Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

LIBER Quarterly seeks to cover all aspects of modern research librarianship and information delivery. It will form a bridge between the scholars of the Library and Information Sciences (LIS) and the practitioners in our university and research libraries. It will achieve this by publishing not only theoretical contributions, but also descriptions of examples of good practices.

LIBER has always been conscious of the huge problems encountered by its library members who want to offer their users a high-quality selection of scientific journals, corresponding to their professional needs, but hampered by the limitations of their library budget. For this reason LIBER has from the beginning fostered Open Access solutions, and with this journal it takes up its responsibility by offering a rigorous European and Open Access journal in the domain of information sciences and librarianship.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review papers

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

LIBER Quarterly applies a double-blind peer review process, in which the author's name is removed from the manuscript. Each contribution is judged by two independent referees. The criteria of acceptance include the following aspects:
- Relevance of the paper for the scope of the journal and for its readership.
- Originality, offering of new insights.
- Soundness of arguments, based on research or on systematic approach.
- Appropriate references.
- Clear conclusions or results.
- Structure and language.

Normal timing for this process should be 4 to 6 weeks. In case of conflicting recommendations, a third referee may be asked to give an additional advice.
The decision of the editors may be to accept the paper as is or with minor revisions, to ask for a resubmission after additional work, or to reject for publication. In each case users receive detailed feedback about this decision.


Publication Frequency

The journal publishes 4 issues per year, in March, June, September and December. In between, accepted articles are pre-published in an ‘issue in preparation’.


Open Access Policy

LIBER Quarterly provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal utilizes CLOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.

The Journal fully supports and encourages author self-archiving of all content (sometimes termed 'green' open access). LIBER Quarterly is registered with SHERPA/RoMEO to ensure that the license terms and self-archiving policies of the journals are  clear.


Abstracting and Indexing Services

Reference directories of (OA) journals
    Electronic Journals Library (University of Regensburg)
    Ulrich's periodicals Directory*

Article discovery systems
    BASE search, Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
    Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
    Google scholar
    Ebsco library & international science source*
    Ebsco discovery*
    Ex Libris Primo*
    Worldcat (OCLC), global catalog of library collections *

Citation databases
    Scopus (Elsevier)*

(* access by subscription)


Journal Metrics and Ranking

Google Scholar H5 index
    H5 index 8
    H5 median 11
Scimago Journal Ranking
    SJR  2013: 0.263
    H index 6
Impact per Publication IPP 2013: 0,390
Source Normalized Impact per Paper SNIP indicator 2013: 0,407

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