Contribution

Contributors gain benefits of different kinds on the basis of the potential of the representations duly furnished through writings. One can even plan to submit a full fledged presentation meant for aspiring newly joined scholars of Library and Information Science.

 

Scope

  • The scope of publication includes the following topics:
  • Authorship studies
  • Bibliometrics
  • Catalogs, cataloging and classification
  • Citation studies
  • Collection development
  • Communication behaviour
  • Computer applications in information science
  • Computer assisted instructions
  • Cooperation and collaboration
  • Cybermetrics
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Digital libraries
  • E-Commerce
  • Electronic publishing
  • Expert system in IS
  • Indexes, indexing and abstracting
  • Information management
  • Information professionals and librarians
  • Information resources
  • Information retrieval
  • Information services
  • Information Systems and Databases
  • Information use, need and seeking behaviour
  • Informetrics
  • Internet studies
  • Journal studies
  • Knowledge management
  • Legal issues in IS
  • Library buildings
  • Library science
  • Library systems
  • Management of information environments
  • Multimedia information system
  • Performance measurement and evaluation
  • Reference services
  • Research methods
  • Scientometrics
  • User studies

 

 

Submission of Manuscripts

  1. Manuscript should preferably be 2,500-6,000 words in length.
  2. The font type required is Calibri, 11pt. .
  3. The first page of the manuscript must contain the following information: Title of the article Name(s) and affiliation of author(s) Complete address, including telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address. The second page of the manuscript should contain only the title of the article, an abstract, keywords and subsequently the text of the article.
  4. The abstract should be about 150-250 words and to include, the purpose of the paper, the scope, the objectives, the methodology and approach, the findings, the practical applications and significance.
  5. The keywords should be informative and adds to the existing information available in the title and abstracts.
  6. Main section headings in the manuscript must be capitalized and bold and sub-headings under the main headings should be bold and in upper-lower case.
  7. Figures, charts and diagrams should be kept to a minimum. And intergrated within the text. They should be in either of these format, MS powerpoint, tif, jif, jpeg, bmp and sized to fit within a 15cm wide page.

 

Format

  1. All manuscripts should be submitted as a word document, double line spacing and 1.5 left and right margins. Articles can be sent as attached documents to the editors, abrizah@um.edu.my or kiran@um.edu.my.
  2. All articles are subjected to double blind reviewing process. Authors should receive information about the status of their articles within three months.
  3. Papers that are amended accordingly will be published in the earliest issue possible.

 

Accuracy

It is the responsibility of the author to check the accuracy of all data, statements and references.

 

Copyright

It is a condition of publication that manuscripts submitted to the journal have not been published, accepted for publication, nor simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. By submitting a manuscript, the author(s) agree that copyright for the article is transferred to the publisher, if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication.

 

Style

  1. The style of the manuscript should follow The Chicago Manual of Style.
  2. References should be cited in the text using the ‘name and date style’, Summers (1993) or (Summers, 1993).
  3. References at the end of the article should be listed in alphabetical order and examples are indicated below:

 

Journal article: Summers, F. William. 1993. The concept of the indispensable public library. Public Libraries, Vol.32, no.4: 212-215.
Conference article: Ranson, Claire. 1995. Cartography in children’s literature. Paper presented at the 24th International Association of School Librarianship Conference, July 1995, at Worcester, England.
Book: Gwizdka, J. and M. Chignell. 1999. Towards information retrieval measures for evaluation of Web search engines. Toronto: University of Toronto.
Ohtsuka, T., K. Eguchi and H. Yamana. 2004. An evaluation method of Web search engines based on users’ sense. Tokyo: National Institute of Informatics.
Book chapter: Vinkler, P. 1990. Bibliometric analysis of publication activity of a scientific research institute, In: L. Egghe, R. Rousseau, eds. Informatrics. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers: 309-334.