From Journal of Informetrics to Quantitative Science Studies | International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics
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On January 14, the resignation of the editorial board of Journal of Informetrics (JOI) was announced. There were fundamental disagreements between the editorial board and Elsevier, the publisher of JOI, about ownership, open access, and open citations. As a result of this, the editorial board decided to resign and to launch a new journal, Quantitative Science Studies (QSS). The new journal is owned by the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI) and published by MIT Press. It has the same editorial board, the same scope, and the same scientific standards as JOI used to have.
Quantitative Science Studies is the official open access journal of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI). It will publish theoretical and empirical research on science and the scientific workforce. Emphasis will be placed on studies that provide insight into the system of science, general laws of scientific work, scholarly communication, science indicators, science policy, and the scientific workforce.