About Journal of eScience Librarianship

Aims and Scope

The Journal of eScience Librarianship (JeSLIB) (ISSN 2161-3974) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal advancing the theory and practice of librarianship focusing on services related to data-driven research in science, technology, engineering, math, social sciences, medicine, and public health. JeSLIB explores the many roles of librarians in supporting eScience and welcomes articles by contributors from all areas of the globe related to education, outreach, collaborations, policy, tools, and best practices. Submissions covering both theoretical and practical applications are welcomed.

General topics of interest may include but are not limited to:

  • Research data management
  • Librarians embedded on research teams
  • Data services, including policy development
  • Data curation
  • Data sharing and re-use
  • Data management plans
  • Data preservation
  • Metadata and discoverability
  • Institutional and discipline-specific repositories
  • Impact of governmental or institutional policies
  • Open data and open science
  • Data literacy and data education
  • Data citation
  • Tracking impact of research data, metrics
  • Big data
  • Visualization

Open Access

The Journal of eScience Librarianship provides immediate open access to its content. JeSLIB Editors believe making research freely available to the public best benefits research, scholars, education, and society. JeSLIB does not charge subscription, submission, copy editing, or author fees.

Measuring Impact

Download and view metrics for individual papers display on the article landing page and are updated daily. For context, visitors are also able to see the date the paper was first posted. In addition, JeSLIB is utilizing data from Altmetric to display article level metrics for each article, which measure the attention an article has received online, including social media mentions, news coverage, and online reference manager counts.

Abstracting and Indexing

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Presentations about JeSLIB

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Digital Preservation

The publisher utilizes Amazon's Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) to create permanent archives for the purpose of ensuring long-term availability and accessibility of journal content.

Funding Statement

This project has been partially funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, initiated under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00010-C with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and continued with partial funding from Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM012347 with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Publication Statement

This journal is published by the Lamar Soutter Library, UMass Chan Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA, USA.