Call for Papers


Original papers in English are invited on a theme related to those mentioned below. An international review panel will review the papers based on originality of the work, quality and relevance to the main theme of the conference. Peer reviewed and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. The organizers will also explore the possibility of bringing out a special issue of an international journal with select high quality paper submissions.

The following themes are very broad. The authors may submit their articles on any topic of Library and Information Science as there are no topics untouched by the great Prof. S.R. Ranganathan.

1. Knowledge Organization:
  • Knowledge Organization systems. (KOS)
  • KOS applications
  • Metadata
  • Annotation systems

2. Digital Information Management:

  • Digital Repositories
  • Information services portals
  • Data repositories
  • Data Curation
  • Research Data Management

3. Library and Knowledge Management:

  • Library automation
  • Library services and innovations
  • Knowledge assets management
  • Knowledge cycle
  • Change management
  • Use and usage patterns

4. Advances in LIS:

  • Semantic Web
  • Ontologies
  • AI applications
  • Data and Text Mining
  • Data analytics in library and information services

5. LIS Research and Education

6. Metrics Impact Studies and indicators for Evaluation of scholarly publications

7. Open Source applications to LIS

8. Standards and recommendations for Library systems

9. LIS profession and International Library bodies and agencies

10. Open Science : Open Data, FAIR Data.



Format of Manuscript Author(s) are requested to use the following format:

  • All papers should be typed on Microsoft Word-version.
  • Paper size should be A4, Portrait with Margins: 1" (top, bottom, left and right)
  • All text should be typed in Times New Roman Font with size 12 and single-spaced.
  • Headings and subheadings must be in Bold font, left justified and numbered according to Level of heading as below: 1. First Level Heading 1.1 Second Level Heading 1.1.1 Third Level Heading.
  • Use double space after the headings and before starting the next paragraph.
  • Title should be followed by name, affiliation and address of the Author(s) with email.
  • An abstract of length not more than 250 words should be supplied.
  • Few keywords must be given after the abstract.
  • Illustrations such as photographs, charts, graphs, drawings, and diagrams should be labeled so that they correspond with their mention in the text (e.g. Table-1, Figure-2, Diagram-3).
  • Paper length should not exceed more than 10 pages or 7000 words.

Reference and In-text Citation Style

Reference and intext Citation should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th Edition referencing style.