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.

Special issue on library publishing

Posters presented at the recent Library Publishing Forum are now online. The proceedings from the Forum (including the posters) will be part of a special issue of JLSC focused on library publishing, to be released in November 2014.

Current Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3 (2014)

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ISSN 2162-3309
Published Quarterly

Issue Editor

Dorothea Salo
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Marisa Ramirez
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Isaac Gilman
Pacific University

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