The following email came through my inbox yesterday, and for a number of reasons, not the least being my interest in library research, I thought I would repost it here. Afterall it’s the neighbourly thing to do 🙂
I find the whole concept of the NZLIMJ quiet interesting, since we have such a small profession here, and such a tiny research pool. Recently I have wondered if the way it is produced is the right way for a 21st century professional journal. Would it be completely out there to suggest rather than have a set deadline twice a year, and then a combined print/eprint publication, the journal would be better served by having a continuous deadline. I.E. people could submit anytime of the year, the article if accepted is then peer reviewed/edited and published immediately in an online medium, then every six months the editors cherry pick the best articles to make up a print edition? Just thinking… 🙂
Submissions are now invited for the next issue of the New Zealand Library and Information Management Journal.
The NZLIMJ is published by LIANZA with support from the School of Information Management at Victoria University of Wellington and is intended as a national forum on library and information management issues in New Zealand. It is not limited to a specific information sector or to articles of a particular type; rather, the content seeks to reflect the wide-ranging interests and needs of information professionals in New Zealand, and to embody the direction, depth and development of library and information management in New Zealand.
Material in NZLIMJ is essentially of two types:
1) peer-reviewed research-based articles containing original work relevant to libraries and information management in New Zealand;
2) feature articles or columns which are not peer-reviewed but which nevertheless reflect high standards of scholarship or insightful reflection on issues of current interest to the New Zealand information community.
NZLIMJ welcomes original contributions on any topic or field relevant to the library and information professions in New Zealand. Such submissions must: include the author(s) name, affiliation and email address; include an abstract of no more than 200 words; be no more than 6000 words in length, including references; use the APA (name, date) referencing style and include full bibliographic details in the list of references; be submitted to the Editor as a Microsoft Word document.
If you have any ideas for a contribution to the NZLIMJ that you would like to discuss, please contact the Editor.
The deadline for copy for the April 2010 issue of the NZLIMJ is 17 March 2010. Please submit all contributions electronically to the Editor.
Editor of the New Zealand Library and Information Management Journal