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Author GuidelinesGeneral principles
The Lagos Journal of Library and Information Science will consider issues of interest to library users, including reports on user expectations and requirements generated both by libraries and researchers and by user bodies. It will further consider the demographic environment within which libraries and information providers will be functioning and the changes in the demand for services which result. It will include socio-political factors including governmental reorganizations, national and international information policies, legal aspects and funding initiatives. The journal will also cover technological issues which impact on library and information provision.
The reviewing process:
Each paper is reviewed by the editor and, if it is judged suitable for this publication, it is then sent to a referee for blind peer review. Based on the recommendations, the editor then decide whether the paper should be accepted as is, revised or rejected. If formal review is not requested, the decision whether or not to publish is made in consultation with the Editorial Board. Conference reports are not subject to a formal review procedure.
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically and/or in paper form. All authors should be shown and author’s details must be printed on a separate sheet and the author should not be identified anywhere else in the article. As a guide, articles should be between 3,000 and 6,000 words in length. A title of not more than 14 words should be provided. A brief autobiographical note should be supplied including full name, affiliation, e-mail address and full international contact details.
Authors must supply an abstract of 100-150 words. Up to six keywords should be included which encapsulate the principal subjects covered by the article. Where there is a methodology, it should be clearly described under a separate heading.
Headings must be short, clearly defined and not numbered. Notes or End-notes should be used only if absolutely necessary and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers, enclosed in square brackets and listed at the end of the article.
Figures, charts and diagrams should be kept to a minimum. They should be provided both electronically and as good quality originals. They must be black and white with minimum shading and numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals. Artwork should be either copied and pasted from the origination software into a black Microsoft Word document, or saved and imported into a black Microsoft Word document. Artwork created in MS PowerPoint is also acceptable. In the text the position of a figure should be shown by typing on a separate line the words “take in figure 2”. Supply succinct captions.
Tables should be kept to a minimum. They must be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals and a brief title.
References to other publications must be APA style. That is, shown within the text as the first author’s name followed by a comma and year of publication all in round brackets e.g. Fox (1994). At the end of the article a reference list in alphabetical order must be given as follows: For books: surname, initials (year) title, publisher, place of publication, e.g. Casson, M. (1979) Alternatives to the Multinational enterprise, Macmillan, London. For journals: surname, initials, (year), “Empowerment as a catalyst for change: an example from the food industry”. Supply Chain Management, Vol. 2 No. 2, pp. 29-33.
Final submission of the article:
Once accepted for publication, the final version of the manuscript must be provided, electronically and/or in paper format. It should include author name(s); title of article; journal title; electronic file name.
The manuscript will be considered to be the definitive version of the article. The author must ensure that it is complete, grammatically correct and without spelling or typographical errors. The Editor-in-Chief is under no obligation to return submitted papers except in cases dealing with the review process. Submissions should be sent to: The Editor-in-Chief Charles O. Omekwu (Ph.D) Lagos Journal of Library and Information Science Nigerian Institutes of Advanced Legal Studies, University of Lagos Campus P.M.B. 12820 Marina, Lagos Nigeria Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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