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Journal of the American Society for Information Science
J Am Soc Inform Sci

ISSN (printed): 0002-8231. ISSN (electronic): 1097-4571.

This journal serves as a forum for new research in information transfer and communication processes in general and in the context of recorded knowledge in particular. Concerns include the generation recording distribution storage representation retrieval and dissemination of information as well as its social impact and management of information agencies. There is a strong emphasis on new information technologies and methodologies in text analysis computer based retrieval systems measures of effectiveness and the search for patterns and regularities in measures of existing communication systems. The orientation is toward quantitative experimental work but significant qualitative and historical research is also welcome. Perspectives a journal within the journal containing collections of papers on single topics normally operationally practical in nature is often included. Special topic issues are also often seen. 1. Theory of Information Science. Foundations of information science; Economics of information; Information theory; Bibliometrics; Information retrieval (models and principles); Evaluation and measurement; Representation organization and classification of information image analysis and recognition; Nontext (nonprint) and multimedia; Hypertext and hypermedia; Artificial intelligence (natural language processing expert systems). 2. Communication. Theories of communication; Nonprint media; Human-computer interaction; Network design operation and management; Models and empirical findings about information transfer; Collective intelligence; Computer-supported cooperation; Groupware; Information transfer; Innovation processes. 3. Management Economics and Marketing. Economics of information; Information Policy; Models of information in decision making; Information resource management; Services to special user groups; User and usage studies (individual and organizational); Social studies information; Strategic use of information. 4. Applied Information Science. Informations systems design; Applications of Information Science; Scholarly case histories; Information system operations; Standards; Information technology (hardware and software); Automation of information systems; Online retrieval systems; Office automation and records management; Archival systems management; Electronic document management; Electronic records (versioning workflow archiving and security); Machine reasoning for retrieval; Digital libraries; Spatial information systems (GIS).

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