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UKSG's objectives include disseminating news, information and publications to enhance knowledge of the scholarly information sector. To this end, UKSG publishes Insights: the UKSG journal and UKSG eNews, the members’ fortnightly newsletter. It also published The E-Resources Management Handbook between 2006 and 2011.

Insights: the UKSG journal

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Insights: the UKSG journal

Editors:  Lorraine Estelle and Steve Sharp

Chair of the Insights Editorial Board: Jill Emery

Editorial Board

The Summer 2023 Editorial is here

The latest (2023) Call For Papers is here


Insights supports UKSG’s objectives by:

  • providing a forum for the communication and exchange of ideas between the many stakeholders in the global knowledge community
  • disseminating news, information and publications, and raising awareness of services that support the scholarly information sector

Insights is fully open access and peer reviewed and now offers continuous publication. Article processing charges (APCs) are paid by UKSG to encourage contributions from people working in all areas of the knowledge community. Contributions include:

  • Editorials
  • Research articles
  • Case studies
  • Opinion pieces
  • Commentaries
  • Key issues
  • Conference reviews
  • People and profiles

UKSG has signed up with the Kudos service to enable our authors to communicate their work more effectively and increase their readership and impact.  Visit the Kudos website to learn more.

Insights is covered by the CLOCKSS and Portico dark archiving.  Both are dark archives to ensure the content remains freely available in the future.  Read more here:  CLOCKSS and Portico

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Meet the editors

Lorraine Estelle and Steve Sharp, Editors of Insights



"We are a leading open access journal which provides a forum for the exchange of ideas in the scholarly information sector. We welcome articles that will inform and stimulate debate about topical issues. Insights is editorially independent, but supported by UKSG so that our authors do not have to pay article processing charges." Lorraine Estelle and Steve Sharp

Read more about Lorraine Estelle.  Lorraine Estelle is Director of COUNTER, where she is focused on improving the utility of usage statistics. She began her career in the publishing industry before moving to Jisc in 2002. She became CEO of Jisc Collections, the UK's academic library consortium, and conceived and led a number of research projects there, including the national e-books observatory project. She successfully won funding to develop a number of shared national services for UK academic sector including the Journals Usage Statistics Portal and Jisc Historic.
Read more about Steve Sharp. Steve Sharp is the Head of Library Resources at Sheffield Hallam University. He is active within the National Acquisitions Group (NAG), and is also Chair of the NEYAL (North East & Yorkshire Academic Libraries) Journal Purchasing Group, tendering for and managing contracts with subscription agents on behalf of the 24 member academic libraries.

Writing for Insights

The Insights Editorial Board is led by Co-Editors Lorraine Estelle and Steve Sharp, who welcome suggestions for articles and authors. Submissions for Insights may now be made online: details in our Author Guidelines.

Insights: the UKSG journal ISSN 2048-7754. From 1988 to 2011 (Volumes 1-24), Insights was published as Serials (ISSN 0953-0460). A full back-file of the journal (and Serials), is available online and is also archived by Portico and LOCKSS.

Some thoughts on open access from UKSG volunteers:




Abbreviations and Acronyms

A full list of industry A&As used in Insights, updated three times a year.