About JLSC

The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication 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.

JLSC 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 is 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).

In order to lower barriers to publication for authors, JLSC does not charge submission or any other form of author fees.


JLSC is published by Pacific University Library. Pacific University (Oregon) is a private undergraduate liberal arts institution with graduate and professional programs in education, optometry and the health professions.

Abstracting and Indexing

JLSC is indexed in Library & Information Science Source and Academic Search Premier and is included in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).


JLSC is archived with Portico, beginning with Volume 2, Issue 4. Back content will be added by the end of 2015.


The editors and editorial board of JLSC were recognized with the ACRL-Oregon Award for Excellence in October 2012.