Syracuse Information Literacy Scholars Launch Journal: Information Literacy Collab

Feb. 19, 2024, 9 a.m.

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Syracuse University’s Information Literacy Scholars, a program implemented through Syracuse University Libraries in collaboration with the School of Information Studies, announces the launch of a new open-access publication, Information Literacy Collab (ILC), available through SURFACE, Syracuse University’s institutional repository.

ILC is a diamond open-access publication by and for students and early career professionals that fosters critical conversations about reflective and ethical information practices within a variety of learning environments. Diamond open-access refers to a publication model in which journals and platforms do not charge fees to either authors or readers. This year’s Information Literacy Scholars are creating a space to develop skills in scholarly communications and open publishing.

The Information Literacy Collab is committed to expanding opportunities for students in scholarly communication, both from a development and author perspective. Because student involvement is one of the Literacy Scholars’ strongest guiding values, ILC encourages submissions by current students and early career professionals in the field of library and information science.

ILC will produce one volume each fall available through SURFACE, with open access for all. Information on upcoming issues, calls for submissions and opportunities to get involved is available on

Submissions can vary in style and scope, with examples including, but not limited to, informational studies, traditional academic papers, case studies, book reviews, editorials and literature reviews.

Submissions will be accepted for the first edition on a rolling basis up until May 31, 2024. ILC reserves the right to close submissions for the journal once we reach capacity. Papers submitted before April 1, 2024, will be given priority consideration.

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