About the Journal

Focus and Scope

EBLIP is a peer reviewed, open access journal published quarterly by the University of Alberta Library. The purpose of the journal is to provide a forum for librarians and other information professionals to discover research that may contribute to decision making in professional practice. EBLIP publishes original research and commentary on the topic of evidence based library and information practice, as well as reviews of previously published research (evidence summaries) on a wide number of topics.

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Peer Review Process

All research articles, feature articles, review articles, classics, and evidence summary submissions are reviewed by two peer reviewers using a double blind reviewing process. This includes submissions from the editors or from reviewers. Care is taken to ensure that submissions are reviewed by members of the team with knowledge of the subject area but who do not have a conflict of interest (see Review Guidelines).

Publication Frequency

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice began its quarterly publication schedule in March 2006. Issues are released on the 15th of March, June, September, and December.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to all of its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. As such, copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the authors, under the terms of the Creative Commons-Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. Such access is associated with increased readership and increased citation of an author's work. For more information on this approach, see the Public Knowledge Project, the Directory of Open Access Journals, or the Budapest Open Access Initiative.

There are no article processing charges for publishing in Evidence Based Library and Information Practice.


EBLIP is indexed in Library Literature & Information Science Full Text; Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA); Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA); SCOPUS; Érudit; Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ECSI); and The Informed Librarian Online. Individual articles are searchable in the Directory of Open Access Journals.


Evidence Based Library and Information Practice: ISSN 1715-720X.

Journal Archiving and Digital Preservation

EBLIP is archived by the Scholars Portal Journals Trusted Digital Repository, Portico, the COPPUL Private LOCKSS Network, and the PKP Private LOCKSS Network.

Sources of Support

The University of Alberta Library hosts the Open Journal Systems (OJS) software used by Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. OJS is open source journal management and publishing software developed, supported, and freely distributed by the Public Knowledge Project under the GNU General Public License.

Journal History

Past Editors-in-Chief:
2006-2008 Lindsay Alcock, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
2009-2011 Denise LaFitte, University of Alberta, Canada
2011-2014 Alison Brettle, University of Salford, United Kingdom
2014-2020 Lorie Kloda, McGill University, Canada