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Journal of Librarianship & Scholarly Communication

Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

(Apologies for cross-postings)

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 

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:

-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

The inaugural issue of JLSC will focus on the theme of 
"Defining Scholarly Communication."

Librarians and related professionals in the area of scholarly 
communication are engaged in a diverse array of initiatives and 
it is often challenging to present a cogent description of what 
defines "scholarly communication" as a field of study and 
practice.  As such, the editors are seeking papers that expertly 
discuss and represent these core dimensions of scholarly 
communication: author rights advocacy, repository management, 
traditional and non-traditional publishing models, citation 
metrics, copyright management, digital collection development, 
and the impact of any of the above on the system of scholarly 
exchange and reward (e.g. tenure and promotion).  Submissions 
that describe or critique the ways in which libraries are 
engaging with these activities - and the ways in which these 
individual topics contribute to the broader field of scholarly 
communication - are encouraged.

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 review.

Submissions received by November 14, 2011 will receive priority 
consideration for the inaugural issue.

For more information about JLSC, please visit 

Lisa Schiff, Ph.D.
Technical Lead
Publishing Group
California Digital Library
University of California
Office of the President
Oakland, CA 94612-2901
510-987-0881 (t) 510-893-5212 (f)