Journal of Information Literacy (JIL)


The Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) is an international, peer-reviewed, academic journal that aims to investigate information literacy (IL) within a wide range of settings.

Dr Emma Coonan is the new Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Information Literacy.  She took on the role in June 2015.

The journal is published under the Gold Open Access model, because the CILIP Information Literacy Group believes that knowledge should be shared.  It is therefore free and requires no subscription.  In addition, authors are not required to pay a fee to be published in JIL.  Alma Swan has written a briefing paper on behalf of SCONUL and RLUK  on the impact and benefits of of open access publishing.

JIL has an average acceptance rate of 44% for articles submitted to the journal.

JIL is the official journal of the CILIP Information Literacy Group.  You can follow the group on Twitter.  Loughborough University Library kindly hosts the Journal of Information Literacy on behalf of the CILIP Information Literacy Group.

JIL encourages submission of papers on any topic related to:

  • the practical
  • technological or
  • philosophical issues raised by the attempt to increase information literacy throughout society

The aim of JIL is to investigate and to make generalised observations on how information literacy impacts on organisations, systems and the individual. While recognising the firm foothold already established by IL in the Higher Education sector, the editorial board seeks to consolidate and extend this to a wider educational audience. Furthermore, the board welcomes ever-wider interpretations of IL that extend its theoretical interpretation and practical use beyond the educational arena and across national frontiers.

An investigation of JIL’s readership was carried out in late 2011.  The editorial board would like to thank everyone who took part.  A copy of the JIL survey report 2011 is now available.

For our definition of information literacy, please see here.

It is easy to keep up to date with new issues of the Journal of Information Literacy as it:

JIL is also indexed in Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) from 2009 to date (Vol. 3, Issue 1 to date).

ISSN 1750-5968

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