Submit to ALA Endnotes

The NMRT Endnotes Committee seeks contributors for the Spring 2017 issue of Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table.
Endnotes is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that publishes articles of interest to early career librarians (including LIS students, recent graduates and newer members of the Association).
Current LIS students and recent graduates are particularly encouraged to submit manuscripts for consideration.


→ Why should I publish? Publishing with Endnotes is an accessible way for any early career librarian (including LIS students, recent graduates, and newer members of the Association) to gain experience publishing in a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal.

→ Should I submit my article to Endnotes? Articles should range from 2,000 – 4,000 words and be relevant to LIS students and new library professionals. Endnotes welcomes research papers, technical papers, conceptual papers, case studies, and literature reviews (more information on these types is available in the complete submission guidelines).


Those interested in discussing an article idea are encouraged to contact the Editors at to determine if the proposal fits the publication’s scope.

Topics that might be appropriate for Endnotes include, but are not limited to: ● Training and mentoring ● Job searching or hiring ● Developing leadership and management skills ● Library instruction and assessment ● Librarian responsibilities: hiring, promotion, and tenure ● Developing new collections or services.


Current LIS students and recent graduates may find inspiration by reading “Upcycling MSLS Coursework into Publishable Content”, a 2014 Endnotes article. The Endnote Editors are also glad to provide mentorship and support for your article development process.


→ How do I submit my article to Endnotes? You simply send your submission to the Endnote Editors at Submissions are accepted throughout the year, but articles received by February 15, 2018 will receive guaranteed consideration for the Spring 2018 issue.


→ Is there something shorter than an article I can write? Endnotes also publishes reviews for books or websites. Interested reviewers can submit a brief book or website review pitch (<150 words) that makes a concise, cogent case for their proposed review.

All pitches should be sent to the Endnote Editors at no later than February 15, 2018.
For more information about Endnotes, including complete submission guidelines & previous issues, please visit Please feel free to contact Endnotes Editors with any questions.