Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Open Access – Part III (Library and Information Science E-Journals)

Since couple of years, I was thinking to compile a list of electronic resources in general and journals/magazines in particular, available free of cost on open access mode via Internet. According to me, librarianship is a profession where one has to keep their eyes and ears open to keep up to date himself/herself with the latest development in their respective interest areas. Innovation of technology is changing ways of floating ideas in view of global perspectives of its usage. Web 2.0 application in the libraries has provoked and pondered upon new and new areas of librarianship.

Following is the list of few e-Journals/Magazines openly available on the Internet. The list grows up and new links will be added in due course of time.

Against the Grain

ATG is published on paper six times a year, in February, April, June, September, and November and December/January. It prominently gives news about libraries, publishers, book jobbers, and subscription agents.

ALA | TER: Technology Electronic Reviews

Technology Electronic Reviews (ISSN: 1533-9165) is a periodical copyright 1995-2007 by the American Library Association. It provides reviews of and pointers to resources, both print and electronic. Resources include books, articles, serials, discussion lists, software, training materials, and bibliographies.

ALA TechSource

Provides Library Technology Reports, Smart Libraries Newsletter, and the ALA TechSource Weblog.

ALCTS Network News

An electronic publication of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services.

American Libraries

Covers general library science issues.

Annual Review of Information Science and Technology

The annual publication of the American Society for Information Science. Focuses on activities and trends in the field of information science and technology. Includes links to the ASIS home page and print version purchase information.


Quarterly publication aimed at academic librarians in the United Kingdom. Links to back issues from 1996.

Associates: the electronic library support staff journal

This journal is a forum for and about library support staff issues. It is published three times per year in March, July, and November. Subscription is FREE

Biblia's Warrior Librarian Weekly

Pokes fun at the people who use libraries and the funnier ones who work in them.

Business and Finance Division Bulletin

Bulletin of the Business and Finance Division of The Special Libraries Association (SLA). Complete issues available for 2002. Selected articles available 2003+.

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly

Editorial information, tables of contents and abstracts.

Chinese Librarianship: an International Electronic Journal

A peer reviewed e-journal with an international outlook focusing on the practical aspect of Chinese librarianship.

Christian Library Journal

Reviews of books, videos, cassette tapes, and CDs from a Christian point of view.

Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large

Walt Crawford's commentary and annotated citations of selected articles on library and computer related issues.

College and Research Libraries

This prestigious scholarly journal from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is available online from 1997, volume 58-January, 2007, volume 68.

Communications in Information Literacy

An open access refereed journal. It covers knowledge, theory and research in information literacy.

Computers in Libraries

Online version of the monthly magazine focusing on library oriented information technology.

Cultivate Interactive

E-journal which is funded by the European Commission to disseminate information on digital cultural heritage including projects funded by the EU's DIGICULT programme.

Cybermetrics Electronic journal of scientometrics, informetrics and bibliometrics

An electronic journal devoted to the description and analysis of the internet as scholarly communication tool.

D-Lib Magazine

Monthly publication about research and innovation in digital libraries.

DLIST:Digital Library of Information Science and Technology

DLIST, Digital Library of Information Science and Technology is a cross-institutional, subject-based, open access digital archive for the Information Sciences, including Archives and Records Management, Library and Information Science, Information Systems, Museum Informatics, and other critical information infrastructures.

EJASL: The Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship

Independent, professional, refereed journal dedicated to advancing knowledge and research in the areas of academic and special librarianship.


Open access archive of preprints, post prints and other documents in the field of library and information science.

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice

This new publication from University of Alberta Learning Services is an open access, peer reviewed journal that provides articles and reviews on evidence based library and information practice.

Ex Libris

An e-zine for librarians and information junkies.

First Monday

Peer-reviewed journal about the Internet and the Global Information Infrastructure.

FOCUS on the Center for Research Libraries

The quarterly newsletter for the CRL, includes news of the Center's programs, policies, new acquisitions, staff, and more. Issues from May-June 1998 are available here.

High Energy Physics Libraries Webzine

Issues relevant to high energy physics libraries from the point of view of both information workers and library clients.

IFLA Journal

Journal of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, an international organization focusing on libraries and library users. Contains tables of contents, abstracts and some full text beginning with 1993.

Info To Go

Sample issue and information about the monthly print publication aimed at information professionals. Dedicated to eliminating aimless surfing.

Information for Social Change

Publication of the organization, Information for Social Change, which focuses on "issues of censorship, freedom and ethics amongst library and information workers."

Information Processing and Management

Bimonthly peer reviewed print journal published by Elsevier Science.

Information Research: an international electronic journal

Presents research papers and working papers from a variety of information related disciplines, including information science, information management, information systems, information policy and librarianship.

Information Research: an international electronic journal

This is an excellent research journal, published by the Dept. of Information Studies at the University of Sheffield.

Information Retrieval

Subscription ejournal dedicated to theory and experimentation in information retrieval. Sample copy available.

Information Technology & Libraries

Articles on information technology specific to the library field.

Information Today

Product information and news for librarians.

Informing Science: International Journal of an Emerging Discipline

Information systems, library science and journalism evolve to form a new discipline. Quarterly journal available in print or online.

Inter-Actions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies

Inaugurated in 2004, this journal aims to provide an outlet for emerging scholars in the fields of education and information studies.

International Journal of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (IJCISE)

International Journal of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (IJCISE) is a scholarly open access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, quarterly and fully refereed journal focusing on theories, methods and applications in Computer and Information Science and Engineering.

International Information and Library Review

Progress and research in international and comparative librarianship, documentation, and information retrieval. Published quarterly by Academic Press.

International Journal of Information Management

Aimed at "managers charged with the responsibility of designing and managing complex information systems." From Elsevier Science

International Journal on Digital Libraries

Quarterly print journal emphasizing digital information and libraries. Register for email notification of contents.

Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship

Electronic journal from the Science and Technology Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship

Home page for Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, an electronic journal from the Science and Technology Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship

A quarterly from the Science and Technology Section, ACRL. Indexed in Library Literature and INSPEC.

Journal of Academic Librarianship

Covers all aspects of librarianship specific to academic libraries.

Journal of Digital Contents (JDC)

International quarterly journal about the management, presentation and uses of contents in digital environments.

Journal of Digital Information

A peer reviewed ejournal focusing on information in digital environments. Supported by the British Computer Society and Oxford University Press.

Journal of Electronic Publishing

Articles with archives about electronic publishing.

Journal of Information Law and Technology

Published by the Universities of Warwick and Strathclyde in the United Kingdom.

Katharine Sharp Review

A peer-reviewed e-journal devoted to student scholarship and research in library and information science.

Law Library Journal

Official journal of the American Association of Law Libraries. Includes subscription information and links to selected articles from 2000 to the present.

Libraries and Culture

A print based journal that explores the significance of libraries; their creation, organization and preservation in the context of cultural and social history.

Library and Information Update

Monthly magazine of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. Includes selected articles from past issues.

Library Issues

Highlights key issues in academic librarianship. Its intended audience is faculty and academic administrators and librarians who work with them. LI's short articles present the various facets of controversial topics, not campus-specific solutions.

Library Journal Digital

Library Journal's online edition. Features current news about libraries and librarians. Includes job opportunities.

Library Juice

Rory Litwin's long running library news digest. Includes announcements, web resources, calls for papers, and news affecting the library world. Archives available; no new issues will be published.

Library Philosophy and Practice

Peer reviewed online journal specializing in applied library science research. Articles available for downloading in PDF form. Links to guidelines for submission.

Library Quarterly

Prestigious print journal of scholarly research from The University of Chicago Press. Subscription information, submission guidelines, tables of contents from 1996 to the present and general information.

Library Resources & Technical Services

Features library issues related to resources management and technical services.

Library Student Journal

An open access journal of peer reviewed articles as well as essays, opinions and reviews by Information and Library Science students world wide.


Devoted to new research in library and information science.

LIBRES: Library and Information Science Research Journal

International, peer reviewed, online journal devoted to new research in Library and Information Science.

LIBRI: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services

Publishes original articles on all aspects of libraries and information services.


Blake Carver's online Library and Information Science News Digest. Apropos articles culled from a variety of sources. Links, polls, submission guidelines and email updates.

Marginal Librarian

Ezine features articles and opinions from the McGill Library and Information Studies Student Association. Includes links to past issues.

MC Journal: The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship

A peer-reviewed online journal for practical and scholarly information concerning academic media librarianship.

Mississippi Libraries

Official publication of the Mississippi Library Association. Links to full text from 2000 to the present.

MLA Forum

Online journal of the Michigan Library Association. Includes articles and book reviews.

MLS: Marketing Library Services

A marketing information geared specifically towards librarians. Lists subscription information and contents of previous issues.

New Review of Information and Library Research

Annual print review designed for information professionals pertaining to the impact of contemporary information research on information and library services. Subscription information, submission guidelines and current tables of contents.

OCLC Newsletter

Issued by OCLC on news, research, products information related to the library and information science.


Online is a monthly journal providing articles, product reviews, case studies, and evaluations about selecting, using, and managing electronic resources. The electronic version provides selected full-text articles and news from each issue.

PlugIn Datamation

Information technology news and features with daily updates.

Portal: Libraries and the Academy

Research journal covering technology, publishing, and periodicals.

Progressive Librarian

Semi annual print journal of the Progressive Librarians Guild. A forum for critical perspectives in Librarianship, featuring articles, book reviews, bibliographies, reports and documents that explore progressive perspectives on librarianship and information issues. Information on Guild membership, submission guidelines, tables of contents and the cover of the current issue.

Progressive Librarian

Published twice a year by the Progressive Librarians Guild. Indexing only is provided free at this site; full-text requires paid subscription.

Review of Information Science (RIS)

Reviews of latest published information.

School Library Journal Online

Online version of the print publication. Features current news about school libraries and librarians. Includes job opportunities.

Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals

Print based journal with 10 issues annually. Tables of contents and some full text available online along with subscription and submission information.

simile: Studies in media and information literacy education

A peer reviewed online journal from University of Toronto Press. Features scholarly articles pertaining to bibliographic instruction and information and media literacy.

Special Libraries

Special Libraries, the journal produced by the Special Library Association (SLA) from 1910-1996, is available in pdf format.

Teacher Librarian: The Journal for School Library Professionals

Offers access to selected past articles, reviews of books and software for resource centers, as well as links to online resources.

The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship

This journal contains updated information on librarianship and its role in media.

The Library Quarterly

Published four times a year, the Library Quarterly deals with library and information science issues, and reviews selected publications, covering research in all areas of librarianship. Abstracts available online from 1992 onwards.

The Public Access Computer Systems Review

Online journal about end user computer systems in libraries from University of Houston Libraries. Full text available from 1990 to present. Includes author/ subject index and submission guidelines.

The Unabashed Librarian

A print newsletter featuring advice, reports from the field, and do it yourself projects. Current table of contents, submission guidelines and subscription information.

The Wired Librarian's Newsletter

Advice on the implementation of microcomputers in libraries. In publication since 1983.

Transactions on Information Systems

The official publication of the Association for Computing Machinery. Available online or in print. Includes links to an digital library and subscription information.

World Libraries

An online international journal focusing on libraries and socio economic development.


Webology is an international peer-reviewed journal in English devoted to the field of the World Wide Web and serves as a forum for discussion and experimentation.

Library Research

EBSCO has made their Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts database free for searching and provide key database content free of charge, as a service to its users and libraries, worldwide. We encourage users to go to the library to get access to additional EBSCOhost databases that maybe available, whether it be via their public library.

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