I S K O
International Society for Knowledge Organization
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Status and scope
Knowledge Organization (ISSN 0943-7444) is the official bi-monthly journal of ISKO. It was founded
in 1973 by Dr. Ingetraut Dahlberg, the first President of ISKO, with a
consulting board of editors representing the world's regions, the special
classification fields, and the subject areas involved. The journal began
publication in 1974 with the title International Classification;
in 1989, it became the official organ of ISKO; and in 1993 (Volume 20),
the title was changed to its present form. From 1974 to 1980 it was published
by K. G. Saur Verlag of München; from 1981 to 1997 by Indeks Verlag
of Frankfurt; and since 1998 by
The contents of the journal are indexed and abstracted in Social Sciences Citation Index, Web of Science, Information Science Abstracts, INSPEC, Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA), Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (EBSCO), Library Literature and Information Science (Wilson), PASCAL, Referativnyi Zhurnal Informatika, and Sociological Abstracts. ISI impact factor for 2009 was 0.552, and corresponding 5-year impact factor was 0.614.
Knowledge Organization publishes original articles, reports on conferences and similar communications, news of ISKO and its regional chapters, as well as book reviews and letters to the editor. Research articles: (1) clarify theoretical foundations (general ordering theory, philosophical foundations of knowledge and its artifacts, theoretical bases of classification, data analysis and reduction); (2) describe practical operations associated with indexing and classification, as well as applications of classification systems and thesauri, manual and machine indexing; (3) trace the history of knowledge organization; (4) discuss questions of education and training in classification; and (5) problems of terminology in general and with respect to special fields.
The journal publishes reviews of recently published KO-related books. Some recommended books to be reviewed are listed in Library Thing. Anyone interested in reviewing them or suggest more relevant books is welcome to contact the Review Editor.
Book Review Editor
Submission of manuscripts
Instructions for authors intending to submit manuscripts to Knowledge Organization are available as a PDF file.
Most papers are published within 6 months after submission.
Best Paper KO Award
Starting with volume 40 (2013), an Award is given to the best paper published each year in the journal.
Subscriptions and advertising
All ISKO members receive paper and electronic copies of Knowledge Organization (see
the Join ISKO page for details on how to become
a member of ISKO). All subscription inquiries by non-members, and all
inquiries about advertising, should be directed to the publishers,
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