The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (JLSC, https://jlsc-pub.org, ISSN 2162-3309) is an online-only, continuously-published, peer-reviewed, open-access journal with no article processing charges for authors. JLSC publishes 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. It was launched in 2012 by Founding Co-Editors Isaac Gilman and Marisa Ramírez. Since then, the journal has grown and evolved under Editors-in-Chief Mark Newton and Melanie Schlosser, and now Anne T. Gilliland, Rebekah Kati, and Jennifer Solomon. In addition, many librarians and scholarly communication practitioners have helped shape and guide the journal in other editorial roles or as members of the Editorial Board (see the current editorial team and past editorial board members).
Pacific University has been JLSC’s publisher since its founding. Pacific University is transitioning the focus of its publishing program away from journals and believes that in order to preserve and enhance JLSC’s quality and impact it would be best to find a new publisher.
The Editors and Editorial Board of JLSC are seeking a new publisher. A Request for Information and Expressions of Interest was released on September 1, 2020. Full details can be found at http://bit.ly/jlsc-rfi
Responses are due by October 16, 2020 at 11:00 pm EDT and should be sent as a PDF to David Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org). Additional information may be requested from potential new publishers prior to the final decision. Clarifying questions concerning this RFI can be addressed to David Lewis (email@example.com).
The selection of the new publisher will be made by the JLSC Editors and Editorial Board. Members with a conflict of interest will recuse themselves from the selection process. Their decision is final and there will be no appeals. The decision is expected in early December 2020. Formal transfer documents are expected to be completed and the migration begun by early February 2021.
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