Name of the Journal:
RBU Journal of Library & Information Science
Qualified in UGC-CARE List Group D as per the analysis protocols as of 2019
Previously it was UGC approved Journal List Sl. No. 2023 and journal No. 45237 as on 2017
Nature of Publication:
Only Hard Copy (Online full text will be available soon)
Dr. Sudip Ranjan Hatua, Associate Professor,
Department of Library & Information Science,
Rabindra Bharati University,
Present Editorial Board
Professor Sabyasachi Basu RayChowdhury, Professor, Department of Political Science, Rabindra Bharati University; Email: email@example.com
Professor Taraknath Adhikari, Professor, Department of Sanskrit, Rabindra Bharati University; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ziaur Rahman, Assistant Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Rabindra Bharati Univerisity,; Email: email@example.com
Smt. Snigdha Naskar, Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Rabindra Bharati University; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Journal
The RBU Journal of Library & Information science is a scholarly communication for education, research and development of the Library & Information science field. It is published annually in print format only. The first volume was published in 1997. It received ISSN (0972-2750) in the 5th volume in the year 2001. From it’s 17th Volume published in the year 2015 the journal become peer-reviewed by the eminent experts across the country. Presently it’s 22nd Volume has published.
Submission and Publication Charges
The Journal claims absolutely NO PROCESSING FEES at any level as it is fully funded by Rabindra Bharati University.
Articles are invited through wide circulation of notification using print and online media and social media across the country generally in the month of July every year. A board of editors in different discipline selects few suitable articles based on various criteria, such as subject depth, type of work, methodology followed by the authors, citation and reference standards etc. Selected articles then send to various peers across the country by using blind peer review process for quality judgment. If reviewers allow then we select the articles for publication.
The Reviewing Process
All selected manuscripts are subjected to peer-review by independent reviewers. Peer reviews are done by double blinding method where both the author and reviewer are unaware of each other. Final decision of accepting the article rests with the editor.
Verifying the Reviewer’s comment, finally the editorial board will take decision to publish the paper. As there is limited space once the paper selected may publish in the next volume subject to the availability of space.
Author will be informed if paper is not selected for publication with reviewer’s comments.
All manuscripts must be submitted in MS-Office (.doc) format through e-mail in the following email address- email@example.com
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After final selection of the article author has to send the corrected softcopy (through e-mail) with two hard copy (one side print) along with CD to the following address along with a DECLARATION stating its originality and not anywhere send for publication before.
The publication of an article in this journal is a direct reflection of the author’s nascent micro thought of the subject domain. Therefore it is expected that a quality of standard should maintain by the authors and the affiliated institutions that support them.
With the quality of thought, literature, language it is very important and expected to agree upon standards of ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher.
Being our limited capacity we try our best to maintain above mentioned ethics before publishing any article in our Journal. We strongly try to avoid copyright violation, plagiarism and asked a declaration in this matter from our authors. We strongly follow and find the proper citation and acknowledgement in the manuscript if found cite any part of the articles.
No processing fees in any steps of the publication in RBU Journal of Library & Information Science has been charged from the Authors. All costs are beared by the Rabindra Bharati University.
We also follow a blind peer review process from very respected and learned professionals who has knowledge in the specific domain all over India.
Authors should refrain from misrepresenting research results which could damage the trust in the journal.
The manuscript should not be submitted to more than one journals at a time;
The manuscript should not be published previously (partly or in full);
No data, or text by others are presented by author as it’s own (‘plagiarism’);
Proper acknowledgements to other works must be given;
From all co-authors, as well as from the responsible authorities the proper consent should be received and submit along with manuscript;
As an editor we try to accept and maintain high quality research paper. We never bias with gender, religion, designation or affiliation.
Never disclose the identity of the author while sending the manuscript to peers for reviewing.
Requested to examine thoroughly and help us to maintain the quality and standard of the paper;
Maintain the confidentiality of any information related to the paper;
Where to Send your Article?
Department. of Library and Information Science
Rabindra Bharati University
How to send an Article?
The RBU Journal of Library and Information Science publishes original research findings, review articles, practice outcome and survey results, integrate and critically examine new information accumulated in recent years in a particular subject field and specifically the following categories in order to cater to the diverse needs of its readership.
1. Research papers may describe completed research efforts with results, analyses and implications to practitioners, and should not exceed 15-20 pages in length.
2. Practice papers may describe new industry practices, tools and methodologies, with emphases on practical issues, problems and solutions, and should not exceed 10-15 pages in length. Papers may also discuss the relevance of theory to practice and applications.
3. Current Trends papers will reflect new or current trends, thinking, perspectives and opinions in research and practice, and should not exceed 8-12 pages in length.
4. Review papers should give a critical and analytical perspective of related books, publications, methodologies, practices, tools or systems, and should not exceed 5-6 pages in length.
Minimum standards for considering the submitted manuscripts for peer-reviewing Papers must be written in English Language. Text files should be prepared in MS Word format double line space.
Page setup: Page size A4, orientation portrait; Margins: mirror margins, top 3 cm, bottom 2 cm, inside 2.5 cm, outside 2 cm, gutter 0.5 cm;
Layout: header 1.7 cm (different odd and even), footer 1 cm, section start continuous, page alignment top; Font - Times New Roman, 12 point. First Heading -14 bold Times New Roman Second sub heading -12 bold Times New Roman, Each next sub heading- 12 italics Times New Roman
Preparation of the manuscript:
All original research articles should be structured in the following manner.
• Title: The title should be concise and reflect the entire work of the submitted manuscript. (Written
in 14pt bold Times New Roman font size)
• Names of all authors need to be indicated below the title (Written in 12 bold Times New
Roman font size)
• More than one author should display side by side with a tab space (5)
• Department/Affiliation: bellow of each author, 10pt Times New Roman, centered University/Institution: 10pt Times New Roman, centered
Address: 10pt Times New Roman, centered
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org (10pt Times New Roman, centered)
Abstracts should clearly state the purpose of the work, methods used, key findings and major conclusion drawn from the work in no more than 500 words. (Written in 12pt italics Times New Roman font size)
The author should provide 3 to 6 key words, characterizing the scope of the paper, the main plant material used and the central aspect of the work. Keywords should be presented below the (Written in 10pt bold Times New Roman font size) Layout of article should follow minimum following pattern-
• Introduction : State the background and mention clearly the objective of the present work.
• Literature Review – minimum last ten years
• Problem Identification- Research question and draw hypothesis
• Methodology-All methods used should be clearly mentioned
• Data collection and analysis- How and which method followed? How it has been analyzed?
• Findings- What specific finding have occurred?
• Conclusion - Give the major conclusion from the present study.
Acknowledgement - Acknowledge those persons who helped you in the present study by providing facilities, personal assistance and funding if any.
References and Footnotes
References to already published literature should be numbered consecutively in the text and placed within square brackets. Please adopt correct referencing methods. Papers with incorrect referencing and in-text citation are likely to be rejected.
The citations should be placed at the end of the paper in the sequence as they appear in the text. References to personal communication and unpublished literature should not be placed under references, but should be cited in the text in parentheses. Explanatory material should be given in the appendix. Examples of citations to different types of documents are given below:
(i) Journal Article
1. Gosh, B.K. (2004) Knowledge management policies options. RBU Journal of Library and
Information Science. 41(3): 145–150.
2. Neelameghan, A. & Gopinath, M. A. (1967). Research in library classification. Library
Science with a Slant to Documentation. 4(2): 356–38
1. Ranganathan, S R. (1957) The Five Laws of Library Science. 2nd ed. Mumbai: Asia Publishing House, 456p.
(iii) Chapter from a Book
1. Neelameghan, A. & Raghavan, K.S. (2012). Frames of knowledge: a perspective of Vedic-Hinduism and Dravidian culture. In: Cultural frames of knowledge, edited by Richard, P Smiraglia & Hur-li Lee. Wursburg, Germany, 2012, 19–61.
(iv) Conference Paper
1. Ragahavan, K.S. & Neelameghan, A. Indic cultures and concepts: Implications for knowledge organization. In 12th International ISKO Conference , 6–9 August 2012, Mysore, India, edited by A. Neelameghan & K.S. Raghavan, 2012, pp. 176–182.
(v) Conference paper (online)
Cannan, J. (2008). Using practice based learning at a dual-sector tertiary institution: A discussion of current practice. In R. K. Coll, & K. Hoskyn (Eds.), Working together: Putting the cooperative into cooperative education. Conference proceedings of the New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education, New Plymouth, New Zealand. Retrieved from
1. Birkler, John; Smith, Giles; Kent, Gleen A. & Johns on, Robert V. (2000) An acquisition strategy, process, and organisation for innovative systems. National Defence Research Institute, RAND, USA, 2000. RAND-MR-1098-0SD.
2. Lindsay, R.S. (1999) Tests of level B suits-protection against chemical and biological warfare agents and simulants: Executive summary. Edgewood Chemical Biological Centre, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. July 1999. 14 p. AD-A3 68228; ECBC-TR-047.
Serial / journal article (online from a database – e.g. EBSCO) Marshall, M., Carter, B., Rose, K., & Brotherton, A. (2009). Living with type 1 diabetes: Perceptions of children and their parents. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18(12), 1703-1710. Retrieved from http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0962-1067
(vii) Internet – no author, no date
Pet therapy. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.holisticonline.com/stress/stress_pet-therapy.htm
(viii) Blog post
Liz and Ellory. (2011, January 19). The day of dread(s) [Blog post]. Retrieved from
(ix) Newspaper article
Matthews, L. (2011, November 23). Foodbanks urge public to give generously. Manawatu Standard, p. 4.
(x) Newspaper (online)
Rogers, C. (2011, November 26). Smartphone could replace wallets. The Dominion Post
. Retrieved from http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/6038621/Smartphone-could-replace-wallets
(xi) Thesis (print)
Smith, T. L. (2008). Change, choice and difference: The case of RN to BN degree p
rogrammes for registered nurses (Master’s thesis). Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.
Mann, D. L. (2010). Vision and expertise for interceptive actions in sport (Doctoral dissertation, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia). Retrieved fromhttp://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/44704
(xiii) Wikis (including Wikipedia)
Moodle. (2011). Retrieved November 28, 2011, from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moodle