International Journal of Library Science

International Journal of Library Science investigates the functions of libraries and information services from both a historical and present-day perspective and analyses the role of information in cultural, organizational, national and international developments. It focuses on the research process in library and information science as well as research findings and, where applicable, their practical applications and significance.

Editor-in-chief: Abdoulaye Kaba
p-ISSN: 2168-488X
e-ISSN: 2168-4901


Online Manuscript Tracking System

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Author Guidelines

1 General Information
Language  All manuscripts should be written in English -- British or American as long as consistency is observed.
Acknowledgements  All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an acknowledgments section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chairperson who provided only general support. Financial and material support should also be acknowledged.
Conflict of interest and funding  Authors are responsible for disclosing financial support from the industry or other conflicts of interest that might bias the interpretation of results.
Statistic validity  If complicated statistical data are provided, the authors may be requested to submit a statement issued by a certified statistician regarding the validity of methods used.
2 Manuscript Template
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3 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) I, the corresponding author, am authorized by all of my co-authors to submit this manuscript.
(2) Gather the information about the manuscript: (a) For all authors: first name, last name, postal address, e-mail address, affiliation, etc; (b) Manuscript title; (c) Manuscript abstract. (d) Contact information (name, e-mail address and affiliation) of suggested and/or excluded reviewers (if any).
(3) The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
(4) The manuscript, or any part thereof, is in no way a violation of any existing original or derivative copyright.
(5) The manuscript contains nothing obscene, indecent, objectionable or libelous.
(6) The submission file is in Microsoft Word document format only.
(7) When available, the URLs to access references online are provided, including those for open access versions of the reference. The URLs are ready to click (e.g.,
(8) Supplemental files are submitted in accordance with instructions and information is given on a separate page at the end of the main manuscript.
4 Submission Steps

The manuscript submission process consists of 5 primary steps that gather detailed information about your manuscript: 1. Journal information, 2. Manuscript general information, 3 Authors' information, 4 Reviewers' information, 5.Validation and Submission. You will need to complete the primary tasks in the correct order. You will have the opportunity to make changes to your submission until your manuscript is reviewed. The sequence of screens is as follows:

Step1 Journal Information
Select the journal to which you would like to submit your manuscript.
You could not change the selected journal after submitting the manuscript in the step5, so be sure you select the appropriate journal.
Step2 Manuscript General Information
The 'Manuscript General Information' primary step asks you to submit the manuscript type, title, abstract, keywords, pages and file.
You must select the actual file location (via an open file dialogue) on your computer. Acceptable formats for the manuscript file include Micorsoft Word and Adobe PDF format. Acceptable formats for figures include JPEG (.jpg or .jpeg), GIF (.gif), PostScript (.ps or .prn) and TIFF (.tif or .tiff). The file or figure could not exceed 6MB in the online system.
Step3 Authors' Information
Please provide the names, running titles, Email addresses, and affiliations of all the authors (including current affiliation and affiliation where the work was primarily carried out) of this manuscript, in the order that they appear on the manuscript. In order to submit a manuscript, you must be one of the authors of the manuscript.
Please note, if you are the corresponding author please submit your details correctly, especially the email and telephone number.
Step4 Reviewers' Information
You may suggest information of some particularly qualified reviewers who have had experience in the subject of the submitted manuscript, but who are not affiliated with the same institutes as the contributor.
You may also submit a list of reviewers to be excluded.
Step5 Validation and Submission
The Validation and Submission step is the last step in the manuscript submission process, which gives you the opportunity to check and verify the manuscript information and manuscript file uploaded. You may update and/or change manuscript information and manuscript file by clicking on the 'Previous' button respectively.
Once your manuscript has been finalised, click on the 'Approve Submission' button to submit your manuscript.
After submission you will receive an acknowledgement email. You can check the status of your manuscript at any time by accessing the system with your username and password or link sent to you in the acknowledgement email.
Please note that the submission process is not complete and your manuscript will not be received by the editors until you have approved the above 5 steps.
5 Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted for publication in SAPUB will be reviewed anonymously by at least two independent experts in the particular area, the author will receive evaluation results within a month to decide the manuscript would be accepted or rejected.