JIL is an international, peer-reviewed journal that aims to investigate information literacy in all its forms to address the interests of diverse IL communities of practice.  To this end it publishes articles from both established and new authors in this field. JIL welcomes contributions that push the boundaries of IL beyond the educational setting and examine this phenomenon as a continuum between those involved in its development and delivery and those benefiting from its provision.

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.  The journal is published under the Gold Open Access model, because the CILIP Information Literacy Group believes that knowledge should be shared.  It is therefore free and requires no subscription.  In addition authors are not required to pay a fee to be published in JIL.

The Journal of Information Literacy is published twice a year. Additional, special themed issues are also possible and the editor welcomes suggestions.  JIL has an acceptance rate of 44% for articles submitted to the journal.

You can discover our most cited articles at Google Scholar and follow us on Twitter @Jinfolit.

JIL is indexed in:

  • LISA
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) from 2009 to date (Vol. 3, Issue 1 to date)
  • SCOPUS

And can be found through browsing in Browzine.

Loughborough University Library kindly hosts the Journal of Information Literacy on behalf of the CILIP Information Literacy Group.