13.0037 International Journal of Grey Literature

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 25 May 1999 20:24:58 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 37.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 20:23:41 +0100
From: Astrid Wissenburg <Astrid.Wissenburg@kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: Call for Papers - International Journal of Grey
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> http://www.mcb.co.uk/ijgl.htm
> Produced by all levels of government, academia, business and industry in
> print and electronic formats. Not controlled by academic publishers
> -------Call for Papers--------
> The Editor invites prospective authors to submit original manuscripts for
> possible publication in this international journal.
> -Editorial aims and objectives-
> The International Journal on Grey Literature (IJGL) is a forum for
> discussion of, and dissemination of knowledge about, the theory, practice,
> distribution channels, unique attributes, access and control of grey
> literature in a global context.
> The journal reflects the changes in grey literature due to the alternative
> press movements; options for electronic publishing and archiving; emerging
> multidisciplinary research patterns; convergence of new contributors,
> information users and products; and issues related to the identification,
> selection, acquisition, bibliographic control, access, use, and archiving of
> grey literature in all subject areas. The journal will be of interest to
> librarians, academics, government analysts, information industry
> professionals and publishers.
> -Scope and topicality-
> By definition, Grey Literature is the information and resources that do not
> categorically fall into what is available via standard traditional or
> commercial publishing channels. Grey Literature has emerged in scope and
> importance in recent years due to the proliferation of critical information
> now readily available to organize and access from electronic publishing
> ventures. The journal will present new material on how grey literature has
> surfaced in a variety of disciplines and environments allowing for increased
> visibility, legitimacy and success in many research environments. To
> promote grey literature in academic and research settings, libraries and
> government information centres, this journal provides insights and describes
> methodologies to share its value and contribution to information use,
> delivery and exchange.
> The following illustrates some possible journal topics: Examples of trends
> and specific works of grey literature that have an increased presence in
> usefulness among readership, such as electronic initiatives and
> collaboratories of theses, dissertations, preprint and working paper series,
> technical report literature, oral histories, genealogies, critiques,
> scientific findings, visual arts, reviews and critiques; international
> publishing directives; geospatial information, metadata, demographic and
> statistical data, scientific visualization and new content areas of
> significance.
> The role of grey literature in relation to retention, holdings,

> authentication, legitimation, archivability, and its use in different
> settings and how to properly cite or reference it. The institutional
> concerns of grey literature and how to organize, describe, promote, preserve
> and care for it.
> Copyright and intellectual property concerns, licensing, access and
> ownership issues; costs and resource sharing, security and integrity of
> content, finding aids for grey literature, institutional liability. Articles
> are also being sought on the applications of grey literature for example, in
> distance learning, records management, archival and museum studies, mixed
> media collaborations, and other practices. On occasion, thematic issues
> will be prepared.
> Each issue will offer highlights of relevant international conferences and
> meetings, new examples of grey literature released from around the world,
> introductions to contributors, authors, and creators of grey literature,
> interviews with people connected to grey literature, and other appropriate
> columns. Volunteers to be prospective editors of such sections of the
> journal should contact the Journal Editor.
> -Article Presentation-
> Articles should be between 3000 and 4500 words in length, although
> shortercommunications dealing with more immediate issues, responding to
> points raised in recent articles, conference proceedings, publications and
> other venues and raising new issues for discussion are encouraged and will
> be included. Such items should be up to 1000 words in length. Graphics,
> images and illustrative material can be included. Articles should be typed
> with wide margins and double spaced. Two copies of each submission should be
> sent to the Editor together with a brief autobiographical note, 1-6
> keywords, an abstract of approximately 150 words and a suggested title. The
> submission should follow the guidelines in the Publication Manual of the
> American Psychological Association (4th edition, 1994), Name-Year System of
> the Council of Biological Editors
> (http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/DocCBENameYear.html#reference), or the
> Columbia Guide to Online Style (1998).
> -Submission of disks-
> Once an article has been accepted for inclusion within the journal, disks
> should be supplied with manuscript whenever possible. Contributors in a
> position to comply with this request should submit any 3.5" disk prepared on
> a PC or Macintosh system in WORD format.
> -Copyright-
> Authors submitting articles for publication warrant that the work in not an
> infringement of any existing copyright and will indemnify the publisher
> against any breach of such warranty.
> -Review Procedure-
> Each paper submitted is subject to the following review procedures:
> It is reviewed by the Editor for general suitability for publication
> If it is judged suitable, a blind review process takes place by
> distributing to several referees. Based on reviewer recommendations, the
> Editor then decides whether the particular article should be accepted as
> is, revised or rejected.
> -How to Submit-
> Manuscripts or outlines of proposed articles should be submitted to the
> Editor:
> Julia Gelfand
> Applied Sciences Librarian
> University of California, Irvine
> Science Library 228
> Irvine, CA 92623-9556 USA
> phone: 949-824-4971
> fax: 949-824-3114
> email: jgelfand@uci.edu
> Please circulate this call for papers among your colleagues
> For more information on the International Journal on Grey Literature see the
> journal homepage at http://www.mcb.co.uk/ijgl.htm.
> Sent to: lis-access

Drs. Astrid Wissenburg
Senior Project Manager MALIBU
King's College London, Library
Strand, London WC2R 2LS
phone: 0171 848 2992
fax: 0171 848 2980

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