About The Idealis

The Idealis is a new kind of open access overlay journal, powered by PressForward and curated by librarian-experts working in the arena of scholarly communication. Each week, editors recruit the very best scholarly communication literature from across the Web, working with authors to make their research available, ensuring that librarians are connected to excellent research that’s relevant to their work.

Our vision

The Idealis uses the greatest information resource known to humankind–librarians–to create a carefully curated journal full of research that is relevant first and foremost to the needs of library practitioners. We work to liberate toll access or otherwise difficult to access research in all forms–articles, books, code, data sets, presentations, white papers, and more–with all the tools at our disposal.


The Idealis launched serving the information needs of academic librarians who are interested in scholarly communication. We aim to eventually branch out to serve other areas of librarianship, as well.

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