Aims and Scope

Journal of Educational Media & Library Sciences (JoEMLS; ISSN 1013-090X [Print], 2309-9100 [Online]) is an international scholarly journal which adopts the model of Open Access as well as the regular fee-based commercial database. JoEMLS publishes articles both in paper and digital formats simultaneously. Based on the belief of InfoLibrary that emphases on integrating disciplines and digitization of information, we strive to actively reflect current trends in the field by abiding scholarly ethics and peer-review process. Our aims is to publish research findings and developments of theories in the areas of library and archival contents and applications, library science, information science, information technology, and the publishing business, etc. In addition to these core concerns, studies on educational technology and communication relating to applications in library and information science are also much welcomed.

Open Access Policy

With the author’s authorization and based on Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 4.0), readers can immediately obtain full texts for free, online via our journal website. We comply with the DOAJ definition on Open Access, and the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) which means we allow and provide “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. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.” There is no requirement for readers to register to read the contents of JoEMLS, and JoEMLS does not charge article processing charge (APC) to contributors and authors.

Archiving Policy

JoEMLS supports the notion of “Green Publisher/Journal” and encourages authors to make the best use of the manuscript that is submitted to JoEMLS. However, it is our expectation that authors should be aware of the followings:

    1. Do not make any commercial use of post-prints.
    2. PDF format should be adopted for the archival version.
    3. Any archival version of the article should have a clear statement of its relationship with JoEMLS and the volume information.


Archival Database

The JoEMLS Archival Database collects back issues since its first publication in March 1970. JoEMLS takes the advantage of digital repository and extends the life of critical references and make them openly accessible for scholarly research for the benefit of our research community. We will continue to our best as a repository manager and hopefully to have your full support and authorization. For future enquiry, please contact the Editorial Office.


Third Party Repository Policy

In order to meet the contemporary trend of the digital object repository, the digital files of JoEMLS articles have been simultaneously created a repository with the National Central Library’s “Taiwan Periodical Literature” database (https://tpl.ncl.edu.tw/NclService/JournalQuery). In addition, JoEMLS is planning to upload all past and current issues to the Internet Archive (https://archive.org/) for permanent archival use, and readers can also access the full text of the journal at these two databases.

Open Point — Open Peer Review

Our journal has newly adopted the Open Point system, for illuminating precious records of dialogues and argumentations between authors and reviewers, and for encouraging them to express freely their discourses and opinions in comments and responses which both the parties agree to make public. In this well-intentioned mode of Open Peer Review, the presentation of dialogue contents enables more scholars to see viewpoints worth understanding and citing behind the published manuscripts. This mechanism helps our authors, reviewers and readers to receive authentic and substantial essence of academic communication.

The OPR model adopted in JoEMLS has been carefully planned and designed, with consideration of various factors, including the disclosure of the authors’ responses to previous reviews, and manuscript reviewers’ willingness to open their names and review comments. In addition, JoEMLS hold the decisive power of inviting submissions of manuscripts, design of forms of review opinions and responses, citation formats of review opinions and rebuttal letters, assigning of digital object identifier (DOI), planning of editorial workflow for adopting OPR in our journal, and the layout design of an OPR journal in digital format.

ForeSight — Electronic Article in Press

ForeSight is a digital article in press service of JoEMLS, which makes a rapid publication possible on the Journal’s website for the work that has finished its peer-reviews and revisions but not yet in the formal printing process of the paper version. ForeSight is an unique feature of JoEMLS that can effectively shorten the publication lag and make the work publicly accessible in no time.

InSight Point — Article Summary

For the InSight Point, after a manuscript is accepted, a power point template (PPT) is provided for authors to produce a file of 8 to 10 pages incorporating main elements of their manuscripts, including texts, images or diagrams, and then send it back to our journal for the subsequent value-added services. The goal of this mechanism is for rapidly conveying main points of articles in our journal and for enhancing readability, in order to facilitate academic communication.