JELIS Submission Guidelines
The Journal of Education for Library and Information Science is the official publication of the Association for Library and Information Science Education. It is a quarterly scholarly journal in the field of library and information science education, serving as a vehicle for presentation of research and issues within the field. All manuscripts submitted to JELIS should be sent to the Editor-Designate at firstname.lastname@example.org. The material should not have been published elsewhere and should not be under consideration by another publication.
Types of Manuscripts
Four types of contributions are considered for publication:
Manuscript Submission Requirements
The manuscript must be submitted as an email attachment in Word or RTF format to the Editor-Designate at email@example.com. Double spacing must be used throughout, including references, notes, bibliographies, and tables. The cover page of the manuscript should carry the title; the full name(s) of the author(s); the institution(s) or organization(s) with which each is affiliated; and complete contact information for the one author to whom all communication about the manuscript should be directed including mailing address, phone and fax numbers, and email address.
Only the title of the manuscript should be repeated at the top of the first page of the text. Authors' names must not appear in the file name, headers and footers, or anywhere on the manuscript itself. All elements of the paper including the cover sheet, figures, tables, and appendices must be included in a single file. A bracketed note within the manuscript text should indicate where a related figure or table goes, e.g., [insert Table 1 here]. We request all images, table, and figures be appended to the original document and not sent separated from the original document.
References should be typed in alphabetical order by author, following the American Psychological Society style (APA) found in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Fifth Edition. The author is responsible for providing complete, accurate citations. A brief informative abstract should accompany the manuscript. In 150 words or less, it should succinctly state the scope of the paper, methods, results, and conclusions. A list of 5-6 key words that represent the content of the article, including one of more key terms representing the research methodology used, should follow the abstract.
Articles are expected to be clearly and concisely written. Major articles should have a clearly stated thesis or hypothesis, a section explaining the background and purpose of the study, a description of methods or procedures, and an analytic discussion of findings, conclusions, and, if pertinent, recommendations. Major articles should add new information or deepen understanding of a significant problem or issue, use appropriate data and/or analysis to make a compelling argument, and cite the relevant literature.
Processing of Manuscripts
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Last Updated 4/23/2013