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Author Instructions

Instructions for Authors

The authors should submit an electronic copy of their unpublished and original paper (with covering letter) to the:

Dr. Anthi Katsirikou,

Editor-in-Chief,International Journal of Library Science,

Director of the Library,

University of Piraeus,

80 Karaole and Demetriou str,



Email: anthi[at], anthi[at] also send a copy to:cpublib[at]


It will be assume that authors will keep a copy of their paper. We strongly encourage electronic submission of manuscript by e-mail.

There are no page charges to individuals or institutions for contributions.


Format of Manuscripts:

Please send your paper as a single document including tables and figures. This means, it should be one Microsoft Word file ... AND NOT a zipped File containing different files for text, tables, figures, etc. The paper submission should confirm to the following:

·Covering letter : A cover letter must accompany the manuscript as a part of an e-mail message. A covering letter should identify the person (with address, telephone numbers and email address) responsible for correspondence concerning manuscripts.

·Paper should contain the title, author(s) name, affiliation(s), mailing address, email

·Abstract describing the context and scope of the paper


·Please give the "Library of Congress Classification" just after the Keyword in first page if not given in your paper. You can find out your Library of Congress Classification Number at:

·Main text


·All pages should be without page number, header Text and footer text


The journal first priority of Format is LaTeX.However, author(s) are also welcome to submit their paper in Microsoft Word format.


There are no page charge or submission fee.

A covering letter should identify the person (with address, telephone numbers and email address) responsible for correspondence concerning manuscripts.


In accordance with usual practice, papers previously published and are under consideration for publication elsewhere cannot be accepted, and authors must agree not to publish accepted papers elsewhere without the prior permission of Journal. If previously published tables, illustrations or more than 50 words of text are to be included, then the copyright holder's written permission must be obtained. Copies of any such permission letters should be enclosed with the paper. All manuscripts are subject to peer review. If revisions are required for acceptance of a manuscript, one copy of the revised manuscript should be submitted, together with the Revised Version on disk and good quality figures and illustrations. 

Duration of review process: 

Normally the submitted paper will be reviewed within 10 weeks. Some time reviewer comments/recommendations reached to us early and some time it may takes long.


The views and contents of the articles:  

The views and contents of the articles (papers) printed in the issue(s) herein do not reflect the official views of International Journal of Library Science" and Editors of the journal. The concern author(s) is answerable for the correctness and authenticity of article. As per journal policy, we provide the review comments to the author of accepted papers only.


Reprints/Complimentary Copies: There are no page-charge. The corresponding author will get the author a e-copy (PDF) of reprint  via email 


Preparation of the manuscript:

Papers must be clearly written in English. The paper should be submitted by the author(s) only. All sections of the manuscript should be typed on one side of the paper only. In addition to the full title of the paper, authors should supply a running title, of less than 40 characters, and up to five keywords.


Research papers should be accompanied by an abstract, which will appear in front of the main body of the text. It should be written in complete sentences and should summarize the aims, methods, results and conclusions in less than 250 words. The abstract should be comprehensible to readers before they read the paper, abbreviations, citations and mathematical equations/notations should be avoided.


Authors are responsible for the accuracy of references. Within the text, references should be cited by author's name(s) and year of publication (where there are more than two authors please use et al.). Published articles and those in press (state the journal which has accepted them and enclose a copy of the manuscript) may be included. Citations should be typed at the end of the manuscript in alphabetical order, with authors' surnames and initials inverted. References should include, in the following order: authors' names, year, paper title, journal title, volume number, issue number, inclusive page numbers and (for books only) name and address of publishers. References should therefore be listed as follows:


Natterer, F., 1986, The Mathematics of Computerized Tomography, John Wiley & Sons, New York.

Herman, G.T., 1972, Two Direct Methods for Reconstructing Pictures from their Projections: A Comparative Study, Computer Graphics and Image Processing, 1, 123-144.

Dasgupta. P., 2003, Population, Poverty, and the Natural Environment. in Mäler K.-G. and Vincent, J. (Eds.), Handbook of Environmental and Resource Economics, Amsterdam: North Holland.

Levin, S.A., Grenfell, B., Hastings, A., and Perelson. A.S. 1997, Mathematical and Computational Challenges in Population Biology and Ecosystem Science, Science, 275, 334-343.


Tables should be self-explanatory and should include a brief descriptive title. Illustrations should be clearly lettered and of the highest quality. Acknowledgements and Footnotes should be included at the end of the text. Any footnote should be identified by superscripted numbers.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. Covering Letter Template

    The Editor-in-Chief
    International Journal of Library Science,

    Subject: Submission of Manuscript for Journal ----(Give Here Journal Name).

    1. Paper Title:
    2. Library of Congress Classification Numbers (At least one of the followings):
    (The information about the Library of Congress Classification Number - available at:
    3. Journal Topic(s):
    4. Author’s name:
    5. Affiliation(s), Mailing address of Author(s):

    Dear Editor,

    With reference to above, please find my submission of paper for possible publications in ----(Give Here Journal Name).

    I have read the “Author Instructions” of journal.

    I hereby affirm that the content of this manuscript are original. Furthermore it has been neither published elsewhere fully or partially or any language nor submitted for publication (fully or partially) elsewhere simultaneously. 

    I also affirm that the all authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the paper and their inclusion of name(s) as co-author(s).

    Signature of Corresponding Author
    Mailing address:


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