International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies

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Editor in Chief: Dr. Miguel-Angel Sicilia
ISSN online: 1744-263X
ISSN print: 1744-2621
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IJMSO aims at publishing research advances and discussions about metadata in a broad sense, and about their associated semantics and ontological structures, from a multi-disciplinary perspective, and with an emphasis on domain-specific ontologies and organisational, human interaction and social issues regarding metadata annotation, use and assessment. It also intends covering Semantic Web research, as a concrete metadata-intensive technological framework in which shared and standardised semantics are a critical issue.

 



 Topics covered include

  • Metadata design and semantics
  • Quality of metadata
  • Evaluation and applications of metadata standards
  • Metadata annotation practices
  • Ontological and knowledge-based approaches to metadata
  • Ontologies and standard catalogues specific to business or professional domains
  • Semantic Web and ontologies in library science and digital libraries
  • Metadata-based information retrieval and browsing
  • Organisational and social aspects of Semantic Web and related technologies

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Objectives

The main objective of IJMSO is to provide an open forum in which several disciplines converge and provide their perspectives regarding the complex topic of metadata creation, use and assessment. Those disciplines include Digital Libraries, the Semantic Web, Library Science and Knowledge Management, among others.


Readership

IJMSO aims at being an open forum for researchers, practitioners, managers and policy makers in the field of metadata, informing current practices with recent innovations.


Contents

IJMSO publishes original research papers providing significant results, and also short communications about innovative ideas and news, announcements and reviews regarding the topics of the journal. Articles describing schemas or ontologies for concrete applications or domains are also welcomed, provided that a digital version of the final artefact is submitted to be made publicly available.


 

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Editor in Chief

  • Sicilia, Miguel-Angel, University of Alcalá, Spain
    (msicilia@uah.es)

    Associate Editors

    • Akerkar, Rajendra, Western Norway Research Institute (Vestlandsforsking), Norway
    • Dillon, Tharam, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
    • Dogac, Asuman, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
    • Manouselis, Nikos, Agro-Know Technologies, Greece

    Editorial Board Members

    • Bargmeyer, Bruce, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
    • Beckett, Dave, University of Bristol, UK
    • Budin, Gerhard, University of Vienna, Austria
    • Dicheva, Darina, Winston-Salem State University, USA
    • Gasevic, Dragan, Athabasca University, Canada
    • Gensel, Jérome, Université Pierre Mendès-France, France
    • Greenberg, Jane, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    • Hori, Masahiro, Kansai University, Japan
    • Hyvonen, Eero, University of Helsinki, Finland
    • Kashyap, Vipul, Partners Healthcare System, Inc., USA
    • Kiryakov, Atanas, Sirma AI EAD Ltd, Bulgaria
    • Lacroix, Zoe, Arizona State University, USA
    • Ma, Zongmin, Northeastern University, China
    • Moen, William E., University of North Texas, USA
    • Rajashekar, T.B., Indian Institute of Science, India
    • Sowa, John F., VivoMind, USA
    • Sutton, Stuart A., University of Washington, USA
    • Taniar, David, Monash University, Australia
    • Weibel, Stuart, OCLC Office of Research, USA

     

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    • Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
    • Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (taken to mean more than 50%) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
    • All our articles are refereed through a double-blind process.
    • All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article. A full statement of our Ethical Guidelines for Authors (PDF) is available.

     

    Submission process

     

    All articles for this journal must be submitted using our online submissions system.

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