Notes for Contributors

  1. In accordance with academic regulations and peer review principles, Journal of Educational Media & Library Sciences (JoEMLS) welcome submissions of manuscripts mainly on topics related to library science, information science and technology, and publishing. The other library related fields such as instructional technology and information communication are also accepted. JoEMLS welcome all of manuscripts, but does not publish full translations of non-self-published works.
  2. JoEMLS adopts open access that does not charge contributors and authors an article processing charge (APC). This journal is a tri-annual journal, published in March, July, and November and published by Tamkang University Press and co-published with the Department of Information & Library Science (DILS) and Chueh Sheng Memorial Library.

Copyright and License Notice

  1. It is required that all or part of the manuscript submitted to JoEMLS has not been published and will not be simultaneously submitted to or published elsewhere. In addition, contributors must ensure that they do not infringe on the copyright of others or compromise academic ethics.
  2. Contributions are accepted on the strict understanding that the author is responsible for the accuracy of all contents of the published materials. Publication does not necessarily imply that these are the opinions of the Editorial Board or Editors, nor does the Board or Editors accept any liability for the accuracy of such comment, report, and other technical and factual information. The source should be indicated when the manuscript cites the literature. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain written permissions to quote or reproduce material that has appeared in another publication. This includes both copyright and ownership rights, e.g., photographs, illustrations, and data.
  3. The authors of any submissions to JoEMLS hereby agree that if any submission being accepted by the Journal, then JoEMLS, Tamkang University Library, and the Department of Information & Library Science (DILS) shall be authorized to duplicate, publish on the Internet, and publish by any other means for the purpose of non-profit and education use.
  4. The authors of any submissions to JoEMLS hereby agree that if any submission being accepted by the Journal, then JoEMLS shall be authorized to grant a non-exclusive license to the National Central Library for collecting such a submission into the Remote Electronic Access/Delivery System (READncl System), or grant sublicense to other database providers for collecting such a submission into their databases, and to duplicate, publish on the Internet, downloaded, and printed by authorized users of those providers. In addition, the format of submissions may be changed in order to meet the requirements of each database.
  5. The copyright of the JoEMLS articles belongs to the authors. In addition to the above, readers of JoEMLS may use the articles under the Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) model.
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Author Guidelines

  1. Manuscripts must be in either Chinese or English. Manuscript lengths requirements (references excluded):
    (1) Full & regular research articles in IMRAD format should be between 6,000 and 12,000 words for English (less than 2,0000 words for Chinese) in length.
    (2) Brief communications are of approximately 3,000 words for English (more than 4,000 words for Chinese).
    (3) Review articles, Observation reports which tend to be review articles and Book review should be more than 4,000 words for English (more than 8,000 words for Chinese).
    (4) Letters to the Editor should not exceed 1,500 words for English and Chinese in length and may be: comments or criticisms of articles recently published in JoEMLS; and preliminary announcements of an original work of importance warranting immediate publications.
  2. In order to respect the differences in humanities and sociology research, the Chicago-Turabian Style or the American Psychological Association Author-date format is used in the field of library and information science, please choose one of these two styles to follow. To comply with manuscript, please be clear and detailed in the citation format of notes or references, and the relevant citation format is available on request or refer to the JoEMLS website.
  3. All Chinese submissions should include the title, abstract (within 300 words), keywords (within 6 words each) in both English and Chinese, no more than 16 tables/figures and 5 appendices. A brief autobiographical note should be provided in both English and Chinese, including full name, post & title, affiliation, e-mail address, and full international contact details. For non-Chinese submissions, provide the above information in English only.
  4. If the manuscript is co-authored by more than one author, the First Author should be the equivalent of the Principal Author. The Principal Author must clearly specify the corresponding author and co-authors in a proper sequence. Submission of manuscripts previously published in conference proceedings or revision based on thesis should be clearly indicated in the front page of manuscripts.
  5. JoEMLS adopts a double-blind peer review policy, revision should be returned to the editor within the deadline for further peer review process. Revision submitted after the period could be rejected or treated as a new manuscript by the Journal.
  6. To improve the English readability of the manuscript, a 1,200- to 1,500-word English Summary with appropriate citations and a proof of academic English professional editing must be submitted when the manuscript is accepted for the manuscript in Chinese. A brief English Summary is a supplement to Chinese article. Authors who contribute to the JoEMLS in Chinese language would need to supply English Summaries themselves. Such English Summary will carry a disclaimer: “This English Summary and InSight Point are provided by the author(s), and the author(s) have certified or verified that the translation faithfully represents the Chinese version of their own in the journal. It is for convenience of the English users and can be used for reference and citation.”
  7. The JoEMLS editor reserves the right to revise and edit all accepted manuscripts for clarification, and to provide Romanized and Translated Notes (or References) at the end of English Summary, to assist Western database indexers in identifying and indexing Chinese citations. This Romanization system for transliterating Chinese cannot be a substitute for those original notes or references listed with the Chinese manuscript.
  8. For the Book Review column, JoEMLS is looking for book recommendations as well as individuals who are willing to review the titles. Please contact the JoEMLS editor ( for more information.
  9. Corresponding author will receive one free copy of JoEMLS. However, authors can find online full-text of PDF format via Open Access mechanism on the websites of JoEMLS.

Online Submissions

  1. Submissions should go through the ScholarOne submission online system (; however, articles submitted to JoEMLS ( as email attachments in one of the following preferred formats, Word or Rich Text Format, are acceptable.

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