Frequently Asked Questions

What is DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology?

What is the scope of the Journal?

What is frequency of publishing DJLIT?

Who are the readers of the Journal?

Where is Abstracting and Indexing Information about DJLIT available?

Does DJLIT provide style for preparing a journal article?

I am a new author. How do I submit my article?

I am registered author. How do I submit my article?

Is there any other requirement while submitting the journal article?

How are peer reviewers selected?

What peer-review system DJLIT follows?

How long will it take to peer review my manuscript?

How can I find out about the status of my journal manuscript?

What happens after my article has been accepted?

What is copyright policy?

How do I ensure if my article is correctly published?

Can I still make corrections to my article after it has been published?

How can I access my article online?

What happens if a manuscript is not accepted?

How much does it cost to publish in DJLIT?

Can I change my password?

How can I order preprints?

How can I subscribe print copies?

Can I share my pdf files with others?

How can I request permission to re-use material?

Whom can I contact if I need information?

 

What is DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology?

DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology (DJLIT) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal that endeavours to bring recent developments in information technology, as applicable to library and information science. It was formerly known as 'DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology (DBIT)'.

What is the scope of the Journal?

The Journal covers original research and review papers related to information technology as applied to library activities, services and products.

What is frequency of publishing DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology?

It is published bimonthly, i.e., January, March, May, July, September, and November.

Who are the readers of the Journal?

It is meant for librarians, documentation and information professionals, researchers, students and any other person interested in the field.

Where is Abstracting and Indexing Information about DJLIT available?

Scopus, LISA, LISTA, EBSCO Abstracts/Full-text, Library Literature and Information Science Index/Full-text, The Informed Librarian Online, DOAJ, OpenJ-Gate, Indian Science Abstracts, Indian Citation Index, Full text Sources Online, WorldCat, Proquest, and OCLC.

Does DJLIT provide style for preparing a journal article?

Before submission, follow Author Guidelines.

I am a new author. How do I submit my article?

It is mandatory for author to submit article online. Electronic submission substantially reduces the editorial processing and reviewing times and shortens overall publication times.

For new Authors, the 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 'Home' to submit the new manuscript.

I am registered author. How do I submit my article?

DJLIT is using OJS (an online submission and review system) for its online submission of articles through our website at http://publications.drdo.gov.in/ojs/index.php/djlit

Please login on the Journal's page. The following screen will appear. Click on 'Author' and start submission.

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Is there any other requirement while submitting the journal article?

Each manuscript is received 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 for which a 'Certificate of originality' is to be submitted by each author.

How are peer reviewers selected?

The Journal maintains a database of individuals interested in serving as reviewers. All reviewers complete information such as the reviewer's designation, affiliation, individual's expertise, experience, and other information. The Journal also takes into consideration regarding their performance and reporting in evaluation of manuscripts.

What peer-review system DJLIT follows?

The Journal follows a double-blind system of reviewing. Manuscripts are sent to experts/reviewers (in relevant area) without revealing the identity of contributors and vice versa.

How long will it take to peer review my manuscript?

The primary aim of the peer review process is to maintain quality control and protect the reputation of the journal in a transparent manner. Every effort is made to ensure that manuscripts are reviewed efficiently and to a high quality. The exact length of time depends on many factors, such as whether peers agree to review a manuscript, and how quickly they submit their reports, how fast the response is received from authors, etc. Within a period of ten to twelve weeks, the contributors are informed regarding acceptance/rejection/revision of manuscript.

The manuscripts submitted to DJLIT are reviewed for possible publication 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.

How can I find out about the status of my journal manuscript?

The author can track the article online. A submission is tracked through the seven stages from the moment your article has been submitted until it is published. Every step is described and will let you know whether action is required. Please log in to our online system to start tracking your articles. When action from your side is required, this will also be announced by e-mail.

Article Stages are:

1. Confirmation of receiving of article (by mail)

2. Status of manuscript (not assigned/under review/editing/archived) (By login)

3. Article proofs sent to author (by mail)

4. Corrected proofs returned by author (by mail)

5. Notification regarding Journal Issue available online (by mail)

6. Article published (copy of issue to each author) (by post)

What happens after my article has been accepted?

The manuscript files are handed over to production for editing, data processing and typesetting. We will stay in touch with you and ask for clarification/modification required in the manuscript during the Editing stage. The tentative scheduling is done for your paper and conveyed to you. Finally you will receive the article's proofs.

What is copyright policy?

Once the article is accepted and conveyed to the author, the transfer the copyright of your article to DESIDOC is automatic.

How do I ensure if my article is correctly published?

Each author is supplied with pageproof of his/her article prior to sending the article for printing and principal author/ corresponding author has to confirm the correctness of the contents within 2-3 days. The responsibility of correctness of contents lies with the author. Corrections/minor modifications are carried out at this stage. If the reply is not received from author, it is assumed the contents are in order and to be sent for printing. Once approved, the article is sent for printing.

Can I still make corrections to my article after it has been published?

You can't get the changes done in the print copies. The journal is available in open domain. Minor changes can be done in pdf file if indicated within 2 days of online publishing.

How can I access my article online?

All the published articles are available at our website under 'Archive'. A DOI is also provided to each published article, which is available on print copy of each article also. DOI is also available on the site address of that article.

What happens if a manuscript is not accepted?

An e-mail is sent to the author(s) and the manuscript is archived. The Journal doesn't not return the unaccepted manuscripts.

How much does it cost to publish in DJLIT?

No fee is charged for publishing in DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology.

Can I change my password?

Yes, simply log into the website and click on "My Account". There is an option of change in password.

How can I order preprints?

No preprints are supplied. Each author is supplied with one copy of the Issue in which his/her article is published. The issue is made available online prior to print. One can download as many articles as desired.

How can I subscribe print copies?

You can take yearly subscription as individual or as institution. The complete information is available at http://publications.drdo.gov.in/ojs/index.php/djlit/about/editorialPolicies#custom-1

Individual copies (if available) can be purchased by payment of Rs 100/- for individual copy.

Can I share my pdf files with others?

The journal is available in open domain. You can distribute the article to anyone. Only the use of such material is to be formally acknowledged.

How can I request permission to re-use material?

A letter is to be written to Editor-in-Chief asking for permission. Information regarding where the information will be used has to be conveyed to Editor, DJLIT. The permission is usually given, a credit line has to be published.

Whom can I contact if I need information?

For any query please e-mail us at:

djlit@desidoc.drdo.in