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.

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

Current Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2 (2014)

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ISSN 2162-3309
Published Quarterly


Marisa Ramirez
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Isaac Gilman
Pacific University

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