SALIS Journal of Library and Information Science
(an international journal)

ISSN 0973-3108

  Scope :

To disseminate latest developments, research activities, important work done in the field of Library and Information Science and Technology (LIST) and also to exchange knowledge, experience, issues and solutions among professionals and other interested groups.


Library principles, practices and administration, TQM, benchmarking, trends and developments, policy formulations and issues, LIS services, metric and user studies, evaluation of library and information systems, services and products, LIS education and training, web based information services, information literacy, information and knowledge management, IPR, ICT applications, e-resources and e-services, metadata creation and standards, search engines, subject gateways and data mining, digital initiatives, standards, preservation and conservation strategies, open source initiatives, content development and e-publishing, human resource development, knowledge skills and capacity building initiatives.


Articles are invited based on research work, case studies, practical applications, report of important projects, short communications, etc.

Author’s Responsibilities

Copyright: Articles submitted to the journal should be original contributions and should have not been published previously or submitted elsewhere for consideration to any other publication at the same time. An undertaking has to be signed by the author that the article submitted is not an infringement of any existing copyright and the author will indemnify the publisher against any breach of any existing copyright. Each article should accompany a prescribed journal article form duly completed and signed by the author.

Manuscript Guidelines

Manuscript in English should be in triplicate and typed in MS-WORD with double spacing, wide margins, and on one side of an A4-size bond paper. All submissions must be accompanied by a covering letter giving affiliation and full address, e-mail, telephone, of
all the authors. The length of the article should not exceed 5000 words or 8 (eight) pages.

Title : Should be concise, specific and complete
Abstract: Maximum 200 words highlighting the significance of the research, scope, methodology, and conclusion

Keywords: Up to 8 (eight)

Table: Must be numbered consecutively in Roman numerals

Figures: Must be numbered consecutively in Indo-Arabic numerals.

Charts/graphs/line drawings in jpeg formats at least 300 dpi resolution and 10 cm wide


Chicago style (15th Ed.) Examples:


Davis, Paul. The Fifth Miracle: The search for the origin of life. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999


Burnett, Kathleen and Eliza T. Dresang. “Rhizomorphic Reading: The Emergence of a New Aesthetic in Literature for Youth.” Library Quarterly 69 (October 1999 ): 421-45.

Reference list in author-date style


Davis, Paul. 1999. The Fifth Miracle: The Search for the Origin of Life. New York: Simon & Schuster


Burnet, Kathleen, and Eliza T. Dresang. 1999. Rhizomorphic Reading: The Emergence of a New Aesthetic in Literature for Youth. Library Quarterly 69 (Oct.): 421-45.

Submission of Papers

Final version of manuscript should be submitted as an e-mail attachment to the Editor-in-Chief ( and also to the Managing Editor and Publisher ( The author should ensure that the article is complete, grammatically correct and without spelling or typographical errors. All permissions that may be required to reproduce illustrations or previously published materials or to cite unpublished data or personal communications should accompany the manuscript in writing. Major changes are rarely permitted after an article has been accepted. Authors are advised not to submit the downloaded papers. The Publisher/Editorial Board reserves the right of addition, deletion, alteration and rejection of the articles without any prior intimation to the author(s).
All correspondence regarding submission of manuscripts, publication, book reviews, forthcoming professional events and advertisements should be addressed to:

Dr. Harish Chandra
SALIS Journal of Library and Information Science
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai 600 036, Tamil Nadu, India
Ph: 91-44-22574951


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Editorial Board


Dr. Harish Chandra
Librarian, Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
Chennai, India


Dr. S. Muralidhar
Scientist ‘E’, Head, TIRC
C.V.R.D.E, Avadi
Chennai – 600 054

Editorial Advisory Board Members

Dr. Ajit K. Pyati
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies,
University of Western Ontario, Canada

Mr. Allireza Noruzi
Faculty Member, DLIS,
University of Tehran, Iran

Dr. A. Amudhavalli
Professor & Head, Dept. of Information Science
University of Madras
Chennai - 600 005

Dr. Diljit Singh
Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology,
University of Malaya,
Kuala Lumpur

Prof. Edward Proctor
Electronic Resources Librarian &
Associate Professor of Library Science
Missouri State University, USA

Dr.G.E.Gorman, FCLIP, FRSA,
Professor, School of Information Management,
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Dr. Jagdish Arora
Librarian & National Coordinator
IIT Delhi ,Hauz Khas
New Delhi - 110016

Prof. Jagtar Singh
Dept of Library and Information Science
Punjabi University
Patiala – 147 002

Mr. Jay Bhatt
Information Services Librarian (Engineering)
Hagerty Library, Drexel University, U.S.A.


Dr. H.K. Kaul
Director, DELNET
40, Lodhi Estate, Max Mueller Marg
New Delhi – 110 003

Prof. I.V. Malhan
Head, Dept of Library and Information Science
University of Jammu,
Jammu – 180 006


Dr A.L Moorthy
Director, DESIDOC, Delhi

Prof. B.S. Nigam
Head, Dept of Library and Information Science
MCRP University, Bhopal
NOIDA Campus, D12A Sector 20, NOIDA-201301

Prof. Pieter A. Van Brakel
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Cape Town, South Africa

Mrs. Pradeepa Wijetunge,
Director, NILIS,University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Dr. A. R. D. Prasad
Associate Professor, DRTC,
Indian Statistical Institute
8th Mile Road, R.V. College Post
Bangalore - 560 059

Prof. Pravakar Rath
Head, Dept of Library and Information Science
Mizoram University,
Aizawl – 796 012

Dr. Rajwant S. Chilana
Associate Professor of Library Administration
and South Asian Studies Librarian
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, USA

Dr. D. Rajyalakshmi
Prof. and Head, DLIS,

RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur

Prof. Robert Davison
Dept of Information Systems
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Dr. S. Surianarayanan
Librarian, S.P.K College
Alwarkurichi – 627 412

Prof. M. Suriya
Head, Dept of Library and Information Science & Librarian,
Annamalai University – 608 002

Prof. VG Talwar
University of Mysore
Mysore – 570 006

Yoginder Singh,
IIT Roorkee

Associate Editors

Dr. J. Dominic
Librarian, Karunya University, Coimbatore

Jesudas Manalan
Bishop Heber College, Tiruchi

Lata Suresh
Indian Institute of Health Management
Jaipur - 302011

Mr. L. Parisutharaj
National Institute of Technology, Tiruchi

V. Sakthi Regha
Chennai – 600 008

Dr. Sanjay Kataria
Head, Learning Resource Center,

JIIT University, Noida

 S. Swaminathan
Librarian, SRVCE, Coimabatore

Dr. M. Tamizhchelvan
Librarian, SRMC&RI, Chenna


    Assistant Editors

K. Karunairaghavan
St. Peter's Engineering College, Chennai

M. Mandhirasalam
Deputy Librarian, Kumaraguru College of Technology

Dr. P. Panneerselvam
Librarian, Crescent Engineering College
Chennai - 600 048

S. Pasupathy
Technical Officer
CVRDE, Avadi,
Chennai - 600 054

G. G. Shivakumar
R.M.K.Engineering College



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