About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Proceedings of the ALISE Annual Conference are the published records of ALISE's annual conference. The ALISE Annual Conference provides a forum for the promotion of innovative research and pedagogy for faculty, staff, and students in library and information science and allied disciplines. 

Peer Review Process

All submissions made to the ALISE Annual Conference undergo a double-blind peer review by a minimum of two qualified reviewers. A double-blind review process ensures that neither the authors nor the reviewers are aware of each other’s identities. The ALISE Conference Program Planning Committee determine what will be included in the annual conference by consulting the reviewers’ assessment and comments.

Please consult the call for proposals submission page for detailed submission guidelines.

The proceedings are published annually in conjunction with the association's annual conference.

Peer reviewers are asked to evaluate and judge submissions using the following criteria:

  1. Congruence with the conference theme
  2. Relevance to current and emerging issues in LIS education
  3. Originality of ideas
  4. Potential impact/significance
  5. Select references to relevant literature
  6. Overall quality of writing
  7. Qualifications of the proposed presenters
  8. Appropriateness of the panel format; innovation is encouraged
  9. Opportunity for audience interaction
  10. Practical, theoretical, and statistical significance
  11. Research design and method
  12. Oral presentation
  13. Organization, clarity, and aesthetics of visual materials

Peer reviewers are asked to provide a detailed review, including a justification for scores, and recommend each submission as a(n) strong accept, accept, weak accept, borderline submission, weak reject, reject, or strong reject. Reviewers’ comments are extremely important to help the authors revise and improve their papers.

Peer reviewers are also asked to reflect on their own confidence as expert, high, medium, low, or none.

Ethics Policy

The Conference Program Planning Committee and Peer Reviewers are expected to adhere to the standards of fairness, integrity, impartiality, confidentiality, and respect outlined in the ALISE Ethics Guidelines Statement

See a full list of ALISE's Position Papers and Policy Statements here.

Open Access Policy

The copyright of any submission rests with the author(s). As a condition of acceptance, the authors AGREE to release their copyright under a shared license, specifically the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. See https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/.

About the ALISE Proceedings:
ISSN: 2573-2269
Repository: IDEALS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/handle/2142/107822
IDEALS Liaison: Ayla Stein Kenfield (Repository Services Librarian and Associate Professor, University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)