Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

pISSN: 0974-0643 eISSN: 0976-4658


DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology (DJLIT), is an international, bimonthly, peer-reviewed, and open access jounal. It publishes original research and review papers related to information technology applied to library activities, services, and products. 

The papers included focus on aspects of exploring, applying, and evaluating new theories and technologies to create better automated libraries and enhanced library services using IT. Topics covered include automation, digitisation, user interfaces, networks, hardware and software development, and technology. The readers get user experience on the application of IT in libraries and information centres, and the analysis of underlying IT trends and their potential effects.

It is meant for librarians, documentation and information professionals, researchers students and others interested in the field. It was formerly known as 'DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology (DBIT)'. 

Abstracting and Indexing Information

SCOPUS, LISA, LISTA, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, EBSCO Abstracts/Full-text, Library Literature and Information Science Index/Full-text, The Informed Librarian Online, OpenJ-Gate, Indian Science Abstracts, Indian Citation Index, Full text Sources Online, WorldCat, Proquest, Index Copernicus, Ulrich’s International Periodical Directory, OCLC.

For new Authors to this Journal, Registration and Login is required to submit manuscript online and subsequently check the status of submission. During registration, please tick mark ''Author'' and after registration go to My Journal to submit the new manuscript. Before submission follow Author Guidelines.




Section Policies

Special Issue on Visualising Libraries

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Special Issue on LIS Education

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Special Issue on TQM in Libraries

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Special Issue

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The manuscripts submitted to DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology are reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that they are being submitted to one journal at a time and have not been published, simultaneously submitted, or already accepted for publication elsewhere. The Editor reviews all submitted manuscripts initially. Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific flaws, absence of importance of message, weak analysis, or problems in presentation are rejected. The Journal will not return the unaccepted manuscripts. The Journal follows double blind reviewing policy. Manuscripts are sent to experts/reviewers without revealing the identity of the reviewers to the contributors and vice versa. Within a period of ten to twelve weeks, the contributors will be informed about acceptance/rejection/revision of manuscript. Papers accepted would be edited for uniformity, consistency, style, grammar, punctuation, and format. The primary aim of the peer review process is to maintain quality control and protect the reputation of the journal in a transparent manner.


Publication Frequency

DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology is a bi-monthly Journal. Issues are published in the month of January, March, May, July, September, and November.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Subscription Information



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Editorial Board


Sh Gopal Bhushan, Director, DESIDOC, Delhi-110 054


Dr Jagdish Arora, Director, INFLIBNET , Infocity, Gandhinagar-382 007

Dr P. Banerjee, Director, NPL, Dr KS Krishnan Marg, Delhi- 110 012

Dr Ramesh C. Gaur, University Librarian, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, Delhi-110 067

Dr Sanjay Kataria, Librarian, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, India

Dr Gangan Prathap, Outstanding Scientist, NIIST, CSIR, Thiranantapuram-695 019

Prof. C.K. Ramaiah, Professor & Head, DLIS Pondicherry University, Puducherry-605 014

Dr K. Satyanarayana, (Retd), Sr DDG, ICMR, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110 029, India

Prof. Jagtar Singh, (Retd), Professor & Head, DLIS, Punjabi University, Patiala-147 002

Prof. (Mrs) S.P. Singh, (Retd) Professor, Dept. of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi, Delhi-110 007