About This Journal
About Journal of eScience Librarianship
Aims and Scope
The Journal of eScience Librarianship (JeSLIB) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal advancing the theory and practice of librarianship focusing on services related to data-driven research in science, technology, engineering, math, social sciences, medicine, and public health. JeSLIB explores the many roles of librarians in supporting eScience and welcomes articles by contributors from all areas of the globe related to education, outreach, collaborations, policy, tools, and best practices. Submissions covering both theoretical and practical applications are welcomed.
General topics of interest may include but are not limited to:
- Research data management
- Librarians embedded on research teams
- Data services, including policy development
- Data curation
- Data sharing and re-use
- Data management plans
- Data preservation
- Metadata and discoverability
- Institutional and discipline-specific repositories
- Impact of governmental or institutional policies
- Open data, open science and open access
- Data literacy and data education
- Data citation
- Tracking impact of research data, metrics
- Big data
- Full-Length Paper
- eScience in Action
- Letter to the Editor
- Video Article
See the Guidelines for Authors for more information about Article Types.
The Journal of eScience Librarianship provides immediate open access to its content. JeSLIB editors believe making research freely available to the public best benefits research, scholars, education, and society. JeSLIB does not charge subscription, submission, copy editing, or author fees.
The Journal of eScience Librarianship publishes articles as they become available for publication, following a thorough review process. Articles are collected together into an issue once or twice each year.
The “Readership Activity Map" on the Journal of eScience Librarianship home page allows visitors to see a visualization of full-text downloads in real time to demonstrate global reach and impact. Download metrics for individual papers display on the article landing page and are updated daily. For context, visitors are also able to see the date the paper was first posted. Metrics will not display for papers that have fewer than 10 downloads. All authors automatically receive monthly email reports containing download metrics for their articles published in JeSLIB. The email reports provide a link to a dashboard with more detailed information for authors interested in learning more. In addition, JeSLIB is utilizing data from Altmetric to display article level metrics for each article. The Altmetric score is a measure of the attention an article has received online, including social media mentions, news coverage, and online reference manager counts.
Abstracting and Indexing
The Journal of eScience Librarianship is indexed in Google Scholar, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and The Informed Librarian Online.
Advertising and Marketing
The Journal of eScience Librarianship promotes new published articles and issues via Twitter and throughout the eScience community.
Paul Vaiginas Professional Award 2012 from the Massachusetts Health Science Libraries Network (MAHSLIN), to Elaine Martin, Mary Piorun, Lisa Palmer, Raquel Abad, Donna Kafel, and Sally Gore for the Founding of the Journal of eScience Librarianship.
This project has been partially funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, initiated under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00010-C with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and continues with partial funding from Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM012347 with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Browse Issue Archives
Specific issues of the Journal of eScience Librarianship can be browsed via the Issue Archives.
Issue publication dates:
- Volume 1, Issue 1: February 2012
- Volume 1, Issue 2: October 2012
- Volume 1, Issue 3: March 2013
- Volume 2, Issue 1: May 2013
Special Issue: Role of the Informationist or Embedded Librarian in the Scientific Research Process
- Volume 2, Issue 2: November 2013
- Volume 3, Issue 1: December 2014
Special Issue: Data Literacy: Highlighting the Use of the New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum (NECDMC)
- Volume 4, Issue 1: October 2015
- Volume 4, Issue 2: December 2015
- Volume 5, Issue 1: TBA