Friday, January 04, 2008

Call for Manuscripts - Internet Reference Services Quarterly

Call for Manuscripts - Internet Reference Services Quarterly

Is your New Year’s resolution to publish in a peer-reviewed journal? Are you currently using web technologies to deliver services and enhance the experiences of your users? Have you conducted a study or analyzed a trend concerning the use or application of web technologies in libraries? Consider submitting a manuscript to us!

Internet Reference Services Quarterly (IRSQ), a peer-reviewed journal published by Haworth/Taylor and Francis, welcomes the submission of manuscripts for its next issue. Don't let the word "reference" in the title fool you. IRSQ highlights the theory and practice behind emerging Internet services, sources and resources in all areas of librarianship. Research-based studies, case studies of successful services or programs, and authoritative articles highlighting best practices are welcome.

Topics of interest include: tags and folksonomies, social bookmarking, wikis, mash-ups, XML applications, digital copyright law, open source solutions, next generation catalogs, electronic resource management systems, Facebook and MySpace modules and interactions, personalization of library products or services, search engine technologies, information services for cell phones or iPods, podcasting and YouTube-ing, Internet gaming and virtual worlds, Internet security, plagiarism in an online world, virtual reference, web-based instruction and streaming video and audio.

Submissions should follow the guidelines for manuscript format and preparation available at All submissions should be accompanied by a Manuscript Submission and Copyright Transfer form, available at

All accepted manuscripts will be published in the journal's next issue, Volume 13, No. 4. The due date for submission of manuscripts is February 1, 2008; however, we are always looking for good submissions and would consider manuscript at any time during the year. For more information or manuscript submission questions, please contact Christopher Cox at or at the address below. We look forward to reading your work and having the opportunity to share it with other librarians.

Christopher Cox
Editor, Internet Reference Services Quarterly

Christopher Cox
Assistant Director of Libraries
Editor, Internet Reference Services Quarterly
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Phone: (715) 836-4454
Fax: (715) 836-2949