About the Journal
Journal Focus and Scope
The Journal of Advancement, Communication, and Development in Academic Libraries publishes articles that offer strategies and case studies for practical application of strategic fundraising and communication in academic libraries. The journal seeks to represent the significant variances in advancement operations from small, single-staffed offices to more expansive and complex library advancement environments. We welcome submissions that feature efforts in all aspects of library fundraising, including, but not limited to: annual giving, major/principal giving, capital/comprehensive campaigns, planned giving, giving priorities, endowed funds, named spaces/positions, scholarships, capital fundraising (renovations/new buildings), program funding, collections funding, pipeline management, prospect research, solicitation, cultivation, strategic planning for development, fundraising metrics, office infrastructures, stewardship, events, communications, and more.
The journal is published twice annually, fall and spring.
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Open Access Policy, Archiving, and Reuse
Immediate open access is provided to the content of each issue with no article submission or processing charges. Each issue is archived via the Walker Library’s Institutional Repository.
The contents of this journal fall under the Creative Commons license: CC BY 4.0 License
Peer Review Process
We accept submissions on a rolling basis and go through an editorial review process. All submissions should be sent in electronic format using Microsoft Word (DOCX or DOC). We encourage the use of our Word template for submission, though it is not required. Each manuscript will go through an editorial review process prior to acceptance. All manuscripts must be original submissions that have not been published elsewhere and are not under consideration at any other print or online journal or magazine.
Statement of Ethics
- The Journal of Advancement, Communication, and Development in Academic Libraries works to ensure ethical practices and procedures in the review and publication of its manuscripts. The Journal of Advancement, Communication, and Development in Academic Libraries protects the quality of its publication and considers plagiarism and any copyright infringement unacceptable. Authors, reviewers, and editors are expected to understand and abide by the policies and guidelines set forth by the Journal of Advancement, Communication, and Development in Academic Libraries
- The Journal of Advancement, Communication, and Development in Academic Libraries adheres to the publication ethics guidelines set forth by the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing created by the Committee on Publication Ethics, the DOAJ, OASPA and the World Association of Medical Editors.
- The Journal of Advancement, Communication, and Development in Academic Libraries conducts submissions, assigns reviewers, receives reviews, announces manuscript decisions via email and Microsoft Teams, and publishes journal issues online.
Authors are to:
- avoid copyright infringement.
- reveal any financial support for the study and conflicts of interest.
- be listed as such only if valuable contributions are made to the manuscript.
- ensure the work submitted is original and not concurrently under review at any other publication outlet.
- report any inadvertent errors to reviewer(s) and editor(s).
- guarantee accuracy of the work.
- must properly acknowledge and reference sources as outlined in the author and submission guidelines of JACDAL, including use of DOIs.
- treat manuscripts as confidential documents.
- guarantee full objectivity in their reviews.
- report incidents that will impact anonymity immediately.
- ensure objectivity regardless of the subject matter of the manuscript.
- remain anonymous in order to maintain confidentiality.
- work to improve the quality of manuscripts by providing thorough reviews, comments and feedback to authors and editors.
- reveal any potential conflicts of interest.
- abstain from personal attacks against authors.
- not be held responsible for the accuracy of data and results in the manuscript.
- make publication decisions based solely on the academic merit of the material.
- not make publication decisions or attempt to influence manuscripts for commercial or political reasons.
- investigate if made aware of any research misconduct.
- make reviewers aware of any publication corrections.
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