Wednesday, September 12, 2012

CFP: Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ)

CFP: Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ)

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.

We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 19th issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 19th issue, which is scheduled for publication in mid January 2013, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at or to by Friday, October 12th.  When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message. 

C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
* Practical applications of library technology (both actual and  hypothetical)
* Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including  how they were done and challenges faced
* Case studies
* Best practices
* Reviews
* Comparisons of third party software or libraries
* Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
* Project management and communication within the library environment
* Assessment and user studies

C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication.  While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure.  Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals.  Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code.  For more information, visit C4LJ's Article Guidelines or browse articles from the first 18 issues published on our website:

Remember, for consideration for the 19th issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to no later than Friday, October 12th.