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Editorial Policies

Peer Review Process

Articles submitted as one of the peer review types will be sent to two reviewers for blind review, with a third reviewer being utilized in the case of substantially differing recommendations. As of September 17, 2018, Virginia Libraries adheres to COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guidelines for peer review and requests all peer reviewers to affirm the COPE Peer Reviewer Guidelines prior to conducting a review. Authors will be notified within 2 months of a decision to: accept and publish as submitted (with possible limited editing for style or clarity), accept and publish pending revisions (with revision request notes), or not-accepted (with possible recommendations for revisions to re-submit).

Section Policies

Editorial

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Essays/Commentary

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Themed Columns

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Case Studies

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Research

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Best Practice

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

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