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Contribute Papers for S R Ranganathan Quasquicentennial Memorial issue of Informatics Studies

Informatics Studies is a platform for discussing the emerging trends in theory and application of Information Science and is in its fourth year of publication. The journal focuses on –Information Infrastructures, Information Economics, Knowledge Management, Digital Library/Archive, Unicode, Multi-lingual/ Interoperability Issues, Thesauri, Ontology, Semantics, Metadata,  Information Storage and Retrieval, Resource Discovery Solutions, Open Access Initiatives, e-publishing, IPR, Service Quality Standards Setting, Bioinformatics, Development Informatics, Community Informatics, Social Informatics, Environmental Informatics, Medical Informatics, Computational Linguistics, as well as interdisciplinary and international perspectives on the above areas. Informatics Studies also covers studies on scientists who laid foundations of Library and Information Science. In this series Patrick R Penland and Earnest J Mann with selected papers of them and Eugene Garfield with a special volume on him have been published within three years of the journal’s  forays into LIS research publishing.


The year 2017 is the Quasquicentennial year of Sri S R Ranganathan. SRR is considered as the leading light of library and information science even today.  With the development of ICT and its enormous influence in all areas of library science, it has become a fashion everywhere to sideline SRR studies. But on examining and analyzing his works, it can be seen that the concepts and techniques enunciated by him stands test of the time and remains live in the ever changing informatics field and society. His works acted as the foundation of the Information Management of the yesteryears, Knowledge Management of the modern-day and shall continue showing light to the future dispensations. They still remain as a source to the practical and theoretical solutions for policies, plans and programmes, innovations, services, systems, networks, etc.  Informatics Studies would like to commemorate his contributions to LIS profession by publishing a special volume at the end of the Quasquicentennial year.


Scholars are requested to contribute papers for SR Ranganathan Quasquicentennial Memorial issue of Informatics Studies to be published as Volume 5(1) January 2018. During the centenary of his birth in 1992, numerous biographical and autobiographical materials and collections of essays reflecting Ranganathan’s influence were published.  Informatics Studies invite studies, biographical sketches, papers on his views, plans, research, theories, standards, procedures, and programmes correlating with the current developments in the Knowledge management scenario.


Articles may be uploaded at or can be e-mailed to the  as MS Word file attachment as per standards prescribed in the journal website.  Last date of submission is 1st November 2017.



Dr. M Jayapradeep

For Editors, Informatics Studies


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