Library & Information Science Journal Editors' Views on Query Letters
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Publisher:Association of College & Research Libraries
Citation:Longmeier, M., & Fagan, J. (2021). Library and Information Science Journal Editors’ Views on Query Letters. College & Research Libraries, 82(6), 899. doi:https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.82.6.899
Query letters may offer an effective way to increase author engagement in the scholarly communication process, yet they are not a common practice in library and information science (LIS). A survey and interviews were conducted with LIS journal editors to explore experiences, attitudes, and opinions concerning query letters. Results indicate query letters can be of great benefit to both authors and editors, if approached properly. Yet, editors expressed varying levels of enthusiasm and offered some divergent opinions. Such editorial inconsistencies may contribute to authors' uncertainty and anxiety. Thus, this article concludes with ideas for empowering authors and improving editor-author communication.
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Rights:Copyright © 2020 Meris M. Longmeier and Jody Condit Fagan
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