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The Ghana Library Journal is published by the Ghana Library Association.

Peer Review

Each paper is reviewed by two experts and the editorial board makes the final decision.

Peer review guidelines
The Ghana Library Journal is an open-access double-blind peer-reviewed journal intended for librarians, library administrators, information scientists, academics, educators and students from various backgrounds who are interested in all aspects of Librarianship and Information Science that are central to the information profession.
Peer review and peer feedback are the backbone of research, and are of paramount importance for professional growth and improvement. Peer review is the evaluation of research works authored by some scientists, carried out by some other scientists with similar competencies. It helps foster credibility in academic publishing and keep the quality standards of the published research high. Everyone at GLJ – team members, authors, and readers – is wholeheartedly grateful to each peer reviewer for the generous amount of time and effort they invest to make science better.
In contrast to many other scientific journals, where peer review serves the scope of supporting an editorial decision on whether a certain research work should be published, peer review on GLJ is meant to provide the authors with constructive feedback and suggestions to help them improve their papers, and to inform readers of the papers validity.

All articles undergo a basic, AI-assisted checking process for plagiarism and non-scientific or offensive content before publication.

Open Access Policy

The Ghana Library Journal (GLJ) applies the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) license to published works (please see Copyright for more information). This license was developed to promote Open Access – namely, free immediate access to, and unrestricted reuse of, original works of all types. Under this licence, authors agree to make works legally available for reuse, without permission or fees, for virtually any purpose. Anyone may copy, distribute, or reuse these works, as long as the author and original source are properly cited.

Publication Scheduling

Published bi-annually.


Publication Fees:

There are no publication fees (article processing charges or APCs) to publish with this journal


GLJ believes that authors and reviewers deserve to retain the copyright of their hard work rather than being required to transfer it to their publishers. Furthermore, it is in the best interest of both authors and readers if the published works can be accessed by everyone for free and with no barriers. This is why all GLJ content is immediately and permanently made available Open Access on our website. There are no paywalls, and no registration is required to read research on Qeios.

The copyright of works on GLJ belongs to their authors, who are licensing to GLJ their reproduction. All research content on GLJ, peer reviews included, is made available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) license, which also determines how the content can be reused and shared. This license follows the highest dissemination standards, and it fulfils the typical research funders; requirements in this regard. Similarly, all data is made available under the terms of the Creative Commons Public Domain (CC0) license, as outlined in our Data Sharing policy.


Retractions shall occur whenever the integrity and validity of a research article are significantly undermined, e.g., because of data fabrication, ethical violations, errors that substantially impair the research work, fraud, plagiarism, or severe scientific misconduct in general. On GLJ, a research article warranting retraction is one that consistently receives negative reviews that persistently keep the article's average rating below 2 stars. Therefore, retractions are prompted by peer reviewers – also through the reporting system described above in these policies – but they're eventually actuated by the editorial team after consultation, by following the Retraction guidelines and flowcharts by COPE and the recommendations by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) (in particular, point III B «Scientific Misconduct, Expressions of Concern, and Retraction»).

Whenever a research article is being retracted, its authors have the possibility of an appeal, for which they will need to provide new data and information addressing the issues that warranted the retraction. The editorial team's decision on the appeal is final, and no further rounds of appeal will be considered. When a research article is retracted, it is withdrawn from the GLJ website. However, a PDF version of the retracted article remains available upon request.


Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 0855-3033