Focus and Scope

The Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies aims to showcase innovative research that queries and critiques current and prevailing paradigms in library and information studies, in theory and practice through critical approaches and perspectives that originate from across the humanities and social sciences. JCLIS is committed to supplying a platform for the publication of rigorous inter-/multi-/trans-disciplinary research that might be otherwise marginalized from dominant discourses.


Peer Review Process

The Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies is an open access online journal with issues published quarterly. Each issue is themed around a topic or set of topics, under the leadership of an issue editor and the JCLIS managing editor.

JCLIS employs a double blind peer review process. Each manuscript is reviewed by two reviewers, with decisions rendered within approximately 4 weeks after the initial submission. Reviewers may recommend that the submitted manuscript be:

  • Accepted for publication
  • Accepted with minor revisions required for publication
  • Accepted with major revisions required and pending further editorial review for publication
  • Rejected

Open Access Policy

JCLIS is open access in publication, politics, and philosophy. JCLIS provides immediate open access to its published content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.