Authors Guideline

Authors’ Guidelines

Empirical research, analytical review or technical briefs papers are invited for publication consideration in the International Journal of Applied Technologies in Library & Information Management. Prior to drafting their papers authors are urged to consult the guideline as follows:

Length and Format: The text of a JATLIM International paper should not exceed 12 printed pages in a journal. This corresponds to 10-15 total manuscript pages typed double-spaced with 12 point prepared in Microsoft Word readable typeface (preferably Times New Romans font type). The paper title and authors names, with their affiliations, including email addresses, should appear at the top of the first page of the manuscript. This should be followed by an abstract typed with 1.5 line spacing and not exceeding 250 words. Keywords of between four to six words must immediately follow the abstract.


Illustrations and Figures: Figures, tables, charts and diagrams should include titles and be provided with minimum shading and numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals, e.g., Table 1: Relative Popularity of the Informetrics Family Terminology.


Reference: References should be cited within text in author-date order (current APA Reference Style). Acceptable references include: books, journal articles, dissertations, theses, conference proceedings, reports, and submitted and accepted journal articles if the journal is identified.


Method of Submission: Submitting manuscripts implies that the paper is not under consideration in part or in full for publication in any other journal, book or proceedings. All articles for publication should be submitted electronically (by e-mail) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All correspondences should be directed to same e-mail addresses.


Manuscript Review Process: When manuscripts are received, acknowledgement will be sent within 2 working days and it will be forwarded for peer-review. Recommended corrections where necessary should be effected and resubmitted by author(s) within two weeks; then editorial board decision will be made regarding final acceptance of the paper. If accepted, paper will not be published until processing/publication fee is paid. Two weeks shall be given for the completion of the payment process by author(s) of accepted papers.


Publication Charge: JATLIM International charges processing fee of $100 US Dollars for foreign authors and N20,000 Naira for Nigerians authors. In either of the cases authors should not exceed three persons. The essence of this charge is to offset publication logistics.

Journal Subscription: JATLIM International is online-based journal and we prefer and strongly encourage online publication model. We can however, consider subscription request for hard copies with special arrangement on printing cost. Each printed copy of the Journal is N1,000 for individuals and N2,000 for corporate bodies. For the online version, authors can download and or print their articles from the journal’s homepage. The online version bears the e-ISSN: 2467 – 8120.