ALA Endnotes

Greetings! On behalf of the American Library Association’s New Members Round Table, the Endnotes Committee is pleased to announce the latest call for proposals and papers to Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table. Please feel free to pass this call along to your faculty, staff, and students who may have an interest in publishing with us.

Endnotes is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that welcomes and encourages submissions from LIS students, early career professionals and researchers and first time writers. Endnotes encourages LIS students to consider their research papers and projects and convert them into journal articles. Part of Endnotes’ mission is to give first time contributors experience with the peer-review process. 

Guidelines for Submission

Articles should range from 2,000 to 6,000 words and be written by LIS students or early-career library professionals. Endnotes welcomes research papers, technical papers, conceptual papers, case studies, and literature reviews. More information on these types of articles is available in our 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 scope. Topics that might be appropriate for Endnotes include, but are not limited to: 

  • Graduate students research and projects
  • Early career research and projects
  • Training and mentoring
  • Job searching or hiring
  • Developing leadership and management skills
  • Library instruction and assessment
  • Developing new collections or services
  • Working with specific community groups
  • Committee work and development – at your library or university, regionally or nationally
  • Reviews of new books or other educational materials such as websites

How to Submit

Please submit: 

  • An idea
  • An abstract
  • A completed manuscript

Using the following form: Submit to Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table

Submissions are accepted and published on a rolling basis. 

For more information about Endnotes, including complete submission guidelines & previous issues, please visit Please feel free to contact the Endnotes editors with any questions.

Expectations Once Submitted

If you submit an abstract, idea or manuscript to us, you will hear an initial response back from us within 1 month. If we like your abstract or idea, we typically give 3 months to complete the manuscript and submit the manuscript for peer review. We typically give 2-4 weeks to revise your manuscript between each peer-review evaluation for revision.”