Call For Papers (Special Issue on Scholarly Communications across Librarianship and Library Services)

The International Journal of Librarianship (IJoL) is inviting submissions for a special issue titled “Scholarly Communications across Librarianship and Library Services” to be published in Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2023.

IJoL (ISSN 2474-3542(Online)) is a double-anonymous peer-reviewed academic journal that focuses on sharing and disseminating new ideas and developments in the field of library and information science around the world. The journal is published quarterly, and it is a diamond open access journal, indexed and available in full text in both the EBSCO and ProQuest databases. It is registered with the Library of Congress and Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ). All articles published in IJoL are permanently preserved by the Library of Congress and LOCKSS/PKP PLN system. The journal welcomes original research papers, field reports, reviews, commentaries or news as specified on the journal’s website under Section Policies:

This special issue aims to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to present their research and share experiences on this important and timely topic of scholarly communications. Areas of interest for this special issue include any topics related to or connected to or fell under the umbrella of scholarly communication across library disciplines including but not limited to the following:

  • Open Access
  • Library Publishing
  • Research Data Management and Services
  • Transformative Agreements and Acquisitions/Collections
  • Open Access Collection Development
  • Institutional Repositories and Archives
  • Inequities in Scholarly Communications
  • Scholarly Communications across Librarianship and Library Services

Submissions outside of the United States are strongly encouraged. The deadline for abstract submission (300-500 words) is April 15, 2023 and the deadline for full paper submission is August 31, 2023. Acceptance will be notified by May 1, 2023. Please submit your abstract via this form

Please send any questions to Special Issue editors: Yuan Li ( and Charlotte Roh  (,  or the journal co-editors-in-chief: Yongming Wang  ( and Xiaoai Ren ( 


Special Issue Editors:

Yuan Li

Scholarly Communications Librarian

Princeton University, NJ


Charlotte Roh

Publications Manager

California Digital Library