The Editorial Board of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication is delighted to announce the appointment of new Editors-in-Chief: Anne T. Gilliland, Rebekah Kati, and Jennifer Solomon. Together, they bring a robust understanding of issues in the intersection of librarianship and scholarly communication, as well as a rich, complementary set of professional and scholarly experiences:
Anne T. Gilliland is the Scholarly Communications Officer for the libraries at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she provides guidance, policy development, and advocacy on copyright, privacy, open access, and related issues. She holds a BA in studio art and an MS in Library and Information Science. In mid-life, while she was working for the Ohio Library and Information Network, she finished a JD at Capital University, and began a new phase of her career, working in scholarly communications and copyright. Her research interests include privacy issues in special collections and copyright education.
Rebekah Kati is the Institutional Repository Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In this capacity, she acts as the service manager and product owner for the Carolina Digital Repository and is responsible for identifying strategies for content recruitment, authoring documentation and policies as well as managing upgrades and development of new repository features. Prior to UNC, she was a Digital Publishing Technologist at Duke University Press where she managed the production and quality assurance processes of several journals and onboarded new journals to an online publishing platform. Her research interests include repositories, labor, gender, and representation in scholarly communication.
Jennifer Solomon recently joined Ubiquity Press as the Head of Partner Success, where she provides consultation and guidance to library-led publishing programs. In this role, she helps partner presses and journals develop the strategic vision for their publishing programs and create a roadmap for achieving their goals. Her research interests include diversity and inclusion in scholarly communications, Open Access sustainability, and building community for academy-owned publishing. Previously, she served as the Open Access Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Global Open Knowledgebase Editor at North Carolina State University.
Anne, Rebekah, and Jennifer come with experience working as a team, and they share a vision for the journal as well as ideas for how to achieve it. In particular, they share a commitment to publishing marginalized voices and underrepresented perspectives, as well as enthusiasm for encouraging early-career authors and those who are new to scholarly writing.
Thank you to our outgoing Editors-in-Chief
While welcoming our new Editors-in-Chief, the Editorial Board also wishes to express its immense gratitude to the outgoing Editors-in-Chief, Mark Newton and Melanie Schlosser. In their four years at the helm of JLSC, they not only stewarded many excellent articles to publication but also oversaw the development of important journal policies, creation of additional editorial positions, and expansion and diversification of the Editorial Board. We are thrilled that Mark and Melanie have agreed to continue to serve the journal as Immediate Past Editors-in-Chief.
Posted on 27 Jun 2019
Interested in digging into the published literature, or exploring new tools? The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication is excited to announce a new Literature Review Articles section and a revamped Brief Reviews of Books and Products section, and to call for contributors to both.
If you would like to review a book or product, or have one to suggest for review, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a growing area of practice within librarianship, scholarly communication has amassed a body of literature that is already substantial, and growing at an accelerating rate. To help scholarly communications librarians and others inform their practice with the available research, and to assist new and experienced authors in building upon the existing literature, JLSC will begin publishing peer-reviewed literature review articles in a new section of the journal.
Literature review articles contain an analysis and commentary of the publications on a specific area of research. In larger subject areas, the review may point to significant works in that topic; new and emergent areas might have a small enough body of knowledge to be covered in its entirety. The purpose of a literature review article is to describe the general state or condition of the topic under consideration and to analyze and critique the latest trends and developments in that topic.
If you are interested in writing a literature review article, please see the section guidelines for instructions, and contact the Editors-in-Chief, Mark Newton and Melanie Schlosser (email@example.com), with questions.
The editors thank the members of the Editorial Board task force whose work contributed to the development of this new section of the journal: Adrian Ho, Chair (University of Kentucky), Danny Kingsley (Cambridge University), Dong Joon Lee (Texas A&M University), and Leah Vanderjagt (University of Alberta).
Scholarly communication is a broad, dynamic field, and keeping up with new resources can be challenging. To help draw attention to books and products of interest to the community, JLSC has launched a new reviews program under the guidance of Reviews Editors Carmen Mitchell (California State University San Marcos) and Michaela Willi Hooper (Oregon State University). The newly revamped Brief Reviews of Books and Products section will publish reviews of new books on scholarly communication, open access, intellectual property, innovations in publishing, institutional repositories, and other topics within JLSC’s scope. We also accept reviews of products that are either new or of growing significance within the scholarly communication community (see 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication for examples of such products).
Would you be interested in helping your community learn about current, important books and products? We are seeking librarians and other scholarly communications professionals to write brief (500-1000 word) reviews of books or products that are relevant to the community. You can write a review of a resource you choose, or email the reviews editors and we will share a list of books/products for which a review has been requested.
Have you written a book or developed a product (platform, tool, software, app, website, etc.) that you would like to see reviewed in JLSC? Please email the reviews editors and we will add it to the list we share with reviewers. Because these reviews are intended to be independent and critical rather than promotional, we do not accept reviews written by authors, publishers, or developers of the work under review.
For further information and guidelines for authors of the Brief Reviews, please see the Guidelines for Brief Reviews of Books and Products. Contact Carmen and Michaela at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on 26 Jun 2017