The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication seeks to share useful innovations, both in thought and in practice, with the aim of encouraging scholarly exchange and the subsequent benefits that are borne of scrutiny, experimentation and debate. As modes of scholarly communication, the technologies and economics of publishing and the roles of libraries evolve, it is our hope that the work shared in the journal will inform practices that strengthen librarianship and that increase access to the "common Stock of Knowledge."
JLSC is particularly interested in the intersection of librarianship and publishing and the resulting role of libraries in both content dissemination and content creation. Related areas of interest include new methods for the dissemination of information and information exchange; the theory and practice of the organization, use and curation of information; and issues related to the review, credentialing, reputation and impact of scholarly work.
Help lead JLSC into the future!
This spring, JLSC will be issuing a call for applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief. Individuals or editing teams (no more than two people) will be welcome to apply. If you would like more information prior to the open call, please contact Isaac Gilman.
Special issue: Sharing, Publication and Citation of Research Data
JLSC has issued a call for papers for a special issue on research data, to be published in Summer 2015. The issue will be guest-edited by Gail Clement and Lisa Schiff.