Editorial Team

The Editors, Editorial Board and Associates

Information Research is published by the University of Borås, Allégatan 1, Borås 501 90, Sweden. Professor Crystal Fulton is Editor-in-Chief and is assisted by Professor Elena Maceviciute, Deputy Editor, regional Editor, Eastern and Central Europe and Book Reviews Editor; and regional Editors, Professor Dr. Francisco Javier Martinez Mendez (the Luso-Hispanic countries); Dr. Joan C. Bartlett, (North America); Dr. Amanda Cossham, (Australasia and S.E. Asia); Dr. Gerd Berget (the Far East); Prof. J. Tuomas Harviainen (Western Europe) and Dr. Veronica Johansson (the Middle East). There is also an international Editorial Board and, very valuable members of the team, our Editorial associates, the copy-editors.


crystalProf. Crystal Fulton, Editor in Chief. Crystal is Professor in 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 was President of ASIS&T, 2023-2024 and Director of Chapter Assembly, ASIS&T, 2021-2022. She is a UCD Teaching & Academic Development Fellow. 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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elena Prof. Elena Maceviciute, Deputy Editor. Elena 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. Joan 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. Gerd Berget, Editor, the Far East. Gerd is Associate Professor in the Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway. She received her doctoral degree in informatics at University of Oslo in 2016, addressing the information searching behaviour of people with dyslexia. Her research interests include interactive information retrieval, human computer interaction and user diversity. She has a particular interest in neurodiverse users, and people with functional differences. Gerd has more than 25 scientific publications in various journals, conference proceedings and books.Home page
Image of Anton Carlander Borgström.Anton Carlander Borgström, Managing Editor. Anton is a lecturer at the Swedish School of Library and Information Science at the University of Borås, Sweden. His specialization is in knowledge organization. Anton's background is as a public librarian. Home Page amandaDr. Amanda Cossham, Editor, Australasia and S.E. Asia. Amanda is the Research Development Manager for Open Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga. Her professional and research interests include the bibliographic universe, knowledge organization, continuing professional development, community and small archives, and research cultures. Amanda is a member of the Editorial Board of the IFLA Journal and Regional Editor of Global Knowledge, Memory, and Communication (formerly Library Review).
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Prof. J. Tuomas Harviainen, Joint Editor, Western Europe. Tuomas is Professor of Information Practices at Tampere Uiversity, Finland. His areas of interest include interorganizational information sharing, games as information and business phenomena, information practices on the Dark Web, strategy and service design, and the information behaviour of people in marginalized communities. Harviainen has published several books and over sixty peer reviewed works. He is a member of the editorial board of the Nordic Journal of Library and Information Studies and edits the journal of the Finnish Association for Sexology. Home Page Dr. Veronica Johansson, Editor, the Middle East. Veronica is Senior Lecturer at the Swedish School of Library and Information Science at the University of Borås, Sweden. She has previously served as Assistant Editor at international peer review journal Human IT, and held held an assignment as academic advisor to the European Commission in the Horizon 2020 Commission Expert Group to advise on specific ethical issues raised by driverless mobility. Her research interests are focused on data as applied in visualisations and AI technology and related consequences from the perspectives of critical literacy; privacy and ethics; critical design and value-sensitive design.
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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 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, most recently, 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 Rodŕguez Muñoz in the UNESCO Chair of Information Management in Organizations. Home page Image of Ty Nilsson.Ty Nilsson, Editorial Assistant. Ty is a lecturer at the Swedish School of Library and Information Science at the University of Borås, Sweden. Ty’s specialization is in teaching coding and programming in the Bachelor programme Digital information design and development.
Image of Birgitta WallinDr. Birgitta Wallin, Publisher. Birgitta is Deputy Head of Department at the Swedish School of Library and Information Science at the University of Borås. Her research interest is in Digital publishing and the book market as well as public libraries provision of digital books. Another area of interest is information management and knowledge sharing in times of climate crisis, for instance flooding and forest fires. Home Page tdw Prof. Tom Wilson, Founder and Editor in Chief Emeritus. Tom is Professor Emeritus of the University of Sheffield, and of the University of Borås. 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. He founded Information Research in 1995 and self-published it until 2017, when he transferred ownership to the University of Borås. He acted as Editor in Chief throughout this period. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Gothenburg in 2005, and a second Honorary Doctorate by the University of Murcia, Spain, in 2010. 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.


  • 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. 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. Sanjica Faletar, Professor, Department for Information Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Studies, University of Osijek, Croatia. 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. Björn Hammarfelt, Docent (Associate Professor/Reader) at the Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS), University of Borås, Sweden. Home page.

  • Dr. Suliman Hawamdeh, Regents Professor, Department of Information Science, University of North Texas, USA. 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 Digital Technology and Welfare, Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University, Denmark. 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. 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. Nils Pharo, is Professor in the Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science at Oslo Metropolitan University. 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, Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences, Tampere University, 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. 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.