Journals

This list of professional and scholarly journals is useful to practitioners in keeping up-to-date with current developments, issues and trends in our profession.


American Libraries

Publisher: American Libraries Association (ALA)

American Libraries, the magazine of the American Library Association, is published 6 times yearly, with occasional digital supplements, by the American Library Association.

Online articles are publicly accessible.


Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

A respected source of the most up-to-date research on library and information science, The Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science is recognized internationally for its authoritative bilingual contributions to the field of information science. Established in 1976, the journal is produced by CAIS/ACSI and is dedicated to the publication of research findings, both in full-length and in brief format; reviews of books; software and technology; and letters to the editor.


College & Research Libraries

Publisher: Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)

College & Research Libraries (C&RL) is the official scholarly research journal of the Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. C&RL is a bimonthly, online-only publication and hosts periodic live online fora highlighting a new C&RL study with a free, live, expert panel comprised of the study’s authors and additional subject experts.

Articles are publicly accessible.


College & Research Library News

Publisher: Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)

Established in 1966, College & Research Libraries News (C&RL News) provides articles on the latest trends and practices affecting academic and research libraries and serves as the official news magazine and publication of record of ACRL. 

Articles are publicly accessible.

 


Evidence Based Library and Information Practice

Publisher: University of Alberta Libraries (OJS)

EBLIP is an open access, peer reviewed journal that is published quarterly, hosted by the University of Alberta Learning Services, and supported by an international team of editorial advisors. The purpose of the journal is to provide a forum for librarians and other information professionals to discover research that may contribute to decision making in professional practice. EBLIP publishes original research and commentary on the topic of evidence based library and information practice, as well as reviews of previously published research (evidence summaries) on a wide number of topics.

Articles are publicly accessible.


IFLA Journal 

Publisher: SAGE

IFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries. The Journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally.

Articles are publicly accessible.


Journal of Librarianship and Information Science

Publisher: SAGE

Journal of Librarianship and Information Science (JOLIS) is the peer-reviewed international quarterly journal for librarians, information scientists, specialists, managers and educators interested in keeping up to date with the most recent issues and developments in the field.


Journal of New Librarianship

Publisher: Scholastica

JNL was founded to address the need to offer quality literature in our field in an open, independently produced journal. Beyond that, we believe that the library is meant to set an example for academia. Free and open access to information and innovation is crucial to the future of our institutions and profession. By providing an outlet that mixes both traditional and disruptive forms of scholarly and professional communication, we can change the way our profession shares and leads.

Articles are publicly accessible


Library &  Information Science Research

Publisher: Elsevier

Library & Information Science Research, a cross-disciplinary and refereed journal, focuses on the research process in library and information science as well as research findings and, where applicable, their practical applications and significance.


Library Journal 

Publisher: Media Source  Inc.

Library Journal is a publication for the library community, across all sectors.


Library Trends

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University

Library Trends is an essential tool for professional librarians and educators alike. Every issue explores critical trends in professional librarianship, and includes practical applications, thorough analyses, and literature reviews. Each issue brings readers in-depth, thoughtful articles, all exploring a specific topic of professional interest. Every year, Library Trends covers a wide variety of themes, from special libraries to emerging technologies.


Open Shelf

Publisher: Ontario Library Association

Open Shelf is the magazine of the Ontario Library Association (OLA). It is envisioned as a dynamic, multimedia publication with diverse content and broad popular appeal. Open Shelf is about the people, places, services, and resources that impact libraries and related organizations.

Articles are publicly accessible


Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research

Publisher: University of Guelph (OJS)

Partnership is a library and information practitioner’s journal published twice a year. Papers may be submitted at any time for publication consideration. Potential articles are reviewed by members of an editorial committee. Articles are published in several categories. Feature articles on theory & research and on innovations in practice are in-depth, peer-reviewed papers that typically fall in the range of 3,000 to 7,000 words. Other types of articles accepted include viewpoints, conference presentations, profiles, news & announcements, professional development and reviews.

Articles are publicly accessible.


Public Libraries

Publisher: Public Library Association

Public Libraries, published six times a year, is the official journal of the Public Library Association (PLA) and the only ALA journal devoted exclusively to public libraries.

 

 


Performance Measurement and Metrics

Publisher: Emerald

Performance Measurement and Metrics (PMM) is a leading quarterly, double-blind refereed, international journal, charting new qualitative and quantitative developments and techniques for measurement and metrics in Library and Information Science (LIS).

Articles are publicly accessible after 9 months.


Public Library Quarterly

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Public Library Quarterly is addressed to leaders — directors, managers, staff, trustees, and friends — who believe that change is imperative if public libraries are to fulfill their service missions in the twenty-first century.


The Library Quarterly

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

As a leading interdisciplinary journal of library research, The Library Quarterly embraces a wide array of original research perspectives, approaches, and quantitative, qualitative, evaluative, analytic, and mixed methodology to assess the role of libraries in communities and in society. Through unique and innovative content that positions libraries at the nexus of information, community, and policy, The Library Quarterly publishes cutting-edge articles, essays, editorials, and reviews that inform, enable, equalize, and lead.

Across these areas, all content in the journal ties to contemporary issues impacting libraries and librarianship. Through such research, the overarching goal of The Library Quarterly is to engage researchers, educators, professionals, and students interested in the roles of the libraries in the lives of individuals, communities, and nations.