An International Journal
Published by Elsevier, Pergamon imprint

Former Editor-in-Chief Tefko Saracevic, Ph.D.
Rutgers University

There is changing of the guard for this journal.

With the start of 2008, after twenty three years and twenty three volumes, I am stepping down as the Editor-in-Chief of Information Processing & Management.
First and foremost, I wish to thank the authors, reviewers and Editorial Board members for their contribution to this journal.

In 1985 (volume 21), when I assumed the editorship from Prof. Bernard Fry of Indiana University (he was the Editor-in-Chief for the preceding twenty years) we published 552 pages, with 34 articles from 57 authors residing in 13 countries; we had 62 book reviews as well. In 2007 (volume 43) we published 1834 pages with 112 articles from 273 authors residing in 26 countries; we had 22 book reviews as well. The growth of the journal is a reflection of the growth of the subjects we cover - information science in general and information retrieval and related areas in particular. The international spread of authors and reviewers is also a sign of a global interest in these areas.

The new Editor-in-Chief is Prof. Fabio Crestani of University of Lugano, Switzerland. A well recognized scholar, he will lead the journal in the rapidly evolving and exciting future of the areas we cover. Please provide him and the journal your continuing support.
He can be reached at ipm at unisi dot ch

Information for authors and reviewers can be found at

Tefko Saracevic