Routledge to publish ALIA journals beginning in 2013

Taylor & Francis Group and the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) are pleased to announce a new publishing partnership for 2013. Beginning January 1, 2013 Taylor & Francis will publish and distribute ALIA’s two highly regarded journals, The Australian Library Journal and Australian Academic & Research Libraries under the Routledge imprint.

The partnership is a positive step for both parties and will bring The Australian Library Journal and Australian Academic & Research Libraries to the attention of a wider audience internationally through Routledge’s state‐of‐the‐art online publishing, high‐quality production, and innovative marketing strategies.  

Dr. David Green, Group Journals Publishing Director for Taylor & Francis, notes: “We are delighted to have signed a partnership agreement for Routledge to publish The Australian Library Journal and Australian Academic & Research Libraries on behalf of ALIA from 2013. Under this agreement we shall be offering ALIA members and the communities of the two journals a wide range of choice in the rapidly changing landscape of research publishing and dissemination.  Both titles will be included in our LIS (Library and Information Science) pilot project, allowing contributors to the participating journals to retain the copyright to their work, and to post their accepted ‘second‐stage’manuscript  ‐ following peer review  ‐ within a subject or institutional repository, without an embargo period. ALIA’s two prestigious journals are a welcome addition both to our global LIS journals publishing program as well as to our list of more than 100 journals edited from the Asia Pacific region, and we look forward to a hugely beneficial partnership with the Association and its journal editors.”

The Australian Library Journal (The ALJ) is an internationally recognized journal that showcases the best of Australian library and information research and practice. It has been reaching discerning and influential Australian libraries since 1951. Published quarterly, it contains a wide coverage of Australian library issues ranging from ongoing research to day‐to‐day articles from practitioners in the workplace.

Australian Academic & Research Libraries (AARL) is a quarterly journal devoted to all aspects of librarianship in university and college libraries, including the Technical and Further Education sector, and in research libraries of all types. It publishes original, refereed contributions on all aspects of librarianship past and present, pure and applied bibliography, publishing, information science and related subjects.

The ALJ and AARL will join Routledge’s extensive list of more than 30 library and information science journals, covering a range of topics and issues related to librarianship. These journals are packaged through Taylor & Francis’ Library & Information Science Online Journal Subject Collection and the Library