Author Guidelines

To ensure the quality and relevance of published articles, we have established the following guidelines for authors submitting manuscripts to our journal:

1. Scope and Focus

  • Library Progress International welcomes original research articles, literature reviews, case studies, theoretical papers, and other scholarly contributions that advance the field of library and information sciences.
  • Submissions should address topics related to libraries, information management, information technology, digital libraries, knowledge organization, information retrieval, scholarly communication, and related areas.
  • We encourage interdisciplinary perspectives and welcome submissions that explore the intersection of library and information sciences with other disciplines.

2. Manuscript Preparation

  • Manuscripts should be prepared in English and submitted in Microsoft Word format.
  • Ensure that your manuscript follows the journal's formatting guidelines, including font size, margins, line spacing, and citation style. A template is available upon request.
  • Manuscripts should include a title, abstract (150-250 words), keywords (3-5 keywords), introduction, methodology (if applicable), results, discussion, conclusion, and references.
  • Figures, tables, and other visual elements should be clearly labeled and of high quality. Provide captions and ensure proper citation if adapted or reproduced from other sources.
  • Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions for any copyrighted material used in their manuscripts.

3. Submission Process

  • Authors should submit their manuscripts through the journal's online submission system. Ensure all required information, including author names, affiliations, and contact details, is provided accurately.
  • Upon submission, authors will receive a confirmation email acknowledging receipt of their manuscript. Submissions will undergo a thorough peer-review process to assess their scholarly merit and suitability for publication.
  • Authors can expect timely communication regarding the status of their submission throughout the review process.

4. Peer Review

  • All submissions to Library Progress International undergo double-blind peer review, where both the identities of the authors and reviewers are concealed to ensure impartial evaluation.
  • Reviewers evaluate submissions based on criteria such as originality, relevance, methodological rigor, clarity of presentation, and contribution to the field.
  • Authors will receive feedback and recommendations from reviewers to help improve the quality of their manuscript. Revisions may be required based on reviewer comments.

5. Copyright and Open Access

  • Authors retain the copyright to their work published in Library Progress International, granting the journal the right to first publication.
  • Published articles are made available under a Creative Commons license, allowing for widespread dissemination and reuse, provided proper attribution is given to the original work.

6. Ethical Considerations

  • Authors should adhere to the highest ethical standards in their research and writing, including the avoidance of plagiarism, fabrication, and falsification of data.
  • Any potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed upon submission.
  • Authors are responsible for ensuring that their research complies with ethical guidelines and regulations, including obtaining necessary permissions and consent for human subjects research.