News: New journal on librarianship

Inaugural Issue of Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly
Communication Released!

The inaugural issue of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly
Communication (JLSC) is now available (,
featuring open access, peer-reviewed research, about library-led
scholarly communication initiatives, online publishing and digital
projects. Journal content is licensed under a Creative Commons
Attribution license. The journal is a not-for-profit endeavor,
published by Pacific University Library. In support of open and
equitable opportunities for authors, JLSC does not charge article
submission or publication fees.

“Because libraries are actively working to shape the scholarly
communication sphere, there was a need for this important work to be
specifically represented in the literature. JLSC meets this need by
providing a dedicated ‘home’ for librarians to share their ideas about
institutional and digital repositories, open education initiatives,
library e-publishing services, authors’ rights advocacy efforts, data
curation and other emerging issues,” says editor Marisa Ramirez (Cal
Poly, San Luis Obispo).

JLSC is open to experimental formats and innovative alternatives to
the traditional publishing system.

“We welcome original research and practitioner experience papers, as
well as submissions in alternative formats, like audio, video, code,
datasets and other formats. To the extent possible, we also hope to
use JLSC as a testbed to reflect emerging approaches in this field,
such as new forms of peer review and alternative metrics for measuring
impact” says Isaac Gilman (Pacific University), editor. “As the roles
of libraries and librarians continue to evolve, JLSC will be the place
to learn about developments in scholarly communication,” adds Gilman.

Marisa Ramirez (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo) and Isaac Gilman (Pacific
University) co-edit the journal in collaboration with an editorial
board comprised of experienced and respected library practitioners.

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