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CRD Launches Scholarly, Open Access Journal; Submissions Now Being Accepted

October 9, 2012

CRD recently launched Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice (PaLRaP), a scholarly, open access journal. The journal, which was introduced at the PaLA annual conference in Gettysburg on October 1, will share information about the research and practices taking place in Pennsylvania’s academic libraries.

PaLRaP will be peer reviewed by members of the Pennsylvania library community and will be freely available online for anyone to read.

The first issue will be published in March 2013 and will be available at the journal’s website: The journal is now accepting submissions for research, practice, and commentary articles and for news items for the March 2013 issue. Guidelines can be found on the journal website, and the priority submission date for consideration for publication in the upcoming issue is January 15.

The journal will initially be published two times per year (March and October) and will provide an opportunity for librarians in Pennsylvania to share their knowledge and experience with practicing librarians across the Commonwealth and beyond. Readers will be exposed to the unique and valuable work of librarians in Pennsylvania that may not be published elsewhere in the library literature. PaLRaP will include research, practice, commentary, and news articles from all areas of librarianship, with a special focus on activities in Pennsylvania’s academic libraries. Open access to the journal will ensure that submissions are distributed widely and freely to all interested readers. When available, audio and video content will supplement text based documents.

This journal is run by a volunteer staff of CRD members, each with two year terms in various journal management positions.

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