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The Serials Librarian

Free Access Articles

The following articles have been selected by Editor-in-Chief, Sharon Dyas-Correia, and Associate Editor, Courtney McAllister.

These papers exemplify the valuable contributions that the authors, researchers and readers of The Serials Librarian make towards discussions surrounding the scholarly resources information chain. Discover these articles for free online until 31st December 2019, and consider how you could help to continue the discussion by publishing your own work in the journal.


Can Openly Accessible E- Theses Be Published as Monographs? A Short Survey of Academic PublishersChristian Gilliam & Christine Daoutis2019
Let It Flow: The Monopolization of Academic Content Providers and How It Threatens the Democratization of InformationDana Lachenmayer2019
The Library Profession in the Time of Open AccessSidney Eng2017
COUNTER Release 5: What’s New and What It Means to LibrariesOliver Pesch2017
Assessing a Promotional Strategy for Marketing Electronic Resources in the Library EnvironmentJennifer Rogers & Jordan Nielsen2017
The University of California Pay It Forward Open Access Publishing Research Project: An Interview with MacKenzie SmithEleanor I. Cook & MacKenzie Smith2017
What is Open Access Button? An interview with Joe McArthurEleanor I. Cook & Joe McArthur2017
Open for Business: Open Access Journals in Commercial DatabasesZebulin Evelhoch, Sean Lind & Martin Bagaya2017
A Study of Social Media and its Influence on Teen Information Seeking BehaviorsCherrie L. Moore2016
Comics and the Modern Library Catalog: New Rules for Breaking the RulesAnna Culbertson & Pamela Jackson2016

Publish your own research with The Serials Librarian

If you would like to see your own paper published alongside papers such as these, please visit the journal website to find out how. Detailed information on how to submit your paper to The Serials Librarian is available on the Instructions For Authors page.
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Papers and case studies published in The Serials Librarian may reflect the full life cycle of print and electronic scholarly resources, ranging from publishing and purchase to usage analysis and deselection. Submissions may address fundamental or tertiary concerns—peer review, cataloging, resource discovery or consortia developments, for instance.

The journal provides a forum for discussion and innovation throughout the serials/scholarly resources information chain, and accepts contributions from librarians, publishers, database creators, subscription agents, technology providers and others who provide content to library users. Accepted articles may be either theoretical or practical in nature.