Wednesday, December 07, 2022

CFP: Articles on Open Access: Library Resources & Technical Services

The editors of Library Resources & Technical Services invite submissions on the topic of Open Access to celebrate the one year anniversary (OA-versery) of the journal moving to zero-embargo Open Access effective January 2023. Submissions may deal with any aspect of Open Access relevant within the scope of LRTS to publish research focused in the areas of collections, scholarly communications, acquisitions, and cataloging. Welcome topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Negotiation of transformative agreements
  • Publisher and librarian Open Access collaborations 
  • Role of the institutional repository in supporting Open Access
  • Factoring Open Access into serials management
  • Reimagining technical services workflows to support Open Access
  • Acquisition models that support Open Access publishing
  • Developing library or institutional Open Access principles and practices 
  • Intersections of Open Access and DEI initiatives
  • Open Access as a mechanism to make scholarly communication more equitable
  • Leveraging Open Access materials to diversify collections 
  • Best practices for cataloging Open Access materials
  • Optimizing the discovery of Open Access materials
  • Partnerships outside of the library to support Open Access
  • Advocacy for Open Access publishing options


Manuscripts should be prepared according to the author guidelines and submitted via the journal’s OJS system. Manuscripts received by July 7, 2023 (7/7/23) will be considered for the special issue; those received after the deadline may be published in a later issue. All studies will undergo double anonymous peer-review. Essays, interviews, and shorter format submissions are welcome; editors reserve the right for these to be peer or editorially reviewed. Please email Rachel Scott ( and Michael Fernandez ( with any questions.