Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research

The editorial board would like to express its thanks to those of you who have already submitted articles and we will contact you with further details soon.  From our many conversations with colleagues we realize extending the deadline for papers until the end of the summer will provide much needed time to finish up current research and writing. 

 

Therefore, we are extending the call for submissions to the peer-reviewed sections: Innovations in Practice and Theory and Research. Deadline for submissions is now August 31, 2006.

 

We are also looking for colleagues interested in participating as peer reviewers, writing mentors, and book/media reviewers.  If you are interested in any of these roles, please contact me with a brief note describing your interests and experience as well as your curriculum vitae.

 

In addition to our peer-reviewed sections: Innovations in Practice and Theory and Research, our journal will include a regular column on professional development ideas, news, reviews, highlights of recent conference sessions and spotlights on members of our associations from up and comers to our most decorated award winners.  If you have an idea or suggestion, please contact me or the executive director or president of your library association.   

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Jennifer Richard

Editor-in-Chief

Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research

The Partnership: The Provincial and Territorial Library Associations of Canada.

 

Contact Information:

 

Vaughan Memorial Library

Acadia University

Wolfville, NS

B4P 2R6

 

Tel: 902 542-1895

Fax: 902 585-1748

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Web: http://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca//index.php/perj/

 

Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research

Scope:

This electronic journal is a practitioner’s journal of The Partnership published twice a year. Articles may be contributed at any time for publication consideration. Potential articles are reviewed by members of an editorial review committee. Articles fall into several categories. Feature articles on theory & research and on innovations in practice are in-depth, peer-reviewed articles and fall in the range of 1,000 to 5,000 words. Other types of articles include viewpoints, conference presentations, profiles, news & announcements, professional development and reviews.

 

Sections:

 

Feature Articles:

 

Theory and Research

May include, but are not limited to, theoretical issues surrounding philosophies, policies and trends in all types of library and information environments.  Research articles can be either quantitative or qualitative in nature. Empirical models (evidence-based or experimental techniques) and exploratory models of investigation are welcome.  Articles should be 1500-5000 words and will be subject to a double blind peer review process.

 

Section editor: Heather Morrison

 

Innovations in Practice

This section will publish articles of 1000-4000 words that describe new initiatives and analyze their outcomes. Let others know how you put your best ideas into practice, and what lessons can be learned from the experience. Articles should include enough background to create a context for the general reader, and local acronyms and specialized terminology should be kept to a minimum or clearly explained.

 

Section Editor: Lorie Kloda

 

Professional Development:

This will be a regular column that features short reviews or highlights of new resources, projects, web tools or other areas with a goal of providing current awareness for professional development. While the section will have an editor, guest experts will be sought by the editor so each column will be on a theme – i.e. Update on Scholarly Communication, New Blogging Tools, etc.

 

Section Editor: Heather Matheson

 

Profiles:

This section will feature short profiles of practitioners in the LIS field. It will showcase well-known and not-so-well-known librarians and information professionals who have made a difference with their work. Each submission should include brief biographical information on the practitioners, details of their notable endeavor, and should be approximately 300-500 words in length.

 

Section Editor: Virginia Wilson

 

Viewpoints:

This section allows for the expression of opinions or viewpoints on current or topical issues in the library and information profession.  The pieces would be relatively short in length and should engage the reader (call to action, identifying issues not to be ignored). The section could be a vehicle for The Partnership, either the Board or for the Presidents or Directors of the associations involved.  Open to any information professional with a strong and engaging viewpoint.

 

Section Editor: Catherine Steeves

 

 

News and Announcements:

What went on, what’s going on and what’s happened to whom. A News & Announcement article briefly describes things such as an award received, a new library, a new appointment, or research in progress.

 

Section Editor: TBA

 

Leading Lights:

These contributions, based on presentations at Canadian library or library-related conferences, may be nominated by anyone in the library community at large.  Submissions could also be recommended by members of the Editorial Board.  Presenters will be contacted and invited to prepare and send a submission for peer-review.   Up to three items will ultimately be selected by the Leading Lights Editor for any issue. Topics may range from theoretical to technological highlights to view points to new practices.  The format may also range widely including but not limited to videorecordings, online posters and formal papers.  The length of the article will be guided by the format.  Text-based submissions should be 1,000 to 4,000 words.  Videorecordings would normally be 15 to 60 minutes.  International presenters are welcome.

 

Section Editor: Cynthia Archer

 

Media/Publication Reviews:

The purpose of the reviews section is to provide critical appraisals of new print and non-print resources that will assist readers of the Journal in selecting works for their own professional use or addition to their library collections.  Reviewers are chosen on the basis of their knowledge and experience in areas of relevance in the library and information world.

 

Section Editor: Michael Hohner

 

Peer Review Process

Articles featured in the Research and Theory and Innovation in Practice sections will peer reviewed using a double blind process. A pool of reviewers will be assembled by the Editorial Board through contacts with all of the Provincial and Territorial Library Associations.

All other submissions will be vetted through the section editors.

 

Publication Frequency

The Journal will be published twice per year. Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer.

 

Open Access Policy

This Journal is fully open access, completely available to anyone, anywhere, as soon as it is published, and in perpetuity. Creative Commons License: read Creative Commons Canada

http://creativecommons.ca/  Attribution – Noncommercial – No derivates

For more information contact:
Jennifer Richard
Editor in Chief

Vaughan Memorial Library
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS
B4P 2R6
Tel: 902-585-1403
Fax: 902-585-1748
Email: [log in to unmask]