Call for Submissions
The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) will provide a forum to foster community and
share information among those interested in the intersection of
libraries, technology, and the future.
Submissions are currently being accepted for the first issue of this
promising new journal. Please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals
for articles to [log in to unmask] (a private list read only
by C4LJ editors) by Friday, August 31, 2007. Publication of the first
issue is planned for late December 2007.
Possible topics for articles include, but are not limited to:
* Practical applications of library technology. Both actual and
hypothetical applications invited.
* Technology projects (failed, successful, proposed, or
in-progress), how they were done, and challenges faced
* Case studies
* Best practices
* Comparisons of third party software or libraries
* Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
* Project management and communication within the library environment
* Assessment and user studies
Above all, C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors
welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics. Anything that
supports the mission of C4LJ is welcome.
The goal of the journal is to promote professional communication by
minimizing the barriers to publication. While articles in the journal
should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure
or guidelines. Writers should aim for the middle ground between, on the
one hand, blog or mailing-list posts, and, on the other hand, articles
in traditional journals. We want publishing in the journal to be easy
and painless, helping the community to share timely, relevant
information that is currently shared all too rarely.
Articles need not include comprehensive literature reviews and
bibliographies, although pointing the reader to useful work that has
gone before can certainly be helpful. Authors are encouraged to include
code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code where appropriate.
The Journal will be electronic only, and at least initially, edited
rather than refereed.
Please contact us with proposals or queries, as well as draft articles,
at [log in to unmask] (a private list read only by
C4LJ editors) no later than Friday, August 31, 2007. Earlier contact is
For more information, you can find information on our mission, processes
and structures, and guidelines for authors at: http://journal.code4lib.org/
We look forward to hearing from interested people,
Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee
Eric Lease Morgan