Call for Papers (Special Issue on Academic Data Services)

Call for Papers (Special Issue on Academic Data Services)

The International Journal of Librarianship (IJoL) is a biannual, open access, peer reviewed journal in library and information science, published by the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA), an affiliate of the American Library Association. The IJoL is a new journal with an international focus and readership, dedicated to sharing ideas and developments in librarianship across borders. Following the successful launch of its inaugural issue the IJoL calls for papers for a special issue on data services and management. This is an area that is rapidly evolving and around the world librarians are dealing with distinct technological, regulatory and theoretical challenges. The IJoL invites both practitioners and researchers to share their experiences and strategies. Articles about any aspects of academic and research data services and data librarianship are welcomed.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Quantitative and statistical literacy, data reference, and outreach
  • Curation, preservation, and research data management
  • Tools and support for data linkage, analysis, and visualization
  • Cataloguing, metadata standards and data documentation
  • Journal and funder policies
  • Collection development, access modes, open data
  • Digital humanities and qualitative data
  • Science, engineering, geospatial and large-scale data

Articles are generally 3000 – 5000 words in length, and should be in APA (American Psychological Association) format. Shorter or longer articles may be accepted if deemed to be of high quality. Papers submitted to this special issue must be original and must not be under consideration for publication in any other journal or conference.

This special issue will be published in the summer of 2017. The manuscript submission deadline is May 1, 2017.

To submit your manuscript, please go to our website: If this is your first time submitting a paper to us, click the login button and then click the “Register with this site” link to create your account. Please check the Author Guidelines section by going to About -> Submission for detailed instructions on how to prepare your manuscript before submission. Please address any questions or concerns to editor Grace Liu,


International Journal of Librarianship Editorial Team