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Challenges in journal publishing in the Arab world.

Johnson, Ian M.


Ian M. Johnson


This editorial aims to identify a few of the contemporary challenges facing the information sector that should be addressed by all journal publishers, including those in the Arabic-speaking world. In particular, it seems useful to draw attention to the fact that both practitioners’ awareness of developments in library and information work and academics’ research are held back by the incomplete bibliographic listing of relevant books published in the Arab world and inadequacy of indexing of the Arabic journals. Even if that could be improved, accessing Arab books and the contents of journals would remain a problem, the result of poor distribution and availability.


JOHNSON, I.M. 2018. Challenges in journal publishing in the Arab world. Journal of information studies and technology [online], 2018(1), pages 1-3. Available from:

Journal Article Type Editorial
Acceptance Date Mar 5, 2018
Online Publication Date Mar 5, 2018
Publication Date Mar 31, 2018
Deposit Date Jul 11, 2019
Publicly Available Date Jul 11, 2019
Journal Journal of information studies and technology
Print ISSN 2616-4930
Electronic ISSN 2616-4930
Publisher Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2018
Issue 1
Keywords Library and information services; Arab world; Arab journals
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