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.
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 (200-250 words) describing the topic, significance, scope, and timeframe of the topic
—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.
Dr. Lynne Bowker, Full Professor, University of Ottawa (Canada)
Lynne Bowker is Full Professor at the University of Ottawa, Canada, with a cross-appointment between the School of Information Studies and the School of Translation and Interpretation. She is a certified translator and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Her research areas include natural language processing, multilingual information retrieval, text mining, and scholarly communication.
Dr. Yi Bu, Assistant Professor (Information Management), Peking University (China)
Yi Bu is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Management, Peking University, China. He is doing research in the application aspect of data analytics, with a particular focus on scholarly data mining. He has an undergraduate degree in information management and system from Peking University, an MS in data science, and a PhD in informatics from Indiana University.
Dr. John M. Budd, Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri (USA)
John Budd is a prolific author, with more than 150 publications, including fifteen books, to his credit. He also has editorial experience, having edited Library Resources & Technical Services, the Publications in Librarianship monograph series, and is currently co-editor of the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science. This appointment means a great deal to him.
Dr. Kaitlin L. Costello, Assistant Professor (Library & Information Science), Rutgers University (USA)
Kaitlin Costello is an assistant professor in Library and Information Science at Rutgers University, where they study health information practices; the interdependence of health information seeking and disclosure; and assessments of relevance, credibility, and authority. Costello regularly teaches classes in human information behavior, health sciences information, and algorithms and society.
Prof. Jesse Dinneen, PhD, Junior Professor (Information Science), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany)
Jesse Dinneen is a Junior Professor for information science in the Berlin School of Library and Information Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, where he researches and teaches information ethics and governance (including data & AI) and personal information management (including information organisation and retrieval).
Dr. Güleda Doğan, Assistant Professor (Information Management), Hacettepe University (Turkey)
Güleda Doğan is working as an assistant professor at Hacettepe University, Department of Information Management. She has an undergraduate degree in Statistics and studied university rankings for her PhD. Güleda Doğan has an editorial experience of 12 years in a national Turkish library science journal. She worked on two European Union-funded projects on open access policies, and she is currently a consultant for the Council of Higher Education and The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey on open access, open science, and related issues.
Dr. Jia Tina Du, Associate Professor (UniSA STEM), University of South Australia (Australia)
Associate Professor Jia Tina Du leads the Information and Innovation Laboratory at the UniSA STEM, University of South Australia. Her research interests are user-technology interactions, human information behaviour, and social impact of digital technologies. Tina was awarded the Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship and Young Tall Poppy of Science Award, among many other awards and honours.
Dr. Viviane Frings-Hessami, ARC DECRA Fellow (Information Technology), Monash University (Australia)
Viviane Frings-Hessami is an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow in the Digital Equity Group, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Australia. Her research interests span information science, archival science and ICT for development. She is particularly interested in the cultural differences that impact on information access and information sustainability.
Dr. Tim Gorichanaz, Assistant Teaching Professor (College of Computing & Informatics), Drexel University (USA)
Tim Gorichanaz is on the faculty in the College of Computing & Informatics at Drexel University. He teaches user experience design, human-computer interaction and information ethics. His research explores the experiential aspects of human information behavior and applies insights from virtue ethics and epistemology to the design of sociotechnical systems.
Dr. Devon Greyson, Assistant Professor (School of Population and Public Health) University of British Columbia (Canada)
Devon Greyson (PhD, MLIS) studies everyday life health information behaviour and practices as well as use of health information by health professionals and systems. Devon has expertise in the role of information in perinatal and pediatric health decision-making and experiences, as well as qualitative, mixed, and literature review methodologies.
Dr. Jacek Gwizdka, Associate Professor (School of Information), University of Texas at Austin (USA)
I am an Associate Professor in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. I have a PhD (U of Toronto) and two masters' degrees in engineering (industrial and electrical) and a postdoc in cognitive psychology. I study human information interaction (a.k.a. interactive information retrieval) and apply methods from experimental cognitive psychology and neuro-physiology to understand information searchers and improve search experience. I am particularly interested in inferring and quantifying cognitive and affective phenomena in human information interaction from neuro-physiological signals and subsequently in creating models that relate and predict these phenomena. I employ eye-tracking, pupillometry, neuro-physiological signals in assessment of search as learning, reading, mind-wandering and in inferring information relevance. https://jacekg.ischool.utexas.edu/
Dr. Lala Hajibayova, Associate Professor (School of Information), Kent State University (USA)
Dr. Hajibayova is an associate professor in the Kent State University School of Information. Lala’s research falls into a broad category of sociotechnical studies, information representation and organization, and scholarly communication. Her research examines interplay between individuals’ contextualized experiences of engaging with the systems and potential of individuals’ collective actions to enrich systems of representation, organization and discovery
Dr. Hideo Joho, Associate Professor (Library, Information and Media Science), University of Tsukuba (Japan)
Hideo Joho is interested in Human Information Interaction and Retrieval. He studies information seeking and searching behaviour in various contexts using qualitative and quantitative methods and develops interactive systems for search and recommendation. Recent projects include conversational search, lifelogging, and disaster-related information seeking behaviour.
Dr. Heidi Julien, Professor (Information Science), University at Buffalo (USA)
Heidi Julien is a Professor in the Department of Information Science at the University at Buffalo and a Research Associate at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Her PhD in information science is from the University of Western Ontario. She conducts research on digital literacy, information behavior, and research methods.
Dr. Dirk Lewandowski, Professor (Information Research and Information Retrieval), Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
Dirk Lewandowski is a professor of information research and information retrieval at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany. Dirk's research interests are Web information retrieval, search engine user behaviour and the role that search engines play in society. He is an ASIS&T Distinguished Member. https://searchstudies.org/dirk
Dr. Kai Li, Assistant Professor, Renmin University (China)
Dr. Kai Li is currently serving as an Assistant Professor at the Renmin University of China and received the degree of PhD in Information Science at Drexel University.
Dr. Bhuva Narayan, Associate Professor (Digital Social Media), University of Technology Sydney (Australia)
Bhuva Narayan is Associate Professor of Digital Social Media, and the Director of Graduate Research at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), overseeing 200 graduate research students. Previously, Bhuva was the Programme Coordinator for the UTS Information and Knowledge Management Programme from 2013 – 2018. Bhuva is the Associate Editor of the Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association (JALIA) since 2017. Bhuva’s primary research interests are in Human Information Behaviours, Human Information Interaction, User Experience Research, Document Studies, Personal Information Management, and Privacy Literacy.
Dr. Shannon M. Oltmann, Associate Professor, University of Kentucky (USA)
Shannon M. Oltmann is the Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy and Associate Editor of Library Quarterly. Her work has been funded by ALA and IMLS. Oltmann’s research interests include access to information, censorship, intellectual freedom, information policy, public libraries, information ethics, and qualitative research methods.
Dr. Richard P. Smiraglia, Senior Fellow and Executive Director, Institute for Knowledge Organization and Structure, Inc. (USA)
Richard P. Smiraglia is the author of works in information and knowledge organization exploring ontology extraction, the evolution of knowledge in domains, and the phenomenon of instantiation among information objects. He was recipient of the 2018 LITA/OCLC Kilgour Research Award. He was Editor-in-Chief of the journal Knowledge Organization from 2004-2020.
Dr. Beth St. Jean, Associate Professor (Information Studies), University of Maryland (USA)
Beth St. Jean is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland College of Information Studies in College Park, Maryland. She holds a PhD and an MS in Information from the University of Michigan School of Information. Beth's teaching and research focus on the intersection of people's health-related information behaviors, information access, health literacy, and health justice, particularly aiming to identify the information-related causes of, and potential solutions to, health disparities.
Dr. Christine Urquhart, Senior Lecturer Emeritus, Aberystwyth University (UK)
Christine Urquhart is on the editorial board of the Journal of Documentation and the Health Information and Libraries Journal, and has been an associate editor (BMC Health Services Research). She is a Cochrane systematic review author and has a keen interest in developing meta-synthesis methods for information science research.
Dr. Xiaojun (Jenny) Yuan, Associate Professor (Information Science), University at Albany, State University of New York (USA)
Dr. Yuan is an associate professor in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC) at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Her teaching and research interests include both Human Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval, with the focus on user interface design and evaluation and human information behavior.
Dr. Yuxiang (Chris) Zhao, Professor (Information Science), Nanjing University of Science and Technology (China)
Dr. Zhao is a professor of Information Science at Nanjing University of Science and Technology. His research centers on interdisciplinary studies related to human-computer interaction, health informatics, open innovation and digital humanities. He is now serving on the editorial boards of ARIST, JASIST, IP&M, and Library Trends.