About the Journal

Aims and Scope

Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes substantive content of interest to science and technology librarians. It serves as a vehicle for sci-tech librarians to share successful initiatives and innovative ideas, and to publish peer-reviewed or board-accepted papers, including case studies, practical applications, theoretical essays, and research papers relevant to the functions and operations of science and technology libraries in all settings. Through its columns ISTL also publishes web/bibliographies, reviews, opinions, and best practices.

Publication Schedule and Submission Deadlines

ISTL is a quarterly publication, with issues coming out in winter, spring, summer and fall. This publication schedule may be modified. ISTL accepts submissions on an ongoing basis.

Open Access

ISTL is a fully open access journal. All content is published under a Creative Commons license, usually a CC BY NC license. There are no Article Processing Charges (APCs) or publication fees for authors. While authors of articles and columns in Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship retain the copyright to their work through the CC BY NC license, readers may share and adapt the material within the articles. See our Author's Agreement for details.


ISTL is archived through the University of Alberta Libraries Open Journal Systems via the PKP Preservation Network (PN).

Name Change Policy

Authors may request a name change on published articles. Please see our Name Change Policy for details.


ISTL is indexed in INSPEC, Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA), Library Literature, and (partially indexed in) Scopus.