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Grey literature

Special issue call for papers from Collection and Curation

Guest editor: Professor Dinesh K. Gupta, Department of Library and Information Science, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India. E-mail [email protected]

Grey literature encompasses diverse types of documents produced at different levels of government, academic and research institutes, community organisations and industry. They can be in print and electronic formats. Grey literature is considered to be valuable source of information for research and development. Though grey literature can be the best source of up-to-date research on some topics, it does not go through the review process like primary journals and the commercially published literature.

Collection and Curation is looking for papers from original thinkers and those with experience and ideas in this often neglected area. Sometimes reports of developments occur in unpublished form. The grey literature of protest movements and emerging areas of study have long been collected by librarians. This Special Issue is interested in this experience together with ideas of how to handle this literature into the future.

The aim of Special Issue is to cover the diverse range of aspects of grey literature. Grey literature often falls outside the tracking and indexing of other literatures. Nonetheless it is often critical for research and preservation of ideas and the development of topics and ideas.Topics of interest for the special issue include (but are not limited to)::

  • grey literature collection development policies and practices in libraries
  • grey literature management/ curation practices in libraries
  • public awareness of grey literature
  • metadata standards for different types of grey literature databases
  • availability and accessibility of grey literature for library clientele
  • open access and shared grey resources
  • grey literature produced and published by academic institutions
  • grey literature institutional repositories
  • diversity in publishing and disseminating grey literature
  • assessment of the extent of usage of grey literature in research

Submissions to Collection and Curation are made using ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system. Registration and access is available at . If you are unable to find the information you need in the author guidelines or our author resources ( section, please email [email protected] for assistance. Please quote the journal name, your contact details and the information you require.

Submission deadline: 1 November 2019