Guidelines for Authors

Articles must be solely the unpublished original work of the author(s) stated, must not have been previously published elsewhere, and must not be under consideration by any another journal. The Editor(s) or the publisher assumes no responsibility for the statements and opinions of author(s).

The IJLIS strongly discourages duplication/reduplication of data already published in other journals/books. If and when duplication is detected after publishing in IJLIS, the journal will be forced to 'retract' such articles. All articles submitted to IJLIS are subject to peer review process. All accepted articles will be suitably edited before publication.

All articles submitted for publication to the IJLIS should follow the below mentioned guidelines:

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1. Covering Letter: A covering letter which could explain why the article should be published in the IJLIS. One of the authors could be identified as the corresponding author of the article, who would be responsible for the contents of the article as also answer.

2. Article: Article should be presented in as concise a form as possible and the contents arranged in the following format:

Article should be submitted in MS word format, A4 page size and of maximum 6000 words in English.

-- Title of the paper should be in bold 14 point font size and Times New Roman font type.

-- Name of the author(s), address of the institution with PIN, along with telephone no., and e-mail id.

-- Abstract of approximately 150-250 words along with maximum five key words.

-- Full text and abstract should be single-spaced, 10 point font size, Times New Roman font type.

-- Paragraph headings and sub-headings in bold 12 font size and may be numbered in bold.

-- The margins should be set as: top- 3cm; bottom-3.8cm; left-3.8cm; right-2.5cm.

-- Introduction should be in brief and state precisely the scope of the article.

-- Review of the literature should be restricted to reasons for undertaking the present study and provide only the most essential background.

-- Methodology should be clearly mentioned like objectives, methods followed for work, limitations, statistical analysis, etc. should be included.

-- The discussion should deal with the interpretation of results without repeating information already presented under results.

-- Tables and figures may be numbered in Arabic numerals and sources cited clearly. These should appear in sequential order in the text. The corresponding tables or figures should either appear within the text or should be placed at the end of the article.

-- The conclusions can be linked with the goals of the study but unqualified statements and conclusions not completely supported by the data should be avoided.

-- Acknowledgements should be in brief.

-- Undertaking by Author(s) should be signed by all author(s) and submitted with the article. You can download the format: Undertaking by Authors.

-- Follow the MLA style of citation for all references and bibliographies.

-- In-Text Citations: MLA format follows the author-page method of in-text citation.

This means that the author's last name and the page number(s) from which the quotation or paraphrase is taken must appear in the text, and a complete reference should appear on your Works Cited page. The author's name may appear either in the sentence itself or in parentheses following the quotation or paraphrase, but the page number(s) should always appear in the parentheses, not in the text of your sentence.

Follow the any one of MLA, APA or Chicago Manual Style of References

Check on the IJLIS website there are Citation Style Sources

Article processing (APC):

The journal is Open Access. Article Processing Charges (APCs)
allow the publisher to make articles immediately available online to
anyone to read and reuse upon publication.


Average Article prorcessing time (APT) is 55 days

Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process (FEE-Review Process) :

International Journal of Library and Information Studies is participating in the Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process (FEE-Review Process) with an additional prepayment of $99 apart from the regular article processing fee. Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process is a special service for the article that enables it to get a faster response in the pre-review stage from the handling editor as well as a review from the reviewer. An author can get a faster response of pre-review maximum in 3 days since submission, and a review process by the reviewer maximum in 5 days, followed by revision/publication in 2 days. If the article gets notified for revision by the handling editor, then it will take another 5 days for external review by the previous reviewer or alternative reviewer.

Article Withdrawal Policy:

From time to time, an author may wish to withdraw a manuscript after submitting it. Changing one's mind is an author's prerogative. An author is free to withdraw an article at no charge-as long as it is withdrawn within 5 days of its initial submission. Once the article is accepted author have to pay 50% of the APC to withdraw manuscript (for the resources used).

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