[Asis-l] Call for Papers – Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

Marisa Ramirez ramirez.marisa at gmail.com
Tue Sep 6 12:49:42 EDT 2011

[Apologies for cross-posting]

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:
-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

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

For more information about JLSC, please visit http://jlsc-pub.org/


Marisa Ramirez
Digital Repository Librarian
Robert E. Kennedy Library, Rm 104A
California Polytechnic State University
Voice: 805.756.7040
mramir14 at calpoly.edu

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