Order our Eat-Sleep-Read T-shirts & support ILA!
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS TO THE ILA REPORTER
The ILA Reporter is the Illinois Library Association’s bimonthly newsletter and a primary membership benefit for personal, institutional, and associate members. Each issue features articles on professional concerns and developments, along with news of the association, library-related legislation, and libraries around the state. Expression of diverse viewpoints and critical interpretation of professional issues make the newsletter a forum for the exchange of ideas crucial to the fulfillment of ILA’s goals. Indexed by EBSCO in Library Literature & Information Science, the ILA Reporter was first published in 1962.
STYLE: Informal, but informative. Factual articles must be inviting and readable, with all statements backed by responsible research and interviews. The Chicago Manual of Style may be used in styling articles for publication, but extensive footnoting is discouraged.
LENGTH: 750–1500 words (two and a half to four pages double-spaced).
DEADLINE: The deadlines for the ILA Reporter are as follows:
December 20th: February issue,
February 20th: April issue,
April 20th: June issue,
June 20th: August issue,
August 20th: October issue,
October 20th: December issue.
EXCLUSIVE SUBMISSION: It is assumed that no other publisher is or will be simultaneously considering a manuscript submitted to the ILA Reporter until that manuscript is returned or written permission is provided by the ILA Reporter editor.
RIGHTS: Exclusive North American rights are retained until three months after publication, unless another arrangement is made in writing. ILA retains rights to have the published material reproduced, distributed, and sold in microform or electronic text.
REPRINT POLICY: No reprints can be provided, but permission is usually granted for authors to reproduce their contributions as published in the ILA Reporter. Others wishing to republish the text of an article are referred to the author for permission and fee information. A reasonable number of copies are sent to each author. Special arrangements may be necessary to reproduce illustrations.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT: Unsolicited manuscripts are acknowledged when received.
PUBLICATION DATE: On acceptance, an estimated date of publication may be provided to the author. This date is subject to change.
EDITING: On accepted manuscripts, the editors reserve the right to make editorial revisions, deletions, or additions, which, in their opinion, support the author’s intent. When changes are substantial, every effort is made to work with the author.
Captions should be provided identifying all individuals shown. Information should include first and last names in the order they appear in the photograph, agency affiliations, and a description of the activity pictured. Captions may include the name of the photographer.
ILLUSTRATIONS: Authors may submit photos or illustrations or the editor may commission illustrations for certain articles and features.