About the Journal
The Journal of Information Policy brings contemporary scholarly research and analysis of significant information policy issues to the attention of policymakers in a timely fashion via an online format. It is a refereed scholarly journal that is multidisciplinary and international in scope and publishes articles, comments, book reviews, literature reviews, and invited commentary. The journal interprets the term information policy broadly, with the understanding that its meaning and parameters may evolve in a rapidly changing society. It also embraces the full range of information and communications users, institutions, technologies, applications, businesses, and cultures. The Journal of Information Policy is a publication of the Institute for Information Policy at The Pennsylvania State University.
The Institute for Information Policy (IIP) is a joint venture of the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications and the College of Information Sciences and Technology. The IIP conducts groundbreaking research and innovative programs on the social implications of information technology, with an emphasis on the potential of information technologies for improving democratic discourse, social responsibility and quality of life. Its annual workshops unite experts from across the globe to share research on issues of access and security.