Call for Papers


The Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS) seeks high-quality papers reporting research related to education and training for the information professions. JELIS is a quarterly scholarly publication of the Association for Library and Information Science (ALISE). The ALISE Special Interest Groups and LIS Research Areas Classification Scheme suggest the broad scope of education-related topics of interest to JELIS readers.



Manuscripts reporting research using rigorous quantitative and/or qualitative methods are welcomed. A case study of a single institution, course, or project should draw on a wide variety of sources and analytic techniques to distinguish the work as a research article. JELIS welcomes purely theoretical and conceptual works as well as articles reporting original and empirical research. Manuscripts may offer theoretical insights developed from the author's synthesis and reassessment of a body of published research. A manuscript may critically reconsider the empirically based consensus about a phenomenon by contrasting it to the consensus that has emerged in a related but different discipline or area.



An article may provide a reasoned argument that draws on the work of philosophers, economists, organizational theorists, educational psychologists, linguists, systems theorists, literary critics, sociologists, historians, computer and information scientists, communication theorists, and all others whose research may be related to LIS education broadly construed.



JELIS uses the double-blind refereeing method of peer evaluation. Authors are encouraged to look at the manuscript evaluation form that referees use when evaluating a submission to JELIS. Instructions for preparing and sending manuscripts are in the JELIS submission guidelines.



Kathleen Burnett
Michelle M. Kazmer
Co-Editors, JELIS