Friday, June 15, 2012

call for papers, scholarly communication

Call for Papers ­ Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communicattion

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. View the inaugural issue at

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 authors̢۪ 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, datasets, code).

General topics of interest include:

    Scholarly communication
    Open Access
    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:
        Publishing/deposit mandates
        Impact of governmental or institutional policy
        Policy development for library services
    Digital collection management
    Institutional and discipline-specific repositories
    Digital curation
    Technological developments and infrastructure
    Intellectual property
    Resources, skills, and training
    Interdisciplinary or international perspectives on these issues

Contributions may be submitted to any of the following categories:

    Research Articles
    Practice Articles
    Theory Articles
    P2 (Post-Peer) Review
    Reviews of Books and Products

(For full descriptions of these categories, see

Grey literature (e.g. conference papers, presentations, white papers, etc.) may be revised and submitted for review and publication in JLSC if all copyrights still reside with the submitting author(s). Submissions that are substantially similar to material already available to the public (through a peer-reviewed or non-peer-reviewed venue) will not be accepted, but may be proposed as the focus of a P2 (Post-Peer) Review.

For more information about JLSC, please visit


Editors, Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

Isaac Gilman
Scholarly Communications & Research Services Librarian
Pacific University
Voice: 503.352.7209


Marisa Ramirez
Digital Repository Librarian
California Polytechnic State University
Voice: 805.756.7040

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