Communicate: Journal of Library and Information Science: Submissions

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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines for Submissions:

1. The Journal is published twice a year, June and December. For the June edition, research-based papers are welcome from December 1st to March 31st while for the December edition; papers are welcome from June 1st to September 30th.
Note: Case studies based on single libraries/institutions/organizations are not encouraged.

2. Papers should be in English Language with British orthography.

3. Papers should not have been previously published in the same form in any other Journal.

4. The length of manuscript should be between 2,000 and 3,000 words.

5. Manuscript should be typed on A4 paper, double spaced and aligned to the left.

6. The cover page should bear the name(s) of the author(s), designation(s) and address(es) while the next page should contain the title and abstract of between 100 and 200 words, followed by 4 to 6 keywords.

7. The mode of citation for reference should be the latest edition American Psychological Association (APA) also known as Harvard System and they should be arranged in an alphabetical order. The following are examples:

A. Books

i. David, Joe (2003) Be your own boss: gain financial independence and
employ others. Lagos: Perde Associates.

ii. Ifidon, S.E. & Ifidon E.I. (2007) Basic principles of research methods.
Benin City: Goodnews Express Communications.

iii. Ogundipe, O.O. (2005) The Librarianship of developing countries: the
librarianship of diminishing resources. Lagos: Ikoja Press

B. Journals

i. Anunobi, C.V. (2006) Students awareness of, and attitude to HIV/AIDS:
implications for information providers. Communicate: Journal of
Library & Information Science. 8 (2). 14-28.

ii. Shiloba, G.E. (2005) Setting up and managing ICT laboratory in a
Nigerian library school: Ahmadu Bellow University, Zaria experience.
African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science.
15(1). 51-58.

C. Internet Sources

For sources accessed on the Internet, the author should provide the following information in his/her citation:

i. Name of author (if available);
ii. Year of Publication (in Parenthesis): if unavailable, use the abbreviation n.d;
iii. Title of document;
iv. The URL;
v. Date of retrieval.

i. Chester, G. & Neelameghan, A. (2006). Information Professional:
Knowledge and Skills Development for Serving Marginalized and
Rural Communities.
Retrieved 15/05/2009.

ii. Retrieved 22/05/2009.

8. Illustrations should be clearly presented and all figures should be numbered in
the order in which they appear in the manuscript.

9. (a) If the manuscript is found publishable after assessment, a charge of $75
is required, payable to COMMINICATE, Journal of Library and Information Science.

(b) Manuscript should be sent via post or email. Manuscript sent by post
should be in three copies, accompanied by a virus free flash drive/CD
Rom and a self addressed envelop.

10. Authors of accepted papers will be notified within eight weeks of receipt of their

Manuscripts should be sent to:

Professor Sam E. Ifidon
Managing Editor
COMMUNICATE: Journal of library and information Science
c/o Department of Library and Information Science
Ambrose Alli University
Telephone Numbers: +234 803 609 2439; +234 807 574 8704; +234 703 636 0662


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