Guide for Authors

Submission Guideline

  1. JLISR is a refereed journal that covers library and information science, information communication, documentation, archives studies, and other related fields. It publishes vigorous research papers including empirical study reports, theoretical/methodological papers, and literature reviews. Due to the limited editorial resources the following types of works are not considered for publication: translated works, brief comments and communication, unrevised full-length degree theses, etc.


  1. JLISR is published semi-annually in June and December. Unsolicited manuscripts from all parts of the world are welcomed.


  1. Submitted manuscripts including invited and unsolicited papers must be original works. Submission of a manuscript to JLISR clearly implies commitment to publish in this journal. Previously published papers and papers under review by another journal are unacceptable. To be considered for publication, authors are required to obtain copyright clearance for any copyrighted material used in the manuscripts.


  1. JLISR will publish papers in English or Mandarin Chinese. The length limit for the paper written in Mandarin Chinese or English is about 18,000 words or 10,000 words respectively. JLISR accepts electronic submission only (use the online submission system). Manuscripts must include the following information:
  • title
  • author information including author name, job title, affiliation, and email address (the corresponding author must be specified for co-authored papers);
  • abstract (200 words);
  • keywords (up to five);
  • manuscripts must conform to the fifth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.


Papers written in Mandarin Chinese must supply the above information in both Chinese and English.

  1. Acceptance of manuscripts by JLISR clearly indicates the transfer of copyright ownership from the authors to JLISR and the Library Association of the Republic of China (Taiwan). The authors, however, retain the rights to re-publish the papers in their monographic publications and to use the papers in teaching and for Internet self-archiving.


  1. By transferring the copyright to JLISR, the authors agree that the JLISR can:
  • publish the manuscript in the journal and its derivative publications;
  • reproduce and distribute the manuscript in printed, electronic, or other medium;
  • provide access to the manuscript in its electronic databases via Internet and other forms of transmission and authorize other database service providers to provide access.


  1. Authors receive one complimentary copies of the issue.


  1. Please use the online submission system for manuscript submission ( All correspondence should be directed to: