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Thursday, March 24, 2005

New OA journal on freedom of information

Open Government: a journal on freedom of information is a new peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by the John Moores University School of Business Information in Liverpool. Excerpt from Steve Wood's editorial in the inaugural issue (March 21, 2005): 'The idea for the journal came about from researching journals based on freedom of information and open government around the world. I noticed that there appeared to be for a gap in the market for a journal that would take a broad perspective on the topic of freedom of information legislation....Scope: [1] Freedom of Information legislation and information provision for citizens, [2] Comparative views of international freedom of information legislation, [3] Freedom of information legislation and the open government debate, [4] The impact of Freedom of Information on public administration, [5] Case studies from public authorities by FOI practioners, [6] Information Systems for managing records and FOI requests, [7] The relationship of Freedom of Information legislation and other access to information legislation.' Also see the press release.