ISSN 0204-2061 | eISSN 2345-0053
Focus and scope. The scholarly diamond open access journal Knygotyra (Eng. Book Science) seeks to promote interdisciplinary research on the book and digital media culture, including all the varied possibilities of textual communication and related issues. Topics the journal covers include the theory and methodology of book science, book history and historiography, traditional and digital publishing, research on media literacy and reading, book art, bibliophily, studies in printed and digital heritage, book sociology, and closely related topics from the humanities and social sciences: epigraphy, codicology, the history of the library and librarianship, bibliography, archival studies and records management, etc. Knygotyra publishes original scientific articles, scientific publications of historical sources, reviews of books, and a chronicle of events that are important for book science.
Publication frequency - two volumes per year, in June-July and October-November.
Languages. The journal accepts articles in Lithuanian and English. Regarding submissions in other languages, please contact the editorial team.
Charges. The journal does not charge article processing charges or submission charges.
Indexed in: BASE, BHO (Book History Online), Cabell’s directories of Academic Journals, CNKI, CORE, Dimensions, DOAJ Seal, EBSCO (Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts), EZB (Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek), Google Scholar (h5-index 4; g5-index 4), HEAL link (Hellenic Academic Libraries Link), JournalTOCs, Lituanistika, Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, MLA International Bibliography, QOAM, ROAD, Redalyc, ScienceGate, ScienceOpen, Scilit, Scinapse, Sherpa Romeo, Ulrich’s Web,
The latest printed volumes of Knygotyra can be purchased at the VU online bookstore: https://www.knygynas.vu.lt/
We are member of the Initiative for Open Citations (i4OC) which is a multi-stakeholder project to make scholarly citation data openly available to enable the creation of new and better metrics.
We are members of the The Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA) which is a collaboration between scholarly publishers, infrastructure organizations, librarians, researchers and other interested parties to advocate and promote the unrestricted availability of the abstracts of the world's scholarly publications, particularly journal articles and book chapters, in trusted repositories where they are open and machine-accessible.
The journal is a participant of Open Archives Initiative. The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) is a low-barrier mechanism for repository interoperability.
Sponsors. 2019 – 2021 publishing is funded by the State Lithuanian Studies and Dissemination Program for 2016-2024 administered by the Research Council of Lithuania.
History. The scholarly journal Knygotyra has been published without interruption since 1961. Its initial title, from 1961 to 1969, was Bibliotekininkystės ir bibliografijos klausimai (Issues of Librarianship and Bibliography), which in 1970 was changed to Knygotyra. The journal was originally published in two parts: one focused on book history and publishing, and the other on librarianship, bibliography and information science. As of 1994, the second part has acquired independent status and is published as Informacijos mokslai (Information Sciences). From 1990 to 2001 Knygotyra was published in a single annual volume; since 2002, two volumes have been published each year.