Philosophy of The Southeastern Librarian

The Southeastern Librarian (SELn) is the official publication of the Southeastern Library Association (SELA). The quarterly peer reviewed publication seeks to publish articles, announcements, and news of professional interest to the library community in the southeast. The publication also represents a significant means for addressing the Association's research objective. The quarterly issues contain peer reviewed articles, book reviews, as well as SELA, state, and library personnel news. The journal continuously accepts submissions for publication consideration. Those who submit do not have to be members of the Southeastern Library Association.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in The Southeastern Librarian.

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General Submission Rules

By submitting material to The Southeastern Librarian, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that they will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at The Southeastern Librarian.

Guidelines for Submissions

The Southeastern Librarian publishes research articles, general interest articles, columns, and news. Please visit Guidelines for Article Submissions for details.

Double-Blind Peer Review Process

Both research articles and general interest articles go through a double-blind peer review process. This process typically takes approx. 8-12 weeks, however, the process can take more or less time. Upon receipt, a submission will be acknowledged by the editor. Incoming submissions are added to a submission bank from which articles are selected for each issue. The editor assigns a submission to a minimum of two reviewers who receive the submission with no direct information on the author or the author's affiliation. Following the review, a decision will be communicated to the author. A definite publication date is given prior to publication. Publication can be expected within twelve months.

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Formatting Requirements

The Southeastern Librarian requires APA style (without footnotes) with in-text citations and a references section at the end. Papers may be submitted in MS Word. If graphics or charts are included, please embed within the document or upload as supplemental content. Photos and graphics should have a minimum resolution of 72 dpi, in JPEG, PNG, TIFF or EPS format.

The Guidelines for Article Submissions and Author Instructions provides additional formatting information.

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Rights for Authors

The Southeastern Librarian is an open access publication.

A Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) applies to all articles published in The Southeastern Librarian. Under this license the authors retain the copyright of their article an allow others to download the work and share the work with others as long as they credit the author. No changes are allowed to the work and it cannot be used commercially.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • Non Commercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • No Derivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.
  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

For further questions, please visit the Creative commons website or contact the journal.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the DigitalCommons@Kennesaw State University website and/or software agree not to misuse the DigitalCommons@Kennesaw State University service or software in any way.

The failure of DigitalCommons@Kennesaw State University to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between DigitalCommons@Kennesaw State University and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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