From its inception in January 1931, The Library Quarterly has been dedicated to the publication of scholarship and reports of research. Discussion of problems and issues and solid descriptive articles may also accepted if they are firmly based on evidence and data rather than conjecture or unsupported personal opinion. Descriptions of purely local, institutional, or operational experiments or projects are acceptable only if they lend themselves to generalization.
Contributors to LQ have included practitioners, educators, and students from library and information science and other fields. LQ has reported the findings of many doctoral studies, and even occasional special student projects, and welcomes the submission of manuscripts by graduate students as well as by already established authorities.
The subjects that are considered within the scope of LQ range widely over aspects of library and information science and related fields. The following topic areas represent a partial list of subjects within LQ's scope: bibliographic control, bibliometrics, book and library history, censorship and intellectual freedom, children's literature and services, human computer interaction, indexing and classification research, information retrieval, information industry, cognitive processes and information seeking behavior, librarianship and related information professions, libraries and information centers, management and information policy, measurement and evaluation, preservation, publishing and printing, rare books and manuscripts, reference and public services, scholarly and scientific communication and the sociology of knowledge.
Authors are urged to consult Instructions for Authors. All manuscripts are double-blind refereed before acceptance.