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Collaborative Librarianship – Seeks an Editor-in-Chief or Editors-in-Chief.
March 20, 2015 – (Denver, CO) – The Advisory Board and Editorial Team of Collaborative Librarianship (eISSN: 1943-7528) are pleased to issue a call for an Editor-in-Chief or Editors-in-Chief to lead the publication into its next phase of development and service to the library community. The Board and Team see the journal, now into its seventh year of publication, well-positioned for this change. Having developed trust and respect since its founding in 2009, the journal boasts a scope of participation and readership that now spans library communities across the United States and abroad.
The ideal applicant/applicants should be committed to the values and principles of collaboration, to advancing scholarship in library and information science through an open access platform, to expanding one’s professional network across the United States and around the world, and to promoting professional development opportunities in scholarship for new and advancing librarians.
Open Access: Gold, but without author fees. In the interest of fostering collaboration, Collaborative Librarianship commits to publishing in an open access environment. Authors are required to agree to “Creative Commons Attribution, noncommercial, no derivative 3.0 license.” See tab “For Authors,” “Copyright Notice.”
Interested individuals who wish to partner with others in this opportunity are encouraged to consider a joint editorship.
Qualifications: Persons interested in this opportunity should have a degree in librarianship, have a strong background and record of professional publication in some field of related scholarship, be familiar with the open access movement and trends, and have a general knowledge of scholarly publishing standards and processes. Editorial experience is a plus.
Responsibilities: Working with the existing management team through an initial period of transition, the appointee/appointees will gain a thorough understanding of all major aspects of the journal operations. The incumbent will exercise responsibility for the character and content of the journal; conduct effective communication with other members of the management/editorial team; assist section editors in soliciting submissions; ensure timely publication of issues; establish the table of contents for each issue; oversee editing processes; respond to author and reader inquiries; manage the budget; oversee press releases, promotion and marketing; report directly to the management team and the advisory board; and work to ensure the journal’s long-term stability and success.
Transition: A newly appointed editor will negotiate a suitable period of transition, though January 2016 is optimal.
Application Materials: Curriculum Vitae; succinct letter of interest highlighting qualifications; brief vision statement of possibilities for Collaborative Librarianship for the next five years; two to five references.
Applications should be submitted via attached email files to Ivan Gaetz or Valerie Horton, Co-General Editors, by May 15, 2015.
Ivan Gaetz Valerie Horton
Brief Profile of Collaborative Librarianship:
Six full years of regular publication, January 2009 to the present, 4 issues per year.
“Views” count: (as of January 31, 2015) 465,966. By summer 2015, the journal will exceed 500,000 total views for all items published. Over the past three years, total “views” count increases by approximately 40% annually. Systems Platform: Currently on Open Journal Systems. Other options currently being considered include the publishing arm of Digital Commons of the University of Denver.
Compensation: The journal currently does not offer monetary compensation to its editorial
team, its advisory board, reviewers, or any of its contributors. Editor commonly obtain press credentials, gratis by request, for conferences of the American Library Association.
Business Plan: The journal maintains a reserve fund managed by a partner
501(3)(C) organization, the Colorado Library Consortium, based in Denver, Colorado, and receives a small revenue stream from journal aggregators. Occasionally, given certain project expenses, appeals for funds have been made to our sponsoring organizations.
Citations: The journal increasingly is cited in other scholarly publications, in professional literature, on blogs, etc.
For more information on various aspects of the journal, see:
Mission: See tab “About”
Scope: See tab “About”
Current Management: See left sidebar, “Editorial Team”
Sponsoring Organizations: See tab “Journal Sponsorship”
More information about the journal and this opportunity can be obtained by contacting Ivan Gaetz or Valerie Horton.