Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

Open Access Community Investment Program Participant


Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication and Iowa State University Library are participating in the LYRASIS Open Access Community Investment Program (OACIP). The program's goal is to help match libraries, consortia, foundations, departments and other prospective scholarly publishing funders with non-profit publishers and journal editorial boards that are seeking financial investments to sustain or transition journals or books to Open Access (OA) publishing.

About Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (JLSC) is a peer-reviewed open access journal with no article processing charges. JLSC is particularly interested in the intersection of librarianship and publishing and the resulting role of libraries in both content dissemination and content creation. Related areas of interest include new methods for the dissemination of information and information exchange; the theory and practice of the organization, use and curation of information; and issues related to the review, credentialing, reputation, and impact of scholarly work.

Pacific University Libraries published JLSC from its inception in 2012 through mid-2021. In July 2021, JLSC became a publication of the Iowa State University (ISU) Digital Press. JLSC typically publishes between 25 and 30 full length articles and 5 to 10 shorter reviews and editorials per year. JLSC is indexed by: EBSCO (Library & Information Science Source and Academic Search Premier), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and Google Scholar. The journal is available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

All the editorial support for JLSC is provided by volunteer editors with support from an active editorial board. In the past, Pacific University fully supported JLSC along with a single sponsorship from Oregon State University Library. The ISU Digital Press has committed to fully fund JLSC for fiscal 2021/22 and to provide up to half of the funding for fiscal 2022/23.

Investment Criteria

Each OACIP participant completes a standardized form which asks for the criteria that libraries and other investors require in order to make investment decisions. These criteria will provide transparency around issues important to investors in this space.

Fully funded through 2026!

Funding Goal: $18,000 annually for five years

Funds committed: $18,000 annually for five years

Funding needed: $0 annually for five years

Funding Tiers

Five-year commitments are being sought for annual contributions at the tiered levels below:

Support Level

U.S. Classification (Carnegie Classification-Basic)

Canada Classification (CRKN Bands)

Recommended Support(US$)


Baccalaureate/Associate's; Associate’s; Special Focus 4-year; Special Focus 2-Year; Tribal Colleges & Universities; Academic Departments

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5



Master’s; Baccalaureate

Bands 6, 7, 8, 9




Bands 10, 11, 12, 13



Special Programs; Supporting Organizations; Consortia

Special Programs; Supporting Organizations, Consortia


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The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication Funding Community

  • Gettysburg College
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies
  • KU Leuven
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Murray State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Wayne State University
  • Western University


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