The New Review of Academic Librarianship, a peer-reviewed journal from Taylor & Francis, will be publishing a special, open access issue in October 2010 on the dissemination of scholarly communication and the roles for university libraries. The issue, sponsored by JISC, will be guest edited by Dr Hazel Woodward, University Librarian of Cranfield University, working with the Editor Dr Graham Walton of Loughborough University (both UK). New technologies and ideologies are challenging the roles and future for many stakeholders in scholarly communication. This themed issue intends to capture the ideas, views and developments to help inform how scholarly communication moves forward in the future.
Expressions of interest are welcome from library practitioners and researchers and proposed articles should be evidence-based, scholarly articles on specific aspects of scholarly communication within a library context. Areas of interest include open access publishing, institutional repositories, university publishing houses, Web 2.0 tools and developing the scholar as an author.
If you are interested in submitting an article, please send a title and an abstract of approximately 250 words directly to the guest editor, Dr Hazel Woodward, firstname.lastname@example.org by the 18th December 2009. Successful authors will be contacted by 15th January 2010 with a manuscript deadline of 19th March 2010. Inquiries and questions are welcome. JISC is a UK national organisation responsible for inspiring “colleges and universities in the innovative use of digital technologies”. Instructions for authors are available at www.informaworld.com or can be emailed to you directly.