About This Journal

Purpose and Scope

The Journal of Graduate Librarianship (JGL) is the first scholarly journal dedicated exclusively to matters pertaining to graduate librarianship. Written, edited, and governed by library practitioners who work with graduate students, faculty, and programs, JGL publishes peer-reviewed articles (which may report on research or professional practice, or engage with theory), as well as shorter editor-reviewed contributions (brief reports on initiatives, successes, lessons learned, epiphanies, reflections, etc.).

JGL publishes articles on all aspects and types of graduate librarianship, and seeks to advance the qualities contained in the acronym SHOP: Shared Honest Open Practice. While JGL provides a podium for the dissemination of research, it also offers a large, welcoming kitchen table, where the graduate librarian community can gather, share, and learn.


JGL is currently published annually.

Open Access

JGL 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 and ideas. JGL does not charge article processing charges (APCs) or any form of author-facing fees.


JGL is published by the Charles C. Sherrod Library of East Tennessee State University as part of Digital Commons@East Tennessee State University.

Journal Policies

Section policies and policies about copyright, peer review, originality, etc. are listed on the Journal Policies page.