About the Journal
The Zambian Journal of Library & Information Science (ZAJLIS) is a journal in the field of Library and Information Science in Zambia. It is published biannually by the Department of Library and Information Science at the University of Zambia. The goal of ZAJLIS is to publish insightful, innovative and effective research to satisfy both local and international scholars and professionals in the province of Library and Information Science.
ZAJLIS seeks to publish manuscripts with cutting-edge research that breaks new ground, rather than merely making an incremental contribution to the field of Library and Information Science. The Journal is particularly interested in publishing innovative papers that start up or redirect a line of inquiry. Manuscripts that provide different perspectives and those that deliberate controversial or challenging issues in the realm of Library and Information Science are welcome. The Journal does not publish manuscripts that merely criticize previous work without providing new insights into how the limitations of previous work can be resolved. ZAJLIS is interested in papers that are constructive in nature; which foster better understanding of our ever changing field and would result in better service provision to mankind.
The Journal receives and publishes original manuscripts from both international and local scholars, and professionals in the field of Library and Information Science. The sphere of competencies of the Journal include: Librarianship, Knowledge Management, Information communication Technologies (ICTs), ICTs Education, Letaracy, Business Information and Marketing, Management of Information Systems, Records and Archives Management. The Journal welcomes articles in related fields such as Computer Science
ZAJLIS places premium on papers that use both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. This however does not mean that conceptual and theory development papers, empirical hypothesis-testing papers, and case-based studies are not welcome.
Submissions must follow the Journal’s Style Guide, including formatting, length and referencing. Poorly written or structured papers will be promptly returned to the authors. For information on the writing style, check instructions to authors.
All submissions to ZAJLIS are assessed by the Editorial members, with each peerreviewing papers in his/her sphere of competence. The articles are “blindly reviewed”. For instance, names of the authors are removed before sending papers to reviewers to ensure impartiality. The Editor in Chief, upon receiving the reviewed papers proceeds to inform the concerned author about the review outcome.