Statement of Values

We, the editors of CIL, value:

  • The advancement of relevant and consequential research, theory, and practice in the area of postsecondary information literacy;
  • The free and open dissemination of CIL’s published articles, and the right of our authors to retain ownership of their work;
  • The editorial independence and freedom to publish scholarly works without undue influence from any commercial entity, educational institution, or professional association;
  • The freedom of authors to produce and disseminate scholarship without undue constraint;
  • The responsibility of authors to their peers and to society at large to produce scholarship that meets the library and information field’s highest professional standards of quality and rigor;
  • The production and dissemination of scholarship that complies with relevant governmental and institutional policies, and which serves the library field and the public good;
  • Social justice and the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which inform all aspects of this journal’s operations;
  • Practicing care in our relationships with authors, peer reviewers, readers, and colleagues.

CIL may decline manuscripts that do not align with the values articulated here.

Last updated April, 2021

CIL Editorial Team