Peer Reviewed LIS Journals

This list of peer-reviewed library and information science (LIS) journals is intended to help librarian and archivist researchers identify journals where they can submit manuscripts.

Open access titles are identified with theopen access symbol logo. Canadian titles are indicated with maple leaf .

Only active titles are included; titles that have ceased are not listed here and titles that cease will be removed. Titles that have changed name are listed under the most current name, with previous names also provided.

The information here about each title includes:

Journal title (linked to the journal’s website). Country of Publication. Publisher. Society (if applicable). ISSN (print, online). First year of publication. 

This list was first created by Selinda Berg for use by the librarians and archivists at Western University and has been shared with CARL Librarian Research Institute participants since its first iteration. Kristin Hoffmann from Western updated this list and it is current to June 2017. Kristin and Selinda feel that this list is most useful when shared widely, so C-EBLIP is happy to host this list here.

Please send any additions or corrections to virginia.wilson@usask.ca

Academic Libraries

Australian Academic & Research Libraries. Australia. Australian Library and Information Association. ISSN: 0004-8623. 1970

Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship / Revue canadienne de bibliothéconomie universitaire. Canada. Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians. ISSN: 2369-937X. 2015 CanadianOpen Access

College & Research Libraries. United States. Association of College and Research Libraries. ISSN: 0010-0870. 1939 Open Access

College & Undergraduate Libraries. United States. Haworth Information Press. ISSN: 1069-1316. 1994

Community & Junior College Libraries: the journal for learning resources centers. United States. Haworth Information Press. ISSN: 0276-3915. 1982

The Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship. Canada. International Consortium for Alternative Academic Publication. ISSN: 1704-8532. 1999. CanadianOpen Access

Journal of Academic Librarianship. United Kingdom. Elsevier. ISSN: 0099-1333. 1975

New Review of Academic Librarianship, The. United Kingdom. Routledge. ISSN: 1361-4533. 1986

portal: Libraries and the Academy. United States. The Johns Hopkins University Press. ISSN: 1531-2542. 2001

Practical Academic Librarianship: The International Journal of the SLA Academic Division. United States. ISSN: 1947-0037. 2011.Open Access 

Public Services Quarterly. United States. Routledge. ISSN: 1522-8959. 1995.

Archives and History of the Library

American Archivist. United States. Society of American Archivists. ISSN: 0360-9081. 1938

Archival Issues. United States. Midwest Archives Conference. ISSN: 1067-4993. 1976

Archival Practice. United States. 2014. http://libjournal.uncg.edu/index.php/ap Open Access

Archival Science: international journal on recorded information. Netherlands. Springer Netherlands. ISSN: 1389-0166. 2000 (History)

Archivaria. Canada. Association of Canadian Archivists. ISSN: 0318-6954. 1975 Canadian

Archives and Manuscripts. Australia. Australian Society of Archivists Inc.. ISSN: 0157-6895. 1955.

Library & Archival Security. United States. Haworth Information Press. ISSN: 0196-0075. 1975

Library and Information History. United Kingdom. Maney Publishing. ISSN: 1758-3489. 1963.

The Library. (History of the book). United Kingdom. Oxford University Press. ISSN: 0024-2160. 18??.

The Library: the transactions of the Bibliographical Society. United Kingdom. Oxford University Press. ISSN: 0024-2160. 1899. (History)

Collections

Acquisitions Librarian, The. United States. Haworth Press, Inc.. ISSN: 0896-3576. 1989

Collection Building. United Kingdom. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. ISSN: 0160-4953. 1978

Collection Management. United States. Haworth Information Press. ISSN: 0146-2679. 1975

Journal of Digital & Electronic Acquisitions. United States. Haworth Information Press. ISSN: 1540-7284. 2006 (Spring)

Serials Librarian, The: the international journal of theory, research & practice on serial, continuing, and integrating print & electronic resources. United States. Haworth Press, Inc.. ISSN: 0361-526X. 1976

Serials Review. United Kingdom. Elsevier Ltd.. ISSN: 0098-7913. 1975

Information Access and Management

American Society for Information Science and Technology. Journal. United States. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.. ISSN: 1532-2882. 1938-1942 (suspended); resumed 1950

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly. United States. Haworth Information Press. ISSN: 0163-9374. 1980

Indexer, The: the international journal of indexing. United Kingdom. Society of Indexers. ISSN: 0019-4131. 1958

Information Resources Management Journal. United States. Idea Group Publishing. ISSN: 1040-1628. 1988

Information Services & Use. Netherlands. I O S Press. ISSN: 0167-5265. 1981

Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management. United States. Informing Science Institute. ISSN: 1555-1229. Open Access

Interlending & Document Supply. United Kingdom. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. ISSN: 0264-1615. 1971

International Journal of Information Management. United Kingdom. Pergamon. ISSN: 0268-4012. 1980

Journal of Access Services: innovations for electronic and digital library and information resources. United States. Haworth Information Press. ISSN: 1536-7967. 2002.

Journal of Classification. United States. Springer New York LLC. ISSN: 0176-4268. 1984

Journal of Digital & Electronic Acquisitions. United States. Haworth Information Press. ISSN: 1540-7284. 2006.

Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Supply & Electronic Reserves. United States. Haworth Information Press. 1990

Library Resources & Technical Services. United States. American Library Association. 1957

Resource Sharing & Information Networks. United States. Haworth Press, Inc.. ISSN: 0737-7797. 1981

Technical Services Quarterly: new trends in computers, automation & advanced technologies in the technical operation of libraries & information centers. United States. Haworth Press, Inc.. ISSN: 0731-7131. 1983

Information Ethics

Ethics and Information Technology. Netherlands. Springer Netherlands. ISSN: 1388-1957. 1999

International Journal of Information Ethics. Germany. International Center for Information Ethics. ISSN: 1614-1687. (also known as International Review of Information Ethics)  Open Access

Journal of Information Ethics. United States. McFarland & Company, Inc.. ISSN: 1061-9321. 1992

Information Literacy & Instruction

Communications in Information Literacy. United States. Communications in Information Literacy. ISSN: 1933-5954. Open Access

Education for Information. Netherlands. I O S Press. ISSN: 0167-8329. 1983

Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects. United States. Informing Science Institute. ISSN: 1552-2210. 2005 Open Access

Journal of Information Literacy. United Kingdom. Journal of Information Literacy. ISSN: 1750-5968. Open Access

Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning. United States. Haworth Information Press. ISSN: 1533-290X. 2004

Journal of Library Services for Distance Education, The. United States. State University of West Georgia. ISSN: 1096-2123. 1997. Open Access

SIMILE: Studies in Media & Information Literacy Education. Canada. University of Toronto Press, Journals Division. ISSN: 1496-6603. 2001. Canadian

Library & Information Science

Aslib Proceedings: new information perspectives. United Kingdom. Emerald Group Publishing. ISSN: 001-253X, 1949

Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science. Canada. University of Toronto Press, Journals Division. ISSN: 1195-096X. 1976 Canadian

Collaborative Librarianship.  United States. Regis University. ISSN: 1943-7528. 2009. Open Access

Current Studies in Librarianship. United States. Clarion University, Department of Library Science. ISSN: 0742-8227. 1977

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. Canada. University of Alberta, Learning Services. ISSN: 1715-720X. Open Access

IFLA Journal. United Kingdom. Sage Publications. ISSN 0340-0352. 1969

Information Research: an international electronic journal. United Kingdom. University of Sheffield, Department of Information Studies. ISSN: 1368-1613. 1976 Open Access

Informing Science: The international journal of an emerging transdiscipline. United States. Informing Science Institute. ISSN: 1547-9684. 1997. Open Access

International Information and Library Review. United Kingdom. Elsevier. ISSN: 1057-2317. 1969

In the Library with the Lead Pipe. United States. ISSN: 1944-6195. 2008. Open Access

The Journal of Creative Library Practice. United States. ISSN: 2330-4227. 2013. Open Access

Journal of Education for Library and Information Science. United States. Association for Library and Information Science Education. ISSN: 0748-5786. 1960.

Journal of Information Science. United Kingdom. Sage Publications Ltd.. ISSN: 0165-5515. 1979

Journal of Librarianship and Information Science. United Kingdom. Sage Publications Ltd.. ISSN: 0961-0006. 1969

Libraries & the Cultural Record: exploring the history of collections of recorded knowledge. United States. University of Texas Press, Journals Division. ISSN: 1932-4855. 1966

Library and Information Research. United Kingdom. Library and Information Research Group.  1978

Library & Information Science Research. United Kingdom. Pergamon. ISSN: 0740-8188. 1979

Library and Information Science Annual. United States. Libraries Unlimited, Inc.. 1985-1989 (ceased); resumed 1992

Library Journal. United States. Reed Business Information. ISSN: 0363-0277. 1876

Library Philosophy and Practice. United States. University of Idaho Library. ISSN: 1522-0222. 1999 Open Access

Library Quarterly. United States. University of Chicago Press. ISSN: 0024-2519. 1931

Library Review. United Kingdom. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. ISSN: 0024-2535. 1927

Library Trends. United States. The Johns Hopkins University Press. ISSN: 0024-2594. 1952

Libres: Library and Information Science Research Electronic Journal. Australia. Curtin University of Technology, School of Media and Information. ISSN: 1058-6768. 1990 Open Access

Marketing Libraries Journal. United States. ISSN: 2475-8116. 2017 Open Access

New Library World. United Kingdom. Emerald Group Publishing. ISSN: 0307-4803.

Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. Canada. Provincial and Territorial Library Association of Canada. ISSN: 1911-9593. 2006. CanadianOpen Access

Performance Measurement and Metrics: the international journal for library and information services. United Kingdom. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. ISSN: 1467-8047. 2000.

Urban Library Journal. United States. Library Association of the City University of New York. ISSN: 1944-9682. 1998. Open Access

Library Management & Leadership

Journal of Library Administration. United States. Haworth Information Press. ISSN: 0193-0826. 1980

Library Management. United Kingdom. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. ISSN: 0143-5124. 1976

Reference

Reference and User Services Quarterly. United States. American Library Association. ISSN: 1094-9054. 1960

Reference Librarian, The. United States. Haworth Press, Inc.. ISSN: 0276-3877. 1981

Reference Services Review. United Kingdom. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. ISSN: 0090-7324. 1972

Scholarly Communication
Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. United States. Pacific University Library. ISSN: 2162-3309. 2012. Open Access
Technology in Libraries

First Monday. United States. University of Illinois at Chicago. ISSN: 1396-0466. 1996 Open Access

Code4Lib Journal. United States. Code4Lib. ISSN: 1940-5758. 2007. Open Access

Information Technology and Libraries. United States. American Library Association. ISSN: 0730-9295. 1968

Information Technology and People. United Kingdom. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. ISSN: 0959-3845

International Journal on Digital Libraries. Germany. Springer-Verlag. ISSN: 1432-5012. 1996

Journal of Digital Information. United States. Texas A & M University Libraries. ISSN: 1368-7506. 1997

Journal of Information Technology. United Kingdom. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.. ISSN: 0268-3962. 1986

Journal of Web Librarianship. United States. Taylor & Francis. ISSN: 1932-2909. 2007.

Library Hi Tech. United Kingdom. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. ISSN: 0737-8831. 1983

Weave: Journal of Library User Experience. United States. Grand Valley State University Libraries. 2014. Open Access

Subject-Specific Journals

Art & Music

Art Libraries Journal. United Kingdom. ARLIS. ISSN: 0307-4722. 1969.

Music Reference Services Quarterly. United States. Haworth Information Press. ISSN: 1058-8167. 1993

NOTES:  Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association. United States. Music Library Association. ISSN: 0027-4380. 1934.

Business

Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship. United States. Haworth Information Press. ISSN: 0896-3568. 1989

Education

Education Libraries (Online Edition). United States. Special Library Association, Education Division.

Education Libraries Journal. United Kingdom. Librarians of Institutes and Schools of Education (LISE). ISSN: 0957-9575. 1958

Government Documents

Government Information Quarterly. United Kingdom. Elsevier Ltd. ISSN: 0740-624X. (merged/incorporated the Journal of Government Information: An international review of policy, issues and resources.)

Health & Medical

Biomedical Digital Libraries. United Kingdom. BioMed Central Ltd.. ISSN: 1742-5581. Open Access

Health Information and Libraries Journal. United Kingdom. Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. ISSN: 1471-1834. 1984

Health Information and Libraries Journal Online. United Kingdom. Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. ISSN: 1471-1842. 2000

Health Information Management Journal. Australia. Health Information Management Association of Australia. ISSN: 1833-3583. 1971

Journal of Hospital Librarianship. United States. Haworth Information Press. ISSN: 1532-3269. 2001 (Spring).

Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association. Canada. Canadian Health Libraries Assocation. ISSN: 1780-6892. 2004. CanadianOpen Access

Journal of the Medical Library Association. United States. Medical Library Association. ISSN: 1536-5050. 1911 Open Access

Medical Reference Services Quarterly. United States. Haworth Information Press. ISSN: 0276-3869. 1982

Law

Journal of Law and Information Science. Australia. University of Tasmania, Faculty of Law. ISSN: 0729-1485. 1981

Law Library Journal. United States. American Association of Law Libraries. ISSN: 0023-9283. 1908

Legal Reference Services Quarterly. United States. Haworth Press, Inc.. ISSN: 0270-319X. 1981

Life & Physical Science

Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship: a quarterly publication of the Science and Technology Section, Association of College and Research Libraries. United States. Association of College and Research Libraries, Science and Technology Section. ISSN: 1092-1206. 1991 Open Access

Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling. United States. American Chemical Society. ISSN: 1549-9596. 1960

Journal of eScience Librarianship. United States. United of Massachusetts Medical School. ISSN: 2161-3974. 2011. Open Access

Social Sciences & Humanities

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian. United States. Haworth Information Press. ISSN: 0163-9269. 1979

Journal of Map & Geography Libraries: advances in geospatial information, collections, and archives. United States. Routledge. ISSN: 1542-0353. 2004.