The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

Indexing The Indexer, Part 1. Lost in the forest: navigating the journal’s indexes

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2022), 40, (1), 17–38.

Abstract

As the only international journal devoted to indexing, The Indexer should have been indexed in exemplary fashion, enabling both indexers and researchers to easily access the wealth of information accumulated over more than 60 years. As this journey through the chequered history of indexing the journal reveals, more often than not standardization and consistency have been thrown to the winds, leaving users struggling to find their way through the dead wood to the information they seek. Attempts to prepare an acceptable cumulative index have so far failed, but by learning from past mistakes, perhaps we can move forward along a different path and create an index to the journal of which the profession can justly be proud.

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Kingdom, Ann