Note from the publisher

Performance Measurement and Metrics

ISSN: 1467-8047

Article publication date: 1 September 2006



(2006), "Note from the publisher", Performance Measurement and Metrics, Vol. 7 No. 3.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2006, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Note from the publisher

Emerald is delighted to announce that Steve Thornton has been appointed Editor of Performance Measurement and Metrics: The international journal for library and information services. Steve Thornton is the Departmental Programmes Coordinator for Knowledge Services in the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), and has worked in MoD research libraries for the last 33 years. He succeeds Dr Linda Banwell who retired from Northumbria University and professional life in September. Steve has served on the Editorial Board since the journal was founded in 2000.

About the journal

Performance Measurement and Metrics is the only journal devoted to performance measurement in library and information services. It aims to provide a crucial international link for all information professionals, whether practitioners or academics, addressing the issues of metrics, quantitative approaches to measurement across the spectrum as well as the qualitative aspects of the provision of library and information services. Published by Emerald in association with Aslib, The Association for Information Management, Performance Measurement and Metrics is available in 1,400 institutions and organisations worldwide and has online readership from over 80 countries.

The journal publishes:

  • Reports of research findings.

  • Case studies.

  • Reports of innovative projects.

  • Critical comment on contemporary issues.

  • Opinion pieces.

  • Book reviews.

Coverage includes, but is not limited to:

  • quantitative and qualitative analysis;

  • benchmarking;

  • the measurement and role of information in enhancing organisational effectiveness;

  • quality techniques and quality improvement;

  • training and education;

  • methodologies for performance measurement and metrics;

  • standard assessment tools;

  • using emerging technologies; and

  • setting standards for service quality.

Information for authors

The Editor invites articles for possible publication in April 2007.

Articles should be between 1,000 and 3,000 words in length. They should include a brief autobiographical note, a structured abstract of 200-250 words, a concise but comprehensive title and suggested keywords. Please see for more detailed information.

Each article submitted to Performance Measurement and Metrics is reviewed initially by the Editor and, if suitable, by members of the Editorial Board.

Contact the editor

Articles, abstracts or outlines of proposed articles should be sent, preferably by e-mail, to the editor: Steve Thornton, E-mail:; Web site:; Postal address: 29 Manor Road, Rushden, Northants, NN10 9EX, UK.

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