Monday, October 09, 2017

Call for Applicants for EBLIP Journal: Associate Editor (Research Articles)

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP), a peer reviewed open access journal published since 2006 seeks to fill a position of Associate Editor (Research Articles). The successful candidate will be expected to begin their role by December 2017 and serve a 3 year term (with possibility of renewal). This person will share the workload with a second Associate Editor.
The Associate Editor (Research Articles) will be responsible for:
  • Overseeing the complete editorial process for items submitted to the Research Articles section (this includes assignment of peer reviewers, monitoring the peer review process, communicating with authors and peer reviewers, making acceptance decisions, ensuring required changes to manuscripts are made, communicating with copyeditors and the production editor to ensure the final copy is as expected).
  • Communicating and consulting with the Editor-in-Chief on a regular basis.
  • Attending Editorial Team meetings, via Skype, on a monthly basis and participating in the overall governance of the journal.
  • Ensuring that all necessary deadlines are met.
  • Communicating with potential authors and responding to queries.
For more information about research articles and other types of submissions accepted by EBLIP see:
The ideal candidate for Associate Editor (Research Articles) will be well-versed in evidence based practice and research methods. This position requires dedicated time on a regular basis, and it is therefore essential that interested persons ensure available time to devote to this position prior to applying. It is estimated that the workload is approximately 10-15 hours per month.
Interested persons should send a cover letter, indicating areas of strength they would bring to the role, and resume/cv as a single PDF file to Lorie Kloda, Editor-in-Chief, at by November 3, 2017. The current Associate Editors (Research Articles) are happy to answer specific queries about the role on request. Please email Rebekah (Becky) Willson ( and Lisl Zach (
**Please note that Evidence Based Library and Information Practice is a non-profit, open access journal and all positions are voluntary and unpaid.
About the journal:
Published quarterly, and hosted by the University of Alberta, this peer-reviewed, open access journal is targeted at all library and information professionals interested in an evidence based model of practice. By facilitating access to librarianship research via original research articles and evidence summaries of relevant research from the library literature, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice will enable librarians to practice their profession in an evidence based manner.
Please visit the Evidence Based Library and Information Practice web site ( for further information about the journal.