Call for Applications for JLSC Reviews Editor

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The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (JLSC) seeks a Reviews Co-Editor to continue and expand a program of reviewing scholarship, platforms and tools, and programs and courses whose subject matter is directly connected to the publication scope of JLSC. The Reviews Co-Editor will serve a four-year term (2020-2024), staggered with the other Co-Editor, Julia Lovett, Digital Initiatives Librarian at University of Rhode Island (2018-2022). The tentative start date will be during April or May.

Role: Working together, the Reviews Co-Editors are responsible for identifying publications and other resources of interest to the journal’s readership, acquiring review materials as necessary, recruiting appropriate reviewers, and ensuring that published reviews are high quality. The Reviews Co-Editors are supported in this work by the Editors-in-Chief, who will provide direction and mentoring as needed, and by the Editorial Board.


  • Expertise: The Reviews Co-Editor should have demonstrated experience and expertise in one or more areas related to the intersection of librarianship and scholarly communication.
  • Energy: This role will involve a regular time commitment to editorial work, so we will show a preference for individuals who are provided release time for editorial activities or for whom these activities fall within the scope of their professional responsibilities.
  • Diversity: JLSC seeks diverse perspectives, both in our editorial team and in the content we choose to review. We will show a preference for individuals who can demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity.
  • Professional engagement: The Reviews Co-Editor is responsible for monitoring new publications and other resources and identifying those of interest to the community. Engagement in the profession (through publishing, attending conferences and webinars, serving on committees, or similar activities) is critical to success in this area.

To apply, please send a cover letter addressing the qualifications, a sample of your academic writing, and a current CV to the JLSC editors at by February 7, 2020. Applications will be reviewed by the Reviews Co-Editor and the Editors-in-Chief.

About JLSC

The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication ( is a continuously-published, peer-reviewed open-access publication for original articles, reviews, and case studies that analyze or describe the strategies, partnerships, and impact of library-led digital projects, online publishing, and scholarly communication initiatives.

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