New Open Access journal in Scholarly Communications announced

A joint publishing partnership between the libraries at Pacific University in Oregon and California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (CA) has announced a new open access, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to library-led scholarly communication initiatives, online publishing and digital projects.

The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication will provide a focused forum for library practitioners to share ideas, strategies, research and pragmatic explorations of library-led initiatives related to such areas as institutional repository and digital collection management, library publishing/hosting services and authors’ rights advocacy efforts. As technology, scholarly communication, the economics of publishing, and the roles of libraries all continue to evolve, the work shared in JLSC will inform practices that strengthen librarianship.

The journal will be co-edited by Marisa Ramirez (Cal Poly) and Isaac Gilman (Pacific), assited by a board of over a dozen experience and respected library practitioners, including Lisa Schiff of the California Digital Library (CDL).  The first issue is planned for early 2012, with rolling quarterly issues thereafter. All content will be open access and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. For more information, contact Isaac Gilman (503-352-7209 or

–Adapted from an undated press release issued in early July 2011.