Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2011: 10/83 (Information Science & Library Science); 21/135 (Computer Science Information Systems)
Online ISSN: 1532-2890
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Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) is a scholarly journal devoted to the various fields of documentation and information science and serves as a forum for discussion and experimentation. All articles are subject to single-blind peer review prior to acceptance. Manuscripts for submission to the journal (in English only) should be forwarded to the Editor as follows:
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JASIST does not generally publish articles in multiple parts or those exceeding 36 pages. However, authors may submit articles exceeding 36 pages along with a justification included in the cover letter for the editor and reviewers to consider.
Books, monographs, reports, and other items for review may be sent to the Associate Editor, Book Reviews: Debora Shaw, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, 1320 East 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405-3907. Tel: (812) 855-3261; Fax: (812) 855-0078; email@example.com
Types of manuscripts: Various contributions are considered for publication: full-length research articles, commissioned review articles (see ‘Advances in Information Science’ under Aims & Scope), occasional opinion papers (2,000-3-000 words on a topic that will stimulate debate), brief communications of 1,000-2,000 words, and letters to the editor. Letters and brief communications can generally be published sooner than full-length articles. All materials submitted will be acknowledged on receipt and (except for letters) subject to peer review. Opinion papers may be sent for review at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief. JASIST uses single blind refereeing. Copies of the referees' comments will be forwarded to the author, along with the editor's decision.
Permissions: Only original papers will be accepted and copyright in published papers will be vested in the publisher. It is the author's responsibility to obtain written permission to reproduce material that has appeared in another publication.
Only articles that have not been published previously, that have not been submitted elsewhere, and that are not under review for another publication in any medium (e.g., printed journal, conference proceeding, electronic, or optical medium) should be submitted to JASIST . The JASIST editors will assume that submission of an article to this journal implies that all the foregoing conditions are applicable.
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Terms and Conditions of the non-standard CTA. Please do not complete this PDF until you are prompted to login into Author Services as described above.
Note to Contributors on Deposit of Accepted Version
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If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.
Note to NIH Grantees: Pursuant to NIH mandate, Wiley-Blackwell will post the accepted version of contributions authored by NIH grant-holders to PubMed upon acceptance. This accepted version will be made publicly available 12 months after publication. For further information, see www.wiley.com/go/nihmandate
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Open Access: As of January 2008, the Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (JASIST) will follow the "green road" open access model, whereby authors publishing in the Journal are granted self-archival rights for preprints, with linking to the the final article and to the online journal, as detailed below.
The Contributor has the right to self-archive on the Contributor's personal website or in the Contributor's institution's/employer's institutional repository or archive. This right extends to both intranets and the Internet. The Contributor may not update the submission version or replace it with the published contribution. Links to the final article on Wiley-Blackwell's website are encouraged where appropriate.
Version as accepted.
The Contributor has the right to self-archive on the Contributor's personal website or in the Contributor's institution's/employer's institutional repository or archive. This right extends to both intranets and the Internet. Prior to publication, the Contributor must include the following notice on the preprint: "This is a preprint of an article accepted for publication in Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology copyright (C) [year] (American Society for Information Science and Technology)". After publication of the contribution by Wiley-Blackwell, the preprint notice should be amended to read as follows: "This is a preprint of an article published in [include the complete citation information for the final version of the contribution as published in the print edition of the Journal]", and should provide an electronic link to the Journal's WWW site. The Contributor may also update the preprint with any corrections made, in which case the notice shall further be amended with the following language: "This preprint has been updated to reflect changes in the final version."
Contributors should refer to the current Copyright Transfer Agreement for information regarding use of the Final Published Version of the article.
Format of submitted material: All manuscripts must be submitted in standard format (adequate margins, single column, reasonable font – no smaller than size 10, on standard sized paper - 21 × 28 cm). All copy, including references and captions, must be typed double-spaced. The first page of the manuscript must bear the title of the paper and the full names of the authors, as well as their affiliations, full addresses, telephones and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses. In the case of multiple authors, please indicate which author is to receive correspondence and proofs. Financial support may be acknowledged in the Acknowledgment section at the end of the article. An informative abstract of 200 words or less is required for articles and brief communications.
Style: In general, the style should follow the forms given in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Washington, DC : 2010). The use of metric forms is required.
Before submitting an article, authors should familiarize themselves with the journal style by referring to a recently published issue or article and format their article accordingly. Non-adherence to the journal style, including the points described below and in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed., 2010) , may lead to delays in review and publication.
Organization: In general, the background and purpose of the study should be stated first, followed by details of the methods, materials, procedures, and equipment used. Findings, discussion, and conclusions should follow in that order. Appendices may be employed where appropriate. The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association should be consulted for details as needed.
Authors should not submit their article with Line Numbering enabled. Do not number sections in your article.
Do not use Word’s footnote feature. Instead, please insert footnotes in regular text at the end of the articles instead. If your paper contains fifteen (15) or more footnotes, they should be formatted as Endnotes in a separate section immediately preceding the References.
Figures: Figures should be professionally prepared and submitted in a form suitable for reproduction (camera-ready copy). Computer-generated graphs are acceptable only if they have been printed with a good quality laser printer. All artwork must be identified on the back in light blue pencil with the figure number, author's name and address, and a shortened form of the title. Photographs should be submitted as unscreened glossy prints (20 × 25 cm), digitized in the paper. If figures are submitted in color it is possible to have them appear online in color but they will be converted to grayscale for the printed issue unless the author wishes to pay for the color in print.
Formatting tables and figure captions: Please capitalize the first word of the captions, all proper nouns, and the first word after a colon only. A period goes at the end of the caption. Please move all tables and figures to the end of the text (if not submitted separately), and in the appropriate place in your text, please type “Insert Table (or Figure) # here”. Please place all figure captions at the end of the article, or in a separate Word doc.
Bibliography: The accuracy and completeness of the references is the responsibility of the author. Failure to submit accurate and properly formatted references may delay review and publication. References to personal letters, papers presented at meetings, and other unpublished material may be included. If such material may be of help in the evaluation of the paper, copies should be made available to the editor. Papers which are part of a series should include a citation of the previous paper. Explanatory material may be appended to the end of a citation to avoid footnotes in text. Wiley's journal styles are now in EndNote, a software product that we recommend to our journal authors to help simplify and streamline the research process. Using EndNote's bibliographic management tools, you can search bibliographic databases, build and organize your reference collection, and then instantly output your bibliography in any Wiley journal style.
General Guidelines for Citations and the Reference List
Do not include hyperlink citations in your submitted article.
Do not number your reference list.
The format for citations in text and for bibliographic references follows the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed., 2010). Citation of an author's work in the text should follow the author-date method of citation; the surname of the author(s) and the year of publication should appear in text.
Paisley (1993) found that . . .
Recent research has shown that . . . (Schauder, 1994).
In other work (Gordon & Lenk, 1992; Harman, 1991). . .
Give surnames and initials for only up to and including seven authors. When authors number eight or more, give surnames and initials for the first six authors, insert ellipsis (...), and provide the surname and initials for the last author. In the text, when a work has two authors, always cite both names every time the reference occurs in the text. Use the word "and" between the authors' names within the text and use the ampersand in the parentheses.
For exampleResearch by Wegener and Petty (1994) supports...
(Wegener & Petty, 1994)
When a work has three to five authors, list all the authors in the signal phrase or in parentheses the first time you cite the source. In subsequent citations, only use the first author's last name followed by "et al." in the signal phrase or in parentheses.
(Kernis, Cornell, Sun, Berry, & Harlow, 1993)
(Kernis et al., 1993)
When a work has six or more authors, use the first author's name followed by et al. in the signal phrase or in parentheses.
Harris et al. (2001) argued...
(Harris et al., 2001)
Author, A.A., Author, B.B., & Author, C.C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume (issue), start page-end page.
Title of article is sentence-capped, title of periodical is title-capped.
Buckland, M., & Gey, F. (1994). The relationship between recall and precision. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 45, 12–19.
Author, A.A., & Author, B.B. (Year). Title of work. Publisher location: Publisher Name.
Provide publisher city and state or country if necessary.
Borgman, C. L. (Ed.). (1990). Scholarly communication and bibliometrics. London: Sage.
Part of a non periodical (e.g., book chapter)
Author, A.A., & Author, B.B. (Year). Title of chapter. In A. Editor last name, B. Editor Last Name, & C. Editor Last Name (Eds.), Title of book (pp. xx-xx). Publisher location (City, State or Country if necessary): Publisher Name.
Bauin, S., & Rothman, H. (1992). Impact of journals as proxies for citation counts. In P. Weingart, R. Sehringer, & M. Winterhager (Eds.), Representations of science and technology (pp. 225–239). Leiden, The Netherlands: DWSO Press.
Author, A.A., Author, B.B., & Author, C.C. (Year). Title of article. In A. Editor last name, B. Editor Last Name, & C. Editor Last Name (Eds.), Title of Proceedings (Conference Acronym, if any) (pp. xx-xx). Publisher location: Publisher Name.
Hoppe, K., Ammersbach, K., Lutes-Schaab, B., & Zinssmeister, G. (1990). EXPRESS: An experimental interface for factual information retrieval. In J.-L. Vidick (Ed.), Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (ACM SIGIR '91) (pp. 63–81). Brussels: ACM.
If the proceedings were not published, include the month and place of the Conference
Author, A.A., Author, B.B., & Author, C.C. (Year, Month of Conference). Title of article. Paper presented at Conference Name, City, State and/or Country Conference was held.
The date should indicate either the date of the publication or the most recent update; if neither can be determined, then it should indicate the date of the search. The “retrieved” date should be as current as possible. Please check and update all Web site links as necessary before submitting your manuscript.
Ford, A., Kline, C., & Wayne, B. (2002). Information science and digital archives. Libraries Journal Today, 12, 340-350. Retrieved October 13, 2002, from http://www.libraryinfo.org/articles.html
Smith, A., & Jones, B. (2002, August 19). Libraries in the digital age. Journal of Libraries, 54, 1110-1120. Retrieved October 13, 2002, from PsycINFO database.
JOURNAL article accepted for publication, but not yet published online or in print
Bartokomous, B. (in press). Don’t be ridiculous: The relationship between Dmitri and Cousin Larry. Journal of the Myposian Sheepherder.
JOURNAL article, advance online publication
Bartokomous, B. (2010). Don’t be ridiculous: The relationship between Dmitri and Cousin Larry. Journal of the Myposian Sheepherder. Advance online publication. doi: 10.123/jmps.111576
JOURNAL article retrieved from Internet, original volume and page numbers known
Klein, S., & Wöcke, A. (2009). Protective incubators and South African MNEs. Thunderbird International Business Review, 51, 341–354. doi: 10.1002/tie.20271
Klein, S., & Wöcke, A. (2009). Protective incubators and South African MNEs [Electronic version]. Thunderbird International Business Review, 51, 341–354.
JOURNAL article retrieved from Internet, original volume and page numbers unknown
Roth, W. F. (2009). Is management by objectives obsolete? Global Business and Organizational Excellence. doi:10.1002/joe.20266
Roth, W. F. (2009). Is management by objectives obsolete? Global Business and Organizational Excellence. Retrieved from http://www.wileyonlinelibrary.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/122337842/PDFSTART
JOURNAL article with unknown publication date
Wilkes-Krier, A. (n.d.). We do what we like and we like what we do. Journal of Party Management, 11, 32–33.
Kidder, T. (2003, August 25). The man behind the mountain. Time, 121, 45–50.
MASTER’S THESIS, unpublished
Almeida, D. M. (1990). Fathers’ participation in family work: Consequences for fathers’ stress and father-child relations (Unpublished master’s thesis). University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
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