Journal of Information Ethics

Journal of Information EthicsFor More Information:
Reviews
Subscriptions
Back Issues
Submissions
Style Guide
Editorial Board & Staff

 

From the ethics of Caller ID to transmission of sexually explicit materials via Internet, the information age presents a barrage of ethical challenges. In this acclaimed twice-yearly journal, some of the brightest and most influential figures in the information sciences confront a broad range of these transdisciplinary issues.


Reviews:

“Intellectually stimulating…a fine blend of the practical and theoretical…valuable.” – Library Journal

“The only periodical exclusively devoted to all of the issues…diverse topics.” – Choice

“Thought-provoking columns and articles in a readable style…useful to anyone concerned with information in society…recommended.” – Special Libraries

“Carefully edited…provide[s] readers with full discussions on [the] issues.” – Library and Information Science Annual


Subscriptions

General Information
Journal of Information Ethics is published twice a year in the spring and fall.  Subscriptions are print-only, and annual rates are $120 for institutions and $40 for individuals.  Subscribers outside the United States add $20 for additional postage.

Digital content is available via a separate subscription to one of the  following products: ProQuest Political Science, ProQuest Social Science, ProQuest Research Library and ProQuest Central.

Subscribing via Other Methods
To subscribe via mail, telephone, fax or e-mail, please contact:
McFarland
Box 611
Jefferson NC 28640
USA
tel 336-246-4460
fax 336-246-4403
email journals@mcfarlandpub.com


Back Issues & Single Issues

General Information
Back issues from earlier volumes of JIE are available for order. Also, single issues of the current volume may be ordered one at a time. The charge for back issues and single issues for institutions is $75 per issue (postpaid). Orders from individuals are also welcome, and the charge for individuals is $30 (postpaid).

Ordering Back Issues
To order back issues via mail, telephone, fax or e-mail, please contact:
McFarland
Box 611
Jefferson NC 28640
USA
tel 336-246-4460
fax 336-246-4403
email journals@mcfarlandpub.com


Submissions

Manuscripts dealing with any aspect of information ethics are welcome. JIE deals with ethics in all areas of information or knowledge production and dissemination. This includes, but is not limited to, library and information science, education for these professions, technology, government publication and legislation, graphic display, computer security, database management, disinformation, peer review, privacy, censorship, cyberspace, and information liability approached from sociological, philosophical, theoretical, and apllied perspectives. JIE publishes letters to the editor, brief notes (4-6 pages), essays (10-25 pages), and book or topical journal issue reviews. Send manuscripts or queries directly to the editor:

Robert Hauptman
PO Box 32
West Wardsboro VT 05360
tel (802) 896-6781
hauptman@stcloudstate.edu


Style Guide

General Instructions
When preparing a manuscript, please double-space on one side only, leave generous margins, avoid right-hand justification, and number pages consecutively. Two copies of the manuscript are sufficient. If a computer disk is available, please enclose it. Include your name, affiliation, address (which will be printed with your article), and phone number. On a separate sheet of paper, provide a biographical statement of 75 words or fewer.

Content
All submissions must deal with some aspect of information ethics. Scholarship does not have to be mind-numbing, tedious, or pedantic; try to create stimulating, controversial and enticing pieces.

Style
This is a scholarly journal. Therefore, develop paragraphs fully; use neither contractions nor first or second person pronouns; avoid repetition, jargon, sexist language and awkward syntactical constructions; do use a limited number of succinct headings and subheadings; and underline or italicize when required. Carefully honed, mellifluous prose is as important as substantive content. A good way to achieve these objectives is to show the manuscript to a colleague whose writing you respect. All accepted material is subject to editorial emendation.

Documentation
Use current APA (American Psychological Association) style. Do not number references. Avoid footnotes. Follow the style manual carefully; attend to the details of order, punctuation, inversions, upper and lower cases, and the precise method of parenthetical documentation.


Editorial Board & Staff

Editor Robert Hauptman is a professor emeritus of St. Cloud (Minnesota) State University and is the author of numerous books about librarianship, ethics and mountaineering.

EDITOR
Robert Hauptman

St. Cloud State University (emeritus)
ADVISORY BOARD
Sanford Berman
Edina, Minnesota
Zoia Horn
Oakland, California
Marva DeLoach
Diablo Valley Community College
Kathleen de la Peña McCook
University of South Florida
M. Sandra Wood
Penn State, Hershey
Larry R. Oberg
Williamette University, Emeritus
Susan Baerg Epstein
Susan Baerg Epstein, Ltd.
Juris Dilevko
University of Toronto
PUBLISHER
Steve Wilson
McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers
BUSINESS MANAGER
Adam Phillips
McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers
BUSINESS STAFF
Shelia Baldwin
Janie Sheets