Library & information

Explore our library & information sciences journals & books

Welcome to our home for library & information sciences research. This page is designed to help authors find a home for their work and to help librarians identify suitable eJournal and eBook collections for their researchers.

Our research covers all aspects of library & information sciences such as academic librarianship, archives and records, classification and indexing, collection and curation, data analysis, dissemination, educational technologies, information architecture, intellectual freedom, knowledge organisation, metadata and taxonomies, online communities and data use, and more.

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Our goals

This subject area is aligned with Quality education for all, one of our interdisciplinary goals, each of which is aligned to multiple SDGs so we can ensure that the research we publish can fully play its part in solving significant global challenges.

If you want to find out more about we support the UN Sustainable Development Goals, take a look at our goals page.

For authors & researchers

If you're a researcher and/or a published or prospective author, here's where you'll find details of our library & information sciences journals and books.

Calls for papers

Browse by subject and UN SDG on our dedicated Calls for papers page.


Browse open access journal issues

Here we have some sample journal issues, that are open access, for you to browse. You can search for more issues on individual journal homepages that can be found via our Find a journal page.


Recent books

You can search for more library & information sciences books on our Bookstore.

If you want to speak to us about writing a book in this subject area, you can contact us below.


  • Academic Librarianship
  • Archives and records
  • Censorship, discrimination and bias
  • Classification and Indexing
  • Collection and curation
  • Data analytics
  • Dissemination
  • Educational technologies
  • Health information and data
  • Information and data visualisation
  • Information architecture
  • Information in education and society
  • Information in teaching and learning
  • Information needs, seeking and use
  • Information resources in distance learning
  • Information society
  • Informetrics
  • Intellectual freedom
  • Knowledge organisation
  • Metadata and taxonomies
  • Museums and galleries
  • Online communities, social networking and social media information
  • Online data use
  • Preservation and conservation of information objects
  • Reference work
  • Using learning analytics to assess the value and impact of information resources

For librarians

If you're a librarian, here's where you'll find details of how to access our eJournal and eBook collections on Emerald Insight. 

Access our eJournal & eBook collections on Emerald Insight 

Journal and book content on Emerald Insight can be accessed through a range of flexible subscription and purchase options. Match content collections to user needs by choosing from comprehensive subject collections or flexible ‘select’ models.

Find out more about eJournal collections and eBook collections.

Emerald eJournal collections

Library & Information Sciences eJournal Collection

A 2023 subscription includes access to 16 journals. In 2021, this collection had 1.7 million downloads

Open access content

Quality education for all open access content

Explore freely available research to read, download and share, that highlights fundamental challenges facing education and learning today.

Publish your article or book with us

If you want to publish an article in any of the journals listed on this page, you can find all the information you need – and submit your paper – on each journal's homepage.

If you're interested in authoring a book in this subject area, please visit our Get ready to publish a book page where you'll find contact details for individual publishers.

If you want to speak to one of the team about publishing your work, please fill in this form and one of the team will get back to you.

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