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Library & Information Science journals

from Routledge, Taylor & Francis

Choosing a journal for your research can seem daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. We have a plethora of resource specially created for librarian and information scientists looking to publish their resources. 

Routledge, Taylor & Francis journals provide an online platform for the sharing of knowledge and information with researchers throughout the world. We publish 40 journals in Library and Infomation sciences, so you are bound to find the perfect place to share your insights and ensure that your research makes its mark withing the field. 

Below is a selection of our journals for you to explore, you can browse even more journals here.

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College & Undergraduate Libraries

College & Undergraduate Libraries supports the continuous learning of academic library staff to become more effective professionals as they discover how to provide and assess outstanding, creative, and innovative services, resources, and facilities. The journal highlights the strategic foci of undergraduate learning through libraries along with collaborations and connections both on and off campus.

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The Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

The Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve provides a forum for the presentation of pure and applied research results, discussion of best practices and review of literature regarding all aspects of library resource sharing. This journal aims to support the wide spread and fast paced advancement of library resource sharing by capturing the trials, research, and innovations of librarians and library professionals, both local and international, and delivering news of these endeavors to the benefit of others in the field.

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Internet Reference Services Quarterly

Internet Reference Services Quarterly is a refereed journal that presents research and practical information about reference librarianship in the digital age. The journal offers studies and articles on technology and innovations related to the delivery of library user services, including reference, research consultation, instruction, information literacy, user design and usability, and electronic reference materials and sources.

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The Reference Librarian

The Reference Librarian aims to be a standard resource for everyone interested in the practice of reference work, from library and information science students to practicing reference librarians and full-time researchers. It enables readers to keep up with the changing face of reference, presenting new ideas for consideration. The Reference Librarian publishes articles about all aspects of the reference process, some research-based and some applied. Current trends and traditional questions are equally welcome. Many articles concern new electronic tools and resources, best practices in instruction and reference service, analysis of marketing of services, and effectiveness studies.

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The Journal of Library Metadata

The Journal of Library Metadata, a peer-reviewed journal, marks the growing importance of metadata in libraries and other institutions. As libraries collect, produce, distribute and publish more information than ever before, the metadata that describes these resources becomes more critical for digital resource management and discovery. The journal is a forum for the latest research, innovations, news, and expert views about all aspects of metadata applications and about the role of metadata in information retrieval. The focus is on practical, applicable information that libraries and other institutions can effectively use in their own information discovery environments.

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New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship

New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship , published biannually, is multidisciplinary in nature, providing opportunities for the ‘pure’ discussion of children’s literature, and of issues relating to one of the key places in which to find such literature—libraries for young people. New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship welcomes articles covering the management of library services to children and adolescents; education issues affecting library services; user education and the promotion of services; staff education and training; collection development and management; critical assessments of children's and adolescent literature; book and media selection; and research in literature and library services for children and adolescents.

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Music Reference Services Quarterly

Music Reference Services Quarterly is a refereed journal covering all aspects of the management and use of music collections and services in academic, orchestra, public, conservatory, and performing/fine arts libraries, as well as archives and museums. The journal emphasizes research related to administration and management, bibliographic instruction, collection development, digital audio delivery, electronic resources, facilities, music librarianship education, preservation of music materials, reference services, cataloging, and bibliographies relating to printed music and audio-visual materials.

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