Friday, May 18, 2012

Call for Papers – Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

Call for Papers – 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. 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 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, 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: Commentary 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 ### CONTACT: Editors, Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication Isaac Gilman Scholarly Communications & Research Services Librarian Pacific University Voice: 503.352.7209 and Marisa Ramirez Digital Repository Librarian California Polytechnic State University Voice: 805.756.7040