Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication: Call for Reviews of Books/Products

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This call from the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication hit my inbox today, and it could be a great opportunity for scholcomm-engaged (or even just scholcomm-interested) folks at CUNY. (You can get a sense of JLSC‘s reviews by browsing past reviews of books, tools, games, courses, etc.)

Call for contributors: Brief Reviews of Books and Products

Would you be interested in helping your community learn about current, important books and products? We are seeking librarians and other scholarly communications professionals to write brief (500-1000 word) reviews of books or products that are relevant to the community. A list of the available items for review is posted online. If you have an idea for a resource that is not listed, email the reviews editors and follow the instructions posted on the Guidelines for Brief Reviews of Books and Products.

Have you written a book or developed a product (platform, tool, software, app, website, etc.) that you would like to see reviewed in JLSC? Please email the reviews editors and we will add it to the list we share with reviewers. Because these reviews are intended to be independent and critical rather than promotional, we do not accept reviews written by authors, publishers, or developers of the work under review.

For further information and guidelines for authors of the Brief Reviews, please see the Guidelines for Brief Reviews of Books and Products. Contact co-editors Carmen Mitchell and Julia Lovett at

About Brief Reviews of Books and Products

This section provides a forum for description and critical evaluation of the quality, effectiveness, and value of recent books or products. We welcome reviews of new books on scholarly communication, open access, intellectual property, innovations in publishing, institutional repositories, and other topics within JLSC’s scope. We also accept reviews of products (platforms, tools, websites, software, etc.) that are either new or of growing significance within the scholarly communication community (see 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication for examples of such products).