About This Journal

Aims and Scope

The Journal of eScience Librarianship (JESLIB) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that advances the theory and practice of librarianship with a special focus on services related to data-driven research in the physical, biological, social, and medical sciences, including 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 include:

  • Research data management
  • Librarians embedded on research teams
  • Data services, including policy development
  • Data curation
  • Data sharing and re-use
  • Data management plans
  • Institutional and discipline-specific repositories
  • Impact of governmental or institutional policies
  • Open data and open science
  • Data literacy and data education
  • Data citation
  • Tracking impact of research data

Open Access

The Journal of eScience Librarianship provides immediate open access to its content. Making research freely available to the public best benefits research, scholars, education, and society.


JESLIB does not charge subscription, submission, or author fees.


Authors of original work accepted for publication in Journal of eScience Librarianship grant first publication rights to JESLIB but retain ownership of the copyright of their content. All content in Journal of eScience Librarianship, unless otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution—Non-Commercial—Share Alike License. Under this license, authors' articles may be downloaded, redistributed, and new creations built upon them for non-commercial purposes, as long as the author(s) and original source are properly cited and the derived work is licensed under identical terms. Authors are responsible for obtaining the rights to use 3rd party materials prior to submission.

Measuring Impact

Download metrics for individual papers display in the area underneath the download button 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 the Journal of eScience Librarianship. The email reports provide a link to more detailed information for authors interested in learning more. In addition, JESLIB is utilizing data from Altmetric to display article level metrics for each of our articles. 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

JESLIB is indexed in Google Scholar, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and The Informed Librarian Online.


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.

Funding Statement

This project has been partially funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00010-C 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
  • Volume 2, Issue 2: November 2013
  • Volume 3, Issue 1: December 2014
  • Volume 4, Issue 1: October 2015