Launch of Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

May 17, 2012 | News

The inaugural issue of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (JLSC) is now available online (http://jlsc-pub/org/jlsc). The journal 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’s co-editor Marisa Ramirez, who is Digital Repository Librarian at California Polytechnic State University, said the journal was founded to recognize the increasingly prominent role of libraries in shaping the future of scholarly communication. “The journal meets this need by providing a dedicated home for librarians to share their ideas about such emerging issues as institutional and digital repositories, open education initiatives, library e-publishing services and authors’ rights advocacy,” Ms. Ramirez said.

“We welcome original research and practitioner experience papers, as well as submissions in alternative formats,” said co-editor Isaac Gilman, who works as Scholarly Communications and Research Services Librarian at Pacific University. “As the roles of libraries and librarians evolve, JLSC will be the place to learn about developments in scholarly communication.”

Founding board members include Allyson Mower (University of Utah), Amy Buckland (McGill University), Ann Lally (University of Washington), Faye Chadwell (Oregon State University), JQ Johnson (University of Oregon), Katherine Johnson (California Institute of Technology), Lisa Schiff (California Digital Library), Michael Boock (Oregon State University), Pamela Bluh (University of Maryland, School of Law), Paul Royster (University of Nebraska), Rebecca Kennison (Columbia University), Sarah Shreeves (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Shawn Martin (University of Pennsylvania), Susan Wells Parham (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Terry Owen (University of Maryland).

The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication is a not-for-profit endeavor, published by Pacific University Library. In support of open and equitable opportunities for authors, JLSC does not charge article submission or publication fees.