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Reminder: Journal of Graduate Librarianship 2024 deadlines soon!

  • 1.  Reminder: Journal of Graduate Librarianship 2024 deadlines soon!

    Posted Mar 01, 2024 10:28 AM

    Dear ALSGSIG colleagues,

    Just a friendly reminder that the Journal of Graduate Librarianship has two upcoming submission deadlines:

    • Monday, March 18: Submission deadline for our Summer 2024 Conference Round-Up issue, intended to highlight the graduate librarianship community and broaden the reach of their conference contributions from 2023.
    • Monday, April 8: Submission deadline for our Fall 2024 issue. Authors may submit manuscripts to either of these two sections: Articles (i.e., peer-reviewed scholarly articles) or Sharing Our Stories (i.e., editor-reviewed reports on practice).

    See the full call for submissions below, or at 

    Want to learn more? JGL co-founders Wendy Doucette (Editor-in-Chief) and Jill Cirasella (Managing Editor) are hosting an informal Zoom conversation about the journal on Friday, March 15 at 1-2pm Eastern Time. Come chat with us and bring your questions! Register here.


    Journal of Graduate Librarianship Call for Submissions

    The Journal of Graduate Librarianship (JGL) is now accepting submissions for our two 2024 issues. The summer issue will be our first Conference Round-Up, a collection of information about recent conference presentations pertaining to graduate librarianship (see Call for Conference Round-Up below). The fall issue will feature scholarly articles and reports on practice (see Call for Scholarly/Professional Manuscripts below, and consult our inaugural issue for examples of both article types). 

    Call for Conference Round-Up:

    Did you give a conference presentation related to graduate librarianship during the 2023 calendar year? If so, we want to know about it, as do all the graduate librarians who weren't in the (physical or virtual) room! Make your presentation(s), poster(s), and panel(s) more durable, discoverable, and impactful by submitting to JGL's Conference Round-Up. There are two ways to contribute: 

    1. Just the facts: Fill out this brief form to share the basic facts about your 2023 conference presentation(s). If you gave multiple presentations relevant to graduate librarianship, you may list up to five. We'll compile everyone's information into a directory of sorts, which we hope will help forge connections among graduate librarians with similar interests. 
    2. Tell us all about it: Submit a summary (500-750 words) of your conference presentation. If you gave multiple presentations in 2023 that were relevant to graduate librarianship, you may submit up to three summaries. Please aim to make your summary both informative and lively-this will help readers understand what you presented and inspire them to look at your presentation materials (e.g., slides, poster, handout), if provided. Each summary will be published as a small standalone article.

     All information about conference presentations must be submitted by Monday, March 18, 2024. Conference Round-Up will be published in Summer 2024 as Volume 1, Issue 2 of JGL. 

    Call for Scholarly/Professional Manuscripts:

    JGL welcomes manuscripts on any aspect or type of graduate librarianship (i.e., librarianship that serves graduate students, graduate faculty, or graduate programs more generally). We especially seek manuscripts that exemplify the qualities contained in the acronym SHOP: Shared Honest Open Practice. Authors are encouraged to share their discoveries and/or experiences in a relatable way and are not required to refer to themselves in the third person.

    Authors may submit their manuscripts to either of these two sections: Articles (i.e., peer-reviewed scholarly articles) or Sharing Our Stories (i.e., editor-reviewed reports on practice). For more information about these sections, consult JGL's policies page.

    Please review the submission guidelines before submitting. All manuscripts must be submitted by Monday, April 8, 2024 to be considered for inclusion in Volume 2, Issue 1, to be published in Fall 2024.

    What is JGL?

    The Journal of Graduate Librarianship is the first scholarly journal dedicated exclusively to matters pertaining to graduate librarianship. Published by East Tennessee State University, JGL is open access and charges no author-facing fees. Full information about JGL and its goals and policies are available on the journal website.


    We look forward to your submissions!

    Wendy Doucette, Editor-in-Chief
    Jill Cirasella, Managing Editor
    Journal of Graduate Librarianship