Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, a new, peer-reviewed, open access journal due to begin publication in Spring 2006, has just issued a first call for papers.
From the Evidence Based Library and Information Practice web site:
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice is a new open-access, peer-reviewed journal due to begin publication in the spring of 2006. The purpose of the journal is to provide a forum for librarians to discover research which can contribute to best-practice decision making. Published quarterly by Learning Services, University of Alberta, this journal will provide original research and feature articles in the area of evidence based library and information practice as well as critically appraised reviews of existing research (evidence summaries).
Call for Papers
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice seeks papers on all areas of this topic including:
Qualitative and quantitative research
Management and Administration issues related to EBP
Research Tools (statistics, data collection methods, etc.)
Collaborative and InterProfessional EBP
Research education in library schools
Evidence-Based Practices from other disciplines applicable to EBL
Harnessing evidence to support new innovations
Developing and applying evidence based tools
Future prospects for the evidenced based information profession
Maximizing the value and impact of our information services
The deadline for submissions for the first issue is December 1st, 2005. Subsequent 2006 deadlines are March 1st, June 1st and September 1st. See the Submissions section for further information.
Thanks to the Canadian Library Association's Evidence Based Librarianship Interest Group list for the alert.