Submission of papers
The submission of papers is now closed.
We invited authors to submit research papers, short papers, panels and
posters. Full papers were given a priority. All submissions were
in English, which is the official language of the conference.
The conference encourages the submission of high quality research papers
that have not been previously published and are not under review for
another conference or journal. Submissions are welcomed in any of the
topic areas indicated below. All accepted research papers will be
published by the electronic journal Information Research as a supplement to the October
2007 issue. Information Research is a peer-reviewed, ISI-indexed journal.
Submissions will be reviewed by at least two members of the
international programme committee on the basis of the originality of the
research presented in relation to conference themes, clarity of
presentation, the quality of the theoretical contribution made by
the research, the validity and rigour of the methodology chosen, the
significance of the results presented and the overall contribution to
the understanding of conceptions of library and information science.
Research papers should be submitted through the conference submission
website as HTML or PDF documents. Please use the first author's surname as the filename. If you are submitting more than one paper add a number after the surname, e.g. smith1.html, smith2.html.
The first page must contain the title of the paper, an abstract of not
more than 250 words, and up to 2 topic areas taken from the list of
themes for CoLIS 6.
Please add up to four keywords of your own for specifying the content.
Topic areas are necessary to ensure that your submission is reviewed by
appropriate experts in your area of research. All submissions should be
anonymous. No page should identify the authors or their affiliations.
Authors who cite their previous work should refer to themselves in the
third person, e.g. “Newton and Einstein (1905) demonstrated that…”.
Papers should contain at most 5,000 words. Authors of accepted papers
will be asked to prepare the final version of their paper in the style
required by Information Research, i.e. HTML following the specific CoLIS 6 Information Research template.
Short papers should be submitted following the instructions for full
research papers, but should contain at most 3,000 words. As a general
rule short papers are used for presenting works in progress.
Posters are visual presentations of research in progress. They should be
designed to be presented in a common room or circulation area, usually
over a 90 minute period, during which participants circulate and talk to
individual presenters in an informal manner. Poster submissions should
consists of an extended abstract of maximum 1,000 words, emphasising the
research problem and methods used.
Panel proposals should include:
- Overview Information (in the proposal form)
- Title of session
- Name of Moderator and panellists
- Full contact information on the person submitting, who will be the sole contact person regarding the proposal
- Summary or Abstract (up to 500 words)
Proposal description (as an attachment):
- Goal of the panel
- Suggested session length
- A complete list of panelists who have agreed to join
- A short statement from each panellist outlining their position on the
Queries regarding submissions should be directed to Nils Pharo or Ragnar Nordlie, Chairs of Publications and Proceedings.