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Studies in Information

Series cover: Studies in Information

ISSN: 2055-5377

Editor: Professor Jens-Erik Mai
Subject: Library and Information Studies (view other series in this subject area)
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Editorial Objectives
New Titles
Contact the Editorial Team
Editorial Advisory Board
Recent Reviews
About the Editor

Editorial Objectives

The Studies in Information book series publishes monographs on critical issues in the information society.  The book series is concerned with all aspects of information; its nature, politics, institutions, usages, and technologies, and it presents research from a wide range of disciplinary traditions. Previously published as Library and Information Science; established 1974, it is a fully peer-reviewed and high impact outlet for research in the field of information.

Coming Soon

Looking for Information: 4th Edition 
A Survey of Research on Information Seeking, Needs, and Behavior

The 4th edition of this popular and well-cited text is now co-authored, and includes significant changes from earlier texts. Presenting a comprehensive review of over a century of research on information behavior (IB), this book is intended for students in information studies and disciplines interested in research on information activities.

Due to publish Spring 2016

Find out more and Pre Order your copy here

New Titles

Just Published: Genre Theory in Information Studies, edited by Jack Andersen, a critical monograph which illustrates how modern genre studies inform and enrich the study of information.

"Genre Theory in Information Studies consolidates and carries forward emerging inquiries in information and archival sciences that have been using genre to understand how knowledge is organized, made available, and used in society. Together these studies unpack knowledge processes in contexts as varied as private life and large government organizations, within complexities arising from the uncertainties and destabilizations of war or the rich traditions and dense utterances of literary culture. Together these studies give us tools to understand more realistically and more deeply what knowledge is and how we make sense and use of it." Charles Bazerman, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.

Contact the Editorial Team

Series Editor
Professor Jens-Erik Mai
Royal School of Library and Information Science
University of Copenhagen
[email protected]


Wendy Alderton

Editorial Advisory Board

Professor Donald Case
University of Kentucky, USA

Professor Schubert Foo Shou Boon
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Professor Chun Wei Choo
University of Toronto, Canada

Associate Professor Ron Day
Indiana University, USA

Associate Professor Melanie Feinberg
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Professor and Chair Jonathan Furner
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA

Associate Professor Bonnie Mak
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Professor Diane Nahl
University of Hawaii, USA

Professor Diane H. Sonnenwald
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Professor Olof Sundin
Lund University, Sweden

Professor Elaine Toms
University of Sheffield, UK

Professor Dietmar Wolfram
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

Professor Christa Womser-Hacker
Universitat Hildesheim, Germany

Recent Reviews

Developing People's Information Capabilities: Fostering Information Literacy in Educational, Workplace and Community Contexts edited by Mark Hepworth and Geoff Walton.

"This is one of the most exciting titles I have come across in the information literacy (IL) literature for some time." Evi Tramantza, University of Surrey, UK. Read the full review here.

Social Information Research edited by Gunila Widen and Kim Holmberg.

"This book is a must for the information-aware scholar and professional on the broiling topic of social information research by learned information scientists." Peter Ingwersen, Royal School of Librarianship Denmark and Abo Akademi, Finland. Read the full review here.

All volumes from the series are available to purchase from the Emerald Bookstore.

About the Editor

Jens-Erik Mai is Professor at the Royal School of Library and Information Science at University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Jens-Erik is interested in basic questions about the nature of information phenomena; he has explored these from a variety of conceptual points (e.g. semiotics, cognitive work analysis, late-modernity, philosophy of language, trust) often with a focus on issues and questions in the organization of information. He has contributed conceptual constructions as well as methodological and programmatic papers that have helped forward thinking about the organization of information. His most recent publications explore contemporary classification theory's conceptual foundation in modernity and the nature of information quality from a pragmatic philosophy of language perspective.

For more information visit his personal website:

Author Guidelines

When your proposal has been approved, your final manuscript should be prepared according to our guidelines which you can find here.

Publication ethics

This publication adopts the Emerald Publication Ethics guidelines which fully support the development of, and practical application of consistent ethical standards throughout the scholarly publishing community.

Print copy & more information

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