About the Journal

eLucidate is the open access e-journal of the UK electronic information Group (UKeiG).

It is published twice a year and showcases and celebrates digital knowledge and expertise, ensuring that members from all sectors are savvy with R&D and innovations across the information industry.

UKeiG encourages the submissions about any of the topics covered by the journal. These include: digital literacy, effective information retrieval and search technologies, AI, enterprise search, social media, research support, scholarly communication and publishing.

UKeiG’s diverse membership includes library and information professionals at all levels of the UK workforce involved the creation, delivery and exploitation of digital information, search technologies, discovery tools and information retrieval, scholarly communication, training and service delivery.

The UKeiG demographic is cross-sectorial and comprises the private, commercial and public sectors, embracing schools, further and higher education, the NHS, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, science, social science, law, finance, arts, humanities, public libraries, archives and museums. 

See also: Author Guidelines 

Review process

All submissions to eLucidate are subject to editorial review, and information professionals with a knowledge of the subject area may be invited to provide feedback and comments (if there is no potential conflict of interest.) If you’re interested in becoming a reviewer, please contact the editor.

Publication frequency

eLucidate is published twice a year. Some articles may be published in advance to the community if they are newsworthy.

Open Access Policy

eLucidate provides immediate Diamond Open Access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Such access is associated with increased readership and increased citation of an author's work.

Sources of support

eLucidate is published using the Public Knowledge Project’s Open Journal Systems (OJS) hosted by the
University of Alberta.

PKP is a multi-university initiative developing free open source software and conducting research to improve the quality and reach of scholarly publishing.

Open Journal Systems (OJS) is an open source software application for managing and publishing scholarly articles and issues online. Originally developed and released by PKP in 2001 to improve access to research, it is a widely used open source international journal publishing platform.

Code of Ethics for Authors

  • Authors need to ensure that the submission has not been previously published. (The editor may make exceptions in specific circumstances if the original publisher grants permission.)
  • By submitting an article to eLucidate, authors grant UKeiG the non-exclusive right to publish the material in any format in perpetuity. While authors retain full rights to their content and remain the copyright owner, they should acknowledge eLucidate as the first place of publication in subsequent use, including on deposit in an institutional repository.
  • The submission must adhere to the requirements outlined in the ‘Author Guidelines’.
  • The author must obtain intellectual property permission rights for the inclusion of any third-party material, including illustrations, figures and tables, for example.
  • The author must ensure that there are no instances of plagiarism.
  • The author must acknowledge colleagues, organisations or funding bodies that have contributed towards the submission.


  • The opinions of authors in eLucidate do not necessarily reflect the opinions of UKeiG.
  • The authors are solely responsible for the content of their submitted material.
  • The editor has the right to make the final decision on whether to accept or reject a manuscript with reference to the significance, originality and clarity of the manuscript and its relevance to the journal.
  • Every submission to eLucidate will be copy-edited for spelling and for sense and clarity. If there are major edits to the article, we may return it to you for your comments and approval or invite you to make the changes. The editor reserves the right to supplement any submitted copy with additional information and links if it improves the context and readability of any submission.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.