College & Research Libraries (C&RL) uses a web-based, automated, submission system to track and review manuscripts. The journal provides a template in Word for authors to use.
Manuscripts should be submitted through the web portal at http://www.editorialmanager.com/crl. If you experience any difficulties or have any questions about submitting your manuscript, please contact the editor Wendi Arant Kaspar, (email@example.com).
1. Larry R. Oberg, Mary Kay Schleiter, and Michael Van Houten, "Faculty Perceptions of Librarians at Albion College: Status, Role, Contribution, and Contacts," College & Research Libraries 50 (Mar. 1989): 215-30.
Subsequent references should utilize surname, brief title, and page reference. If no other reference intervenes, "Ibid." will be used. Do not underline "Ibid." Op. cit. and loc. cit. are not used. For citations to book or journal page numbers, use 217-19 not p. 217-19. For example:
13. Oberg, Schleiter, and Van Houten, "Faculty Perceptions," 217-19.
Consult C&RL for further examples.
11. Tables and illustrations should appear within the narrative where the author wants it to appear if published. Each illustration or table should have a number and a brief title. Tables should be double-spaced, should follow examples in The Chicago Manual of Style, and should be included in electronic submissions.
12. Submit original, camera-ready art for illustrations, figures, and graphs.
College & Research Libraries includes articles in all fields of interest and concern to academic and research libraries. Well-written manuscripts on all aspects of academic and research librarianship will be considered. The focus of the journal is on reports of original research. Manuscripts may also include descriptive narratives of successful and unsuccessful ventures, thoughtful discussions of issues in librarianship, and other suitable subjects.
The editor and the Editorial Board invite submissions relevant to the goals stated in the ACRL Plan for Excellence, as well as the research areas identified in ACRL White Papers and Reports, including the "Value of Academic Libraries" report.
College & Research Libraries is a refereed journal using anonymous reviewing (for both authors and reviewers). The editor peruses manuscripts and may reject papers that are clearly outside of the scope of the journal. Manuscripts within the scope will be sent to at least two reviewers. For this process, the cover sheet with authors' names and other identifying materials is blocked out or deleted.
Reviewers address themselves to the content and style of the manuscript. Main areas of consideration are:
This review process takes ten to twelve weeks. After the decision has been made, the editor writes to the author accepting the manuscript, accepting it contingent on revisions, or rejecting it. Authors may not submit the manuscript to other publications while a C&RL review is in progress.
Once accepted, manuscripts generally appear within a week on C&RL Preprints where they remain publicly available until formal publication occurs within the next twelve months. The editor may offer recommendations for changes when the article is accepted. Further editing may occur to tailor the article to C&RL's style.
The agreement between ACRL and the author is license to publish. The author retains copyright and thus is free to post the article on an institutional or personal web page subsequent to publication in C&RL. All material in the journal may be photocopied for the noncommercial purpose of scientific or educational advancement.
Electronic versions of the articles are also available to subscribers of Education Abstracts Full Text via WilsonWeb (from 1998 to present).
Readers who wish to comment on articles in the journal should address the letters to the editor. Letters should be succinct, no longer than 200 words. Letters will be published on a space-available basis.
College & Research Libraries includes reviews of new publications pertinent to academic and research librarians. Publishers are invited to send review copies and announcements to the Book Review Editor, Mark Shelton, Director of Library Services, College of the Holy Cross, Dinand Library, 1 College Street, Worcester, MA 01601, (508) 793-3371 (office), e-mail: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prospective reviewers may write to the book review editor indicating their qualifications and special areas of interest.
C&RL is an open access journal. All contents are freely available immediately to the public without charge. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of all contents. Authors retain their copyright and articles are published under a CC-BY-NC license.
C&RL does not assess either article processing charges (APCs) or article submission charges.