The newly established Code4Lib Journal has issued a call for papers.
Here’s an excerpt from the call:
The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) will provide a forum to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.
Submissions are currently being accepted for the first issue of this promising new journal. Please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals for articles to email@example.com (a private list read only by C4LJ editors) by Friday, August 31, 2007. Publication of the first issue is planned for late December 2007.
Possible topics for articles include, but are not limited to:
* Practical applications of library technology. Both actual and
hypothetical applications invited.
* Technology projects (failed, successful, proposed, or
in-progress), how they were done, and challenges faced
* Case studies
* Best practices
* Comparisons of third party software or libraries
* Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
* Project management and communication within the library environment
* Assessment and user studies . . . .
The goal of the journal is to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication. While articles in the journal should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure or guidelines. Writers should aim for the middle ground between, on the one hand, blog or mailing-list posts, and, on the other hand, articles in traditional journals. . . .
The Journal will be electronic only, and at least initially, edited rather than refereed. . . .
Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee
Eric Lease Morgan