Ticker: The Academic Business Librarianship Review (ISSN: 2369-9779) publishes original research, commentary, conference reports, case studies, renovation profiles, stories of innovation, articles on library management and best practices, and evidence-based pieces. In addition, the journal features examples of translational research -- instances where academic business libraries have implemented faculty research findings on management best practices (i.e., collaboration, work-around techniques, staff motivation, space redesign, vendor negotiations, etc.). 

Preparing the Manuscript

Abstracts: Authors should prepare an abstract of no more than 300 words and a minimum of three keywords.

References: References, citations, and general style of manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the APA Publication Manual, 6th ed. Cite in the text by author and date (Smith, 1983) and include an alphabetical list at the end of the article.

Text: The text should be single-spaced; use a 12-point font; and employ italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses). All illustrations, figures, and tables should be placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

Please ensure the following:

1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.

2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format.

3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

4. You have obtained permission for any third party material that is used in the submission.

For more information about the peer review process and Ticker's open access policy, see the Authors page on the Ticker website.

Ticker welcomes submission of substantive research articles that fall within its scope. Papers will go through a blind peer-review process. 

The Teaching & Learning section seeks empirical studies, case studies, or opinion pieces about business reference, instruction, and/or information literacy in a business context (theory, practice, or method) in academic libraries. The scope of this section is on teaching and learning activities that can inform or invite dialogue about efforts to assist patrons in the attainment of information literacy skills or the engagement of learners in critical thinking and creative problem solving. Content can include links, graphics, and should be in English. Research articles submitted to this section will go through a blind peer-review process, while case studies will undergo editorial review. 

The Tips section seeks informal, non peer-reviewed articles capturing practical information and/or advice for both new business librarians and business librarians with management responsibilities. The scope of this section is fairly broad with a range of topics covering reference, collections, outreach, teaching and instruction, supervision and management, vendor negotiations, and more. Tips section articles should include links as needed and should be written in English. 

This section is devoted to case studies of space design in business libraries, including libraries that have been built anew as well as those that have been undergone a significant redesign or renovation. Articles should discuss some aspect of the building or renovation process such as preliminary user experience studies, facilities planning and construction or the assessment of the project’s final outcomes. Design challenges faced throughout the process and emerging design trends are also appropriate topics for this section. Submissions that include photos, illustrations, diagrams and/or floor plans are strongly encouraged. Submissions to this section will undergo editorial review. 

This section will present reports from business librarians outside the United States and Canada on factors affecting business librarianship in their region, including descriptions of services, resources or facilities unique to their region. The use of links or illustrations as appropriate is encouraged; reports will undergo editorial review. 

The Conference Reports section seeks informal articles capturing the themes, key speakers, vendor exhibits, resources and other information about library conferences. In particular, the articles sought out for this section focus on the needs of business librarians. Reports for any business librarian meetings (such as with ABLD, EBSLG, APBSLG, CLADEA, etc.) are relevant, as are reports focused on business-related sessions are larger conferences such as SLA, ALA, ACRL, Charleston Conference, etc. The conference reports should include links as needed and should be in English. 

Items that are speculative and thought-provoking and based primarily on the experiences and opinions of the author may be submitted for this section. These are subject to editorial review.