oa South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science - Editorial

Volume 80, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-8861



In the second half of 2014, received eighteen manuscripts for consideration for publication. Rigorous applications of the journal's editorial policy and double-blind peer review process to maintain the quality of the journal saw only three of these manuscripts make it to the final stage of publication. The remainder of the manuscripts were either rejected or authors were asked to revise and re-submit for review. This rigour in the editorial management of an open access, accredited title is essential in a transformative age in publishing where some still view the traditional subscription-based journal publishing model as more thorough in its peer review process than the open access model. An upside of the open access format is that a new issue of a journal does not necessarily have to be delayed - it may be put out in the public domain and added to as further approved manuscripts become available for publication.

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