iSchool’s Student Research Journal Publishes 18th Issue: ‘Bigger and Better Than Ever’ Says Editor-In-Chief

Student Research Journal

The 18th issue of the fully student-run Student Research Journal is now available online. Featuring an invited contribution from Assistant Professor Deborah Hicks and articles written by current students and recent graduates representing three distinguished universities, the San José State University School of Information’s research publication explores a vast array of topics.

Editor-in-Chief Greta Snyder touts the issue as a “must-read” and “bigger and better than ever” with a compelling sneak-peak into Hicks’ research on Twitter as a platform for library and information science professional discourse on diversity, and a record six graduate student articles covering genealogical plagiarism, health informatics in public libraries, and game-based learning.

Articles and Authors

The full issue is available at

About Student Research Journal

The Student Research Journal promotes graduate and professional research in the library and information science field and asks crucial questions on current and emerging professional issues from a local, national and global perspective. By advocating for the value of research to further intellectual inquiry and innovation in our field, SRJ contributes critical insights to inform everyday professional practice in the field and specifically cultivates robust graduate student research through a rigorous peer review process. As SJSU’s only fully student-run, double-blind peer reviewed, open access research journal, SRJ leads the way for the university, the College of Professional and Global Education, the iSchool, and LIS graduate research.

Editorial Team

Snyder credits the success of this landmark issue, with the most student articles published to date, to the exceptional leadership of outgoing Managing Editor Rachel Greggs and the entire editorial team and advisory board.

Greggs, who is graduating in December 2019 from SJSU iSchool with her MLIS degree, will pass the managing editor baton to current Copy Editor Phyllis Pistorino. In addition, SRJ bids farewell to graduating Copy Editor Channon Arabit and is “honored” to welcome onboard Brianna Limas and Justin Sana to the team as copy editors. Snyder introduced the spring 2020 content editor team: Claire Goldstein, Esther Momand, Terry Schiavone, and Havilah Steinman.

Call for Submissions for May 2020 and Beyond

SRJ invites original research, book reviews, critical review essays, and evidence summaries from graduate students at any university on topics in the fields of librarianship and information science and archives and records management and related theory, policy, ethics, application, case studies and professional practice. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis and undergo rigorous peer review. Issue 10, Volume 1 is slated to be published in May 2020.

Questions about the submission process can be emailed to Snyder at Students interested in applying to join the editorial team are encouraged to visit the official SRJ website. SRJ is also on Twitter and Instagram and provides multi-media student resources at SRJ Student Resource Blog.