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Launching of International Journal of Information Research

Dear All,
It’s time of great pleasure that the year 2011 marks the completion of
100 years of Library and Information Science Education in India. I am
very glad to inform you that we are going to launch an ‘International
Journal of Information Research’ on this occasion of centenary
celebration of Library and Information Science education in India. I
am glad to invite you to submit a paper for the ‘International Journal
of Information Research (IJIR)’. The International Journal of
Information Research is a fully peer-reviewed print as well as online
open access scholarly journal that is going to be published quarterly
by the ‘Scholarly Publishing and Open Access Resources (SPOAR)’. This
is a print as well as an online open access journal for library,
information and management (LIM) professionals. In this journal
articles, reviews, proceeding papers, and news items, etc will be

a)      Authors are requested to submit their manuscripts in .doc or .rtff
format by email attachment to Submissions should
not be longer than 5,000 words including abstract, figures, tables,
references and appendices. All manuscripts submitted to the journal
will be double-blind refereed by expert and members of the editorial
board. The journal’s committee will remove personal details for the
purpose of blind review process.

b)      The Journal’s committee may also decide for open review process.
Therefore, for fast processing of peer-review, author can also send
two reviewers name in their concerned specialised areas. But, it will
be decided by the journal’s committee that nominee by authors would
review the article or not.

c)      Manuscript should start with the title of paper, names of the
authors and affiliations, the full address and E-mail ID with contact
numbers. When the paper is published online there will be a link to
the authors email address so that readers can contact you for further
information. It is also required but not compulsory that author will
submit his brief introduction for publication with article.

d)      Authors are requested to submit his manuscripts with abstracts of
250-300 words outlining the objectives, scope, methodology, key
findings of the paper, and its implications with selected keywords. It
is important that the abstracts should be clear, easily
understandable, specific and in concise form.

e)      Manuscript reference style should be properly into APA (American
Psychological Association) format. Fonts of the articles should be
into twelve (12) points and in ‘Times New Roman’ style.

f)      Contributors should also provide at least three broad terms or
keywords for search facility that highlight the topics covered by the
paper. Within the journal website there will be a search facility to
look for papers that have been published and the keywords will be used
in conjunction with this.

Authors are requested to submit manuscript related to the trends and
developments in the field of library and Information and management.
The manuscript will be accepted for publication only on the basis of
its originality, methodology and implications. The journal accepts
academically robust papers, topical articles and case studies that
contribute to the area of research in, and practice of information
science. The journal publishes works in the categories: research
papers, case studies, conference reports, view points and book
reviews. Here are some sub-themes of the journal’s scope and coverage:
Knowledge Management
Information Seeking Behaviour
Research Methodology
Training and Research
Information Literacy
Information Literacy Skills
Models of Information Literacy
Digital and Hybrid Libraries
Digital Collection and Preservation
Collection Development and Management
Electronic Publishing and Open Access
Library Automation: Classification, Organizations, Catalogues
Virtual Reference Services
Databases and IR Techniques
Human, Culture and Technology Drivers
Institutional Repositories
Knowledge Discovery Tools and Techniques
Web Ontology
Data Mining and Web Analysis
Search Techniques and Page Ranking
Web Resource Management and Semantic Web
Metadata Harvesting and Web Resources
Federated Search
Standards and Protocols
Knowledge, Architecture and Mapping
Interoperability Issues
Open Source Software
Metadata and Social Networking
Knowledge Networks
User Assessment Tools and Techniques
Intellectual Property Right, Copyright and Plagiarism
Information Seeking Behaviour in Digital Environment
Usage Statistics
Research and Performance Evaluation
Citation Analysis
Knowledge Dissemination Mechanism and Practices
Open Access and Knowledge Dissemination
Scholarly Communication, Grey Literature
Institutional Repositories: Case Studies
Knowledge Processing, Content Organization
Role of Web in Information Dissemination
Social Networking
Intellectual Property Right (IPR)
Library and Information Science Education
LIS Curriculum Development
Information Studies
LIS Education: Problems and Issues
Curriculum Framework
Competency based Curriculum
Research and Development
Teaching Practice and Techniques
Current Tends and Development
Competencies, Skills and Knowledge etc and all areas of library and
information science and management.

       Prof. H. N. Prasad,
Department of Library and Information Science
Banaras Hindu University (A Central University),
 Varanasi-221 005, India

Many distinguished professor and experts is member of the editorial
board from abroad and inland.
       Dr. Ismail Abdullahi, Associate Professor
School of Library and Information Sciences
North Carolina Central University, U.S.A.
       Prof. A. S. Chandel
Visiting Fellow & Chairman, Library Digitisation Project
North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India
       Prof. James M. Matarazzo, Dean,
Emeritus Professor of Library and Information Science
Simmons College, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
The Fenway, Boston, U.S.A.
       Prof. (Mrs.) R. S. R. Varalaxmi,
Department of Library and Information Science
Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
       Prof. Jagtar Singh,
Department of Library and Information Science
Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India
       Prof. (Mrs.) S. P. Singh,
Department of Library and Information Science
University of Delhi, Delhi, India
       Prof. A. R. D. Prasad,
Documentation Research and Training Centre (DRTC)
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
       Prof. Mabel K Minishi-Majanja,
Associate Professor and Chair of Department
Department of Information Science
University of South Africa, South Africa
       Prof. K. C. Panda,
Department of Library and Information Science
Sambalpur University, Sambalpur, Odisha, India
       Dr. U. N. Singh, Librarian
Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
       Prof. Shabahat Husain,
Department of Library and Information Science
Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
       Dr. S. N. Singh, Associate Professor
Department of Library and Information Science
Mizoram University, Aizawl, Mizoram, India
       Dr. Filiberto Felipe Martinez-Arellano,
University Center for Library Science Research,
National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.
       Dr. V. Sreenivasulu, Librarian
Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Science and Technology
Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir, India
       Prof. Juran Krishna Sarkhel
Department of Library and Information Science,
Kalyani University, Kalyani, West Bengal, India
       Dr. J. K. Vijayakumar
Senior Science & Technology Librarian
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
       Prof. P. Panigrahi,
Department of Library and Information Science
University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
       Mrs. Madely du Preez, Lecturer
Department of Library and Information Science
University of South Africa, Pretoria
       Prof. (Mrs.) Yan Ma,
Graduate School of Library and Information Studies
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, U.S.A.
       Prof. N. R. Satyanarayana
Department of Library and Information Science
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
       Dr. Ann Shumelda Okerson
Associate Director, Yale University Library
Collections & International Programs & Director of the NERL Consortium,
New Haven, U.S.A.
       Dr. Aditya Tripathi, Assistant Professor
Department of Library and Information Science
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
       Dr. Naresh Agarwal, Assistant Professor
Simmons College, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
The Fenway, Boston. U.S.A.

The Journal’s issue will appear in July, 2011 so far authors are requested to contribute his paper for publication.

Best Regards
Prof. H. N. Prasad,
Department of Library and Information Science
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (U. P.)
PIN -221 005 (India)
Contact No. +91- 9415336709 (Mob.)
Email ID:

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Dear Pardeep, Thanks for this vital information.

I make a call to Prof. H. N. Prasad three time on his mobile number 9415336709. But he did not picked up the phone. If you are related to him, please inform him immediately that his department website (that you refreered here) is hacked. Please check any of the link of the website. For example:


Thanks for information
Thanks for this information it will help our community.

Dear pradeep.


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