Journal of Library Science in China is a scholarly journal in Library and Information Science (LIS) fields, it aims to share research findings and promote knowledge innovation in LIS fields ,discover and cultivate talents,and facilitate the development of LIS. Many academic achievements of high levels in LIS and closely related fields were published in this journal. The academic orientation of the journal is thoughtful, strategic and forward-looking.

1 Types of manuscripts

Research Paper. Having a detailed statement of a complete specification of new discoveries or new research results with complete elements of academic paper structure: research question, research purpose, literature review, research methods, results, conclusions (discussions) and references.

Review. Including literature review, historical review, academic book reviews and other comment reviews.

Communication. Discussions, thinking or debates on the frontier, controversial, theoretical and practical problems. The forms are not limited.

Special Topics. Papers around major events and special topics. Usually, researches about hot issues and important problems are discussed here.

2 Submission

All manuscripts will be submitted in Word format by the editorial department website (, we don’t accept the submission of paper version principally.

This journal does not charge any fees to authors in any form. here are all sorts of online mock submission mails and contact ways, please identify the websites and contacts of Journal of Library Science in China carefully, thus, to avoid the damage to your legitimate rights and interests.

3 Submission process

3.1 Registration

Click “Authors” below the “Log In” column, finish registration according to page instructions. After registration, you will receive a confirm email, please click the hyperlink in the mail to activate the new account. The email address is very significant, it will be your login certificate, please fill in it correctly.

3.2 Submission

After logging in, click the “Submission” button below “Manuscript Management” and add related information following the guide. Please read the instructions conscientiously and submit after standardizing your manuscript according to the specification.

3.3 Manuscript search

After submission, you can log in the “Manuscript Search” page under the “Manuscript Management” column and search according to the manuscript number or title for sake of knowing the processing state and related information.

3.4 Manuscript revision

Before editorial department deal with the manuscripts, you can modify the manuscript information at any time in the “Manuscript Search”page; once the manuscript has been checked, modifications can only be done after “retreat” operation by the editorial department. When submitting the modified document, click “Upload/Download” button under “Manuscript Management” and find manuscripts corresponded to the manuscript number, After modifications according to the revision suggestions, re-upload it using “Upload modified manuscript” function. Don’t resubmit it using the submission column, otherwise, your manuscript will be regarded as new submissions, and the exist review of your paper will be lost, thus, the results of your article will be delayed.

4 Review process

5 writing standard

5.1 Structure

Chinese title; author; Chinese abstract, keywords, CLC number; English title; author’s English name; English abstract, English keywords; the text; references; brief introduction of authors.

5.2 Abstract elements

The abstract is an independent short essay containing the main content of the article, for research papers, problems, purposes, methods, results and conclusions (discussions) should be included and should avoid writing speculatively and indicatively.

5.3 Numbering

Use level format like “1”, “1.1” and “1.1.1”, when the number of levels is deep be titles, (1) (2) (3) and ① ②③ can be used.

5.4 Other instructions

1) Funded projects should include footnotes on the first page of the article to specify grant name, project name and project number. One article can only list 2 funds, and they should be related to the contents of the article.

2 ) Author’s email address should be listed in the footnote on the first page of the article.

6 Graph specifications

1) Graphs should be closely related to the content and are essential.

2) Specify the source below the cited graphs; authors should take care of the copyright license issues.

3) Graphs need to be clear. If the graphs are not legible in the article, please send them as attachments.

4 ) Unless necessary, do not used colored graphs. Use black and white instead.

7 Citations and References

7.1 Basic descriptive requirements

1) The citation labeling methods and bibliographic reference formats comply with the China national standard GB/T 7714 - 2015.

2) Unpublished achievements and personal communications should not be included in the references, noted with footnote form at the same page.

3) Authors are responsible for the accuracy of references.

7.2 Chinese document description requirements

In order to facilitate being included by international retrieval tools, Chinese references are required to add an English translation, that means, the Chinese part of literature references is also translated into English and is located in brackets after Chinese.

For example:李原,郭德俊.组织中的心理契约[J].心理科学进展,2002(1):83-90. (Li Yuan, Guo Dejun. Review on psychological contract in organization[J]. Journal of Developments in Psychology, 2002(1): 83-90.)

The English translation should be based on the source reference. If there is no corresponding English literature source, then you need to translate in consistency of the original.

7.3 Description requirements of pre-print articles

In order to speed up the communications of academic achievements, adapt to the effective protection and management needs of intellectual property in network environment, Journal of Library Science in China contributed part of the articles to CNKI before publication. These pre-press published articles will receive the digital object unique identifier (DOI) provided by CNKI, which can uniquely identify an article and realize resource global positioning.

If pre-print article is needed, please mark the retrieval date and the address of online publication

For example:王锦贵数典勿忘祖,显学隐巨擘——为司马迁目录学成就正名[J/OL].中国图书馆学报[2014-02-10].

8 Copyright

Our publication has the exclusive publishing right for all forms of accepted articles such as paper, network and so on(Including other online publication systems which signed agreements with our publication). Authors should guarantee his manuscript is not a violation of any existing copyright protocols, and commit to take responsibilities of any damage behaviors of the protocol. If you have any special requirements, please specify when submitting. See "Ethics Statement" for details.

《Information and documentation-Rules for bibliographic references and citations to information resources(GBT 7714—2015)》