Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

EBLIP is a peer reviewed, open access journal published quarterly by the University of Alberta Learning Services, using the OJS Software. The purpose of the journal is to provide a forum for librarians and other information professionals to discover research that may contribute to decision making in professional practice. EBLIP publishes original research and commentary on the topic of evidence based library and information practice, as well as reviews of previously published research (evidence summaries) on a wide number of topics.


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Section Policies

Editorial

Editors
  • Alison Brettle
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Articles

Editors
  • Lorie Kloda
  • Lisl Zach
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Evidence Summaries

Editors
  • Heather Pretty
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Commentaries

Editors
  • Alison Brettle
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Classics

Editors
  • Jon Eldredge
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Features

Editors
  • Alison Brettle
  • Denise Koufogiannakis
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

EBL 101

Editors
  • Alison Brettle
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Using Evidence in Practice

Editors
  • Alison Brettle
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Letters to the Editor

Editors
  • Alison Brettle
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

News/Announcements

Editors
  • Alison Brettle
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Review Articles

Editors
  • Denise Koufogiannakis
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All original research, feature articles, classics and evidence summary submissions are reviewed by two members of the Editorial Advisory Team using a double blind reviewing process. This includes submissions from the editors or members of the Editorial Advisory Team. Care is taken to ensure that submissions are reviewed by members of the team with knowledge of the subject area but who do not have a conflict of interest (see Review Guidelines).

 

Publication Frequency

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice began its quarterly publication schedule in March 2006.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to all of its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. As such, copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the authors, under the terms of the Creative Commons-Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike License 2.5 Canada license. Such access is associated with increased readership and increased citation of an author's work. For more information on this approach, see the Public Knowledge Project, the Directory of Open Access Journals, or the Budapest Open Access Initiative.

 

Indexing

EBLIP is indexed by Library Literature & Information Science Full Text; Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA); Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA); SCOPUS; and The Informed Librarian Online. Individual articles are searchable in the Directory of Open Access Journals.

 

ISSN

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice - ISSN 1715-720X.

 

CLOCKSS Archiving

EBLIP participates in the CLOCKSS Archive. For more information, please see: CLOCKSS.

The CLOCKSS system has permission to ingest, preserve, and serve this Archival Unit.