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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Call for Proposals: Journal of Research on Libraries & Young Adults

The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults is an online
open access peer reviewed journal (
launching November 2010.  The purpose of Journal of Research on
Libraries and Young Adults is to enhance the development of theory,
research, and practices to support young adult library services.
Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults promotes and
publishes high quality original research concerning the informational
and developmental needs of young adults; the management,
implementation, and evaluation of library services for young adults;
and other critical issues relevant to librarians who work with young
adults. The journal also includes literary and cultural analysis of
classic and contemporary writing for young adults.
Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults invites manuscripts
based on original qualitative or quantitative research, an innovative
conceptual framework, or a substantial literature review that opens
new areas of inquiry and investigation.  Case studies and works of
literary analysis are also welcome. The journal recognizes the
contributions other disciplines make to expanding and enriching
theory, research and practice in young adult library services and
encourages submissions from researchers and practitioners in all
The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults uses the Chicago
Manual of style endnotes.  For complete author guidelines including
examples citations, please visit the author guidelines website at,
 While submissions average 4,000 to 7,000 words, manuscripts of all
lengths will be considered.  Full color images, photos, and other
media are all accepted.
Please contact editor Jessica Moyer at 
yalsaresearch@gmail.com orjessicaemilymoyer@gmail.com to discuss submissions and/or author
guidelines.  All completed manuscripts should be submitted as email
attachments to Jessica Moyer at 
yalsaresearch@gmail.com orjessicaemilymoyer@gmail.com as email attachments.  Please attach each
figure or graphic as a separate file.
The first issue of the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young
Adults will be available online at 
Monday November 1, 2010 and will feature the papers that will be
presented at the 2010 YALSA Symposium on Young Adult Literature.
Manuscripts are currently being accepted for the Winter 2011 and
Spring 2011 issues.


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