Call for papers: Special Issue on the Role of Scholarly Communication in a Democratic Society

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"This special issue of JLSC will explore the ways in which an open system of scholarly communication is essential for a democratic society, and the current systems and practices in place that may undermine this goal. Contributors are encouraged to take a holistic approach, considering the roles that race, gender, wealth, power, and/or economic systems impact how we create, share, and access knowledge and information – actions that are necessary to an informed citizenry.

We invite submissions to the following JLSC sections: research articles, practice articles, theory articles, literature review articles, and commentaries. Submissions should address the role that information and knowledge creation, sharing, and access plays in a democratic society, and what limitations or challenges may impede that role; including but not limited to:

  • Globalization and publishing
  • Information access/sharing as a social justice issue
  • Global North/Global South dynamics in information sharing
  • Subject Headings/Metadata schema as agents of oppression
  • Labor in the scholarly communication landscape
  • Open scholarship
  • Intellectual property
  • Data ethics

The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2017. Manuscripts should follow the appropriate section guidelines, and should be submitted through JLSC's online interface. Please indicate in a cover letter that the submission is intended for this special issue."


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08/23/2017, 22:12

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08/23/2017, 18:12