Interested in submitting to the Zambia Journal of Library and Information Science (ZAJLIS)? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Submissions to the ZAJLIS are made online. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.
All papers are subject to a single-blind peer review process by at least two referees.
Articles submitted to ZAJLIS should not have been published before in their current or substantially similar form, or be under consideration for publication with another journal. Authors submitting articles for publication warrant that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright and will indemnify the publisher against any breach of such warranty. For ease of dissemination and to ensure proper policing of use, papers and contributions become the legal copyright of the publisher unless otherwise agreed. The editors may make use of software for checking the originality of submissions received.
Prior to article submission, authors should clear permission to use any content that has not been created by them. Failure to do so may lead to lengthy delays in publication. ZAJLIS is unable to publish any article which has permissions pending. The rights ZAJLIS require are:
- Non-exclusive rights to reproduce the material in the article or book chapter.
- Print and electronic rights.
- Worldwide English language rights.
- To use the material for the life of the work (i.e. there should be no time restrictions on the re-use of material e.g. a one-year licence).
When reproducing tables, figures or excerpts (of more than 400 words) from another source, it is expected that:
- Authors obtain the necessary written permission in advance from any third party owners of copyright for the use in print and electronic formats of any of their text, illustrations, graphics, or other material, in their manuscript. Permission must also be cleared for any minor adaptations of any work not created by them.
- If an author adapts significantly any material, the author must inform the copyright holder of the original work.
- Authors obtain any proof of consent statements.
- Authors must always acknowledge the source in figure captions and refer to the source in the reference list.
- Authors should not assume that any content which is freely available on the Web is free to use. Authors should check the website for details of the copyright holder to seek permission for re-use.