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Author Guidelines

The Journal of Library Innovation (JOLI) seeks English language manuscripts on subject matter of interest to library and information professionals who are committed to exploring innovative ideas and practices. Manuscripts may be theoretical, research-based, or of a practical nature. It is recommended that prospective authors query the JOLI editors before submitting their work, but it is not necessary.

Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Open submissions are accepted for the Feature Articles and Innovations in Practice sections only. Editorials and reviews are written by invited authors.

JOLI does not accept simultaneous submissions of manuscripts or previously published work.

The review process is anticipated to take a minimum of six to eight weeks. Authors are notified when a decision has been made. Manuscripts are not returned unless they have been accepted for publication and revisions are required. Accepted manuscripts are published according to the JOLI publication schedule in effect at the time of submission.

JOLI is an open access journal. Authors retain the copyright to their work under the terms of the following Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommerical-No Derivative Works 3.0 (United States) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/. For the full license agreement, see the Open Access License to Publish. All authors will be required to sign a License to Publish prior to publication.

Submission Preparation

JOLI manuscripts should be submitted electronically as Microsoft Word or Rich Text File (RTF) documents, in Arial 12-point font.

  • The title page must include the title of the article. When developing a title, concise is better, as long as it is descriptive and contains phrasing and keywords that will support efficient electronic  retrieval. Also include authors' names and institutional affiliations.
  • If there is more than one author, identify the author responsible for correspendence about the manuscript. Include the contact's name, mailing address, email adress, and telephone number.
  • An abstract should follow the title page. The abstract should describe the article and its conclusions, making sure to emphasize the ways in which the article is about innovation.
  • Keywords. Provide 3 to 7 keywords or phrases  that capture the main themes of the article.
  • Reference style and format should follow the APA style as promulgated in the Manual of Style of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition (2009). The editors reserve the right to edit manuscripts for style, clarity, and length.
  • JOLI authors are responsible for obtaining any necessary written permission to use copyrighted material, and to pay any and all relevant fees.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses 12-point Arial font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, tables, and footnotes are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.  Do not indent for paragraphs.

NOTE: The editors of JOLI wish to acknowledge that a large portion of the author guidelines section was inspired by those provided by the editors of Communications in Information Literacy.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
  3. The text is double-spaced; uses 12-point Arial font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, tables, and footnotes are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.  Do not indent for paragraphs.

  4. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. The manuscript is written in English. 
  7. Proceed to submission process: http://www.libraryinnovation.org/author/submit/1

     

 

Copyright Notice

The Journal of Library Innovation is an open access journal. Authors retain the copyright to their work under the terms of the following Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 (United States) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/.

All authors will be required to sign a License to Publish prior to publication.

 

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ISSN: 1947-525X