Sunday, January 07, 2007

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

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

Information for Authors:
Current Issue:

The 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.

The deadline for submissions to Innovations in Practice, Theory and Research and Conference Spotlight for the Spring 2007 issue is February 28, 2007.

Innovations in Practice

This section will publish articles of 1000-4000 words that describe new initiatives and analyze their outcomes. Articles in this section will undergo a double blind peer review process before publication. 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. For more information please contact Lorie Kloda at

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. For more information please contact Heather Morrison at

Conference Spotlight
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. Up to three items will ultimately be selected by the section editor for peer review for any issue of the journal. 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. For more information please contact Catherine Baird at