About the Journal
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 - both internationally renowned authors and library professionals who teach or undertake research into information literacy. 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 Diamond/Platinum 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 in December and June. Additional special themed issues are also possible and the editor welcomes suggestions.
JIL has an acceptance rate of around 30% for articles submitted to the journal. The most common reason we decline submissions is because they do not match the journal's priorities and standards, which are extensively detailed in our guidelines for submission. Please read the guidelines carefully and consider sending a query letter at any stage of your research. We are always happy to receive query letters and discuss with you the fit of your project with the goals of the journal.
JIL is indexed in:
- Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) from 2009 to date (Vol. 3, Issue 1 to date)
And can be found through browsing in Browzine.
The Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) is the professional journal of the CILIP Information Literacy Group. The group encourages debate and the exchange of knowledge in all aspects of information literacy. The group:
- maintains an active email list: lis-infoliteracy
- organises the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC)
- maintains the Information Literacy website
- highlights effective practice through the annual Information Literacy Award.
Loughborough University Library kindly hosts the Journal of Information Literacy on behalf of the CILIP Information Literacy Group.