Scholarly journal makes debut

Pacific University Library publishes new journal

A new peer-reviewed scholarly journal, devoted to exploring the expanding role of libraries in the creation and dissemination of original scholarship, is making its debut. The journal is published by the Pacific University Library.

The inaugural issue of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarship Communication  (JLSC) features open access articles about library-led scholarly communication initiatives, online publishing and digital projects. 

Co-editors of the new publication are Pacific University Library’s Isaac Gilman and Marisa Ramirez, digital repository librarian at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

“We welcome original research and practitioner experience papers, as well as submissions in alternative formats, like audio, video, code, datasets and other formats,” Gilman said. “As it develops, we hope to use JLSC as a test bed to reflect emerging approaches in this field, such as new forms of peer review and alternative metrics for measuring impact.”

Journal content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. The journal is a not-for-profit endeavor and, in support of open and equitable opportunities for authors, JLSC does not charge article submission or publication fees.

Founding board members of the journal include librarians and related professionals from 17 academic libraries across the country, including University of Oregon, University of Washington, Columbia University, University of Illinois, University of Pennsylvania and the California Institute of Technology, among others.

Posted by Jenni Luckett ( on Jun 26, 2012 at 9:00 AM

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