The Journal of Library Innovation (ISSN: 1947-525X) was a peer-reviewed, open access journal publishing original research, literature reviews, commentaries, case studies, reports on innovative practices, and book, conference and product reviews.

The editors of JOLI ceased publication of the journal following the publication of the fall 2015 issue. Articles remained discoverable and available as PDFs through aggregated databases. The original platform was shut down in August 2017 when the journal was moved to this Google Site.

You can send questions about the journal or web site to David Schoen at schoen@niagara.edu.

Founders

George Emery, Canisius College
Robin Tashjian, Western New York Library Resources Council, United States
Grace Di Virgilio, Western New York Library Resources Council, United States
Michael R. Lavin, University at Buffalo, United States
Suzanne Colligan, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Central
David Schoen, Niagara University, United States
Ann Tenglund, St. Bonaventure University, United States
Sheryl Knab, Western New York Library Resources Council, United States
Pamela Jones, United States
Samantha Gust, Niagara University, United States

Editorial Team as of the Last Published Issue

Managing Editor 
Pamela Jones, United States

Articles Sections Editor  
David Schoen, Niagara University, United States

Articles Sections Assistant Editors
Ann Medaille, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
Ellie Nava-Jones, N7 Consulting Services, United States
Mr. Chad Taylor, Medaille College, United States

Reviews Section Editor
Samantha Gust, Niagara University, United States

Copy Editors
Pamela Jones, United States
Mr. Chad Taylor, Medaille College, United States

Layout Editor
George Emery, Canisius College

Peer Review Process

What Content was Peer Reviewed?
Ordinarily all articles that appeared in the Featured Articles and Innovation in Practice sections were peer reviewed. The editors occasionally invited an author to submit an article. In some cases, invited submissions underwent editorial but not peer review. Book reviews, editorials, and columns were not peer reviewed.

Initial Review
The section editors and managing editor evaluated submissions to determine if the content and topic were aligned with the scope and purpose of JOLI.

Peer Review
Submissions that cleared the initial review were passed on to the appropriate section editor. The section editor selected at least two referees to review articles. Submissions were reviewed in a single blinded review process, where the referees were anonymous to the authors. Once referees complete their reviews, the section editor made a recommendation to the managing editor before the author was notified of the decision. This process took a minimum of six to eight weeks to complete.

Recommendation
The recommendation made after peer review and consideration of the editors was one of the following:
  • accepted as is
  • accepted with minor revisions
  • accepted with major revisions
  • declined
Submissions that underwent major revision may sometimes have been returned to the original referees for additional review.

Open Access Policy

JOLI was an open access journal. Authors retained the copyright to their work under the terms of the following Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 (United States) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/