Informer in 2023

For most of its history Informer has been published four times a year. In 2023 the plan is to publish just two issues because efforts to find someone to take over the editorship have not been successful. I have agreed to continue to act as Editor but because of other commitments I can only commit to two issues. One of these commitments is specifying a new publishing platform for Informer – if you have any suggestions from your own experience please let me know. I must emphasis the word ‘experience’.

There will be a Spring issue published in late April 2023 that will provide an initial report on ECIR 2023 and a detailed report on Search Solutions 2022. There will be an Autumn issue published in late October that will set out the programme for the Search Solutions Tutorials and Conference in late November.

If a new Editor does come forward then it may be possible to publish additional issues in 2023. We will review the situation towards the end of 2023 and very much hope that it will be possible to revert to the quarterly cycle, or even to a completely different publishing model if someone is willing to take on the task.

Martin White

About Martin White
Martin White

Martin is an information scientist and the author of Making Search Work and Enterprise Search. He has been involved with optimising search applications since the mid-1970s and has worked on search projects in both Europe and North America. Since 2002 he has been a Visiting Professor at the Information School, University of Sheffield and is currently working on developing new approaches to search evaluation.

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