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[InetBib] Neue OA Zeitschrift in Informations- und Bibliothekswissenschaft

Der amerikanische Verlag Litwin gibt eine neue Zeitschrift im Bereich der 
Informations- und Bibliothekswissenschaft heraus. Der Titel: "Journal of 
Critical Library and Information Studies".  Die Zeitschrift ist open access 
(auf einem OJS-Server), ohne Autorenkosten, peer reviewed. Die Zeitschrift ist 
dem "kritischen Diskurs" gewidmet.

Hier die URL http://libraryjuicepress.com/journals/index.php/jclis/index

Den Call for Papers für die erste Nummer gibt es hier: 

Die Themen :

The Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies is a peer-reviewed open 
access journal which addresses the need for critical discourse in library and 
information science and associated domains such as communication and media 
studies. It critically engages the cultural forms, social practices, the 
political economy, and the history of information and information institutions. 
It also seeks to broaden the methodological commitments of the field and to 
broaden the scope of library and information studies by applying diverse 
critical, trans-disciplinary, and global perspectives. The journal engages 
issues of social and cognitive justice and the historical and contemporary 
roles of documentary, information, and computational technologies in creating, 
mediating, surveilling, and challenging personal and social identities in 
cultural and political economies of power and expression.

For its inaugural issue, the JCLIS will focus on why such a journal is needed, 
as a platform for critical discourse in LIS. JCLIS seeks to publish research 
articles, literature reviews, and possibly other essay forms (up to 7000 words) 
that use or examine critical perspectives on library and information studies. 
Some of the issues that might be addressed are: What are the current gaps in 
disciplines and discourses that make the JCLIS necessary? How can scholars 
speak to past silences in research and thinking in information studies? What is 
“critical perspective” in library and information studies research? What 
ethical or political commitments might a critical perspective entail? What do 
critical perspectives look like in practice?

The theme for the inaugural issue is broad by design in order to encourage 
diverse perspectives in describing, analyzing, and providing insight into how 
and where library and information studies might intersect with ethical, 
philosophical, and/or political concerns, interpretative or speculative 
approaches to analysis, or experimentation with novel, unique, or exploratory 
research designs that might be marginalized or excluded from mainstream library 
and information studies research. JCLIS aims to be a an inclusive platform for 
library and information studies research,including locally specific research 
designs and investigations as well as research that adopts a more global or 
international frame of inquiry. To that end, the journal also welcomes 
unpublished works in translation. Deadline for receipt of manuscripts is 
Monday, August 31st, 2015, for Winter 2015 publication.

Possible topic areas may include (but are not limited to):

- What is/are critical library and information studies? What might distinguish 
critical approaches?
- The use of a particular critical perspective for research into topics 
relevant to library and information studies
- Different notions of critical approaches and perspectives, and their 
relations to information and knowledge studies and research
- When and why are critical approaches timely? How does its timeliness or not 
apply to today’s problems of information and knowledge?
- Applications of critical approaches in information institution, organization, 
or community contexts of practice.
- How critical approaches or methods might relate to other contemporary topics 
within library and information studies: open access, patron privacy, evolutions 
in scholarly communication, digital humanities, etc.
- How are critical perspectives included or excluded from empirical or 
engineering methods in the information and library sciences?
- Descriptions and reflections on methods for conducting library and 
information studies research with a critical approach. What is the relationship 
of method to critical activity?
- Critical perspectives on race and ethnicity in LIS, and/or the need for 
critical perspectives in LIS research.
- How might postcolonial theory expand the scope and methods of LIS research?
- Critical approaches for investigating militarism and the politics of 
- Development/Implementation of information services for diasporic populations.
- What has been the relation of critical theory to the LIS tradition and its 
modes of historical, qualitative, and quantitative research?
- What is the relationship of critical theory to LIS education and to LIS 
- Failures and shortcomings: how can critical perspectives inform and improve 
library and information studies?
- Gender and identity within LIS: how might critical perspectives or approaches 
be used to explore or investigate them?
- #critlib and alternative platforms for critical professional conversation
- Library and information studies vs library and information science: What are 
the differences?

Guest Editors for Volume 1, Issue 1
Ronald Day, Indiana University - Bloomington
Alycia Sellie, Graduate Center, City University of New York


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