Journal of Information Literacy (JIL)

Journal of Information Literacy logoThe Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) is an international, open access , peer-reviewed, academic journal that aims to investigate information literacy (IL) in all its forms to address the interests of diverse IL communities of practice. JIL welcomes contributions that push the boundaries of IL beyond the educational setting and examine this phenomenon as a continuum between those involved in its development and delivery and those benefiting from its provision.   Our definition of information literacy.

Details of the journal’s editorial team

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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.

ISSN 1750-5968

Open access

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 open access publishing.

Contributor guidelines

All contributions must be submitted through the journal’s website to ensure that the editing process is appropriately recorded and managed. For this reason, we regret that it is not possible to consider papers submitted directly to the editor.

Submissions to JIL must be previously unpublished and must not be under review or consideration by another journal. By submitting their articles to JIL, the author(s) grant the right of first publication to the journal (including publication in print and electronic media).

All articles should be submitted using the appropriate templates and Author guidance is available from the journal.

Keeping up to date with JIL

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


JIL is indexed in:

  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) from 2009 to date (Vol. 3, Issue 1 to date).
  • LISA (2010 onwards)
  • SCOPUS (2014 onwards)
  • DOAJ (2015 onwards)