About the Journal

❖ Open Access Policy:

To provide free access to all information seekers across the globe with the view to increase readership, exchange of intellectual works, innovative ideas, as well as contributing to the global scale.

❖ Focus and Scope of the Journal:

The journal is a biannual publication aimed at providing opportunities for continuous contribution to knowledge and publication of research efforts by researchers. The scope of the journal covers all areas of Library and Information Science as well as other related fields that deal with knowledge, information and communication. The journal is in both printed and online format.

❖ History of the Journal:

The Lafia Journal of Library and Information Science is a publication of the Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Education, Federal University of Lafia, Lafia, Nasarawa State. The journal is published biannually. The first Marden Edition appeared March, 2022, (i.e. LJLIS Vol., No. 1, 2022). The journal covers all areas of Library and Information Science. This is to provide an avenue for mass publicity of intellectual works, innovative ideas, dissemination of research findings and critical views between researchers, practitioners and Library and Information Science Educators. This can be in the form of original research, book review, theoretical and conceptual papers,which will serve as an important reference resource for present and potentialsresearchers, students, educators as well as policy makers.

❖ Privacy Statement:

No part of this publication should be reproduced or transmitted in any form, or by
any means electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any
information storage and retrieved system without written permission from the
copyright owner.

❖ Editorial Policy:

Papers will be published after submission upon notification of
acceptance by the Editorial Board. Papers submitted must be with the
understanding that they have not been published elsewhere and are not currently
under consideration by any other publisher.

❖ Peer Review Policy:

All submitted manuscripts are blind peer-reviewed by the
editorial committee to establish originality, relevance and coherence of thoughts as
well as in compliance to research standards. Papers must be written in English

❖ Anti-Plagiarism Policy:

The journal and its publisher have Zero Tolerance as a
policy on Plagiarism. All articles will be checked by before being sent to the
reviewers. If the case of plagiarism or duplication is detected, the article will be
immediately rejected. If plagiarism or duplication is detected after the publication
of the article, the journal editors have the right to issue a correction or retract the
published article. Any attempts for plagiarism will be strictly sanctioned by the
journal editors.