Evidence Based Library and Information Practice

Editor(s): Dr. Ann Medaille (Editor-in-Chief), Erin Owens (Associate Editor - Research Articles), Nikki Tummon (Associate Editor - Research Articles), Dr. Lisl Zach (Associate Editor - Reviews), Fiona Inglis (Associate Editor - Evidence Summaries), Heather MacDonald (Associate Editor - Evidence Summaries), Rachel Hinrichs (Production Editor), Sara Murphy (Editorial Intern)


Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP) is a peer reviewed, open access journal published quarterly by the University of Alberta Learning Services. The purpose of the journal is to provide a forum for librarians and other information professionals to discover research that may contribute to decision making in professional practice. EBLIP publishes original research and commentary on the topic of evidence based library and information practice, as well as reviews of previously published research (evidence summaries) on a wide number of topics.

Journal History
Past Editors-in-Chief:
2006-2008 Lindsay Glynn, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
2009-2011 Denise Koufogiannakis, University Alberta, Canada
2011-2014 Alison Brettle, University of Salford, United Kingdom
2014-2020 Lorie Kloda, Concordia University, Canada


Principal Contact

EBLIP Editorial Team

[email protected]

Back issues (28 issues)

Permanent archiving of articles on Érudit is provided by Portico.

Editorial policy and ethics

Peer Review Process
All research articles, feature articles, review articles, classics, and evidence summary submissions are reviewed by two peer reviewers using a double blind reviewing process. This includes submissions from the editors or from reviewers. Care is taken to ensure that submissions are reviewed by members of the team with knowledge of the subject area but who do not have a conflict of interest (see Review Guidelines).

Publication Frequency
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice began its quarterly publication schedule in March 2006. Issues are released on the 15th of March, June, September, and December.

Copyright and Licensing - Open Access Policy
This journal provides open access to all of its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. As such, copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the authors, under the terms of the Creative Commons-Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. Such access is associated with increased readership and increased citation of an author's work. For more information on this approach, see the Public Knowledge Project, the Directory of Open Access Journals, or the Budapest Open Access Initiative.

There are no article processing charges for publishing in Evidence Based Library and Information Practice.

EBLIP is indexed by Library Literature & Information Science Full Text; Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA); Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA); SCOPUS; Emerging Sources Citation Index, and The Informed Librarian Online. Individual articles are searchable in the Directory of Open Access Journals.

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice - ISSN 1715-720X.

Journal Archiving and Digital Preservation
EBLIP participates in the CLOCKSS Archive. The CLOCKSS system has permission to ingest, preserve, and serve this Archival Unit.

EBLIP is also archived by the COPPUL Private LOCKSS Network and the PKP Private LOCKSS Network.

Privacy Statement

The data collected from registered and non-registered users of this journal falls within the scope of the standard functioning of peer-reviewed journals. It includes information that makes communication possible for the editorial process; it is used to inform readers about the authorship and editing of content; and it enables collecting aggregated data on readership behaviours, as well as tracking geopolitical and social elements of scholarly communication.

This journal’s editorial team and its hosting service, the University of Alberta Libraries, use this data to guide their work in publishing and improving this journal. Data that will assist in developing this publishing platform may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge Project in an anonymized and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions such as article metrics. The data will not be sold by this journal, the University of Alberta Libraries, or PKP nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here. The authors published in this journal are responsible for the human subject data included in the research reported here.

Those involved in editing this journal seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for “data subject rights” that include (a) breach notification; (b) right of access; (c) the right to be forgotten; (d) data portability; and (e) privacy by design. The GDPR also allows for the recognition of “the public interest in the availability of the data,” which has a particular saliency for those involved in maintaining, with the greatest integrity possible, the public record of scholarly publishing.

Information for contributors

Information for prosective authors and contributors can be found on the Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Journal website here: 

Editorial board


Dr. Ann Medaille, Editor-in-Chief, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
Erin Owens, Associate Editor (Research Articles), Sam Houston State University, United States
Nikki Tummon, Associate Editor (Research Articles), McGill University, Canada
Dr. Lisl Zach, Associate Editor (Reviews), United States
Fiona Inglis, Associate Editor (Evidence Summaries), Humber College, Canada
Heather MacDonald, Associate Editor (Evidence Summaries), Carleton University, Canada
Rachel Hinrichs, Production Editor, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, United States
Sara Murphy, Editorial Intern, California State University, Northridge, United States

Editorial Advisors 

Dr. Alison Brettle, University of Salford, United Kingdom
Michelle Dunaway, Wayne State University, United States
Dr. Lorie Kloda, Concordia University, Canada
Dr. Stephanie Krueger, National Library of Technology, Czech Republic
Dr. Denise LaFitte, University of Alberta, Canada
Heather Pretty, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Jane Schmidt, Ryerson University, Canada
Dr. Christina L. Wissinger, Pennsylvania State University, United States

Editorial Assistant

Samantha Sheplawy, University of Alberta, Canada

Communications Officer

Joanne Fitzpatrick, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Lead Copyeditor

Heather Healy, University of Iowa, United States