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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.
  • Research paper should not exceed the limit of 5000 words.

Author Guidelines

  • The manuscript should be prepared in proper format and sequence, it should be contain Title, author (s) name, Author (s) address and email-id, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Study area and Objectives, Review of literature, Material and methods, Result and discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements (if necessary), References. The soft copy of the paper in M.S. Word (Times new Roman style at 12 pt.) and original drawing of maps will only be accepted. This journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.

  1. To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity. To help with this preparation please ensure the following when submitting to Library Waves:

  2. Submit the Title Page containing the Authors details and Blinded Manuscript with no author details as 2 separate files.

  3. Title page should include the title, authors' names and affiliations, and a complete address for the corresponding author including e-mail address.

  4. Blinded manuscript need to remove names and affiliations under the title within the manuscript and there are other steps that need to be taken to ensure the manuscript is correctly prepared for double-blind peer review.

  5. Cite papers published by the Author in the text as follows: ‘[Anonymous, 2007]’. For blinding in the reference list: ‘[Anonymous 2007] Details omitted for double-blind reviewing.’ Do not eliminate essential self-references or other references but limit self-references only to papers that are relevant for those reviewing the submitted paper. Remove references to funding sources. Do not include acknowledgments.

  • Remove any identifying information, including author names, from file names and ensure document properties are also anonymized.

  • Authors are requested to use APA (American Psychological Association) reference patterns for reference. Examples of basic reference formats:

Journal Articles:
Ani, O. E. & Ahiauzu, B. (2008). Towards effective development of electronic information resources in Nigerian University Libraries. Library Management, 29(6/7), 504 – 514.

Authored Book:
Dhiman, A.K. & Rani, Yashoda. (2012). Manual of Digital Libraries. New Delhi: Ess Ess Publications.

Chapters in an Edited Boook:
Gill, M. J., & Sypher, B. D. (2009). Workplace incivility and organizational trust. In P. Lutgen-Sandvik & B. D. Sypher (Eds.), Destructive organizational communication: Processes, consequences, and constructive ways of organizing (pp. 53–73). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

  • The final manuscript should be submitted using OJS system by registration. To complete submission workflow please follows the submission guidelines. Please do not forget to send the soft copy of the research paper to the email-id: editorlibrarywaves@gmail.com after the submission using OJS system.
  • Submit the “Certificate of Originality” within a month after the submission of research paper through the Registered/ Speed Post.
  • Research paper should not exceed the limit of 5000 words.
  • For any queries/ assistance please feel free to contact Chief Editor through the email on email-id: editorlibrarywaves@gmail.com

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