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IFLA Journal Editorial Committee call for nominations -

The IFLA Professional Committee is calling for up to three members to join the IFLA Journal Editorial Committee, for a term of four years (once renewable) from 2015-2019.

IFLA Journal is an international peer-reviewed journal, publishing research-based articles that impact and enrich professional practice. The articles focus on key topics such as the role of information in society, developing inclusive services, supporting economic development, increasing access to knowledge and engagement in policies that impact libraries and citizens worldwide. Its new Editor, Steve Witt, has introduced a regular special issue that explores a topic in-depth, engaging with researchers and professionals from a wide range of fields and disciplines. The journal is published quarterly. Articles are normally published in English, with abstracts translated into IFLA's other official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian and Spanish).

The IFLA Journal Editorial Committee is appointed by and reports to the Professional Committee. It manages the editorial direction of the IFLA Journal and ensures its quality, actively participating in the review process.

The Editorial Committee advices the Professional Committee on all matters relating to the editorial direction of the IFLA Journal; acts as a panel of peer reviewers for submitted papers and also assist in creating a list of other experts who will undertake review; monitors the quality of submissions and proposes measures for improvement; provides detailed constructive editorial review to authors of submitted papers; identifies themes for the Journal in key areas of IFLA's strategy and work; and provides advice to the Professional Committee, as needed.

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