College & Research Libraries

College & Research Libraries is a bimonthly peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Association of College and Research Libraries.

College & Research Libraries
DisciplineLibrary Science
Edited byWendi Arant Kaspar
Publication details
1.626 (2017)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Coll. Res. Libr.
OCLC no.2354797


It was established in December 1939 and was published quarterly for its first 18 years, then bimonthly since 1956. It publishes articles that are intended to help academic librarians build an intellectual framework to serve the needs of collegiate users. The editor-in-chief is Wendi Arant Kaspar (Texas A&M University Policy Sciences and Economics Library).[1] The journal is open access since 2011.[2]

Abstracting and indexing information

The journal is abstracted and indexed in Scopus, Social Science Citation Index, America: History and Life, Academic Search Premier, FRANCIS, PASCAL, EBSCO Education Source, Educational research abstracts (ERA), Information Science and Technology Abstracts, Library and Information Science Abstracts, Library Literature and Information Science, and MLA - Modern Language Association Database.

According to Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2017 impact factor of 1.626, ranking it 36th out of 88 journals in the category "Information Science & Library Science".[3]

See also

  • Category:Library science journals


  1. "About C&RL". Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  2. Straumsheim, Carl. "Historians clash over open access movement". Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved 2014-01-07.
  3. "Journal Citation reports". Clarivate Analytics. Retrieved 7 September 2018.

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