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Focus and Scope

Virginia Libraries is an annual open access journal published by the Virginia Library Association, featuring insights and best practices from libraries in Virginia. The goals of the journal are to further research in all areas of library and information services, communicate best practices, and explore trends and issues of interest to the library profession. The journal seeks to publish content of interest to all types of libraries. Virginia Libraries has a strong interest in providing support for new authors to establish a voice in the library literature. The journal includes peer-review and non peer-review articles, and considers submissions that report on research studies or scholarly research (research articles - peer reviewed), describe innovative initiatives and effective practices (best practice articles - peer reviewed), examine a focused scenario in an applied context and with a training or educational purpose (case studies), or discuss trends or issues (essays / commentary). The journal also considers proposals for themed columns.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published online as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles are made available as soon as they are ready to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in getting content publicly available.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. No fees are charged to authors, readers, or others.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders  and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the license agreement of a Creative Commons License of the author’s choice.

Archiving Policy

The journal’s publisher focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.

The jorunal is current indexed in: EBSCOhost, Biography Index: Past and Present (H.W. Wilson), Book Review Digest Plus (H.W. Wilson), Library & Information Science Source, Library Literature & Information Science Full Text (H.W. Wilson), Library Literature & Information Science Index (H.W. Wilson), Library Literature & Information Science Retrospective: 1905-1983 (H.W. Wilson), Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA), OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson), OmniFile Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson), Poetry & Short Story Reference Center, TOC Premier (Table of Contents), OCLC, ArticleFirst, and Library Literature. 



Content from Virginia Libraries issues prior to 2016 is archived with Virginia Tech, University Libraries, and available for viewing online. Check the PDF for any full issue to see that issue's policies regarding copyright, submissions, or other areas.

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