Information, Medium & Society – The Publishing Studies Research Network supports two journals.

The International Journal of the Book

The International Journal of the Book provides a forum for publishing professionals, librarians, researchers, and educators to discuss that iconic artifact, the book—and to consider its past, present and future. Do the new electronic media (the internet, multimedia texts, and new delivery formats) foretell the death of the book? Or will they give us greater access, diversity, and democracy?

The journal is relevant for anyone in the world of books—authors, publishers, printers, librarians, IT specialists, book retailers, editors, literacy educators, and academic researchers. Discussions range from the reflective (history, theory, and reporting on research) to the highly practical (examining technologies, business models, and new practices of writing, publishing, and reading).

The International Journal of the Book is peer-reviewed, supported by rigorous processes of criterion-referenced article ranking and qualitative commentary, ensuring that only intellectual work of the greatest substance and highest significance is published.

Serial Founded: 2003
ISSN: 1447-9516 (Print) ISSN: 1447-9567 (Online)
LCCN Permalink: https://lccn.loc.gov/2017201126
DOI: http://doi.org/10.18848/1447-9516/CGP
Past Publication Frequency: Quarterly (2003–2017)
Current Publication Frequency: Biannually



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Information, Medium & Society: Journal of Publishing Studies

Information, Medium & Society: Journal of Publishing Studies explores the nature and forms of media and information, as manifest in publishing practices. Publishing is conceived as a distinctive mode of social knowledge and cultural production. The journal is a forum for sustained investigation of the theory and practice of scholarly communication, information science, and trade, technical and scholarly publishing. Its perspectives are both retrospective, documenting recent and historical experience, and prospective, examining trends in technologies and business processes that are destined to shape the social practices of publishing in the imminent future. It aims to be a resource for scholars, publishing professionals, librarians, collection managers, and media makers. Its authors address issues facing publishing in the era of digital information, with a shared interest in shaping the direction of change - in publishing and for the societies that it serves.

Serial Founded: 2019
ISSN: Pending First Issue (early 2020)
LCCN Permalink: Pending First Issue (early 2020)
DOI: Pending First Issue (early 2020)
Publication Frequency: Biannually

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Reviewers are selected on the basis of subject matter and disciplinary expertise. All review scores are based on clearly articulated criteria, leading to fairer and more precise feedback.

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We don’t put undue weight on institutional affiliation, stage in career, previous publishing experience, national origins, or disciplinary perspective. If the article is excellent, it will be considered for publication.

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