Aim and Scope

The Journal of Library and Information Science Research (JLISR, ISSN: 2218-3388), published semiannually by the Library Association of Republic of China (R.O.C.), is a leading journal for peer-reviewed research in library and information science in Taiwan. Bulletin of the Library Association of China (ISSN: 1990-9128), which had served as a forum for its members since 1954, went through a structural transformation in 2005, at which time it was also rechristened, so as to enable it to further advance research profile of LIS research in Taiwan.

After a vigorous review process by National Science Council in Taiwan, JLISR has been selected to be included in Taiwan Social Science Index (TSSCI) in 2010, a testament to its distinguished history and publication quality.  The JLISR aims to continue to provide a scholarly forum for all aspects of librarianship and information science. It publishes rigorous works that address issues in librarianship, information science, communication, information technology, documentation, and archive studies.

As the leading scholarly journal in library and information science in Taiwan, JLISR aspires to broaden its international reach. Starting 2011, all articles published by JLISR will be accompanied by an extended English abstract. We also intend to expand the effort to include all back issues. We would also like to extend our welcome to English submissions from across the globe.

Key journal audiences

  1. Scholars, educators and advanced students in field of Library and Information Science
  2. Reflective practitioners in the profession of information services
  3. Scholars and researchers in related subject areas such information and knowledge management, education, communication studies, and information policy.

JLISR is an open access journal that does not charge readers or their institutions for access. Users have the right to “read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link" to the full texts of articles.

JLISR is indexed and abstracted in: EBSCO, DOAJ,  LISA—Library and Information Science Abstract (ProQuest)