Tuesday, January 24, 2017

It's here! An open access journal for all aspects of librarianship

Guest Post written by: Cinthya Ippoliti, Oklahoma State University

On behalf of editors Stephen Weiter and Matthew Kopel and the editorial board, I am pleased and excited to announce the publication of Volume 1, Issue 1 of the Journal of New Librarianship: http://www.newlibs.org/
The Journal of New Librarianship is an open access journal for members of the library and information professions, and published via Scholastica.   

Editor's note with image of library
The first issue includes double-blind peer reviewed articles by Meg Henderson from the University of Southern California and Emma Oxford James Madison University; book reviews by Bea Calvert of Loyola University- New Orleans and Carol Waggoner-Angleton of Augusta University; and essays by Dan Vinson of Mount Mary University, Deb Schwartz, CEO, LAC Group, and Emily Drabinski of Long Island University.

Moving forward, the journal hopes to publish a wide variety of content from a wide variety of librarians from public, special, academic and other libraries, including: peer-reviewed articles; essays; opinion pieces; book reviews; and content in a variety of formats, including text, video, podcasts, etc.
Works will be published on a rolling basis. We are accepting submissions now to v2i1, which will include all work published between now and June 30th of 2017.

Submissions may include, but are not limited to: Solicited articles; Scholarly Articles; Essays; Experience and opinion pieces; Media (i.e., podcasts, video, etc) relevant to innovative practices in librarianship; Book reviews; Technology reviews; Letters to the Editor on topics relevant to the field; Data sets; Manifestos; Extended scholarship (Greater than 15,000 words); and Interviews.
Non-English content is welcome. Translation assistance is available for accepted works.

As this is a diamond-model open access journal, there are no APCs: Submission is free, as it should be. There is also no charge to readers or to authors for the Journal of New Librarianship. For additional information, please check out http://www.newlibs.org/for-authors

Written by:  Cinthya Ippoliti, Oklahoma State University