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 .

Most titles on this list are in English; some Canadian titles are bilingual and also accept submissions in French.

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 Librarians' Research Institute participants since its first iteration. Kristin Hoffmann from Western updated this list and it is current to December 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

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

The journal publishes articles on topics related to academic librarians and the profession of academic librarianship. It is open to all disciplines and methodologies. Submissions must present substantive analysis of a topic. Articles need not have a geographical focus; however, if they do, the focus should be on Canada or have a strong connection to Canada. Submissions are accepted and published in English and French.

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

The journal includes articles in all fields of interest and concern to academic and research libraries. The focus is on reports of original research; submissions may also include descriptive narratives of successful and unsuccessful ventures, thoughtful discussions of issues in librarianship, and other suitable subjects.

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

The journal highlights undergraduate learning through libraries along with collaborations and connections both on and off campus. It publishes research-based articles, case studies, reports of best practices, occasional literature or product reviews, and columns or special issues devoted to current topics.

Community & Junior College Libraries: the journal for learning resources centers. United States. Taylor & Francis. ISSN: 0276-3915, 1545-2522. 1982

The journal specifically targets issues concerning community college libraries and learning resource centers. It publishes theoretical research and practical studies dealing with delivery of information resources to lower division undergraduate students. Book reviews, editorials, letters to the editor, and ongoing columns with specific focus are also included.

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

The journal publishes articles that focus on problems and issues germane to college and university libraries. Authors may present research findings and, where applicable, their practical applications and significance; analyze policies, practices, issues, and trends; speculate about the future of academic librarianship; present analytical bibliographic essays and philosophical treatises. The journal also includes book reviews, information on technology issues, digests of special reports, and a guide to sources and analysis of library metrics.

New Review of Academic Librarianship, The. United Kingdom. Taylor & Francis. ISSN: 1361-4533. 1740-7834. 1986

portal: Libraries and the Academy. United States. The Johns Hopkins University Press. ISSN: 1531-2542, 1530-7131. 2001

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

Public Services Quarterly. United States. Taylor & Francis. ISSN: 1522-8959, 1522-9114. 2002. Previous title: Public & Access Services Quarterly (1995-2001).

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. Open Access

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

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

Archives and Manuscripts. Australia. Taylor & Francis. Australian Society of Archivists Inc.. ISSN: 0157-6895, 2164-6058. 1955.

Fonds d’Archives. Canada. Archives Society of Alberta. ISSN: 2561-0465. 2017 Open AccessCanadian

Journal of Archival Organization. United States. Taylor & Francis. ISSN: 1533-2748, 1533-2756. 2002. Incorporates Library & Archival Security.

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Library & Archival Security. United States. Taylor & Francis. ISSN: 0196-0075, 1540-9511. 1975

Library and Information History. United Kingdom. Taylor & Francis. Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals. ISSN: 1758-3489, 1759-3497. 2009 Previous title: Library History (1967-2008).

The Library: the transactions of the Bibliographical Society. United Kingdom. Oxford University Press. ISSN: 0024-2160. 18??

Practical Technology for Archives. United States. ISSN: 2328-0972. 2013 Open Access

Collections

Collection and Curation. United Kingdom. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. ISSN: 2514-9326. 2018  Previous title: Collection Building (1978-2017).

Collection Management. United States. Taylor & Francis. ISSN: 0146-2679, 1545-2549. 1975

Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship. United States. Taylor & Francis. ISSN: 1941-126X, 1941-1278. 2008; Previous title: The Acquisitions Librarian (1989-2008)

Serials Librarian, The. United States. Taylor & Francis. ISSN: 0361-526X, 1541-1095. 1976

Serials Review. United States. Taylor & Francis. ISSN: 0098-7913, 1879-095X. 1975

Information Access and Management

Ariadne: Web Magazine for Information Professionals. United Kingdom. Loughborough University Library. ISSN: 1361-3200. 1996 Open Access

Aslib Journal of Information Management. United Kingdom. Emerald Group Publishing. ISSN: 2050-3806, 2014 Previous title: Aslib Proceedings: new information perspectives (1949-2013).

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly. United States. Taylor & Francis. ISSN: 0163-9374, 1544-4554. 1980

The Indexer: The international journal of indexing. United Kingdom. Society of Indexers. ISSN: 0019-4131, 1756-0632. 1958

Information Discovery and Delivery. United Kingdom. Emerald Group Publishing. ISSN: 2398-6247. 2017; Previous titles: Interlending Review (1979-1983), Interlending & Document Supply (1984-2016).

Information Resources Management Journal. United States. IGI Global. ISSN: 1040-1628, 1533-7979. 1988

Information Services & Use. Netherlands. I O S Press. ISSN: 0167-5265, 1875-8789. 1981

Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management. United States. Informing Science Institute. ISSN: 1555-1229, 1555-1237. 2006. Open Access

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

Journal of Access Services. United States. Taylor & Francis. ISSN: 1536-7967, 1536-7975. 2002.

Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. United States. John Wiley & Sons. Association for Information Science and Technology. ISSN: 1532-2882, 2330-1643. 1938-1942 (suspended); resumed 1950

Journal of Classification. United States. Springer. ISSN: 0176-4268, 1432-1343. 1984

Journal of Documentation. United Kingdom. Emerald Publishing. ISSN: 0022-0418. 1945

Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Supply & Electronic Reserve. United States. Taylor & Francis. ISSN: 1072-303X, 1540-3572. 2005; Previous titles: Journal of Interlibrary Loan & Information Supply (1990 - 1993), Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Information Supply (1993 - 2004). Incorporates Resource Sharing & Information Networks (2010-).  

Library Resources & Technical Services. United States. Association for Library Collections Technical Services, American Library Association.  ISSN: 2159-9610. 1957

Records Management Journal. United Kingdom. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. ISSN: 0956-5698. 1989

Technical Services Quarterly. United States. Taylor & Francis. ISSN: 0731-7131, 1555-3337. 1983

Information Ethics

Ethics and Information Technology. Netherlands. Springer. ISSN: 1388-1957, 1572-8439. 1999

International Journal of Information Ethics. Germany. International Center for Information Ethics. ISSN: 1614-1687. (also known as International Review of Information Ethics) 2004 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. 2007 Open Access

Education for Information. Netherlands. I O S Press. ISSN: 0167-8329, 1875-8649. 1983

Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning. United States. Informing Science Institute. ISSN: 2375-2084, 2375-2092. 2005 Previous title: Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects Open Access

Journal of Information Literacy. United Kingdom. CILIP Information Literacy Group. ISSN: 1750-5968, 1533-2918. 2007 Open Access

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

Library & Information Science

Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science. Canada. University of Toronto Press, Journals Division. ISSN: 1195-096X, 1920-7239. 1976 Canadian

Collaborative LibrarianshipUnited States. University of Denver. ISSN: 1943-7528. 2009. Open Access

The Electronic Library: Digital Information Organisation and Use. Emerald Group Publishing. ISSN: 0264-0473. 1983

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. Canada. University of Alberta, Learning Services. ISSN: 1715-720X. 2006 Open Access

Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication. United Kingdom. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. ISSN: 2514-9342. 2018  Previous Title: Library Review (1927-2017).

IFLA Journal. United Kingdom. SAGE Publications. ISSN 0340-0352. 1969 Open Access

Information and Learning Science. United Kingdom. Emerald Group Publishing. ISSN: 2398-5348. 2017 Previous titles: Library World (1989-1970), New Library World (1971-2016), incorporated Asian Libraries (1991-2000).

Information Research: an international electronic journal. Sweden. University of Borås. ISSN: 1368-1613. 1976 Open Access

Informing Science: The international journal of an emerging transdiscipline. United States. Informing Science Institute. ISSN: 1547-9684, 1521-4672. 1997. Open Access

International Information and Library Review. United States. Taylor & Francis. ISSN: 1057-2317, 1095-9297. 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 Critical Library and Information Studies. United States. Library Juice Press. ISSN: 2572-1364. 2017. open access

Journal of Education for Library and Information Science. United States. Association for Library and Information Science Education. ISSN: 2328-2967. 1960.

Journal of Information Science. United Kingdom. SAGE Publications Ltd. (for Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals). ISSN: 0165-5515, 1741-6485. 1979

Journal of Librarianship and Information Science. United Kingdom. SAGE Publications Ltd.. ISSN: 0961-0006, 1741-6477. 1969

Journal of New Librarianship. United States. ISSN: 2471-3880. 2016 open access

Journal of Radical Librarianship. ISSN: 2399-956X. 2014 open access

Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association. Australia. Taylor & Francis (for the Australian Library and Information Association). ISSN: 2475-0158, 2475-0166. 2017. Previous titles: The Australian Library Journal (1951-2016), Australian Academic & Research Libraries (1970-2016)

Information & Culture. United States. University of Texas Press, Journals Division. ISSN: 2164-8034, 2166-3033, 2013. Previous titles: Libraries & the Cultural Record (2007-2012), Libraries & Culture (1989-2006), The Journal of Library History (1975-1988), Journal of Library History, Philosophy, and Comparative Librarianship (1974), The Journal of Library History (1966-1973).

Library and Information Research. United Kingdom. Library and Information Research Group.  CILIP. ISSN: 1756-1086  2003. Previous title: Library and Information Research News (1978-2002) Open Access

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

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

Library Quarterly. United States. University of Chicago Press. ISSN: 0024-2519, 1549-652X. 1931

Library Trends. United States. The Johns Hopkins University Press. ISSN: 0024-2594, 1559-0682. 1952

Libres: Library and Information Science Research Electronic Journal. Singapore. Nanyang Technological University. ISSN: 1058-6768. 1990 Open Access

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

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

Performance Measurement and Metrics: the international journal for library and information services of library assessment, value and impact. 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: 1944-9674, 1944-9682. 1998. Open Access

Library Management & Leadership

Journal of Library Administration. United States. Taylor & Francis. ISSN: 0193-0826, 1540-3564. 1980

Library Leadership & Management. United States. Library Leadership and Management Association,  American Library Association. ISSN: 1945-886X. 2009 Previous Title: Library Administration and Management (1988-2009). Open Access

Library Management. United Kingdom. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. ISSN: 0143-5124. 1979

Reference

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

Reference Librarian, The. United States. Taylor & Francis. ISSN: 0276-3877, 1541-1117. 1981

Reference Services Review. United Kingdom. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. ISSN: 0090-7324. 1973

Scholarly Communication

Insights: the UKSG journal. United Kingdom. UKSG in association with Ubiquity Press. ISSN: 2048-7754. 2012 Previous title: Serials: The Journal for the Serials Community (1988 to 2011) Open Access

Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship. United States. Clemson University Press. ISSN: 2473-8336. 2016 Open Access

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

Technology in Libraries

Digital Library Perspectives. United Kingdom. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. ISSN: 2059-5816. 2016 Previous titles: OCLC Systems & Services (1994-2016); OCLC Micro (1984-1993).

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. Library & Information Technology Association, American Library Association. ISSN: 2163-5226. 1968 Open Access

Information Technology and People. United Kingdom. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. ISSN: 0959-3845 1982-1989; resumed 1992

International Journal on Digital Libraries. Germany. Springer-Verlag. ISSN: 1432-5012, 1432-1300. 1997

Journal of Information Technology. United Kingdom. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.. ISSN: 0268-3962, 1466-4437. 1986

Journal of Web Librarianship. United States. Taylor & Francis. ISSN: 1932-2909, 1932-2917. 2007

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

Weave: Journal of Library User Experience. United States. Michigan Publishing. ISSN: 2333-3316. 2014 Open Access

Subject-Specific Journals

Art & Music

Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America. United States. University of Chicago Press for ARLIS/NA. ISSN: 0730-7187, 2161-9417. 1981. Previous titles: CAA Slides & Photographs Newsletter (1972-1973), ARLIS/NA Newsletter (1974-1980).

Art Libraries Journal. United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press, for ARLIS/UK & Ireland. ISSN: 0307-4722, 2059-7525. 1976.

CAML Review. Canada. Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (CAML). ISSN: 1708-6701 Open Access Canadian

Fontis Artis Musicae. United States. A-R Editions. ISSN: 0015-6191, 2471-156X. 1954

Music Reference Services Quarterly. United States. Taylor & Francis. ISSN: 1058-8167, 1540-9503. 1992

Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association. United States. Music Library Association. ISSN: 0027-4380, 1534-150X. 1934.

Business

Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship. United States. Taylor & Francis. ISSN: 0896-3568, 1547-0644. 1990

Ticker: The Academic Business Librarianship Review. Academic Business Library Directors. ISSN: 2369-9779. 2015

Education

Education Libraries. United States. Special Library Association, Education Division. ISSN: 0148-1061. 1975 Open Access

Government Documents

Government Information Quarterly. United Kingdom. Elsevier Ltd. ISSN: 0740-624X. 1995. Previous title: Government Publications Review (1980-1994), Incorporated the Journal of Government Information (1994-2004).

Health and Medical

Health Information and Libraries Journal. United Kingdom. Wiley. ISSN: 1471-1842. 1984

Health Information Management Journal. Australia. SAGE Publications for the Health Information Management Association of Australia. ISSN: 1833-3583, 1833-3575. 1971

Journal of Hospital Librarianship. United States. Taylor & Francis. ISSN: 1532-3269, 1532-3277. 2001

Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association. Canada. Canadian Health Libraries Assocation. ISSN: 1708-6892. 2004. CanadianOpen Access

Journal of the Medical Library Association. United States. Medical Library Association. ISSN: 1558-6439. 1911 Open Access

Medical Reference Services Quarterly. United States. Haworth Information Press. ISSN: 0276-3869, 1540-9597. 1982

Law

Journal of Law, Information & Science. Australia. University of Tasmania, Faculty of Law. ISSN: 0729-1485. 2005 Previous title: Journal of Law and Information Science (1981-2004)

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, 1540-949X. 1981

Life and 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, 1549-960X. 1960

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

Science & Technology Libraries. United Kingdom. Taylor & Francis. ISSN: 0194-262X. 1981.

Social Sciences and Humanities

ACMLA Bulletin. Canada. Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives. ISSN: 0840-9331. 1968 Canadian

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian. United States. Haworth Information Press. ISSN: 0163-9269, 1544-4546. 1979

Catholic Library World. Catholic Library Association. ISSN: 0008-820X. 1929

Journal of Map & Geography Libraries: Advances in Geospatial Information, Collections, and Archives. United States. Taylor & Francis. ISSN: 1542-0353, 1541-0361. 2004