Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) is the official journal of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services. LRTSis a peer-reviewed journal that takes a critical approach to the questions and challenges facing librarians and libraries with regard to:

  • Collections
  • Scholarly communication
  • Preservation (including digitization)
  • Acquisitions (including licensing and economic aspects of acquisitions)
  • Continuing resources
  • Cataloging (including descriptive metadata, authority control, subject analysis, and classification)

LRTS publishes both research papers and thoughtful explorations of operational issues that have value and implications for other libraries. In addition, LRTS publishes editorials, book reviews, letters to the editor, and the annual report of the president of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services.

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Columns

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Features

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Notes on Operations

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Book Reviews

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Peer Review Process

All submissions will be rigorously reviewed in a double-blind process to insure that all published papers are of high quality. The editor and members of the editorial board will work with authors whose work is promising in order to improve methodology, analysis, or presentation. For the profession to thrive, beginning professionals, as well as experienced librarians, should address the most pressing issues we face. While the peer review process LRTS follows will meet the criteria for those in tenure-track positions, the goal of the journal is to present both reflective investigation of issues and pertinent exploration of practical topics. Papers on operations in libraries will be considered, as long as they communicate an evaluative approach to practice and a serious examination of the work’s impact on libraries in general. We do not limit the journal’s content to a narrow definition of research.