Heal Thyself: A Scholarly Communication Analysis of LIS Journals

2014-04-23T03:01:31Z (GMT) by Micah Vandegrift Chealsye Bowley

This is the version of the article as published by In the Library with the Lead Pipe. The file was updated with the published version on April 22, 2014. The final published version is available at: http://leadpi.pe/b/1Ys


The pre-reviewed version is available as a supplemental file at: http://diginole.lib.fsu.edu/library_faculty_publications/10/



This article presents an analysis of 111 journals in Library and Information Science based on measurements of "openness" including copyright policies, open access self-archiving policies and open access publishing options. We propose a new metric to rank journals: the J.O.I Factor (Journal Openness Index). Finally, the article calls for librarians and researchers in LIS to examine our scholarly literature and hold it to the principles and standards that we are asking of other disciplines.