Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Reference & User Services Quarterly (RUSQ) is the official journal of the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association.

The purpose of RUSQ is to disseminate information of interest to librarians in areas such as:

  • Reference services
  • collection development
  • readers’ advisory
  • resource sharing
  • technology for reference and user services
  • other aspects of user services

The scope of the journal includes all aspects of library services to adults in all types of libraries.

In response to the nature of our rapidly evolving field, the journal publishes empirical (quantitative and qualitative), theoretical, and historical research and essays as peer-reviewed featured articles. Through its many columns, reports, and reviews the journal also publishes an array of useful professional information.

 

Section Policies

Columns

Editors
  • Tim Clifford
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Features

Editors
  • Tim Clifford
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

From Committees of RUSA

Editors
  • Tim Clifford
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Sources: Professional Materials

Editors
  • Tim Clifford
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Sources: Reference Books

Editors
  • Tim Clifford
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The journal follows a policy of double-blind refereeing of articles in advance of publication. (Statement adopted by RASD Board, June 27, 1989).

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to all but the four most-recent issues.