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Author Guidelines

We welcome original, unpublished manuscripts in French or English on a broad range of topics relevant to library and information science practitioners in all library sectors.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.

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.

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

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.


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  3. The author has obtained the permission of the copyright holder for the inclusion of any third party material, including images, in the text.
  4. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

As a condition of publication in Partnership, all authors agree to the following terms of licensing/copyright ownership:

• First publication rights to original work accepted for publication is granted to Partnership but copyright for all work published in the journal is retained by the author(s).

• Works published inPartnership will be distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) . Authors retain copyright ownership of the work, but no permission is required from the author(s) or the publisher under the following conditions:
o Authors give explicit permission for others to copy and redistribute in any medium or format, as long as the original source and author(s) are properly cited and the material is not used for commercial purposes.
o If others remix, transform, or build upon the work, they may not distribute the modified material.
o Authors grant permission for their work to be indexed in full text form in commercial indexes.

• Exceptions to the application of the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license may be granted at the author(s)’ request.

• Authors may enter into separate, additional contractual agreements for the non-exclusive distribution of the published version of the work, with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in Partnership.

• Authors are permitted to post their work online in institutional/disciplinary repositories or on their own websites.

• It will be the responsibility of the authors to secure all necessary copyright permissions for the use of 3rd-party materials in their manuscript. Authors will be required to provide written evidence of this permission upon acceptance of their manuscript.

Note: This license applies to all works published after February 1, 2016. Articles published before this date are under CC BY-SA license.


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Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research (ISSN: 1911-9593)