The Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (ARIST) is a collection of peer-reviewed, comprehensive, and systematic reviews on topics relevant to information science, computing science, technology studies, and related fields. Published under the banner of Wiley’s Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), ARIST’s goal is to update readers on the latest developments in these fields. ARIST’s Editor-in-Chief is Dr Lisa Given.
ARIST was published by the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) from 1966 to 2011 and relaunched in November 2021. Previous ARIST reviews can be accessed through the ASIS&T Digital Library and the Hathi Trust Digital Library You can follow ARIST on Twitter (@arist_org) and you can reach the editorial team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in being published in ARIST? Watch the online ARIST Paper Writing Workshop with ARIST Editor-in-Chief Dr. Lisa Given, and Editorial Board members Dr. Bhuva Narayan and Dr. John Budd.
The Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (ARIST) publishes comprehensive and systematic reviews on topics relevant to information science, computing science, and technology, broadly defined. An ideal ARIST manuscript presents both an historic overview and a discussion of contemporary trends related to the topic being investigated.
The audience for ARIST reviews is diverse, including readers from across various disciplines and professional contexts; reviews are intended to educate, enlighten, and be cited by (for example) doctoral students drafting literature reviews, information professionals applying the latest evidence in practice, or professors summarising research innovations in grant applications.
ARIST welcomes Expressions of Interest for authors to prepare manuscripts of two types:
- Updated reviews on topics published previously by ARIST (1966-2011) where recent research demonstrates ongoing or renewed relevance for ARIST’s readership; and,
- New and emerging research topics of potential interest to ARIST’s readership, such as:
- The rise of “big data” and machine learning
- Social media platforms and social change (e.g., #metoo; #blacklivesmatter)
- Misinformation and disinformation
- Implications of COVID-19 on health information seeking
- Youth engagement with social media platforms (e.g., Tik Tok)
Submitting your Expression of Interest
Authors should review the Author Guidelines. ARIST encourages co-authorship, including teams of senior and early-career scholars, with authors from diverse backgrounds.
Manuscript submission to ARIST involves a two-step process:
1) Author(s) must submit an initial Expression of Interest via the ScholarOne portal.
You will be asked to provide a number of details, including:
—Topic Proposal. In 200-250 words, please explain the topic, significance, and plan for the proposed review, including (but not limited to) the following details:
- Scope and timeframe of the topic to be reviewed
- Primary and cognate disciplines from which relevant research may be cited
- Examples of leading researchers whose work may be cited
- Methodology to be used for the review (e.g., content analysis; systematic review)
- Relevance of the topic to ARIST’s readership
—Names of two potential reviewers for the manuscript
—Explanation (25-50 words) of why the review is relevant and timely for ARIST publication
—Proposed Submission Deadline for your full review manuscript
2) Authors of approved Expression of Interest proposals will be invited to write a full manuscript of 10,000-15,000 words to submit for peer review.
Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Lisa M. Given, PhD, Professor of Information Sciences, RMIT University
Lisa M. Given, PhD, is Director, Social Change Enabling Capability Platform, and a Professor of Information Sciences at RMIT University (Melbourne). Her interdisciplinary research in human information behaviour brings a critical, social research lens to studies of technology use and user-focused design. A former President of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Prof Given has served on the Australian Research Council’s (ARC’s) College of Experts. She is lead author of the forthcoming 5thedition of Looking for Information, author of 100 Questions (and Answers) about Qualitative Research (2016), and editor of The Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods (2008). You can follow her on Twitter @lisagiven and find out more about her work at http://lisagiven.com/
Garrett Doherty is the Managing Editor for ASIS&T’s publications ARIST, JASIS&T, and Information Matters.