Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

College & Research Libraries includes articles in all fields of interest and concern to academic and research libraries. Well-written manuscripts on all aspects of academic and research librarianship will be considered. The focus of the journal is on reports of original research. Manuscripts may also include descriptive narratives of successful and unsuccessful ventures, thoughtful discussions of issues in librarianship, and other suitable subjects.

The editor and the Editorial Board invite submissions relevant to the goals stated in the ACRL Plan for Excellence, as well as the research areas identified in ACRL White Papers and Reports, including the "Value of Academic Libraries" report.


Open Access Policy

C&RL is an open access journal. All contents are freely available immediately to the public without charge. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of all contents. Authors retain their copyright and articles are published under a CC-BY-NC license.



Print subscriptions to C&RL News and RBM are available through our offline order form for email and fax orders. Single issues of each title, along with College & Research Libraries, are also available.

C&RL became an open access, online-only publication in January 2014.

C&RL News is additionally provided as a benefit of membership in ACRL. Visit the ACRL website for information about becoming an ACRL member or renewing your membership.

Subscription Rates

C&RL: C&RL became an open access, online-only publication in January 2014. No print subscriptions are available. Single issues - $15.

C&RL News: 1-year (nonmember) subscription: $56-US. $61-Canada and other PUAS countries. $66-Other foreign countries. Single issues - $11.

RBM: 1-year subscription: $50-US.$56-Canada and other PUAS countries. $67-Other foreign countries. Single issues - $26.


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