Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The International Journal of Librarianship (IJoL) is published by Chinese  American Librarians Association (CALA). It is a peer­-reviewed open access journal dedicated to  publishing articles on as broad an array of topics as possible from all aspects of librarianship in  all types of libraries.

IJoL publishes original research papers, practical developments, reviews, and  commentaries of value to professional practice in librarianship in general. It encourages  communication on librarianship within and among relevant professional and academic communities.

The views express in the Journal are those of the authors and do not represent the views of the editors or of the Association.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

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Featured Articles

This section contains feature articles dealing with innovative practices in libraries of all types.  The articles should contain the usual sections expected in any scholarly article, including but not  limited to an abstract, a literature review, methodology, findings, and a conclusion.

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Reports From the Field

This section contains articles that describe the implementation and assessment of innovative  practices in libraries of all types, and report distinguished Chinese librarian who contributes  greatly to the profession. The articles focus on sharing ideas and experiences with fellow practitioners.

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Reviews

This section contains reviews of books, journal articles, or conference papers. Reviews should be  descriptive and substantially evaluative.

Editors
  • Yongming Wang
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Commentaries

This section is to provide a forum for varying perspectives on the topic under consideration.

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LIS Education Around the World

Editors
  • Xiaoai Ren
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News

Editors
  • Xiaoai Ren
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Library Associations Around the World

Editors
  • Xiaoai Ren
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Peer Review Process

What Content is Peer Reviewed?

If considered suitable by the Editor, the article will be refereed by two referees. The review  process is "blind": authors and referees do not know the identities of the others. In the event of disagreement amongst referees, the manuscript will be sent to a third referee. As a result of the  peer review process, the Editor may accept the article as it is; recommend revisions; or decline  the submission. Reviewers are recruited by the editorial board based upon their familiarity with  the topic at hand.

 

Publication Frequency

This journal is published twice per year.

 

Open Access Policy

IJoL provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

About this journal

The International Journal of Librarianship(IJoL), an open access, refereed journal of research and discussion dealing with all aspects of libraries and librarianship including but not limited to major development of Chinese librarianship throughout the world, welcomes articles dealing with academic, research, public, school and special libraries and other information institutes. It is published by Chinese American Librarian Association (CALA), an affiliation of the American Library Association.