Purpose: Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship publishes substantive content of interest to science and technology librarians. It serves as a vehicle for sci-tech librarians to share successful initiatives and innovative ideas, and to publish peer-reviewed or board-accepted papers, including case studies, practical applications, theoretical essays, web/bibliographies, and research papers relevant to the functions and operations of science and technology libraries in all settings. Through its columns ISTL also publishes reviews, opinions, and best practices.
ISTL is an open access journal. All content is freely available without charge. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.
Authors of articles and columns in Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship retain the copyright to their work through the use of Creative Commons licenses. ISTL does not charge any author fees.
ISTL is indexed in INSPEC, Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA), and Library Literature.
We welcome your article submissions and the editorial board is happy to work with new authors. If you have any questions about whether an article is appropriate for ISTL or how best to prepare your manuscript, feel free to contact one of the members of the editorial board.
ISTL is published quarterly. Accepted articles are published in the next available issue.
By submitting a paper to this journal, the author acknowledges:
- The author holds the copyright. The author gives ISTL permission to publish the article, archive it, distribute it, receive attribution for the citation, and migrate the work to other formats.
- The author is liable for any violations of copyright. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission for the use of any copyrighted information, including images, in their articles.
- If a paper is republished elsewhere it must state that it was originally published in ISTL and include the ISTL URL.
- External links to ISTL and to individual articles are welcome as long as no charge is made for access to this material.
- The author states that this is original work, has not been published elsewhere, and is not under consideration by another journal.
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship licenses its work through Creative Commons licenses. Articles and columns are generally licensed with the CC-BY license.
This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.
Authors are free to choose a more- or less-restrictive license for their work including Public Domain.
Updated April 22, 2015