal, and the Regional Editor of Library Review: Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication.
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Dr. Crystal Fulton, Editor, Africa and India. Crystal is a College Lecturer at the School of Information and Library Studies (SILS), University College Dublin. She received her PhD and MLIS in Library and Information Science from The University of Western Ontario, Canada. She is the Co-ordinator of SILS’ Information Behaviour Research Group and Director of the Networking for Leisure and wider Life & Information Behaviour Research in Everyday Experience (LIBREE) research initiatives. In addition to studying information behaviour in everyday life settings, including the workplace, she has been invited to share her work at various European Union conferences. Her current research examines the information worlds of individuals and groups engaged in leisure activities and the connections among a chosen hobby, community development, information literacy, and social inclusion.
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Dr. Björn Hammarfelt, Joint Editor, Western Europe, is Docent (Associate Professor/Reader) at the Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS), University of Borås. His research is situated at the intersection of information studies and sociology of science, with a focus on the organisation, communication and evaluation of research.
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Dr Anna Lundh, Joint Editor, Western Europe is Docent (Associate Professor/Reader) at the Swedish School of Library and Information Science at the University of Borås, Sweden and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at Libraries, Archives, Records and Information Science, School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry, Curtin University, Perth, Australia. Her research interests include contemporary and historical reading practices in educational contexts; reading by listening; and discourses about reading and (information) literacy.
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Prof. Nils Pharo, Editor, The Far East. Nils is Professor in knowledge organization and information retrieval at the Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science at Oslo Metropolitan University. He received his doctoral degree in information studies from the University of Tampere in 2002. He is the coordinator of the Department's master programme and leader of its research group on metadata-based information systems. For many years he was co-chair of the INEX interactive track. He is board member of NORSLIS, the Nordic Research School in Information Studies and member of the steering committee of the ESF-funded ELIAS (Evaluating Information Access Systems). He has more than 40 publications in a variety of journals, books and conference proceedings. His research interests include metadata interoperability, interactive information retrieval and information behaviour.
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  • Dr. Francisco Javier Martinez Mendez, Editor, the Luso-Espanic Region. Javier is Professor of information technologies, Department of Information Sciences, University of Murcia, Spain. He received his PhD in Information Science from the University of Murcia (Spain) in 2002 researching the effectiveness of information retrieval in web search engines. He has been director of the department, dean of the faculty, vice-rector of Quality Assessment, Culture and Communication and, since a few weeks ago, he leads his research group on information technologies and management. He is also part of the Standing Committee of the ISIC conference. He has more than 50 scientific publications in journals, books and conference proceedings. His research interests include information retrieval, information seeking behavior and open access to information as an indispensable element for open science. Since 1995, he has been collaborating with Professor Rodríguez Muñoz in the UNESCO Chair of Information Management in Organizations. Home page


  • EDITORIAL BOARD

    • Dr. David Allen, Professor of Information Management, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, UK. Home page

    • Dr. William Aspray, Senior Research Fellow, Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA Home page

    • Dr. Fredrik Åström, Docent (Reader/Associate Professor) in Information Studies, Lund University, Sweden. Home page

    • Dr. Gerd Berget, Associate Professor, the Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway, Home page

    • Dr. Jenny Bronstein, Professor and Head of Department, Department of Information Science, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. Home page

    • Dr. Simon Burnett, Professor, Institute for Management Governance and Society (IMaGeS), Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK. Home page

    • Dr. Chun Wei Choo, Professor, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto, Canada. Home page

    • Dr. Charles Cole, Information Need Consultant. Colemining Inc., Montreal, Canada. Home page

    • Dr. Andrew M. Cox, Senior Lecturer, The Information School, University of Sheffield, UK. Home page

    • Dr. Marija Dalbello, Professor, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA Home page

    • Dr. Judith Licea De Arenas, Professor, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Universidad Autónoma de México. Ciudad Universitaria. México Home page

    • Dr. Ina Fourie, Professor, Department of Information Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa. Home page

    • Dr. Jonathan Furner, Professor, Department of Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, USA. Home page

    • Dr. Elke Greifeneder, Professor, Institute for Library and Information Science, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. Home page.

    • Dr. Jannica Heinström, Associate Professor, Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway. Home page

    • Dr. Morten Hertzum, Professor of Information Science, Department of Communication, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Home page.

    • Dr. Maija-Leena Huotari, Professor, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oulu, Finland. Home page

    • Dr. Isto Huvila, Professor, Department of ALM, Uppsala University, Sweden. Home page

    • Dr. Victor Kaptelinin, Professor, Department of Informatics, Umeå University, Sweden. Home page

    • Dr. Chris Kimble lives in France and is the editor-in-chief of Global Business and Organizational Excellence.

    • Dr. Masanori Koizumi, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Library, Information and Media Science, University of Tsukuba, Japan. Home page

    • Dr. Petros Kostagiolas, Assistant Professor, Department of Archives, Library Science and Museology, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece. Home page

    • Dr. Maja Krtalić, Senior Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Home page

    • Dr Zinaida Manžuch, Senior Consultant at RPA Europe, Vilnius, Lithuania. LinkedIn page

    • Dr. Hester Meyer, Research Fellow, Department of Information Science, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa. Home page.

    • Dr. Camilla Moring, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University of Copenhagen, DK. Home page

    • Dr Marek Nahotko, JU Professor, Institute of Information Studies, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland Home page

    • Dr. Bonnie Nardi, Professor Emerita, Department of Informatics, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, University of California, Irvine, USA Home page

    • Dr. Gustaf Nelhans, Senior Lecturer, Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University of Borås, Sweden. Home page

    • Dr. Jan Nolin, Professor, Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University of Borås, Sweden. Home page

    • Dr. Melissa G. Ocepek, Assistant Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA. Home page

    • Dr Gillian Oliver, Associate Professor, Department of Human Centred Computing, Faculty of IT, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Home page

    • Dr. Franjo Pehar, Assistant Professor, Department of Information Sciences, University of Zadar, Croatia. Home page.

    • Dr. Ola Pilerot, Professor, Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University of Borås, Sweden. Home page.

    • Dr. Aleš Popovič, Professor, NEOMA Business School, Rouen, France Home page

    • Dr. Jaya Raju, Professor and Head, Department of Knowledge & Information Stewardship, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Home page

    • Dr. Sri Devi Ravana, Associate Professor, Department of Information Systems, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Home page.

    • Dr. José Vicente Rodríguez Muñoz is Professor Catedratico in the Information and Documentation Department, Faculty of Information Science, University of Murcia, Spain. Home Page

    • Dr. Ronald Rousseau, Associate Professor at KHBO (an engineering college at Ostend, Belgium) and at K.U.Leuven (Flemish Catholic University of Louvain), Belgium. Home page

    • Dr. Ian Ruthven, Professor of Information Seeking and Retrieval, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde, UK. Home page

    • Dr. Yukiko Sakai, Lecturer, School of Library and Information Science, Keio University. Home page

    • Dr. Ricardo César Gonçalves Sant’Ana, Professor, Departamento de Ciência da Informação, UNESP - Universidade Estadual Paulista, Marília, Brazil. Home page

    • Dr. Elías Sanz-Casado, Professor and Head of the Department of Library and Information Studies at Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain. Home page

    • Dr. Reijo Savolainen, Professor Emeritus, Department of Information Studies at the University of Tampere, Finland. Home page

    • Dr Rimvydas Skyrius, Professor, Department of Economic Informatics, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Vilnius university, Lithuania. Home page

    • Dr. Jela Steinerová, Professor at Department of Library and Information Science, Comenius University Bratislava, Slovak Republic.

    • Dr. Shunsaku Tamara, Professor Emeritus, School of Library and Information Science, Keio University, Japan. Home page

    • Dr. Sanjica Faletar Tanacković, Professor, Department for Information Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Studies, University of Osijek, Croatia. Home page

    • Dr. Polona Vilar, Professor, Department of Library and Information Science and Book Studies, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Home page

    • Dr. Sirje Virkus, Professor of Information Science at Tallinn University, Estonia. Home page

    • Dr. Lin Wang, Distinguished Professor, Chinese Academy of Science and Education Evaluation, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China. Home page.

    • Dr. Dietmar Wolfram, Professor, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Home page


    Editorial associates and copy-editors

    Our copy-editors do rather more than simple copy-editing of a paper, since close attention to the wording often reveals incomplete sentences or unintelligible writing. From my point of view, therefore, the term 'editorial associate' describes their role better.
    Jennifer Brotherton is a Customer Services Librarian at University of Wolverhampton. After graduating with a BA (Hons) in History, Jennifer spent one year volunteering at public libraries, gaining experience to enrol on an MA in Information and Library Science at Loughborough University. Her final year dissertation was nominated for the Library and Information Research Group’s Student Award. She is a Chartered Member of CILIP and Secretary of ARLG WM (Academic & Research Libraries Group, West Midlands).’ Jordan Gan is working towards a Masters in Information and Library Studies at Robert Gordon University. She currently holds a Bachelor's in History and English Literature from the University of British Columbia. She is interested in the different aspects of digitisation and the challenges of redundant technology and formats for the archiving of information. Her other interests include dogs, ice hockey, and David Attenborough nature programmes.
    Beth Gibbs holds a Masters in Information and Library Studies from Aberystwyth University and a PGCHE from Nottingham Trent University. She has worked as a librarian in further and higher education libraries in the UK and is currently a manager in the Radcliffe Science Library, part of the Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford. Lauren Goodchild is a government librarian in the UK. She holds a Masters in Information and Library Management from Loughborough University. She has previously worked as an information manager for an education research consultancy and as an assistant librarian for a national newspaper.
    Ian Haydock is currently Systems Manager at Keele University Library, and has worked in UK Higher Education libraries for nearly 30 years in a variety of roles. He is a Chartered Member of CILIP and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Librarianship from Manchester Metropolitan University as well as Masters degrees in Information Systems and Archaeology. His professional interests include information systems and retrieval. Lyndsey Middleton is studying towards a PhD in Information Science at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, UK. Her research explores how workplace leaning can be used to support the development of "Innovative Work Behaviour", studied from the information science perspective. Lyndsey holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Northumbria University and also a Masters in Developmental Psychopathology from Durham University.
    Catherine Kerrigan is a PhD student at the University of South Australia, researching the role of independent libraries. She is also the Librarian at the Adelaide Central School of Art, one of only two independent art schools in Australia. She retrained as a librarian on her return to Australia in 2009, after nearly sixteen years in the UK. Madeleine Pearson works at The University of Manchester in the UK. She holds an MA in Publishing Studies and a BA (Hons) in Modern Language Studies, and has worked in academic libraries, at a higher education charity, and in trade publishing. Her professional interests include bibliometrics and digital monograph publishing.
    Camille Roccanova is working on her Master's degree in Archives Management at Simmons College, and holds an undergraduate degree in painting and printmaking from Bennington College. She currently manages a private art collection. Hannah Speight holds a Masters in Librarianship from the University of Sheffield, together with a Masters in Historical Research and a BA in History from Lancaster University. She has worked as a subject librarian at Coventry and Warwick universities and more recently in student skills development at Durham University. She is currently a full-time Mum. 

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