Friday, April 19, 2024

CFP: Journal of Advancement, Communication, and Development in Academic Libraries #OpenAccess

The Journal of Advancement, Communication, and Development in Academic Libraries (open access journal) publishes articles that offer strategies and case studies for practical application of strategic fundraising and communication in academic libraries. The journal seeks to represent the significant variances in advancement operations from small, single-staffed offices to more expansive and complex library advancement environments.

We welcome submissions that feature efforts in all aspects of library fundraising, including, but not limited to: annual giving, major/principal giving, capital/comprehensive campaigns, planned giving, giving priorities, endowed funds, named spaces/positions, scholarships, capital fundraising (renovations/new buildings), program funding, collections funding, pipeline management, prospect research, solicitation, cultivation, strategic planning for development, fundraising metrics, office infrastructures, stewardship, events, communications, and more.

This journal will be published twice annually, fall and spring.

We have several options for submissions to consider:

  1. Article submissions—Full length articles on any of the topics mentioned above.
  2. Communications Marketplace Section—Brief article or paragraph featuring a communications approach or example you would like to share.  This might be an invitation, annual report, newsletter, video, etc.
  3. In the News Section—What is happening in the library world related to advancement, communication, or development.  Share a new role or position, new campaign, completed project, etc.
  4. Events Roundup Section—Did you plan an amazing event? Tell us all about it.
  5. Stewardship Showcase Section—Share an update or valuable stewardship strategy you have put in place.
  6. Fundraising Tidbits Section—Want to share a fundraising tip with other development officers? Let us know.

You can find more detailed submission information here.

We are using the OJS system for managing the journal submissions and review process. A user account must be created to submit an article or section item for review. There is no submission fee to submit or publish with the journal. Once logged into the user account, upload the submission file (Microsoft Word DOCX or DOC).

Questions can be sent to the Editor via email

Not sure? Interested in asking some more questions? Please reach out to the Editor, Kathleen Schmand at


The Editorial Board is:

  • Kathleen Schmand, Dean, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Cynthia Childrey, Dean, Cline Library, Northern Arizona University
  • Joyce Garczynski, Assistant University Librarian for Communication and Digital Scholarship, Towson University
  • Tywanda Cuffy, Director of External Relations, Communications and Development Initiatives, University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press
  • Karlene Noel Jennings, Subject Matter Expert