Student Scholarly Journal Publishing: Librarians’ Roles and Learning Outcomes

Name and Title:  Susan Wainscott, Master of Library and Information Science Candidate

Library, School, or Organization Name: School of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University

Co-Presenter Name(s): Professor Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Scholarly Communication Librarian, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University & Elyse Meyers, Graduate Student, School of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Continental United States

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Academic Librarians and LIS Students

Short Session Description: Describe the various roles that students and librarians play in the governance of scholarly journals and the potential learning outcomes for participating students.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

The presenters have experience in the governance of student-published, digital, open access, scholarly journals, and in the instruction of student participants.  Two of the presenters are the current Editor-In-Chief and the Managing Editor of the Student Research Journal, edited and led by graduate students of the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University.  One was also an Editor and  Senior Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law. The third presenter is a Managing Faculty Co-Editor to the Undergraduate Economic Review, published by the Department of Economics at Illinois Wesleyan University with the editorial support of undergraduate students of Illinois Wesleyan University and other undergraduate institutions.

This presentation will

  • describe the roles of graduate and undergraduate students in the governance of scholarly journals in a variety of fields,
  • describe the roles of librarians in the governance of student-edited scholarly journals or instruction of student-editors,
  • discuss actual and potential learning outcomes of students involved in journal editorial boards,
  • share feedback from past student editors and preliminary evaluation work conducted for the Undergraduate Economic Review.

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:

Student Research Journal:

Journal of Constitutional Law:

Undergraduate Economic Review:

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