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Aims & Scope
Information Services & Use is an information and information technology oriented publication with a wide scope of subject matters. International in terms of both audience and authorship, the journal aims at leaders in information management and applications in an attempt to keep them fully informed of fast-moving developments in fields such as: online systems, offline systems, electronic publishing, library automation, education and training, word processing and telecommunications. These areas are treated not only in general, but also in specific contexts; applications to business and scientific fields are sought so that a balanced view is offered to the reader.
"Information services" are considered by the journal to comprise both the entities and the functions with which they are involved. These subjects are therefore considered as distinct from information uses which are concerned with service applications. Under this concept, the journal reports on intellectual processes for the organization of information, transformation techniques, media, economics and all varieties of support to services, including education and training. Education and training are also the essential elements for the other facet of the journal, the use of information. Information technology available, at the moment, is solutions waiting for problems.
Dr. Elliot R. Siegel
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Bluffton, SC 29910, USA
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Arthur W. Elias †
Johan Van Halm †
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Peer Review Process and Process for Appeals
Information Services and Use operates a rigorous, timely, blinded peer review process (with an option for double-blind if requested) by by the Editor-in-Chief. Manuscripts that are deemed unsuitable may be rejected without peer review. Manuscripts that are deemed suitable for peer review are sent to appropriate anonymous referees (a minimum of two) for confidential review. Referee reports are then assessed by the Editor-in-Chief, who will send a decision letter to the author along with the anonymized referee reports. Please visit our reviewer guidelines for further information about how to conduct a review.
The initial decision will be one of the following: rejection, acceptance without revision, or potentially acceptable after minor or major revisions. Revised manuscripts will then be appraised by the Editors-in-Chief, who may seek the opinion of referees (prior or new) before making a final decision. Once approved this decision is then conveyed to the author along with the referee reports. Once accepted manuscripts are normally published on-line without delay and appear in the next available print issue.
The Editor in-Chief has the ultimate responsibility for what is published in the journal. Authors may appeal decisions by contacting the Editor-in-Chief firstname.lastname@example.org. Authors will be informed in writing of the result of their appeal.
By default, articles published in Information Services & Use are available only to institutions and individuals with access rights. However, the journal offers all authors the option to purchase open access publication for their article as part of the IOS Press Open Library. This means that the final published version will be freely available to anyone worldwide, indefinitely, under a Creative Commons license and without the need to purchase access to the article. This is also referred to as “gold” open access.
Gold open access pricing
Authors who choose gold open access publication will be subject to an article publication charge of € 1250 / US$ 1450 for publication under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license or € 1850 / US$ 2080 for publication under the CC BY 4.0 license. Pricing is exclusive of possible taxes. After an article is accepted for publication, the corresponding author will be informed regarding the open access option during the production stages, and will have the opportunity to purchase open access for their article. It could be that the open access fee of an article is waived completely due an institutional agreement IOS Press has with the corresponding authors' institution. Please check the institutional agreements page for details.
Green open access
Authors who do not make use of the gold open access option may still make their article freely available using self-archiving, also referred to as green open access. Authors may make their final accepted manuscript available for free download from their personal or institutional website or institutional archive. This model is free for the author.
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