School of Information Student Research Journal Publishes its 15th Issue


The Student Research Journal of the San José State University School of Information offers open-access, peer-reviewed scholarship on librarianship, archives, and information science and has surpassed 100,000 downloads since its first issue was published in 2010. The journal has been accessed from more than 180 countries.

To recognize and celebrate this significant milestone, the SRJ’s 15th issue features articles authored by SJSU and iSchool scholars. The three articles and editorial exemplify the journal’s influence in the research community.

In her contribution, Dr. Mary Schutten, dean of the SJSU College of Applied Sciences and Arts, highlights journal practices that benefit iSchool students and the university community.

iSchool Director Dr. Sandra Hirsh’s article, Reaching New Scholarly Heights, takes an in-depth look at the SRJ’s publishing characteristics, contributor attributes, and article topic trends.

The SRJ advisor, Dr. Anthony Bernier, focuses on the importance of collaboration and teamwork in his article Leaning Forward While Looking Back. He also explores how the journal staff members exemplify a cohesive unit that consistently yields a bi-yearly student-run product, the only such publication at SJSU.

In her culminating editorial, former SRJ Editor-in-Chief Holley Cornetto reminds readers and authors of how far the journal has come with more than 100,000 downloads, and counting. Cornetto leaves the position of editor-in-chief having expertly guided the SRJ’s growth and influence.

Download Volume 8, Issue 1 of the SRJ.

Call for Submissions

The SRJ invites original research, book reviews, and critical review essays from graduate students at any university on topics in the fields of librarianship and information science theory, policy, application or practice. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. Visit to submit or learn more.

About the Student Research Journal

The SRJ promotes graduate scholarship and intellectual inquiry in library and information science, and archives and records management, publishing two issues annually. It is San José State University’s only student-governed, peer-reviewed research journal. For more information about the SRJ, please visit