Information, Medium, and Society: Journal of Publishing Studies

Information, Medium, and 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.

Former Title: The International Journal of the Book (2003–2019)
Serial Founded: 2003
ISSN: 1447-9516 (Print) ISSN: 1447-9567 (Online)
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Publication Frequency: Quarterly (2003–2017), Biannually (2018–2019)

Current Title: Information, Medium, and Society: Journal of Publishing Studies (2020–Present)
ISSN: 2691-1507 (Print) ISSN: 2691-1515 (Online)
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Publication Frequency: Biannually

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Wide Reach

Publishing in both electronic and print formats, we are committed to expanding the visibility, reach, and impact of research.

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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.

Participatory Process

We take seriously the “peer” of “peer review.” After having work accepted for publication, authors become reviewers, making the journal truly the collaborative work of a Research Network.


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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