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About Published by the Academic Business Libraries Directors (ABLD), Ticker is a forum for the exchange of the research, best practices, and innovative thinking in business librarianship and business library management.
Focus and Scope Ticker: The Academic Business Librarianship Review (ISSN: 2369-9779) publishes original research, commentary, conference reports, case studies, renovation profiles, stories of innovation, articles on library management and best practices, and evidence-based pieces. In addition, the journal features examples of translational research -- instances where academic business libraries have implemented faculty research findings on management best practices (i.e., collaboration, work-around techniques, staff motivation, space redesign, vendor negotiations, etc.).
Submission Checklist

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.

For more information about the peer review process and Ticker's open access policy, see the Authors page on the Ticker website.

Peer Review

This journal uses double-blind peer review for research articles. 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.

Submissions to some columns (as indicated) undergo editorial review only.


Ticker: The Academic Business Librarianship Review allows the following licences for submission:

  • CC-BY-NC 4.0 - More Information  
  • CC BY 4.0 - More Information  
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
Publication Fees

There are no author fees or submission fees.

Publication Cycle Beginning with v. 6 (2021), this journal will publish on a semi-annual basis.

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