About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Library Leadership & Management (LL&M) is an official journal of CORE. LL&M focuses on assisting library administrators and managers at all levels as they deal with day-to-day challenges. In-depth articles address a wide variety of management issues and highlight examples of successful management methods used in libraries. Features include interviews with prominent practitioners in libraries and related fields, and columns with practical advice on managing libraries.

Peer Review Process

LL&M is a hybrid journal with a mix of peer-reviewed articles and editor-reviewed items that are less formal and more practical in nature. LL&M also offers regular features that touch on issues and trends in the profession.

Open Access Policy

Library Leadership & Management will provide unrestricted access to published content.

Name Change Policy and Process

LL&M recognizes that authors may change their names for many reasons, including—but not limited to—gender identity, marriage, divorce, or religious conversion. We respect that there may be sensitivities surrounding name changes and wish to reduce or remove any barriers to inclusion, professional mobility, and author credit.

Our current policy is to change, upon request of the author, any or all the author’s first, middle, and last names, initials, honorifics, and salutations, as well as other references to the author throughout the paper such as pronouns, captions, acknowledgements, and email addresses that contain names/initials in the full text (online HTML), PDF, and metadata records of those papers. There will be no acknowledgement in the article that this change has been made.

The LL&M Editorial Board continues to work with other ALA publications and divisions as well as the NISO Working Group to develop a Recommended Practice to Update Author Name Changes in the Academic Publication Record after Publication as a Result of Identity Change to refine and improve this policy.

It is important to note that LL&M cannot control the use or appearance of an author’s name on non-LL&M products or content (such as external indexing services and archives). Changes made to prior LL&M publications may not propagate to downstream environments.

Author's Steps: Authors who wish to change their name on prior publications they have authored may do so by following the instructions below

Step 1: Ensure that the name and ORCID iD (if applicable) listed in your author account has been updated. You can update your LL&M author account by visiting LL&M user profile and logging in with your username. Once logged in, your name, honorific, and ORCID iD can be updated. If you’re unable to update your LL&M profile, please notify us when you submit your request form (Step 2) and our Editorial Board will assist you.

Step 2: Complete the Core Journals Name Change Request Form.

  • Confirmation that LL&M user profile has been updated
  • Previous name
  • Current name
  • Current email address
  • List of articles that need updating. For each, please provide:
    • Article title
    • Article DOI
    • Author name as it appeared
  • Acknowledgement of where LL&M can and cannot change author information

Step 3. The LL&M Editor may contact you to discuss the details of making the change on the published articles and/or metadata on the LL&M website. If you have questions, please contact Elizabeth Nelson, Editor, at enelson@mchenry.edu 

Publication Frequency

Library Leadership & Management is generally published on a quarterly basis. The issues will be published with their final content in:
- March
- June
- September
- December


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