About the Journal

ISSN: 2312-2668 (Online), 2225-9163 (Print)

The International Journal of Information Management Science (IJIMS) is multidisciplinary in scope and interdisciplinary in content and methodology. It has a very broad horizon. It covers almost every single dimension relating to Library & Information management sciences. IJIMS publishes articles that are; based on quantitative or qualitative empirical work, conceptual, theory-driven, literature reviews, and case studies. A high-quality Blind Peer Review ensures its quality and original contributions in the field of library sciences.

Scope

It covers a wide range of areas, including the following:

  • Role of Libraries in Information Management
  • Libraries and knowledge management
  • Library Automation / Digitization
  • Automation tools/case studies
  • Digital libraries /trends , techniques /tools / experiences
  • Information commons
  • Information literacy
  • Library and information service marketing
  • Resource sharing among libraries and information centers
  • Preservation & conservation of digital and traditional libraries
  • Innovation in information management
  • Interdisciplinary and collaborative initiatives
  • Curriculum Design
  • Research directions
  • Universal bibliographic control
  • Cataloging/classification issues
  • Subject access
  • Authority data
  • Formats,  tools, and standards (e.g., RDA, ISBD, UNIMARC)
  • Use and reuse of metadata (e.g., opening our data to other communities and our reuse of the data from outside sources)
  • Chain of supply in the creation of  metadata
  • Innovations in information, knowledge and content management
  • Knowledge economy
  • Intellectual capital
  • Indigenous knowledge systems
  • Business & competitive intelligence
  • Records management
  • Information entrepreneurship, design and delivery
  • Social media & online social networking
  • Accreditation and the role of libraries
  • Acquisition and deployment of technology in the library environment
  • Adaptive equipment technology
  • Consortia, cooperatives, networks
  • Advances in search engine technology
  • Challenges and opportunities in migrating to Web-based information services
  • Changing role of the librarian
  • Clientele expectations as exacerbated by e-business practices
  • Ethics of information
  • Impact of demographic and cultural changes on library services
  • Intellectual property and copyright
  • Knowledge management and its application
  • Libraries and life-long learning
  • Library Services for disabled persons
  • Literacy programs
  • Management and operation of information systems
  • Marginalization of the library (academic, public, special)
  • Models of library service
  • Open-access data
  • Information architecture
  • Information and knowledge audit
  • content management
  • Outsourcing of services
  • Web-based bibliographic instruction

Frequency of the Journal 

The journal Publishes at least one issue each year. Articles are published online when ready for publication and then printed in an end-of-year compilation. Additional issues may be published for special events (e.g., conferences) and when special themes are addressed. 

Peer Review Policy

There is a strict Peer Review Policy to ensure the quality and authenticity of articles. All received papers are passed through Peer Review Process and then accepted, keeping in view the specified standards for the publication in The International Journal of Information Management Science (IJIMS).

To save precious time for authors and peer-reviewers, all any of the editorial board members critically reads submitted articles. After initial selection by the editorial board members, the papers are sent to peer-reviewers for the final decision. In the light of reviewers’ recommendations, the decision may take place in the shape of the Acceptance of paper, minor/major revision, and rejection of the article.

This is an open-access peer-reviewed journal.  It allows readers to utilize all contents without any charges. This open access policy not only enhances the readership of any article but also supports the knowledge economy.

Indexing Agencies

Indexed in the following indexing agencies:

This journal is also applied to indifferent agencies, including the following:

  • Abi/inform
  • Academic Search Premier
  • Business Source Corporate
  • Current Awareness Abstracts
  • ISI Web of Science
  • Library Information Science Abstracts
  • Library Literature & Information Science
  • Social Sciences Citation Index