The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults is an online open-access, peer-reviewed journal launching this November. The purpose of Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults is to enhance the development of theory, research, and practices to support young adult library services. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults promotes and publishes high quality original research concerning the informational and developmental needs of young adults; the management, implementation, and evaluation of library services for young adults; and other critical issues relevant to librarians who work with young adults. The journal also includes literary and cultural analysis of classic and contemporary writing for young adults.
As Linda Braun mentioned last week in her President’s report, YALSA will soon be starting a new online research journal and I’ve been appointed the first editor. I’m very excited about the journal and think this is a great opportunity for YALSA. The official name will be decided next week at the YALSA Board Meeting, and soon after I will be posting official call for papers. In the meantime here’s a quick overview of the 4 types of articles we hope to publish: