Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Asia Pacific Journal of Library and Information Science (APJLIS) is a peer-reviewed journal in library science, information science, and relevant subject areas. It's aimed for sharing knowledge among Asia-Pacific region. Subjects which publish include but are not limited to:

-Information services

-Information resources

-Library collection development

-Library resources

-Library service

-Library catalogs

-Library technical process

-Library automation

-Library and information science education

-Library and information science research

-Library/information center administration and organization

-Electronic information resources

-Information and communication technology

-Library information networks

-Information system

-Reading/reading promotion

-Information literacy

-Electronic information resource

-Information retrieval

-Library classification systems

-Digital library


-Open access resources

-All related topics

Research papers should normally be in the range of 4-7,000 words and follow APA guidelines for references. (with an abstract of up to 300 words and up to five keywords)

Although the journal is international in scope, there will be a preference for papers relating to Asia Pacific region.


Section Policies

Scholarly Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Research Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to APJLIS are received by the Editor-in-Chief, who examines all files including cover letter, text files, images and figures. If the files meet the technical and formatting requirements of APJLIS, authors are sent an acknowledgement of the manuscript. Then, the manuscript is sent for editorial review and external expert peer review.

The Editor(s) review the manuscript and return the manuscript along with their comments to the Editor-in-Chief. The editorial process gives the editors the authority to reject any manuscript, if it does not meet the scientific publishing standards or is out of scope of the journal.

Based on the comments of the Editor(s) the manuscript is sent for external double-blind peer review. The manuscript is usually sent to two to four expert peer reviewers.

After the peer reviewers return the manuscript with their comments, the manuscript included reviewers’ and Editor's comments are sent to the Editor-in-Chief. The Editor-in-Chief reviews the manuscript and the comments and recommends suitability of the manuscript for publication in APJLIS. Based on the Editor-in-Chief's comments the first decision on acceptance of the manuscript is taken.

The authors are promptly informed of the acceptance/rejection of the manuscript. The reviewers’ comments are also sent to the authors with the decision. If the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors are sent instructions about how to respond to the reviewer's comments and make changes in the manuscript.

After author's response to reviewer's comments are received, the manuscript is reviewed by the assigned Editor and if required the manuscript is sent again to the reviewer's for their comments. After Editors have reviewed the manuscript and the responses, final decision about publication of the manuscript, will be taken. The authors will be promptly informed of the decision.

After acceptance of the manuscript, it may be edited for grammar, punctuation, style and accuracy. An edited, pre-print, proof of the manuscript with all figures, table and charts included, is sent to the corresponding author for approval. The proof will be sent as a PDF file. The authors will also be sent a form as a Microsoft Word document, which the authors can use to submit any changes required in the manuscript. Please note that at this stage only the type-setting like incorrect punctuation will be corrected.

After the corrected proofs are received by the Editorial Office, the final version of the manuscript is prepared for publication.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.