Author Guidelines

Article submissions are accepted throughout the year. Those interested in discussing an article idea are encouraged to contact the Endnotes Editor to determine if the proposal fits the publication's scope.

Accepted articles must be one of the following five types of scholarship:

  • Research paper. A research paper describes original research undertaken by the author(s). The research methodology may vary. A review of the literature, description of the methodology, and discussion of the results is expected.
  • Technical paper. A technical paper describes and evaluates in-depth technical products, processes, and/or services.
  • Conceptual paper. A conceptual paper will not be based on research but will develop hypotheses with a strong basis in and comparative study of existing literature and/or thinking.
  • Case study. A case study describes actual experiences within your library or organizations. They may be subjective and may not report on research, though a review of the literature is expected.
  • Literature review. A literature review (sometimes called a "review article") is an exhaustive review (including synthesis, annotation, and/or critique) of the existing literature in a particular selected subject area. This category includes "meta-analyses," wherein the author compares the results of several similar, previously-published studies.

Articles submissions should:

  • Range from 2000 – 6000 words, including abstract, references, and appendices
  • Be clearly labeled on its first page as one of the five article categories listed above
  • Be typed and double-spaced as a Microsoft Word document
  • Be formatted according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.)
  • Not be under consideration for publication or previously published
  • Have tables, figures, and images attached as separate high resolution .png or .jpg files, even if included in the word document submission

Article submissions should be sent to nmrtendnotesjournal at

If using copyrighted material (quotations, tables, illustrations, etc.), the author is responsible for obtaining permission from the copyright holder.

Book Review Guidelines

  1. The book reviewer selects a professional work that contributes to the professional discourse of ideas, or relates to issues, teachings, and technical issues that currently affect librarianship. Publication should be within the last two years.
  2. The reviewer must submit a 150-word book pitch to Endnote Editors at
    The pitch can take a multitude of forms:
    • How will the work influence scholarship in the field, or on the topic?
    • Has the topic, or idea been neglected by scholarship?
    • Does the work make contributions to the practice of librarianship?
    • How has the work impacted the book reviewer’s teaching and practice of librarianship?
  3. After the pitch is accepted, the reviewer will submit a book review of 500-650 words. All book reviews should be in APA format (6th ed).
  4. Book reviews should not be under consideration for publication or previously published.
  5. Completed book reviews should be sent to to be considered by the Endnotes Committee. 


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