Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

College & Research Libraries News (C&RL News) publishes articles, reports, and essays written by practitioners addressing philosophy and techniques of day-to-day management of academic library services and collections. C&RL News provides current information relating to issues, activities, and personalities of the higher education and academic and research library field. Information literacy, scholarly communication, technology, professional education, preservation, government actions that affect libraries, acquisitions, grants to libraries, product updates, and the business of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) are covered in C&RL News.

Established in 1966, C&RL News is the official newsmagazine and publication of record for ACRL. It maintains a record of selected actions and policy statements of the association and publishes timely reports on the activities of ACRL and its units. It is published 11 times per year.

Content

The editor bears all responsibility for the content of each issue of C&RL News and selects material for publication. The editor also reserves the right to make appropriate revisions in material selected for publication to standardize style or improve clarity (except official ACRL documents). The editor may refer articles on high-profile topics to editorial board members with appropriate subject expertise for comment. Note: Formal, theoretical, or research-oriented articles inappropriate for C&RL News will be forwarded to the editor of College & Research Libraries for consideration.

Material selected should fall into one of the following categories:

  1. Articles on a project, program, or service dealing with a topic relevant to academic librarianship (e.g., "Developing core competencies for library staff," January 2013).
  2. Essays for "The Way I See It" that offer reasoned and informed speculation or comment on relevant topics (e.g., "Becoming a more thoughtful library job seeker," April 2013).
  3. Topics for the "Internet Resources" column. Submit a topic idea and brief information about the compiler's knowledge of the proposed topic. Compilers whose topics are selected will receive specific manuscript preparation information.
  4. Essays for "ACRL TechConnect" column that cover technology-related topics, including advances in tech tools and innovative projects to enhance libraries.
  5. Humorous essays related to issues of academic librarianship and higher education.
  6. Essays for the "Scholarly Communication" column: ACRL's Research and Scholarly Environment Committee has editorial responsibility for this column; manuscript ideas should be sent to the committee chair. Contact column editors Zach Coble and Adrian Ho at crlnscholcomm@gmail.com for more information.
  7. Standards, guidelines, or recommendations of an ACRL committee or other official ACRL group.
  8. Requests for the donation of books or materials to libraries. C&RL News may occasionally initiate requests for the donation of books or materials to libraries, especially foreign libraries, which have suffered extensive loss through fire, hurricane, or natural disaster. Other libraries soliciting contributions for other reasons will be referred to the rates for classified advertising in C&RL News.
  9. Press releases and other items for consideration in the News From the Field department may be forwarded to dfree@ala.org.

 
 

Open Access Policy

C&RL News is an open access publication. All contents are freely available immediately to the public without charge. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of all contents. Authors retain their copyright.

 

Online Access

Online access to the full text of C&RL, C&RL News, and RBM is provided free of charge. More information on ACRL's commitment to open access is available in an FAQ on the ACRL website.

 

Print Subscriptions

Print subscriptions to C&RL News and RBM are available through our offline order form for email and fax orders. Single issues of each title, along with College & Research Libraries, are also available.

C&RL became an open access, online-only publication in January 2014.

C&RL News is additionally provided as a benefit of membership in ACRL. Visit the ACRL website for information about becoming an ACRL member or renewing your membership.

Subscription Rates

C&RL: C&RL became an open access, online-only publication in January 2014. No print subscriptions are available. Single issues - $15.

C&RL News: 1-year (nonmember) subscription: $56-US. $61-Canada and other PUAS countries. $66-Other foreign countries. Single issues - $11.

RBM: 1-year subscription: $50-US.$56-Canada and other PUAS countries. $67-Other foreign countries. Single issues - $26.

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