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Author Guidelines

Thank you for considering Library Leadership & Management as a possible venue for your manuscript to be published. Please use the online submission process. If you have any problems or questions that are not answered in this document, contact information for the Editor(s) is provided at the end of the document.

What LL&M Publishes
Recognizing that LLAMA is a diverse organization, Library Leadership & Management (LL&M) welcomes articles that correspond to the interests of the membership. This includes manuscripts that relate to leadership, management, and administration, as well as manuscripts that mirror the topical interests of the sections and discussion groups.

The Editor actively seeks the following types of articles:
• Research based manuscripts exploring issues or concerns relevant to LLAMA,
• Practical/experiential manuscripts having practical benefit to library leaders,
• Articles highlighting a methodology or technique that has been used successfully in one or several libraries and would be transferable to other environments/settings
• Articles that address or offer an innovative solution to a management challenge
• Interviews with prominent library administrators or others in related fields, such as vendors or publishers that provide professional insights or development opportunities
• General updates featuring LLAMA committee section activities and/or columns originating from activities in LLAMA sections and groups.
• Announcements of opportunities, programs, and other activities being sponsored by LLAMA at Annual Conference or the Midwinter Meeting

LL&M offers both formal peer review and editorial review options depending on the author’s preference. Formal peer review will take longer, depending on the reviewer’s schedule. The review process used will be documented on the published version of the article.

The journal accepts both longer, in-depth manuscripts of 4,000 to 6,000 words and briefer practice-based articles of 1,000 to 2,500 words. Manuscripts longer than 6,000 words should be discussed with the Editor(s) prior to submission as there may be interest in converting it into a series of articles. At the time of submission, manuscripts should not be under consideration for publication in another venue or publication.

The following items are not generally published in LL&M:
• press releases describing products or services offered by vendors, unless such releases are part of a paid advertisement.
• unsolicited book reviews prepared by the author of the book.

Author Responsibilities
Articles must be logically organized and written in a grammatically correct, simple, readable style. The author is responsible for the accuracy of all statements in the article. Authors shall provide complete and accurate bibliographic citations. All citations and any quotations should be carefully checked by the author.

If the paper has been accepted or presented at a conference (the proceedings of which will not be published), identify the conference by name and date on the cover page. Often material prepared for a presentation or program format will need to be revised into an appropriate narrative format before submission.

Upon submission, the author is responsible for indicating previously published material or revised material that was published or presented elsewhere for a different audience. This will be noted by the editor upon publication. The author must supply the necessary rights and permissions to use previously published material if a publisher holds the copyright to the material.

Writers are urged to consult with the editor(s) as questions or concerns arise.

Submission:
The preferred method of submission is through the online portal to the journal at the URL below.
https://journals.tdl.org/llm/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions
Authors of articles should submit their manuscripts in Microsoft Word or .rtf format. Abstracts are required for articles exceeding 3000 words. They are optional for shorter pieces. Do not include your personal information with the manuscript itself. Please allow a minimum of one month for editorial review.
In the event you encounter problems submitting your manuscript, contact the Editor.
Style Guide:
Consult the Random House Webster’s College Dictionary for spelling and usage. Use the first spelling. Verify the spelling and accuracy of names in an appropriate reference.
Consult The Chicago Manual of Style, 14th edition (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Pr., 1993), for all grammatical rules.
When appropriate, embed figures and tables into the manuscript as you would want them to be displayed. Contact the Editor(s) if you have questions about graphics, videos, or other media formats.
Submit all bibliographic citations at the end of the article.

For samples of Chicago style, please see http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

Editor Contact Information

Elizabeth Blakesley
Editor
elizabeth.blakesley@gmail.com

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. Article submission is in requisite format, according to author guidelines.
  2. All tables, images and other inserts are embedded in the word processing file.
  3. For peer reviewed submissions, please omit author identification information in file. Author information will be recorded in the form.
  4. Items submitted to LL&M should not be under review with other publishers simultaneously.
 

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

 

Privacy Statement

The names, email addresses and other personal information entered in forms on this website will be used exclusively for the purposes of the journal and will not be made available for any other purpose. LL&M will protect personal information as appropriate. and will not disclose your data to third parties without your express permission or unless required by law.

 


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