Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Annals of Library and Information Studies is a leading quarterly journal in library and information studies publishing original papers, survey reports, reviews, short communications, and letters pertaining to libraryand information science.

Coverage in abstracting/indexing services: Annals of Library and Information Studies indexed in the following databases:

  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Scopus
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • Library and Information Science Abstracts, UK
  • Indian Library and Information Science Abstracts, India

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Short Communication

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Paper

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Review

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Others

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Letter to Editor

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All submissions in Annals of Library and Information Studies undergo a rigorous double blind review process to ensure fair assessment/evaluation and maintain a high-quality impeccable global standard in publication. All submitted manuscripts are treated as confidential documents and the peer review process may take a maximum of four months from the date of submission. Submitted manuscripts are generally referred to two experts (reviewers) and in few cases, it may go to 4-12 experts depending upon the reviewers' response or lack of it. Cursorial/superficial reviews are not given weightage. Only critical reviews are considered and preferred for effective evaluation and improvement in the interest of the journal. Authors may submit a list of four experts in the same subject area with complete details including email along with self declaration (about the originality and non-duplicate\parallel submission) at the time of manuscript submission. Such lists may or may not be used for review purpose of that particular manuscript.

Portions in the manuscript which may reveal the authorship/origin such as acknowledgment, note on ethical clearance apart from author names and affiliations, are removed to ensure fair unbiased review. Only manuscripts that qualify the peer review process are be processed further. The rest are returned to the respective corresponding author with relevant report(s).

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Editorial Board

Editorial Board

 

 

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