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Submission to the Journal

The editors invite original, scholarly articles and research papers within the broad field of Library and Information Science for publication in Library Herald. Articles, etc. that have not been published previously or submitted elsewhere, and that are not under review for another publication in any medium (e.g., printed journal, conference proceedings, electronic or optical medium) should be submitted to the Editor, Library Herald. All submissions should preferably be sent through email ( along with Word ® attachment. The author(s) should obtain copyright clearance for materials used in the article. It will be assumed that submission of an article to this journal implies that all the foregoing conditions are applicable.

Review Process

All contributions submitted will be subjected to peer review. To allow anonymous refereeing, please submit author(s) identification, affiliation, etc. in a separate page (not in the main text of the article).

Author Guidelines

Format: Papers (4000-6000 words normally, 8000-10000 words in exceptional cases), short communications (1500-3000 words) on new ideas/new areas of work/innovations/action research/ongoing investigations/conference and seminar and workshop outcomes, and book reviews (800-1500 words) should be neatly typed on one side of A4 size paper with double spacing and a wide margin to the left.

Organisation: The general organisation of research papers should be as follows:

The nature and scope of the study should be stated first, then the details of methods, materials, tools, procedures and/or equipments used: followed by findings, discussion and conclusion.

Appendices may be used to amplify details where appropriate. Scholarly papers should have an abstract of about 300 words before introduction, main sections and sub-sections, and conclusion.

Each section of the article follows a hierarchical number pattern for the headings and sub-headings (1st level), with 0 being the number for the first section (usually introduction).

Tables and Figures should be typed in separate sheets and their position in the text should be indicated clearly. Please supply camera-ready copy of all figures (normally in high-resolution GIF or JPEG), as these shall not normally be redrawn.

Footnotes to the text should be avoided, but where used, should be numbered consecutively and presented as endnotes.

Citations of other works should be limited to those strictly necessary for arguments. Short quotations should be included in the text within inverted commas (“ ”) and quotations of more than 30 words should be placed in a separate paragraph indented from the main body of the text. However, all quotations should be accompanied by precise references indicating a number of references. The authors, wherever applicable, shall obtain copyrights of others works in the text.

Reference Style

References should be indicated in the text by superscript numbers continuously and listed at the end, following the Indian Standard IS:2381-1978, in the same order as they appear in the text. Some examples of various types of documents are given below:


MOOKERJEE (Subodh Kumar). Development of libraries and library science in India. 1969. World Press; Calcutta.

Journal Articles

VASHISHTH (C P). Rural information system initiatives in India. Library Herald. 45, 3; 2007; 191-204.

Book Chapters

PATIL (D B). Karnataka state university libraries network (KAULIBNET), In VASHISHTH (C P), Ed, Computerisation and library networks. 1990. ILA; Delhi. Pp 363-372.

Conference Papers

RAGHAVAN (J) and VIJAYALAKSHMI (S). Network architecture and system requirements for MALIBNET. Seminar on Library Networks in India; 12-13 August 1993. DRTC, Bangalore.


SUNIL KUMAR. Rural library and community resource centres (RLCRCs) in India with special reference to states having library legislation: Problems and prospects. 2003. Gwalior, Jiwaji University (Unpublished PhD Thesis).


All correspondence should be addressed to: Professor JAIDEEP SHARMA, MANAGING EDITOR, LIBRARY HERALD, Ranganathan Bhavan, ‘C’ Block, Community Centre, Near CGHS Dispensary, Naraina Vihar, New Delhi-110 028, India.

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