Information for Authors


Information for Authors

Who Can Submit

Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings accepts submissions from academic librarians and librarians working outside of academia whose KLA or CULS conference presentations demonstrate a meaningful connection to higher education. The Proceedings has no article processing or submission charges.

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Formatting Requirements

Use the American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Manual, 6th edition, 2009, for in-text citation and bibliography. Do not include a cover page.

Need a refresher course for APA style? Try the OWL Purdue Writing Lab’s APA Formatting and Style Guide at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/.

Use 1.5 line spacing and 1” margins. For the font type and size, use Calibri 9 point.

The length of the paper should be 2,500 words maximum. The editor reserves the right to edit the paper as needed to comply with the word limit.

The abstract submitted with your proposal will be used as an introduction to your paper; it may be trimmed or edited slightly for length.

Where available, DOIs (digital object identifiers) for the references must be provided and hotlinked in the Word document. As a member of CrossRef, our publisher, New Prairie Press, is required to include DOIs. Use the free DOI lookup on CrossRef's website to check your citations.

Save your paper as a Microsoft Word document (2010, but previous versions are also acceptable). If you are not sure of conversion, you can also save your paper as an RTF document.

On the first page, include:

  • Title of paper
  • For all authors - name, position/title, university, and library
  • Do not include special formatting such as headers/footers, page numbers, etc.

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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  2. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  3. The text is formatted using 1.5 line spacing with 1” margins; Calibri 9 point; employs italics, rather than underscoring (except with URL addresses); and places all illustrations, figures, and tables within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end of the paper.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found above.

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Peer Review Process

Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings is a peer reviewed journal with an editorial board spanning a range of Kansas regions and academic institutions. The journal’s editor-in-chief selects members of the peer review board based upon their knowledge of academic librarianship and their record of research and publication.

Authors who publish in this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal the right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License (CC BY-NC-ND) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work. (See The Effect of Open Access).

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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.

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Archival Policy

Contents of the Journal are archived for perpetual access through New Prairie Press' participation in CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) and Portico and managed through the Digital Commons Publishing platform. New Prairie Press also participates in LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe). Once published, the contents are never changed.

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