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
  • Visualization

Article Types

  • Full-Length Paper
  • eScience in Action
  • Letter to the Editor
  • Review
  • Video Article
  • Commentary

See the Guidelines for Authors for more information about Article Types.

Open Access

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.

Publication Frequency

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.

Measuring Impact

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 and PlumX to display article level metrics for each article, which measure 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 the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Google Scholar, The Informed Librarian Online, and Ulrich's Periodicals Directory.

Subscribe to New Article and Issue Alerts

Subscribe to free alerts for new articles and issues in this journal by joining the DataLibs Discussion List.

Advertising and Marketing

The Journal of eScience Librarianship promotes new published articles and issues via Twitter: @JeSLIBJournal


Presentations about JeSLIB

View presentations about the Journal of eScience Librarianship, produced by the editorial team.

Digital Preservation

The publisher utilizes the bepress Archive service with Amazon's Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) to create permanent archives for the purpose of ensuring long-term availability and accessibility of journal content.

Funding Statement

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 continued with partial funding from Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM012347 with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Publication Statement

This journal is published by the Lamar Soutter Library, UMass Chan Medical School through its eScholarship@UMassChan publishing and repository system.

Browse Issue Archives

Specific issues of the Journal of eScience Librarianship can be browsed via the Issue Archives.

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