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Journal of Documentation provides a unique focus on theories, concepts, models, frameworks and philosophies related to documents and recorded knowledge.

ISSN: 0022-0418
eISSN: 0022-0418

Aims and scope

The journal publishes research papers with novel methods or results of wide significance, in all the information-related disciplines. Critical and scholarly reviews are welcome, as are reviews of the evidence base for professional practice, and shorter speculative articles.

We particularly welcome submissions exploring topics where concepts and models in the library and information sciences overlap with those in cognate disciplines: these disciplines include, but are not limited to, psychology and cognitive science, the physical sciences, communication and media studies, museum studies, computer science, sociology and publishing.

JDoc provides a link between research, scholarship and reflective professional practice. We also welcome contributions in the 'Speculation in Documentation' category. These are short (no more than 5,000 words) contributions, presenting an original concept or perspective.

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