Seeking Submissions for Inaugural Issue of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication
The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (ISSN 2162-3309) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, open-access publication for original articles, reviews and case studies that analyze or describe the strategies, partnerships and impact of library-led digital projects, online publishing and scholarly communication initiatives.
The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication provides a focused forum for library practitioners to share ideas, strategies, research and pragmatic explorations of library-led initiatives related to such areas as institutional repository and digital collection management, library publishing/hosting services and authors’ rights advocacy efforts. As technology, scholarly communication, the economics of publishing, and the roles of libraries all continue to evolve, the work shared in JLSC informs practices that strengthen librarianship. The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication provides a shared intellectual space for scholarly communication librarians, institutional repository managers, digital archivists, digital data managers and related professionals.
The journal welcomes original research and practitioner experience papers, as well as submissions in alternative formats (e.g. video).
General topics of interest include:
-Library as publisher and library/press partnerships; including, but not limited to:
—Emerging modes and genres of publication
—Organizational and business models
-Policy issues; including, but not limited to:
—Impact of governmental or institutional policy
—Policy development for library services
-Digital collection management
-Institutional and discipline-specific repositories
-Technological developments and infrastructure
-Resources, skills, and training
-Interdisciplinary or international perspectives on these issues
The inaugural issue of JLSC will focus on the theme of “Defining Scholarly Communication”.