LAS Journal goes Green and Open Access

With effect from this year, the Singapore Journal of Library and Information Management (SJLIM) goes green and open access. The LAS Council  approved the proposal on 8 May 2009.


SJLIM goes green by being available online only. We save on resources by not having to print the journal and to mail it to individual members. It will be made available on the LAS website for access any time.

Open Access

SJLIM goes open access by changing its copyright statement to:

“The copyright of a work published in SJLIM is held by the author. Authors may post the work on personal or institutional Web sites and in other open-access digital repositories. The authors must warrant that their article is original and the original work of the authors. The authors must also obtain relevant permissions from any third-party copyright holders and intellectual property owners.
The Library Association of Singapore (LAS) reserves the right to permanently maintain open access to all published articles, to maintain permanent archival copies of all submissions, to provide print or electronic copies to appropriate services for indexing and to use all published materials in various formats for LAS’s exclusive non-commercial purposes.”

We hope this will make SJLIM more accessible, more visible and with the potential to have a greater impact.

Contributed by Yeo Pin Pin, Chairperson LAS Publications Committee