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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor currently submitted for consideration to another journal (or an explanation has been provided to the Editor-in-chief). While in review at NJLIS, the submission may not be submitted elsewhere without permission to withdraw it from the Editor-in-chief.
  • Any manuscript you submit to NJLIS is original. If the paper has been made accessible in any form (e.g. on a pre-print server or at a conference), you must contact the Editor-in-chief before submitting it to NJLIS for consideration.
  • All contributors who have made substantive intellectual contributions to the paper are given credit as authors, and persons who have not made substantive contributions are not listed as authors.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, rich text, or open office format.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; is written in Times New Roman; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses). Illustrations and figures are submitted as independent files.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements stated in the author guidelines below.
  • When available, the URLs to access references online are provided, including those for open access versions of the reference.
  • When available, the DOI-number of a publication is provided at the end of the reference.
  • There is written permission to use any material in the paper, for example tables or pictures, created by a third party.
  • The text has been prepared for double-blind peer review by removing any information which can be used to identify the author (as far as possible), including file metadata.

Author Guidelines


The maximum length for articles is 8000 words and the maximum length for reviews is 3000 words.


Texts in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or English are accepted.

Title, abstract and keywords

All articles must be submitted with a title and abstract in English. The abstract should be short, instructive and precise (200-250 words) and include the articles theme and conclusions.

Select 5-7 keywords and include them after the abstract.


Nordic Journal of Library and Information Studies adheres to the latest version of the APA (American Psychological Association) reference style. It is the responsibility of the author to ensure that the submission complies with the APA guidelines.

Tables and Figures

Tables and figures adheres to the latest version of APA (see link above).


Do not use footnotes for references. Authors may use endnotes for other purposes than references, but only if necessary.

Double-blind peer review

The text has been prepared for double-blind peer review by removing any information which can be used to identify the author (as far as possible), including filename and file metadata. File metadata in MS Word files can be removed by going to File, choosing Inspect Document and then clicking ‘Remove All’ for ‘Document Properties and Personal Information’.

Research note

This is a section meant for research notes presenting ongoing projects of interest for the LIS community. The submissions are not subject to peer-review.

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