Florida Libraries Peer Review Policies

Journal Mission

The mission of the Florida Libraries journal is to provide thought-provoking and inspiring articles to librarians throughout Florida to further our professional practice, share successes and challenges, and to provide Florida librarians with a regional venue to publish professionally. 

Who Can Submit?

We encourage articles from librarians who are affiliated with Florida institutions. We will accept submissions from librarians throughout the Southeast. Given the scope and intended audience of Florida Libraries, articles submitted by those working in a Florida library or organization will be given preference. 

What We Publish

We welcome articles that describe, analyze, and enhance our understanding of our work as librarians. Articles about public, academic, and special collections librarianship are welcomed. We hope to be a meeting place where new ideas, challenges, and solutions can be examined and debated. We welcome all types of articles, including original research, case studies, literature reviews, reflective essays, conference reports, student scholarship, and book reviews. We welcome solo authors and collaboratively-written papers. 

By submitting an article for review, you are affirming that the article is not currently under review at another journal, and that you will not submit to another journal until the editorial board has made a publication decision. 

About the Review Process

Florida Libraries uses an open-review process. Articles will be reviewed by at least two peers, who will submit a written assessment and critique of the article. Authors will have the opportunity to review the assessments and revise their article prior to publication. Reviewers’ names will be published alongside the article. 

Open Access Policy

As of January 2021, Florida Libraries is an open-access journal. Full editions of the journal are openly available at publication. We encourage authors and readers to share articles freely, to encourage debate and to include more people in the professional conversation that we hope to spark among our peers. 


Florida Libraries respects intellectual freedom, and every submission is verified for plagiarism. 

Formatting Requirements

When submitting articles, please keep the following in mind:

  • Include a page with a 500-word abstract of your paper, keywords for indexing, your name, email address, and a short biography.

  • Please follow the Chicago Manual of Style to format your document, references, and footnotes. 

  • All articles should be submitted in double-spaced, Times New Roman font, with one-inch margins