Journal of Information Architecture

About the Journal

The Journal of Information Architecture is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Its aim is to facilitate the systematic development of the scientific body of knowledge in the field of information architecture.

The long term goal of the Journal is to serve as a forum for new research and sharing of ideas, critique, and case studies that are useful to the field’s researchers, practitioners, students, and all other interested parties.

Some of the issues and concerns the Journal wants to address have been expressed in the article “IA Growing Roots”, written by A. Resmini, D. Madsen, and K. Byström, and published in February 2009 on the ASIS&T Bulletin.

Focus and Scope

The Journal’s focus is information architecture research, theory, and practice in digital, physical and blended information spaces, from a designerly, systemic perspective that includes, among others, the social, cultural, political, cognitive, and technical aspects of living in information.

The Journal is broadly transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary, publishing works focusing on information architecture and drawing on, and contributing to, a broad range of disciplines. Its guiding principle is not to discriminate contradictory arguments and alternative approaches: theoretical and methodological pluralism is welcomed and supported.

The Journal is published biannually in English using a rolling waves publishing model. Acceptable contributions include original research articles, opinion pieces, synthesizing literature surveys, best practice reports, case studies, reprints, and proposals for special issues. All contributions will be peer-reviewed according to appropriate criteria. For more on submitting and the peer-review process, read Submissions.

Open Access

The Journal adopts an Open Access publication policy: all content is distributed online free of access charges or any other barrier, including barriers to reuse, and under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Visitors are allowed to read, download, print, distribute, link, or use the articles published for any other lawful purpose without prior permission, within the limit of the CC-BY-NC-ND license.

The Journal is formally listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and its Open Access policy is fully compliant with the BOAI definition of Open Access.

About REG-iA

The REG-iA (Research and Education Group in Information Architecture) was an Information Architecture Institute international volunteer initiative started by Andrea Resmini in January 2008 and comprising academics from Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Poland, and Norway, with the general purpose of addressing the gap between research and practice in information architecture and the specific purpose of setting up and running the Journal of Information Architecture.

REG-iA recognized that although information architecture was a well-established profession and a thriving community of practice, it was not yet a fully recognized academic discipline and that building the discipline was the shared responsibility of the people researching, teaching, and practicing it. REG-iA’s primary purpose was to provide the basis to establish information architecture as a full-fledged academic discipline and bridge the two camps of professional practice and academia for the common good, as both are needed for any field to grow and mature. The Journal of Information Architecture was a strategic key element of this overall vision.

As of 2021, and with the relaunch of publications, REG-iA is the informal denomination of the steering group running the Journal of Information Architecture and coordinating its activities.

Editorial Board


Andrea Resmini
Intelligent Systems and Digital Design
School of Information Technology
Halmstad University (SE)

Associate Editors

Letizia Bollini
School of Arts and Design
University of Bolzano (IT)

Sally Burford
Faculty of Arts and Design
University of Canberra (AU)

Terence Fenn
Faculty of Art Design and Architecture
University of Johannesburg (SA)

Atsushi Hasegawa
Department of Creative Innovation
Musashino Art University (JP)

Flávia Lacerda
Institutional Relations, Postgraduate Studies and Research
Serzedello Corrêa Institute Federal Court of Accounts of Brazil

Rupa Misra
Rutgers University (USA)

Stacy Surla
College of Information Studies
University of Maryland (USA)

Advisory Board

Peter Morville
Semantic Studios

Lou Rosenfeld
Rosenfeld Media

Katriina Byström
Oslo Metropolitan University

Tom Flint
Edinburgh Napier University

Jason Hobbs
Human Experience Design

Stanislaw Skórka
Pedagogical University of Krakow

Josephine Wong
Apogee Hong Kong

Daniel Szuc
Apogee Hong Kong

Evgeni Minchev

Raffaella Isidori
Design Culture Collective

Luca Rosati,

Domina Kiunsi


Sally Burford, Bertil Lindenfalk, Luca Rosati, Flávia Lacerda, Rupa Misra, Nathaniel Davis, Dina Riccò, Dan Klyn, Terence Fenn, Claudio Gnoli, Isabelle Sperano

Past Editorial and Advisory Boards

Founders, 2008

Andrea Resmini, Katriina Byström, Dorte Madsen

Editorial Board, 2009–2011

Dorte Madsen, Copenhagen Business School

Associate Editors
Katriina Byström, University of Borås; Nils Pharo, Oslo University College; Andrea Resmini, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna & University of Borås; Luca Rosati, University for foreigners Perugia; Stanislaw Skórka, Pedagogical University Krakow

Editorial Board, 2011–2013

Andrea Resmini, University of Borås;

Associate Editors
Katriina Byström, University of Borås; Dorte Madsen, Copenhagen Business School; Nils Pharo, Oslo University College; Luca Rosati, University for foreigners Perugia; Stanislaw Skórka, Pedagogical University Krakow

Editorial Board, 2014–2019

Curating Editor
Andrea Resmini, Jönköping University;

Advisory Board, 2009–2013

Andrew Boyd, Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship; Thomas Froelich, Kent State University; Kathryn La Barre, University of Illinois; Marianne Lykke Nielsen, Danish Royal School of Library and Information Science; Peter Morville, Semantic Studios; Fabio Pittarello, University of Venice; Eric Reiss, FatDUX; Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University; Stephen Roberts, Thames Valley University; Stacy Surla, Ironworks Consulting; Sanna Talja, University of Tampere; Aarron Walter, WaSP

Reviewers, 2009–2014

Christian Nyhus Andreasen, Fraser Hamilton, John Matew, Myung Hae Park, William Wolff, Jack G. Zheng, and Andrew Boyd, Katriina Byström, Peter Morville, Marianne Lykke Nielsen, Fabio Pittarello, Nils Pharo, Eric Reiss, Andrea Resmini, Stanislaw Skorka, Sanna Talja, Aarron Walter

Editing and proofing

Allison L. Ehrman, Stacy Surla, Melissa Weaver

Information Architecture and Visual Design

Reboot, 2020–2021

Valeria Brigatti, Wilian Molinari, Jonatan Masséus, Andrea Resmini

Refactoring, 2018

Marc Augusto, Matthias Duell, Wiebke Hanke, Jerin Jacob, Jonatan Masséus, Wilian Molinari, Julian S. Nansamba, Jasmin Pihaavara, Enrico Porceddu, Zdenek Srejber, Vlada Toma, Rients Van Blanken, Sivapriya Vijayakumar, Xiaofeng Wang, Wai Shan Yu

Initial implementation, 2009–2012

Andrea Resmini, Raffaele Boiano, Katriina Byström, Luca Rosati

The Journal of Information Architecture officially entered production in April 2008 when co-founder Andrea Resmini met with then Information Architecture Institute staff Melissa Weaver and Noreen Whysel and advisor Jesse James Garrett to finalize the publishing plan in Miami, Florida