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Aims & Scope

SRJ welcomes submissions of original research (primary and secondary), critical essays, academic book reviews, and evidence summaries covering theory, policy, application, or practice which advance intellectual inquiry in the field.

Research manuscripts should investigate an original idea, set of ideas, or circumstance, and may be empirical, critical, or theoretical in nature.

Critical essays should analyze and offer an interpretation, analytical perspective, or new concept to a theory or body of work, and may address a collection of published scholarship.

Book reviews should address scholarly works published within the last three years that represent current research in LIS, archival studies, or records management. Reviews should identify the core question of the work, summarize the answer posited by the author, and contextualize the work within current academic research or practice. View a list of suggested titles for review [PDF].

Evidence summaries should follow the specific format as identified by the ET via EBLIP, and concisely discuss a current piece of research.

See the Format and Content page for more detailed criteria and instructions for preparing a manuscript for submission.