In a modern society, where information production and consumption grow at an astronomical rate, the science of information management, organization, and analysis is invaluable in effective utilization of information. The key objective of the journal is to foster research that can contribute to advancements and innovations in the theory and practice of information and library science so as to promote timely application of the findings from scientific investigations to everyday life. Recognizing the importance of the global perspective with understanding of region-specific issues, JISTaP encourages submissions of manuscripts that discuss global implications of regional findings as well as regional implications of global findings.
When the journal faces suspected cases of research and publication misconduct such as redundant (duplicate) publication, plagiarism, fraudulent, or fabricated data, changes in authorship, an undisclosed conflict of interest, ethical problems with a submitted manuscript, a reviewer who has appropriated an author’s idea or data, complaints against editors, and so on, the resolution process will follow the flowchart provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts). The discussion and decision on the suspected cases are carried out by the Editorial Board.
We welcome materials that reflect a wide range of perspectives and approaches on diverse areas of information science theory, application and practice. Topics covered by the journal include: information processing and management, information policy, library management, knowledge organization, metadata and classification, information seeking, information retrieval, information systems, scientific and technical information service,human-computer interaction, social media design, analytics,scholarly communication and bibliometrics. Above all, we encourage submissions of catalytic nature that explore the question of how theory can be applied to solve real-world problems in the broad discipline of information science.