About the Journal

ISSN 2719-0471 (Online)

Focus and Scope 

The Philippine Journal of Librarianship and Information Studies (PhJLIS) continues the work of the Journal of Philippine Librarianship (JPL), beginning with vol. 39, no. 1. This biannual refereed academic journal publishes articles discussing issues and developments from all fields in the area of librarianship and information studies. The first issue of the journal was released in 1968, and starting from 2019, it assumed its current name.

The scope of publication includes, but not limited, to the following topics: 

  • Archives and records
    • Archival theory and practice
    • Records management
  • Bibliometrics
    • Authorship studies
    • Citation studies
    • Journal studies
  • Clinical librarianship and information specialist-in-context
  • Collection development
  • Communication studies
  • Cooperation and collaboration in LIS
  • Cybermetrics
  • Digital curation and preservation
  • Digital libraries
  • Digital scholarship
  • Data analytics
  • Data mining
  • Data science
  • Documentary heritage
  • Education issues in LIS
  • Electronic publishing
  • Health sciences librarianship
  • History, philosophy, and theories of LIS
  • Informatics
  • Information access and retrieval
  • Information behavior
  • Information ethics
  • Information literacy
  • Information management
  • Information policy and governance
  • Information privacy and security
  • Information resources and services
  • Information systems and databases
  • Information visualization
  • Information work and workers
  • Informetrics
  • Intangible cultural heritage
  • Internet of Things (IoT) in LIS
  • Knowledge management
  • Law librarianship
  • Legal issues in LIS
  • Library spaces
  • Machine learning
  • Management of information environments
  • Open access
  • Open data
  • Organization of information
    • Catalogs and cataloging
    • Classification
    • Indexes, indexing and abstracting
    • Linked data
    • Ontologies
    • Taxonomies
  • Performance assessment in LIS
  • Public librarianship
  • Reading studies
    • Reading interests
  • Research data management
  • Research methods in LIS
  • School libraries and media centers
  • Service innovations
  • Social media
  • Sustainable information
    • Communities
  • User studies