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:
- Congruence with the conference theme
- Relevance to current and emerging issues in LIS education
- Originality of ideas
- Potential impact/significance
- Select references to relevant literature
- Overall quality of writing
- Qualifications of the proposed presenters
- Appropriateness of the panel format; innovation is encouraged
- Opportunity for audience interaction
- Practical, theoretical, and statistical significance
- Research design and method
- Oral presentation
- 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.
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:
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)