ZIN. Issues in Information Science. Information Studies

PL ISSN 0324-8194
E ISSN 2392-2648

The core purpose of this journal is to provide a forum for the dissemination of scientific papers and research results in the field of information science and other disciplines which analyze social and technological aspects of various information-related activities performed by contemporary communities. Moreover, the journal is to disseminate critical reviews and summaries of new publications in the field of information science and reports from important conferences discussing contemporary information problems. The journal is included in ERIH PLUS – European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

In addition to that, after fifty years Issues in Information Science (ZIN) becomes bilingual to reach foreign readers – papers will be availableeither in Polish or English.

The reconstructed journal will be published with slightly extended titleIssues in Information Science – Information Studies (ZIN – Information Studies) – the subtitle emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of its subject profile covering a broad spectrum of issues studied by various academic disciplines and professional activity domains related to access to  resources of recorded information and knowledge and the use of these resources by contemporary man and society. Other subjects to be covered by ZINinvolve: 1) theoretical ponderings on the practice of information-related activities performed by various communities, 2) the results of research on the conditions influencing those activities and ways of improving methods and tools employed for the activities in question, 3) the methodology of information science research, information science history and education concerning the information science. The subject profile of semiannualZIN – Information Studies covers, among else, the issues of:

  • information science in relation to library science, archival science, museology and other disciplines researching preservation and access to scientific and cultural heritage
  • information and knowledge management
  • traditional and online scholarly communication
  • information and knowledgeorganization
  • metadatatheory and practice
  • Web 2.0
  • Semantic Web
  • informationarchitecture
  • informationwebsitesusability
  • human-computerinteraction
  • naturallanguageprocessing
  • informationretrieval
  • use of information and behavior of the information users
  • social response to modern information technologies
  • culture of information
  • digital humanities
  • information and digitalskills
  • information policy
  • informationethics.

Issues in Information Science – Information Studiesis addressed to: 1) information science teachers and lecturers, researchers and students, 2) practitioners of information-related activities who analyze methods and tools used to implement those activities in various domains and organizational environments, 3)politicians and donators related to information activities in various domains. The journal content may also be of some interest to teachers, students and researchers in other disciplines of science which deal with various aspects of information existence and use in the contemporary world.

Issues in Information Science is included in the list of journals scored by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education and indexed by: Central European Journal in Social Sciences and Humanities (CEJSH), Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA), Library and Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA), Polish Bibliography of Book Studies (PBB).

Guidelines for Authors


Editor-in-Chief prof. dr hab. Barbara Sosińska-Kalata
Co-editor-in-Chief dr Marcin Roszkowski
Secretary, assistant editor dr Zuzanna Wiorogórska (ZIN.iinsb@uw.edu.pl)
Philological editor (Polish) dr Zuzanna Wiorogórska
Philological editor, abstracts translation (English) Zuzanna Wołodko
Statistical editor dr Anna Grzecznowska
Technical editor Anna Lis



Chair: Dariusz Kuźmina, University of Warsaw


  • Wiesław Babik, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Peter A. Bruck, Research Studio Austria
  • Laurence Favier, Université Charles-de-Gaulle – Lille 3, France
  • Birger Hjørland, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Michèle Hudon, University of Montreal, Canada
  • Bruno Jacobfeuernborn, Deutsche Telecom, Germany
  • Tibor Koltay, Szant Istvan University, Hungary
  • Kazimierz Krzysztofek, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland
  • Elena Maceviciute, University of Boras, Sweden
  • Krystyna Matusiak, University of Denver, USA
  • Mieczysław Muraszkiewicz, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
  • Widad Mustafa El Hadi, Université Charles-de-Gaulle – Lille 3, Francja
  • David Nicholas, CIBER, UK; Northumbria University, UK; University of Tennessee, USA
  • Henryk Rybiński, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
  • Barbara Stefaniak, em. University of Silesia, Poland
  • Elżbieta Stefańczyk, PLA, Poland
  • Tomasz Szapiro, Warsaw School of Economics
  • Joseph T. Tennis, University of Washington, USA
  • Jadwiga Woźniak-Kasperek, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Elżbieta B. Zybert, Uniwersity of Warsaw, Poland



  • Hanna Batorowska, Pedagogical University of Cracow
  • Sabina Cisek, Jagiellonian University
  • Piotr Gawrysiak, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Ewa Głowacka, Nicolaus Copernicus University
  • Małgorzata Góralska, University of Wrocław
  • Mirosław Górny, Adam Mickiewicz University
  • Elżbieta Gondek, University of Silesia
  • Artur Jazdon, Adam Mickiewicz University
  • Małgorzata Kisilowska, University of Warsaw
  • Katarzyna Materska, University of Warsaw
  • Marek Nahotko, Jagiellonian University
  • Piotr Nowak, Adam Mickiewicz University
  • Zbigniew Osiński, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University
  • Diana Pietruch-Reizes, Jagiellonian University
  • Maria Próchnicka, Jagiellonian University
  • Arkadiusz Pulikowski, University of Silesia
  • Remigiusz Sapa, Jagiellonian University
  • Jadwiga Sadowska, University of Bialystok
  • Marta Skalska-Zlat, University of Wrocław
  • Stanisław Skórka, Pedagogical University of Cracow
  • Marzena Świgoń, University of Warmia and Mazury
  • Jacek Tomaszczyk, University of Silesia