Instructions for Authors

Peer Review Process

Papers submitted to Ticker must be original. By submitting a manuscript for review, authors acknowledge first publication rights are granted to Ticker. Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published, is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and has been approved for publication by all co-authors and by institutional authorities where the work was conducted.

It is the author’s responsibility to obtain all necessary permissions and pay any necessary fees for the inclusion of copyrighted materials, such as figures and tables from other publications. Appropriate credit should be attributed in the body of the work. Previously published work will not be considered for publication, nor will simultaneous submissions.

Reviewers are from the Academic Business Library Directors member institutions. Research manuscripts will be read by at least two reviewers within approximately six weeks of submission.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. There are no author fees or submission fees. Authors are encouraged to post their work to an institutional or disciplinary repository.

Preparing the Manuscript

Abstracts: Authors should prepare an abstract of no more than 300 words and a minimum of three keywords.

References: References, citations, and general style of manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the APA Publication Manual, 7th ed. Cite in the text by author and date (Smith, 1983) and include an alphabetical list at the end of the article.

Text: The text should be single-spaced; use a 12-point font; and employ italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses). All illustrations, figures, and tables should be placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

Please ensure the following:

1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.

2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format.

3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

4. You have obtained permission for any third party material that is used in the submission.