Call for papers: The management of personal information: an interdisciplinary approach

Personal information management

The management of personal information has become a central issue in contemporary societies. Ubiquitous information environments, involving mobile ecosystems, the Internet of things, and intensive data utilisation (big and small data Internet), constitute a source of challenges related to the collection and use of personal information in different but converging spheres:

At the bottom of all these changes lies the challenge of understanding how personal information is shared, handled and used by and between institutions, collectives and organizations. In this regard an information science perspective allows us to integrate the contributions from other disciplines and, consequently, Information Research can greatly contribute to articulating a compelling interdisciplinary conversation on this topic.

Within the framework outlined above, we invite investigators to contribute original research papers as well as review papers to stimulate the continuing efforts to explore the implications of the management of personal information from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Potential topics

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:


Juan Miguel Aguado. University of Murcia
Claudio Feijóo. Technical University of Madrid and Tongji University, China.
José Luis Gómez Barroso, UNED, Spain
José Vicente Rodríguez. University of Murcia

Publication date

The thematic issue is planned for publication in June 2017. On average, papers take approximately eleven months from submission to publication. This means that papers should be submitted through the journal management system by the end of August 2016.