Journal of Informetrics - Call for papers

Leo Egghe leo.egghe at UHASSELT.BE
Tue Aug 1 08:47:52 EDT 2006


Leo Egghe

August 1, 2006

On April 5, 2006, Elsevier (Oxford, UK) accepted my proposal for the
foundation of a new journal in the field of informetrics. The evident name
Journal of Informetrics (JOI) is the first internationally published journal
that bears "informetrics" in its name.

JOI is a journal with a broad spectrum of informetric topics: all
quantitative aspects of information are included within the journal's scope.
Of course, as for any peer-reviewed journal, there are the limitations to
high-quality papers. Such papers can be described as articles containing
mathematical-probabilistic-statistical models and/or containing a good
description of universally interesting data-sets. The scope can be
illustrated by the papers published in the journal Information Processing
and Management in two special issues on informetrics in 2005 (V41/No6) and
2006 (V42/No6), see <>
for which I was the guest-editor. These issues also show the form in which
papers for JOI should be submitted.

JOI will be a quarterly journal, each issue comprising about 100 pages. The
first volume will be published in 2007. However it is the intention to have
the printed and electronic version of the first issue ready by December

Your are hereby invited to submit a paper for JOI for Volume 1, issues 2 and
further. Submissions must be done using Elsevier's ees (electronic editorial
system). Author guidelines will be available shortly. In the meantime you
can submit a paper to me directly (e-mail: leo.egghe at or tel. +32
11 26.81.21).

Leo Egghe
Journal of Informetrics

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