Aims and Scope

The journal of Academic Librarianship and Information Research (ALIR)  is an open-access peer-reviewed quarterly journal devoted to the field of library and information science, published by the University of Tehran. The journal of Academic Librarianship and Information Research (ALIR) investigates the functions of academic libraries and university information services from both a historical and present-day perspective and analyses the role of information in cultural, social, organizational, national, and international developments. It focuses on the research process in library and information science as well as research findings and, where applicable, their practical applications and significance. It provides a forum for the publication of research findings and practical developments as well as for discussion papers and viewpoints on topical concerns in this profession. Subject areas suitable for publication include, but are not limited to the following fields:

Academic libraries; Academic librarianship; Academic information needs; Information representation and retrieval systems; Indexing; Abstracting; Information and communication technology; Information Evaluation and measurement; Information organization and classification; Library classification theories; Data processing; Information systems design; Electronic document management; Digital libraries; University Libraries and the Web; Information and communication theories; Information transferring; Information economics; Information society; Information policy; Information seeking behavior; Social and cultural impacts of information; Information marketing; Academic management information systems (AMIS); Informetrics; Bibliometrics; Scientometrics; Altmetrics; Citation analysis; ...