The Library and Information Science (LIS) Publications Wiki is used worldwide by librarians, information professionals, and LIS educators, researchers, and students researching the best venues for their professional writing.

Created by instructor Laurie Putnam in conjunction with the “Publishing for the Profession” class she taught at San Jose State University’s School of Information, the wiki has been growing and evolving since 2004. Initial wiki entries were prepared by the students in Putnam’s publishing course, and new entries are being added on a regular basis. Today, featuring nearly 300 publication profiles, the wiki is continually edited, enhanced, and augmented by graduate students at the SJSU iSchool, dedicated volunteers, and LIS professionals everywhere.

How to contribute

We invite everyone in the LIS community—students, educators, editors, and LIS professionals—to help us continue to enhance the wiki. Our goal is to create a useful resource for LIS authors around the world, one that continues to become more comprehensive and stays as up-to-date as possible. You’re all are invited to contribute.

Email us at lispubswiki [at] gmail.com, anytime,

  • If you are involved with or know of an LIS-friendly publication that accepts contributions from authors who aren’t on staff. Just send us a link at lispubswiki [at] gmail.com and we’ll be happy to write up a profile. If you’d like to draft the profile yourself, let us know and we’d be happy to send you a template.
  • If you would like to suggest enhancements or corrections to an existing publication profile. In the future we hope to open up the wiki so you will be able to make your own direct contributions.
  • If you would like to join our core team and help us build the wiki. For educators and professionals, building the wiki can be a rewarding service project. For editors, it can be a great way to raise the visibility of publications you edit, publish, or support. For students, it can be an opportunity to learn about professional publication and to demonstrate your research and analysis skills.

The wiki will forever be a work-in-progress, and wiki development is an all-volunteer effort. We can use extra help.

How to reach us

If you have questions or comments about the wiki, email lispubswiki [at] gmail.com or contact Laurie Putnam. We appreciate your interest and input.


To learn more about the wiki, see the answers to some frequently asked questions.


Special thanks go to Julie Boucher, Amy Bradley, Chrystal Fizer, Cathryn Gowen, Rachel Greggs, Joni Hansen, Lisa Lowdermilk, Maria Magallanes, Adrienne Mathewson, Jeff McGowan, Maria Notarangelo, Rebecca Padrick, Alison Peters, Julee Tanner, and Julia Wells for their extensive work on the wiki in recent years. The wiki wouldn’t be what it is today without the time and effort you put into it.