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International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies

Editor In Chief: Kendra S. Albright and Theo J.D. Bothma

LIBRI was established in 1950 and is a leading international scholarly journal which investigates the aspects of library and information studies from both a historical and present-day perspective and analyses the role of information and knowledge in cultural, organizational, national and international developments.

The journal reports on current trends in library and information studies worldwide and describes their resulting transformation from the introduction of new information and communication technologies, multidisciplinary approaches, changing practices, and evolving methods. Background information and the latest research findings in library and information studies are made accessible to academics, practitioners, and a broader public. Topics that are covered include, but are not limited to :

  • Libraries (national, public, academic, school, special, etc.) and other information environments
  • Information and knowledge management
  • Information for development (developing and industrialized countries)
  • Indigenous knowledge
  • Literacy (media, information, etc.)
  • Data analytics, big data and their impact on organisations (e.g., customer related data; social science perspective)
  • Digital libraries and repositories
  • Data management, data curation and virtual research environments (VREs)
  • Information ethics and information law
  • Freedom of access to information and freedom of expression
  • Archives & preservation
  • Cultural heritage
  • Book and publishing history
  • Theory submissions

Now in free access - Editors' choice 2019: Anna Maria Tammaro, Krystyna K. Matusiak, Frank Andreas Sposito and Vittore Casarosa. 2019. Data Curator’s Roles and Responsibilities: An International Perspective, LIBRI 69/2.

Articles are in English and conform to the highest academic standards. For further information, contact the editors at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/libri

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Back Issues

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Abstracting & Indexing

Libri is covered by the following services:

  • Baidu Scholar
  • Cabells Journalytics
  • CABI (over 50 subsections)
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • CNPIEC - cnpLINKer
  • Dimensions
  • EBSCO (relevant databases)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Genamics JournalSeek
  • Google Scholar
  • IBR (International Bibliography of Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • IBZ (International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • ICAP Alcohol Information Databases
  • Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • J-Gate
  • Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  • JournalGuide
  • JournalTOCs
  • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (EBSCO)
  • Microsoft Academic
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • MyScienceWork
  • Naver Academic
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ProQuest (relevant databases)
  • Publons
  • QOAM (Quality Open Access Market)
  • ReadCube
  • SCImago (SJR)
  • Semantic Scholar
  • Sherpa/RoMEO
  • Summon (ProQuest)
  • TDNet
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WanFang Data
  • Web of Science - Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Web of Science - Social Sciences Citation Index
  • WorldCat (OCLC)
  • Yewno Discover

Detailed Instructions for authors

LIBRI uses an online submission system, please submit here: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/libri

Please remember to anonymize your manuscript before submission.


Kendra S. Albright, Kent, Ohio, USA
Theo J. D. Bothma, Pretoria, South Africa

Advisory Board

Arsey Aydinoglu, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Jamshid Beheshti, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Dania Bilal, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, US
Albert Boekhorst, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Jacumã-Conde, PB, Brasil
Jenny Bronstein, Bar-Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Nadia Caidi, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Elias Sanz Casado, Charles III University of Madrid, Getafe, Spain
Clara Chu, Mortensen Center, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, US
Michèle Cloonan, Simmons College, Boston, MA, US
Renata Curty, State University of Londrina, Brazil
Dan Dorner, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
Tina Du, Adeleide, Australia
Irakli Garibashvili, National Science Library, Tbilisi, Georgia
Kasey Garrison, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia
John Gathegi, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US
Karen Gavigan, Columbia, SC, US
Anne Goulding, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
Isto Huvila, Uppsala University, Sweden
Carl Gustav Johannsen, Royal School of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen, Denmark
Dick Kawooya, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, US
Jinmook Kim, Kangnam University, Yongin, South Korea
Albina Krymskaya, St. Petersburg State University of Culture, St. Petersburg, Russia
Guoqiu Li, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China 
Filiberto Felipe Martínez Arellano, University Center for Library Science Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
Maria Musoke, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Tony Olden, University of West London, London, UK
Hermann Roesch, TH Köln Technology, Arts, Sciences, Cologne, Germany
Abebe Rorissa, University at Albany, Albany, NY, US
Diljit Singh, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Ana Maria Talavera-Ibarra, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), San Miguel, Peru
Anna Maria Tammaro, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
Irina Trushina, Russian Library Association, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Ana Vasconcelos, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
Hassan Zamir, River Forest, Illinois, US
Yao Zhang, Tianjin, China
Yin Zhang, Kent State University, Kent, OH, US
Lihong Zhou, Wuhan University, China
Sandy Zinn, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa

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