Challenges in journal publishing in the Arab world.
Johnson, Ian M.
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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: https://doi.org/10.5339/jist.2018.1
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.