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ALA - Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table

On behalf of the American Library Association’s New Members Round Table (NMRT), the Endnotes Committee is pleased to announce the latest call for papers to Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table. Please feel free to pass this call along to your faculty, staff, and students who may have an interest in publishing with us.


About Endnotes

Endnotes is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that addresses issues faced by librarians. 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. Endnotes accepts research and practitioner-based articles. Each edition of the journal will contain 2-3 scholarly articles written by members of NMRT, as well as website reviews and scholarly book reviews of titles relevant to new librarians.

Endnotes’s aim is to work with new authors to produce quality scholarly articles and provide an understanding of the publication process. It welcomes submissions from LIS students, early-career professionals and researchers, and first-time writers. Endnotes encourages potential authors to consider their course research projects or affiliated institutional programs, surveys, and studies, and how they might convert these options into publishable journal articles, posters, or reviews.

Guidelines for Submission

Articles should range from 2,000 to 6,000 words and be written by LIS students or early-career library professionals. Endnotes welcomes research papers, technical papers, conceptual papers, case studies, and literature reviews. More information on these types of articles is available in our complete submission guidelines. Authors must be members of NMRT.

Topics that might be appropriate for Endnotes include, but are not limited to:


Graduate student research and projects
Early-career research and projects
Training and mentoring
Job searching or hiring
Developing leadership and management skills
Library instruction and assessment
Developing new collections or services
Working with specific community groups
Committee work and development – at your library or university, regionally or nationally
Reviews of new books or other educational materials such as websites

How to Submit

Please submit completed manuscripts to our electronic form.


Those interested in discussing an idea for an article are encouraged to contact the editors, Sarah Lerner and Emily Zerrenner, at nmrtendnotesjournal@gmail.com to determine if the proposed article fits the publication scope.

Submission Timeline

Manuscript submissions are due no later than January 31, 2024. Initial responses to manuscript submissions are typically sent out a month after the submission deadline. If selected for peer review, reviewers are given two weeks to evaluate a submission. Typically, 2-4 weeks are given for manuscript revisions between each peer-review evaluation. The publication date for Endnotes issue 12.1 is tentatively set for June 30, 2024.

Paper ideas and manuscripts may be submitted outside of this timeline, but are not guaranteed publication in the 2024 issue.

For more information about Endnotes, including complete submission guidelines and previous issues, please visit https://journals.ala.org/index.php/endnotes/. Please feel free to contact the Endnotes editors, Sarah Lerner and Emily Zerrenner, at nmrtendnotesjournal@gmail.com with any questions.

To apply for this job email your details to nmrtendnotesjournal@gmail.com