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Library Trends
Author Guidelines

Procedures for Proposing and Guest Editing an Issue of Library Trends

Issue topics for Library Trends are developed in many ways. We value recommendations from professional librarians, archivists, and other information personnel, from members of the faculties of schools of library and information science, and from others whose concern is with issues of management of cultural heritage. We seek volunteers from these areas to act as issue editors.

An issue editor proposes the theme and scope of a new issue, draws up a list of prospective authors and article topics, calls for submissions to each issue, arranges for peer review of each article, provides short annotations of each included article’s scope, and prepares a statement of philosophy guiding the issue’s development. Unsolicited articles are not accepted.

The style and tone of the journal is formal rather than journalistic or popular. Library Trends reviews current theory and practice and identifies and evaluates new directions of both practice and research. Papers must represent original work. Extensive updates of previously published papers are acceptable, but revisions or adaptations of published work are not acceptable. Both issue proposals and the papers they contain are subject to rigorous external review.

Please send your ideas, inquiries, or issue proposal to or:

Cindy Ashwill
Library Trends Managing Editor
School of Information Sciences
501 E. Daniel Street
Champaign, IL 61820-6211

Author’s Submission Guidelines

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Library Trends

Volume: 65 (2017)
Frequency: Quarterly
Print ISSN: 0024-2594
Online ISSN: 1559-0682