Journal of Library Administration

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Journal of Library Administration  
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Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
J. Libr. Adm.
Discipline Library science
Language English
Edited by Gary M. Pitkin
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency 8/year
ISSN 0193-0826 (print)
1540-3564 (web)
LCCN 80644826
OCLC no. 422111306

The Journal of Library Administration is a peer-reviewed academic journal that covers library management. It was established in 1980 and is published 8 times a year by Routledge. The editor-in-chief is Gary M. Pitkin (University of Northern Colorado).


In March, 2013, the editor-in-chief, Damon Jaggars (Columbia University), and the complete editorial board resigned in protest of the limited authors' rights offered by the publisher under its copyright licensing terms. After negotiations by the editorial board with the publisher on behalf of authors committed to open access, the best offer made for publishing under a Creative Commons license was payment of nearly $3,000 by the author for each article, which was judged unacceptable by Jaggars and the board.[1] One board member wrote of a "crisis of conscience about publishing in a journal that was not open access" after the suicide of open access activist Aaron Swartz.[1][2]

Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed in CSA databases, EBSCOhost, Education Resources Information Center, Inspec, and ProQuest.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Jake New (March 26, 2013). "Wired Campus: Journal's Editorial Board Resigns in Protest of Publisher's Policy Toward Authors". The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved March 26, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Chris Bourg. "My short stint on the JLA Editorial Board". Feral Librarian Blog. Retrieved 2012-03-27.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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