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“From the Ground Up: A Group Editorial on the Most Pressing Issues in Scholarly Communication”

The following editorial appears in the latest issue (5.1) of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.


From the Ground Up: A Group Editorial on the Most Pressing Issues in Scholarly Communication


Nicky Agate
Modern Language Association

Gail Clement

Danny Kingsley
Cambridge University

Sam Searle
Griffith University

Leah Vanderjagt
University of Alberta

Jen Waller
University of Oklahoma

Melanie Schlosser
Educopia Institute

Mark Newton
Columbia University


Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication
Vol. 5, No. 1
May 6, 2017


One of the joys of working with JLSC is the amazing community of intelligent, talented, and passionate people who make up its readers, authors, and reviewers. Nowhere is this more apparent than in its Editorial Board, which is currently made up of twenty-one professionals from across the scholarly communication landscape. Because their work usually happens behind the scenes, readers might not realize how in influential they are in the life of the journal. They come from a wide range of organizations and backgrounds (not to mention three continents), but they all deal with scholarly communication issues on the ground, every day. ere has been quite a bit of discussion lately about the future of scholarly communication in libraries (for an example, see Clifford Lynch’s guest editorial in the February issue of C&RL) and we wanted to give our board a chance to weigh in. They were asked to share their take on the most pressing issues in scholarly communication today, in their capacity as Editorial Board members (rather than as representatives of their respective institutions), and the following six short pieces are the result. We hope their answers will help inspire the readers, authors, and editors of JLSC to think big, act strategically, and strengthen our growing network of peers.

Direct to Full Text Editorial
11 pages; PDF.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.