It is with great pleasure that the ASIS&T Board announces that Javed Mostafa, Professor at the University of North Carolina, will be the next Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIS&T), starting in January 2016.

Mostafa brings a 21 year history, being an author or co-author of 80 peer-reviewed research papers. His main area of research is information retrieval.  He currently serves as an editorial board member of JASIST (since 2012) and has been an associate editor for the main information retrieval journal in computer and information science, ACM Transactions on Information Systems (ACM TOIS), for eight years (serving under two different EiCs).

Mostafa now serves as an associate editor for the ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (ACM TOIT) and has edited or co-edited several special issues of journals, including IEEE Intelligent Systems, Journal of Digital Libraries, and JASIST. As an organizer or co-organizer of several research workshops, co-located with forums such as the Annual ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval and the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, he has conducted review, selection, publication, and publicity activities.

Mostafa succeeds Blaise Cronin, Indiana University, who has been Editor-in-Chief for 7 years.  Cronin is the co-Editor, with Cassidy Sugimoto, of the ASIS&T Monograph “Scholarly Metrics Under the Microscope: From Citation Analysis to Academic Auditing,” (2016, Information Today).