We continue our celebration of Open Access Week.
Libraries provide access. As such, the librarians who work in them should advocate for access that is as unencumbered as possible, including open access. While some publishers of traditional professional librarian journals are reluctant to open up access to their journals, several have done so. Thus, some librarians have taken it upon themselves to create new open access journals to assist the librarian community. We can expect to see more journals from both sources become open access in the future.
Here’s a selection of open access e-journals.
- College & Research Libraries – The official scholarly research journal of the Association of College & Research Libraries.
- Information Research – Peer-reviewed journal on research across a wide range of information-related disciplines.
- Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication – Covers the “intersection of librarianship and publishing”.
- The Political Librarian – A new journal “at the intersection local libraries, public policy and tax policy”.
- Weave: Journal of Library User Experience – A peer-reviewed journal for library user experience (UX) professionals.