Libri best student paper award

Best Libri Student Paper

Announcement from Libri:

Since 1950, through 61 volumes, Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services has been a leader among scholarly journals in the international library world. As part of its strategy to remain one of the premier library journals, Libri is issuing a call for “Best Student Paper of 2011.” This competition supports Libri’s goal of publishing the best articles from the next generation of library and information science professionals. We are proud once again to recognize the very best article with this special award.

Students at all levels are invited to submit articles with clarity and authority. There is no stated theme. Research papers should address one of the significant issues facing today’s librarians and information professionals. Case studies, best practices, and pure research papers are all welcome.

Length: approx. 5000 words
Language: English
Deadline: May 31, 2011

The best paper will be selected by an independent panel consisting of selected members of the Editorial Board, the Advisory Board and other international experts. Submissions will be judged on the basis of

– originality of thought and observation

– depth of research and scholarship

– topicality of problems addressed

– the international readership of the journal

The article will be published in the 2011:4 issue. The author of the winning article will be honoured with an award of 500.00 € and with a complementary subscription to Libri for 2012. If the quality of competition warrants, some papers may be designated as honourable mention and the authors will receive complementary subscriptions to Libri for 2012. The normal provision to the author of e-prints applies to all winners.

Manuscripts should be sent to the Libri Editorial Office, K. G. Saur Verlag, An Imprint of Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG, Mies-van-der-Rohe Straße 1, 80807 München, Germany. Electronic submissions are encouraged and may be submitted to Author instructions and further indications of the scope of papers suitable for publication in Libri are available at the Libri site at

All submissions should include a cover sheet confirming:

– the name of the institution where the student is or was enrolled
– the dates when the student is or was enrolled
– the date when the paper was written and the course for which it was prepared if no longer a student

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