|Edited by||Allen Foster and Pauline Rafferty|
|Bulletin of the Institute of Information Scientists (until 1967); Information Scientist (until 1979, ISSN 0020-0263)|
|J. Inf. Sci.|
The Journal of Information Science was established in 1979 by the Institute of Information Scientists (IIS). It was edited until 2004 (volume 29) by Alan Gilchrist. The current editors-in-chief are Allen Foster and Pauline Rafferty. The journal is published by Sage Publications on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), which assumed the ownership of the title in 2002 following the merger of IIS with the Library Association to form CILIP.
The journal was preceded by the Bulletin of the Institute of Information Scientists (until 1967) and The Information Scientist (until 1979) 
The Journal of Information Science is abstracted and indexed in Scopus and the Social Sciences Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, its 2016 impact factor is 1.372, ranking it 37 out of 85 journals in the category "Information Science & Library Science".
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