Graduate Students Submit Compelling Manuscripts – Largest Issue to Date


With an editor-in-chief introductory essay, an invited faculty contribution, and five graduate student articles, Volume 2, Issue 2 of the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science (SJSU SLIS) Student Research Journal (SRJ) is the largest issue published to date.


The editorial team of the peer-reviewed, open source online publication reviewed submissions from graduate students in the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program at San Jose State University and graduate programs at other universities worldwide. After countless hours spent selecting and editing manuscripts, the SRJ editorial team published the latest issue in early 2013.


This is the journal’s fourth published issue, and it continues to showcase graduate student writing, covering a variety of research areas. The mix of topics explored by the student researchers heightens the knowledge shared with the library and information science (LIS) community, as well as demonstrates the wide range of careers MLIS students can pursue in the LIS field.


Volume 2, Issue 2 of the SRJ features:


The articles are freely available online in PDF format at:


Call for Submissions

The SRJ is an excellent opportunity for graduate students to showcase and publish their work. The SRJ invites original research or critical review essay manuscripts from graduate students at any university on topics in the fields of information science theory, policy, application, or practice. Please extend our call for submissions to graduate students you may know and feel free to share this announcement with colleagues and friends.


About the Student Research Journal

The SRJ promotes graduate scholarship and intellectual inquiry in library and information science, archives and records management, and museum studies through publishing two issues annually and accepts submissions on a rolling basis. It is San Jose State University’s first student-governed research journal. For more information about the SRJ, please visit:



The San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science offers two fully online master’s degrees, a fully online certificate program, and a doctoral program: Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA), Post-Master’s Certificate in Library and Information Science, and the San Jose Gateway PhD Program. Let the learning begin: