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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.



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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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."


National and International Journals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Library Mosaics: Focuses on support staff issues.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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."

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


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.

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

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

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

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

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

Collection Management: Focuses on all aspects of collection development.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Serials Librarian: International serials management journal.

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

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

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


Electronic Journals and Newsletters (General and Refereed)

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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


Related Publications Outside the Library Field

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

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

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

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


Reviewing Opportunities

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

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

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

Journal of Academic Librarianship: Books relevant to academic librarians.    

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

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

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

The Serials Librarian: Reviews publications related to serials work.

Video Librarian: Comprehensive video review guide for libraries.

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


State/Local Journals

Arkansas Libraries

Florida Libraries

Georgia Library Quarterly

The Idaho Librarian

Louisiana Libraries

Mississippi Libraries

Nebraska Library Association Quarterly

New England Libraries

North Carolina Libraries

Ohio Libraries

Oregon Library Association Quarterly

The Tennessee Librarian

Texas Library Journal

Virginia Libraries

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