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Library and Information Science

A resource guide for topics related to librarianship and library/information science.

LIS Student Publication Venues


Take note of the journals you are using for research, as they could be good candidates for publishing your work. To look into the journal in more detail, use a search engine and search by its title. Their website will include the author submission process and the scope of the journal. Other journal evaluation sources include the databases Journalytics and Ulrich’sWeb

LIS Publications Wiki (SJSU) 

A collection of LIS publication venues. Search by keyword of paper topic, or by journal; or browse. It also includes venue suggestions for books, trade publications, and works in progress. 

Identifying Journals for Publication (SU) guide 

Elsevier Journal Finder--identify potential journals by adding your paper abstract and/or title. Includes a FAQ


Subscribe to association and other librarian listservs which often post calls for proposals for articles, book chapters, and more. This link of the LIS Publications WIki includes additional sites with active calls for proposals and other tips and communities. 


For increasing the visibility of your work, as they are publicly available (open access). Many also have a networking component or metrics/indicators for relevant works.. 

If you have published a work, be sure that your publishing agreement indicates author rights, which include the ability for you to add that work to a subject or institutional repository. Some repositories could also accept unpublished work, so that could be a starting point for writing and sharing your work. 

SURFACE-Syracuse University’s institutional repository 


For additional assistance with your publishing and research activity, contact Brenna