Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Original research, commentary, conference reports from the annual meeting of the Academic Business Library Directors (ABLD), member profiles, case studies, renovation profiles, stories of innovation, articles on library management, best practices, and evidence-based pieces. In addition, the journal features examples of translational research -- instances where academic business libraries have implemented faculty research findings on management best practices (i.e., collaboration, work-around techniques, staff motivation, space redesign, vendor negotiations, etc.).

 

Section Policies

Research

Blind Peer Reviewed Research Papers
1. Generally not more than 20 manuscript pages, single spaced.
2. APA Style
3. Complete bibliography
4. Abstract of not more than 300 words and at least three keywords (not more than 10)
5. Peer review requires the cover page with name and affiliation of the author(s) and the paper be submitted as separate documents.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Opinions & Thought Pieces

These are not blind peer reviewed; however, they are screened by a member of the editorial board.


1. 3-15 manuscript pages, single spaced
2. APA Style
3. Abstract of not more than 300 words and  three keywords

Editors
  • Deb Wallace
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Conference Reports

The Conference Reports section seeks informal articles capturing the themes, key speakers, vendor exhibits, resources and other information about library conferences. In particular, the articles sought out for this section focus on the needs of business librarians. Reports for any business librarian meetings (such as with ABLD, EBSLG, APBSLG, CLADEA, etc.) are relevant, as are reports focused on business-related sessions are larger conferences such as SLA, ALA, ACRL, Charleston Conference, etc.  The conference reports should include links as needed and should be in English.

Editors
  • Corey Seeman
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Member Profiles

Editors
  • Angela Horne
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Case Studies and Renovation Profiles

Case Studies and Renovation Profiles are blind peer reviewed.

Editors
  • Laura Leavitt
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Papers submitted to ticker must be original. By submitting a manuscript for review, authors acknowledge first publication rights are granted to ticker. Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published, is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and has been approved for publication by all co-authors and by institutional authorities where the work was conducted.

It is the author’s responsibility to obtain all necessary permissions and pay any necessary fees for the inclusion of copyrighted materials, such as figures and tables from other publications. Appropriate credit should be attributed in the body of the work. Previously published work will not be considered for publication, nor will simultaneous submissions. 

Reviewers are from the Academic Business Library Directors member institutions. Research manuscripts will be read by at least two reviewers within approximately six weeks of submission.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal 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.