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Date: Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 9:40 AM
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Subject: [Asis-l] Annual Competition for the Best Libri Student Paper 2014

Annual Competition for the Best Libri Student Paper 2014


Since 1950, through 63 volumes, Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services has been a leader among scholarly journals in the international library world. As part of its strategy to remain one of the premier library journals and to encourage new writers, Libri is issuing a call for “Best Student Paper of 2014.” This competition supports Libri’s goal of publishing the best articles from the next generation of library and information science professionals. We are proud once again to recognize the very best article with this special award.


Students at all levels* are invited to submit single authored articles with clarity and authority. There is no stated theme. Research papers should address one of the significant issues facing today’s librarians and information professionals. Case studies, best practice, and pure research papers are all welcome.

• Length: approx. 5,000–7,000 words

• Language: English

• Deadline: June 30, 2014

• Papers should have been written not earlier than January 1, 2013.


The article will be published in the 2014:4 issue. The author of the winning article will be honoured with an award of 500.00 EUR and with a complimentary subscription to Libri for 2015. If the quality of competition warrants some papers may be designated as honourable mention and the authors will receive complementary subscriptions to Libri for 2015. The normal provision to the author of e-prints and one complete issue applies to all winners. The winning paper is usually made available on open access on the De Gruyter web site.


The best paper will be selected by an independent panel consisting of selected members of the Editorial Board, the Advisory Board and other international experts. Submissions will be judged on the basis of • originality of thought and observation • depth of research and scholarship • topicality of problems addressed • the international readership of the journal


All submissions should include a cover sheet confirming:

–– the name of the institution where the student is or was enrolled –– the dates when the student is or was enrolled –– the date when the paper was written, and the course for which it was prepared if no longer a student


Manuscripts should be submitted to


When submitting a paper for the Best Student Paper Award, please choose “Library Student Award”  at the drop down menu “Manuscript Type”.


Author instructions and further indications of the scope of papers suitable for publication in Libri are available at the Libri site at


There will be time before publication to format winning entries into Libri format, but entrants are encouraged to review our Guidelines for authors before submission.


* Exception: Senior information scholars returning to school for additional degrees outside the field of library and information science are not eligible for this award.


Professor Ian Johnson,

Joint Editor, Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services, Aberdeen, Great Britain


Phone: +44 1224 740785

Mobile: +44 7719 859239

Skype: ian.m.johnson45



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