Tuesday, October 22, 2019

CFP: Innovations in Open - The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research

Call for Submissions: Innovations in OpenPartnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research invites submissions to the “Innovations in Practice” section related to the concept of “open” in libraries.

“Innovations in Practice” is a peer-reviewed section that seeks to describe and evaluate new library initiatives. For our Vol. 15 no. 2 issue (2020), we’re interested in highlighting articles that explore new ways of implementing concepts of openness in libraries. Potential areas for discussion could include, but are not limited to, the following topics within the scope of libraries and archives:
  • Open data
  • Open access platforms and publishing
  • Open source software
  • OERs
  • Wikipedia

Articles should critically analyze the impetus, implementation,challenges, and outcomes of the initiative and include some research into the context for the innovative practice through a thorough literature review. As a section focused on innovation, authors should make sure that their article reflects something that is new to the field. Articles should be approximately 3,000 to 7,000 words in length.

Articles must be submitted by May 15, 2020, at https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/about/submissions and will be subject to double-blind peer review. Inquiries and proposals may be sent to Jen Hoyer, Innovations in Practice section editor, at jhoyer@bklynlibrary.org. Full submission guidelines are available at https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/about/submissions.