The Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science (CJILS/RCSIB) is an open access, refereed, scholarly periodical published three times per year by Western Libraries, University of Western Ontario on behalf of the Canadian Association for Information Science. The editorial policy of the journal is to continue the advancement of library and information science in both English and French in Canada by serving as a forum for discussion of theory and research.

We welcome submissions in all areas of library and information science research. The journal has published research on such topics as information behaviour, information retrieval, professional issues, information organization, scholarly communication, information policy, research methods, and educational issues. The journal is dedicated to the publication of theory, research findings, book reviews, and letters to the editor.

Authors need to register with the journal and follow all submission guidelines prior to submitting.

CJILS uses a double-blind peer review process. Individuals interested in becoming reviewers should contact the Editor-in-Chief.

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or their institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

All content published in CJILS/RCSIB is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0). This license allows authors and readers to share and adapt content for non-commercial purposes, provided that they abide by the following terms:

  • Give credit to the original author(s)/creator(s) and attribution parties (i.e., Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science)
  • Provide a link to the original source, to the extent practicable
  • Include the copyright notice and/or indicate the corresponding Creative Commons license (and provide a link to the license);
  • Indicate what, if any, adaptations were made to the original, and
  • Share adapted content under the same license as the original.

Volumes 44 and earlier are available on  Project Muse and EBSCOhost Academic Search Ultimate
Current volumes of CJILS/RCSIB are indexed on Erudit and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

The CJILS is an open source journal that is committed to having no author processing charges (APCs).

Editor-in-chief
Heather Hill
Associate Professor
Faculty of Information & Media Studies
Western University
cjils@cais-acsi.ca