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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Authors have secured all necessary copyright permissions for the use of 3rd-party materials in their manuscript. Authors will be required to provide written evidence of these permission upon acceptance.

Author Guidelines

Overview: We welcome original, unpublished manuscripts in French or English on a broad range of topics relevant to library and information science practitioners in all library sectors. We encourage submissions which consider the Canadian context, but this is not a necessary condition for acceptance to the journal.

Partnership is an open access journal which does not charge authors article processing charges, submission fees, or any other kind of fee.

Authors are responsible for the accuracy of their work and for verifying their citations. Please review the section policies to determine the most appropriate section for your submission. For peer-reviewed sections of the journal, Partnership aims to complete the review process and return an initial decision to authors within 3 months of manuscript submission.

Article submissions must include:

• Names, titles, affiliations, and full contact information for all authors

• Abstract (200-300 words)

• Keywords (3-6) The section editors are responsible for final decisions regarding publication and reserve the right to edit for brevity, clarity and consistency of style. The sections Theory & Research and Innovations in Practice are subject to a double blind peer review process. Authors’ identifying information will be removed by the section editor before the manuscript is sent to the peer reviewers. The aim is to have papers reviewed within 2 months of receipt.

Editors and peer-reviewers consider both the style and content of the manuscript, such as:

• Does the paper contribute something new to the field?

• Does the paper provide ideas of interest or practical use to library practitioners?

• If the paper includes a study, is the design and analysis of the study appropriate and correct?

• Is the paper written clearly and concisely? • Is the paper well organized, with judicious use of subheadings?

Please see Section Policies for a description of each section, including scope and guidelines for article length.

Formatting Requirements: Submit a Microsoft Word or RTF document. The text should be single spaced in 12pt Arial font with 16pt bold Arial for first heading, 14pt Arial bold italic for the second level headings, and 12pt font bold for the third level headings.

Illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

NEW! From Vol. 10.2 forward, Partnership will follow APA style (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed.) for in-text citations and the list of references. Please see APA Style for assistance.

We make one modification to APA style for references to online articles and documents. Instead of providing a URL or DOI after the reference, embed the link in the title of the article or document.

Example: APA Style: Caidi, N., Komlodi, A., Abrao, A.L., & Martin-Hammond, A. (2014). Collectively figuring it out: Foreign-trained health professionals and labor market integration. LIBRES, 24(2), 118-131. Retrieved from http://libres-ejournal.info/1406/

Use instead this modified house style: Caidi, N., Komlodi, A., Abrao, A.L., & Martin-Hammond, A. (2014). Collectively figuring it out: Foreign-trained health professionals and labor market integration. LIBRES, 24(2), 118-131.

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