Informing Science Institute

Exploring Better Ways To Inform.

About ISI

The Informing Science Institute (ISI), founded in 1998, is a global community of academics shaping the future of informing science. Informing science is the transdisciplinary quest to discover better ways to inform.  The importance of transdisciplinarity in solving real world problems is explored by Andrew Hargadon in his 2003 book How Breakthroughs Happen.

Submitting or publishing papers in any of ISI’s peer-reviewed online academic journals is free. With the help of sponsoring institutions, ISI now hosts the highly regarded InSITE conference in a variety of international locations twice a year. ISI electronic publications and e-books are available for free. Hard copies of ISI books and publications are available in the ISI Shop, where all proceeds enable ISI to continue sharing knowledge online free of charge. 

ISI Research Topics

ISI encourages the sharing of knowledge and collaboration among the wide variety of fields, often using information technology to advance the multidisciplinary study of informing science. These areas can include Business, Communications, Communicating Meaning, Community and Society, Computer Science, Data Management, Distance Education, eCommerce, Education, eLearning, Government, Health Care, History, Information and Library Science, Journalism, Justice and Law, Mathematics, Management, Philosophical Issues, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology, and Human Resources.

Recommended Read: A Philosophy of Informing Science

How It Works

Anyone can submit an article to an ISI journal for review, but we require that you become an ISI colleague (free) or ISI Member. By becoming an ISI member, you will not only support ISI by helping to cover administration costs, but will receive several benefits including access to ISI’s Member Directory, discounts on ISI products and services, and much more.

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Quick Facts

  • Established in 1998
  • 9 academic journals
  • 2 intl. conferences/year
  • over 9,000 colleagues and members
  • 75+ countries represented
  • 600+ organizations
  • 5500+ website visits per month

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