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Appendix B: English-Language Library-Related
Publishing Outlets With an Online Presence

 

The following list gives a brief description of the focus of the publishing house or journal, and then provides the general web site for the publisher and that for author/submission guidelines, if available. Given that new journals emerge regularly and the sheer scope of material available, this is not a complete list. It is intended to give an idea of the variety of outlets available for your library-related article and book ideas. If a publication is described on its web site as peer-reviewed, this is noted in its description here.

 

Monographs

ALA Editions: The publishing arm of the American Library Association. Looking for projects that will be of practical use to large segments of the library community.

    http://www.ala.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Our_Association/Publishing/Editions1/ALA_Editions_Publishing_Page.htm
    http://www.ala.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Our_Association/Publishing/Editions1/For_Authors_Only/For_Authors_Only.htm

ARL SPEC: SPEC Kits examine current research library practices and policies. SPEC authors are expected to create, tabulate, and analyze a survey on their suggested topic as well as bringing together other information to create the kit. ARL pays a small honorarium to each author.

    http://www.arl.org/spec/index.html
    http://www.arl.org/spec/specfaq.html

ARL Transforming Libraries: Seeks proposals reporting how individuals or institutions are using technology to transform library operations and services.

    http://www.arl.org/transform/index.html

CLIP Notes (ACRL College Libraries Section): CLIP Notes authors compile survey results, literature reviews, and sample documents from surveyed libraries to explain trends and/or practices and procedures in small and midsized academic libraries.

    http://www.ala.org/Content/NavigationMenu/ACRL/About_ACRL/Sections/College_Libraries/Publications18/CLIP_Notes.htm
    http://www.ala.org/Content/NavigationMenu/ACRL/About_ACRL/Sections/College_Libraries/Publications18/CLIP_Notes_Guidelines.htm

Greenwood Publishing Group: Publishes books on librarianship, library management, information management, and children’s/young adult literature.

    http://www.greenwood.com/default.asp?
    http://www.greenwood.com/author/index.asp?SectionID=contactus&Location=author_page

The Haworth Press, Inc.: A publisher of both books and journals, The Haworth Press publishes textbooks and reference books in librarianship.

    http://www.haworthpressinc.com
    http://www.haworthpressinc.com/books/propguide.asp

Highsmith Press: Handbooks and other practical professional books for librarians. Includes a link to their Upstart Books imprint, which publishes resources for school library media specialists and children’s librarians.

    http://www.hpress.highsmith.com
    http://www.hpress.highsmith.com/submiss.htm

H.W. Wilson: Reference books for librarians and researchers. Also publishes some professional resources.

    http://www.hwwilson.com

Information Today: Publishes books on libraries and information technology, as well as material on how to do online research.

    http://www.infotoday.com

Libraries Unlimited: Aimed at practicing librarians, media specialists, and library educators, this press publishes library science textbooks and handbooks.

    http://www.lu.com/lu/
    http://www.lu.com/lu/manu.html

Facet Publishing: The British national association’s publishing arm.

    http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/index.shtml
    http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/writingforus.shtml

McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers: Publishes books on librarianship as well as reference works for librarians.

    http://mcfarlandpub.com
    http://mcfarlandpub.com/book_proposals.html

Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.: Publishers of "How-To-Do-It Manuals for Librarians" as well as other practical books for librarians and information professionals.

    http://www.neal-schuman.com
    http://www.neal-schuman.com/submission.html

Oryx Press: Among its specialties is library and information science.

    Oryx is now part of Greenwood (see above)

Scarecrow Press: A scholarly, academic publisher. One of its publication focuses is "Library and Information Science."

    http://www.scarecrowpress.com
    http://www.scarecrowpress.com/SCP/Submission/

 

National and International Journals

American Libraries: The official publication of the American Library Association, which is disseminated monthly to all members.

    http://www.ala.org/al_onlineTemplate.cfm?Section=American_Libraries&Template=/TaggedPage/TaggedPageDisplay.cfm&TPLID=14&ContentID=12155
     http://www.ala.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Products_and_Publications/Periodicals/American_Libraries/Submitting_articles/Default604.htm

The Australian Library Journal: Quarterly publication of the Australian Library and Information Association.

    http://www.alia.org.au/alj/
    http://www.alia.org.au/alj/contributor.notes.html

Book Links: Connecting Books, Libraries, and Classrooms: An ALA publication containing bibliographies and articles for those serving preschool through eighth grade.

    http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=Periodicals&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=20968

Catholic Library World: Official quarterly publication of the Catholic Library Association.

    http://www.cathla.org/cathlibworld.html

Computers in Libraries: Monthly theme issues, practical information for librarians on computer-related topics.

    http://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/ciltop.htm
    http://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/contrib.htm

EContent Magazine (formerly Database): Intended for hands-on searchers and directors of information facilities. Reviews and compares information sources and software.

    http://www.ecmag.net

Information Outlook: The monthly professional journal of the Special Libraries Association.

    http://www.sla.org/content/Shop/Information/ioarticles/index.cfm
    http://www.sla.org/content/involved/shareknowledge/writingforio.cfm

Information Today: Monthly, combines news articles with topical articles describing developments in the field.

    http://www.infotoday.com/it/itnew.htm

International Leads: Published by ALA’s International Relations Round Table, focuses on international librarianship.

   http://www.ala.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Our_Association/Round_Tables/IRRT/International_Leads/International_Leads.htm
    http://www.ala.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Our_Association/Round_Tables/IRRT/International_Leads/Instructions_for_Authors/Instructions_for_Authors.htm

Intranet Professional: Case studies and how-tos for libraries and research centers.

    http://www.infotoday.com/IP/default.htm
    http://www.infotoday.com/IP/ipsubs.htm

Law Library Journal: Official publication of the American Association of Law Libraries; publishes both scholarly and practice-oriented articles.

    http://www.aallnet.org/products/pub_journal.asp

Libraries & Culture: Explores the significance of collections of recorded knowledge in social and cultural historical context.

    http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/journals/jlc.html

Library Administration and Management: Practical articles and interviews of use to library administrators.

    http://www.ala.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Our_Association/Divisions/LAMA/LAMA_Publications/Library_Administration_and_Management/Library_Administration_and_Management_Magazine.htm

Library Journal: National journal, feature articles, news, and reviews.

    http://libraryjournal.reviewsnews.com

Library Mosaics: Focuses on support staff issues.

    http://www.librarymosaics.com

LQ: The Library Quarterly: Research in all areas of librarianship.

    http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/LQ/
    http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/LQ/instruct.html

MultiMedia Schools: For librarians, teachers, and technology coordinators, focuses on use of electronic information resources and integrating them into the curriculum.

    http://www.infotoday.com/MMSchools/default.htm
    http://www.infotoday.com/MMSchools/MMSforms/authors.html

Online Magazine: Focuses on electronic information topics, directed at hands-on searchers and information managers.

    http://www.infotoday.com/online/default.shtml
    http://www.infotoday.com/online/OLforms/authors.shtml

The Progressive Librarian: Critical perspectives in librarianship, progressive perspective, published twice yearly.

    http://www.libr.org/PL/
    http://www.libr.org/PL/submissions.html

Public Libraries: The official bi-monthly journal of the Public Library Association.

    http://www.pla.org/publications/publibraries/publibraries.html
    http://www.pla.org/publications/publibraries/submissions.html

Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals: Issues of interest to professional database searchers.

    http://www.infotoday.com/searcher/default.htm

The Shy Librarian: Both e-mail and print, focuses on marketing and PR for libraries.

    http://www.shylibrarian.com
    http://www.shylibrarian.com/hotstoryidea.shtml

Today’s Librarian: A glossy, more "popular" magazine devoted to public librarians.

    (Disappeared as of 4/03)

The U*N*A*B*A*S*H*E*D Librarian: Seeks practical articles on "how I run my library good."

    http://www.unabashedlibrarian.com
    http://www.unabashedlibrarian.com/contribute.php3

VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates): Addresses the informational needs of teenagers.

    http://www.voya.com
    http://www.voya.com/Submissions/index.shtml

 

Peer-Reviewed Journals (With a Print Counterpart)

The American Archivist: Refereed publication of the Society of American Archivists; publishes research articles, case studies, bibliographies, and reviews.

    http://www.archivists.org/periodicals/aaeditorialpolicy.asp

Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarian: Focuses on the production, collection, organization, dissemination, retrieval, and use of information in the social and behavioral sciences.

    http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/%7Emstover/bssl.htm
    http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/%7Emstover/bsslcompleteguidelines.html

The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances: Quarterly, information on helping libraries deal with financial constraints.

    http://www.emeraldinsight.com/bl.htm
    http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals/bl/notes.htm

Journal of the Medical Library Association: International, peer-reviewed, articles on health sciences librarianship.

    http://www.mlanet.org/publications/jmla/index.html
    http://www.mlanet.org/publications/jmla/index.html#2

Campus-Wide Information Systems: Information for large academic institutions on purchasing, installing, and running campus-wide computer networks.

    http://www.emeraldinsight.com/cwis.htm
    http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals/cwis/notes.htm

Collection Building: Quarterly, mix of practical and theoretical papers on collection building.

    http://www.emeraldinsight.com/cb.htm
    http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals/cb/notes.htm

Collection Management: Focuses on all aspects of collection development.
http://html.ulib.csuohio.edu/CollectionMgmt/about.html

    http://html.ulib.csuohio.edu/CollectionMgmt/authors.html

College & Research Libraries: A scholarly research publication of ACRL focusing on academic and research librarianship. Double-blind refereed.

    http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=Periodicals&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=27466
     http://www.ala.org/Content/NavigationMenu/ACRL/Publications/Journals_Monographic_Series/College_and_Research_Libraries/CandRL_submission_guidelines.htm

The Electronic Library: Peer-reviewed, addresses all aspects of computerization in libraries.

    http://www.emeraldinsight.com/el.htm
    http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals/el/notes.htm

Government Information Quarterly: Cross-disciplinary and refereed.Analyzes government information policy and practices, new development, and policies for managing government information.

    http://www.elsevier.com/locate/govinf

Health Libraries Review: Peer-reviewed, encompasses all health care information and librarianship.

    http://www.blackwell-science.com/~cgilib/jnlpage.bin?Journal=hlr&File=hlr&Page=aims
    http://www.blackwell-science.com/~cgilib/jnlpage.bin?Journal=hlr&File=hlr&Page=authors

The Information Society: Refereed; deals with information technologies and their impact on society.

    http://www.slis.indiana.edu/TIS/
    http://www.slis.indiana.edu/TIS/basic_info/instructions.html

Information Technology and Libraries: Refereed quarterly journal published by LITA, focuses on all aspects of libraries and information technology.

    http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=Periodicals&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=24227
     http://www.ala.org/Content/NavigationMenu/LITA/LITA_Publications4/ITAL__Information_Technology_and_Libraries/Information_for_Authors.htm

International Information and Library Review: Quarterly, focuses on developments in the information field.

    http://www.academicpress.com/iilr
    http://www.academicpress.com/www/journal/lr/lrifa.htm

Internet Research: Research and practical advice on the Internet as an information resource.

    http://www.emeraldinsight.com/intr.htm
    http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals/intr/notes.htm

Journal of Academic Librarianship: International, refereed, focuses on research relevant to academic librarianship.

    http://www.elsevier.com/inca/publications/store/6/2/0/2/0/7/index.htt
    http://www.elsevier.com/inca/publications/store/6/2/0/2/0/7/620207.pub.istaut.shtml#istaut

Journal of Documentation: Peer-reviewed, focuses on the recording, organization, management, retrieval, dissemination, and use of information.

    http://www.aslib.co.uk/jdoc/
    http://www.aslib.co.uk/jdoc/notes.html

Journal of Internet Cataloging: Peer reviewed, focuses on organization, access, and bibliographic control of Internet resources.

    http://www.haworthpressinc.com/store/product.asp?sku=J141
    http://www.haworthpressinc.com/journals/SIResults.asp?Sku=J141

Journal of Knowledge Management: Quarterly, peer-reviewed, focuses on knowledge management strategies and business solutions.

    http://www.emeraldinsight.com/jkm.htm
    http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals/jkm/notes.htm

Knowledge Quest: For school library media specialists, bi-monthly, September-June. Parts refereed.

    http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=Periodicals&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=27978

Library Hi Tech: Quarterly, combines in-depth articles, case studies, and scholarly literature reviews on current and emerging technologies.

    http://www.emeraldinsight.com/lht.htm
    http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals/lht/notes.htm

Library Resources and Technical Services: Supports the profession of collection development and management, quarterly, peer-reviewed.

     http://staging.ala.org/Content/NavigationMenu/ALCTS/Publications6/Library_Resources_and_Technical_Services1/Default2594.htm
      http://staging.ala.org/ALCTSTemplate.cfm?Section=Library_Resources_and_Technical_Services1&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=27614

Library Review: International communication link between librarians, educators, and information professionals in all types of settings.

    http://www.emeraldinsight.com/lr.htm
    http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals/lr/notes.htm

Library Trends: Theme issues on a single aspect of professional activity or interest.

    http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/puboff/catalog/trends/
    http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/puboff/catalog/trends/#manuscript

New Library World: On the changing role of the library.

    http://www.emeraldinsight.com/nlw.htm
    http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals/nlw/notes.htm

portal: Libraries and the Academy: Focuses on how technology affects academic librarianship and scholarship, refereed.

    http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/
    http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/information/guidelines.html

Reference & User Services Quarterly: Official RUSA journal, addresses all aspects of library services to adults. Double-blind refereed.

    http://staging.ala.org/Content/NavigationMenu/RUSA/Publications2/Reference_and_User_Services_Quarterly/Reference_and_User_Services_Quarterly.htm
     http://staging.ala.org/Content/NavigationMenu/RUSA/Publications2/Reference_and_User_Services_Quarterly/Authors,_Advertisers,_Subscriptions/Authors,_Advertisers,_Subscriptions.htm

Reference Services Review: Dedicated to the enrichment of reference knowledge and the advancement of reference services.

    http://www.emeraldinsight.com/rsr.htm
    http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals/rsr/notes.htm

Research Strategies: Refereed, publishes research on instructional services and the educational mission of the library.

    http://www.elsevier.com/locate/lcats/

School Library Media Research: Scholarly, refereed, research on management, implementation, and evaluation of school library media programs.

    http://staging.ala.org/aaslslmrTemplate.cfm?Section=School_Library_Media_Research
     http://www.ala.org/Content/NavigationMenu/AASL/Publications_and_Journals/School_Library_Media_Research/Manuscript_Submission/Manuscript_Submission.htm

The Serials Librarian: International serials management journal.

    http://www.serialslibrarian.com
    http://www.serialslibrarian.com/instructions.html

Serials Reference Services Quarterly: Haworth Press journal focusing on reference work and serials librarianship.

    http://www2.msstate.edu/~dol1/instr.htm

Urban Library Journal: Refereed, deals with all types and aspects of urban libraries.

    http://lacuny.cuny.edu/ulj/
    http://lacuny.cuny.edu/ulj/ms.htm

WebNet Journal: International quarterly, for researchers, focuses on Internet and network technologies, applications, and services. Features are peer-reviewed.

    http://www.aace.org/pubs/webnet/
    http://www.aace.org/pubs/webnet/guidelines.htm

 

Electronic Journals and Newsletters (General and Refereed)

ALA TechSource: Seeks 500 word feature articles on library news and technology trends.

    https://www.techsource.ala.org
    https://www.techsource.ala.org/submissions.shtml

Ariadne: For information professionals in academic libraries; UK focus but applicable in the US and elsewhere. Evaluates Internet resources and gives news about digital libraries.

    http://www.ariadne.ac.uk
    http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/mail/intro-new.html

Associates: The Electronic Library Support Staff Journal: Library support staff issues, including technology, downsizing, staff development, how-tos, profiles, and so on.

    http://associates.ucr.edu/
    http://associates.ucr.edu/submit.htm

Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology: Bi-monthly, seeks short articles, generally reports of practice, reviews, and public policy/legislative issues.

    http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/
    http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/sumit.html

D-Lib Magazine: Monthly, intended for a technical and professional audience, focuses on innovation and research in digital libraries.

    http://www.dlib.org/dlib.html
    http://www.dlib.org/dlib/author-guidelines.html

Info Career Trends: Bi-monthly email newsletter, focuses on career development issues for practicing information professionals.

    http://www.lisjobs.com/newsletter/
    http://www.lisjobs.com/newsletter/theme.htm#contrib

Information Research: An International Electronic Journal: An international, scholarly, journal that publishes both refereed and working papers in the fields of information science, information management, information systems, information policy and librarianship. Note that they require submissions in HTML format.

    http://informationr.net/ir/
    http://informationr.net/ir/author1.html

Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship: Includes refereed and non-refereed sections. Published quarterly by the Science and Technology Section of ACRL.

    http://www.library.ucsb.edu/istl/
    http://www.library.ucsb.edu/istl/guidelines.html
    http://www.library.ucsb.edu/istl/guidelines2.html

JoDI: Journal of Digital Information: Peer-reviewed, focuses on management, presentation, and uses of information in digital environments.

    http://jodi.ecs.soton.ac.uk
    http://jodi.ecs.soton.ac.uk/sec.php3?content=submit

Journal of Library Services for Distance Education: Peer reviewed, international, focuses on challenges of providing library service to distance education students. In frames, so click on "About" for submission guidelines.

    http://www.westga.edu/~library/jlsde/

Library Philosophy and Practice: Refereed, seeks articles that show the connection between library practice and the philosophy/theory behind it.

    http://www.uidaho.edu/~mbolin/lp&p.htm
    http://www.uidaho.edu/~mbolin/authors.htm

Libres: Library and Information Science Research: Includes refereed and non-refereed sections. Published twice yearly to communicate scholarly thought on library and information science.

    http://aztec.lib.utk.edu/libres/
    http://aztec.lib.utk.edu/libres/authors.html

MC Journal: The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship: Peer-reviewed, practical and scholarly information relating to academic audiovisual librarianship.

    http://wings.buffalo.edu/publications/mcjrnl/

SIMILE: Studies in Media & Information Literacy Education: Peer-reviewed, covers the connections between information instruction, media literacy, and information literacy.

    http://www.utpjournals.com/simile/
    http://www.utpjournals.com/jour.ihtml?lp=simile/submissions.html

Transforming Traditional Libraries: Peer-reviewed, focuses on exploring how librarians integrate new technologies and services with their traditional role.

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Related Publications Outside the Library Field

Elementary School Journal: Data about school and classroom practices in elementary and middle schools.

    http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/ESJ/home.html
    http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/ESJ/instruct.html

First Monday: Peer-reviewed, online only, seeks articles of interest to the Internet community and scholarly research articles about the Internet.

    http://www.firstmonday.dk
    http://www.firstmonday.dk/idea.html#submit

Link-Up: For users of online services, CD-ROMs, and the Internet.

    http://www.infotoday.com/lu/lunew.htm

T.H.E Journal: Technical Horizons in Education: Focuses on integrating technology throughout campuses and curricula.

    http://www.thejournal.com
    http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/cp/default.cfm

 

Reviewing Opportunities

Booklist: Reviews of books and electronic media for librarians in all types of libraries.

    http://staging.ala.org/BKL_Template.cfm?Section=Booklist

Choice Magazine: An ACRL publication that evaluates materials for academic libraries. Reviewers must be teaching faculty or librarians at academic institutions.

    http://staging.ala.org/Content/NavigationMenu/ACRL/Publications/CHOICE/Home.htm
    http://www.ala.org/Content/NavigationMenu/ACRL/Publications/CHOICE/Information_for_Reviewers/Information_for_Reviewers.htm

Counterpoise: Alternative journal reviewing alternative publications and independent media worldwide.

    http://www.civicmediacenter.org/counterpoise/

Journal of Academic Librarianship: Books relevant to academic librarians.

    http://www.elsevier.com/inca/publications/store/6/2/0/2/0/7/index.htt    

Library Journal: Reviews of all types of material for libraries.

    http://libraryjournal.reviewsnews.com

LQ: The Library Quarterly: Reviews books on librarianship and library issues.

    http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/LQ/
    http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/LQ/instruct2.html

Reference Reviews: Reviews of reference publications and subject bibliographies as well as of electronic resources/web sites.

    http://www.emeraldinsight.com/rr.htm
    http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals/rr/notes.htm

The Serials Librarian: Reviews publications related to serials work.

    http://www.serialslibrarian.com/reviews.html

Video Librarian: Comprehensive video review guide for libraries.

    http://www.videolibrarian.com

VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates): Reviews literature and media for young adults; reviewers should be youth-serving professionals.

    http://www.voya.com
    http://www.voya.com/voyarevwr.html

 

State/Local Journals

Arkansas Libraries

    http://pweb.netcom.com/~ronruss/Publications.html
    http://pweb.netcom.com/~ronruss/PubGuide.html

Florida Libraries

    http://www.flalib.org/library/fla/florlibs/florlibs.htm
    http://www.flalib.org/publications/florida_libraries/flguide.htm

Georgia Library Quarterly

    http://www.library.gsu.edu/gla/glq/index.htm

The Idaho Librarian

    http://www.idaholibraries.org/idaholibrarian/index.htm

Louisiana Libraries

    http://www.llaonline.org/bulletin/inst.pdf

Mississippi Libraries

    http://www.misslib.org/publications/main.html

Nebraska Library Association Quarterly

    http://www.nol.org/home/NLA/nlaq.html

New England Libraries

    http://www.nelib.org/news.asp

North Carolina Libraries

    http://www.nclaonline.org/NCL/

Ohio Libraries

    http://www.olc.org/ohio_lib.html

Oregon Library Association Quarterly

    http://www.olaweb.org/quarterly/index.shtml
    http://www.olaweb.org/quarterly/authors.shtml

The Tennessee Librarian

    http://toltec.lib.utk.edu/~tla/pubtoc.html
    http://toltec.lib.utk.edu/~tla/tlainst.html

Texas Library Journal

    http://www.txla.org/pubs/pubs.html
    http://www.txla.org/pubs/manguide.html

Virginia Libraries

    http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/VALib/index.html
    http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/VALib/submission.html


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