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Purpose: Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship 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, web/bibliographies, and research papers relevant to the functions and operations of science and technology libraries in all settings. Through its columns ISTL also publishes reviews, opinions, and best practices.

ISTL is an open access journal. All content is freely available without charge. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

Authors of articles and columns in Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship retain the copyright to their work through the use of Creative Commons licenses. ISTL does not charge any author fees.

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

We welcome your article submissions and the editorial board is happy to work with new authors. If you have any questions about whether an article is appropriate for ISTL or how best to prepare your manuscript, feel free to contact one of the members of the editorial board.

Editor: Andrea L. Duda
Electronic Resources Reviews: Nestor Osorio
Opinion Columns: David Flaxbart
Refereed Articles: Michael Fosmire
Science and Technology Sources on the Internet: Elizabeth Berman
There's an App for That: Cristina Sewerin
Tips from the Experts: Edward Eckel
What I've Been Reading: Michael Fosmire

Future Issues and Deadlines:

ISTL is published quarterly. Accepted articles are published in the next available issue.

Submission Guidelines:

General Information:

By submitting a paper to this journal, the author acknowledges:

Copyright Information:

Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship licenses its work through Creative Commons licenses. Articles and columns are generally licensed with the CC-BY license.

This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.

Authors are free to choose a more- or less-restrictive license for their work including Public Domain.

Updated March 6, 2018

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