Journal of Library & Information Studies (JLIS, ISSN 1606-7509) is an open access international journal. It is published twice a year by the Department of Library & Information Science of the National Taiwan University. As a research oriented journal, JLIS publishes solid and sound empirical study reports and literature review articles in the areas of library science, information science, computer science, bibliography, documentation, archives, instructional technologies, and other related fields.
JLIS was formerly known as the National Taiwan University Journal of Library Science. It was first published in 1967 and was the first scholarly journal for library science researchers in Taiwan. The journal was renamed in 1999 in order to represent the expanding scope and diverse interests in the current library and information communities. Today, JLIS adopts double-blind peer-review in its evaluation of all received manuscripts. It is considered as one of the best LIS scholarly journals in the Chinese speaking world. In the 2008 journal ranking by the Department of the Humanities and Social Sciences of the National Science Council, JLIS was ranked as a first-class LIS journal.
JLIS is also a forerunner of open access journals. In 1997 it began to make its content freely available via the Internet. JLIS also follows The Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI): "its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself." Today, the journal is published simultaneously in print and electronic format National Taiwan University Journal Database for permanent preservation and public access.
JLIS is currently indexed in the following professional indexing services and content aggregators:
- Web of Science ESCI
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
- Library & Information Science Abstracts (LISA) (ProQuest/CSA)
- Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) （Ebsco）
- National Taiwan University Journal Database
- Taiwan Citation Index - Humanities and Social Sciences
- Index to Taiwan Periodical Literature System (in Chinese)
- Chinese Electronic Periodicals Service (CEPS)
- HyRead (in Chinese)