Call for Articles


We’ve just finalized revamping our publication process documentation. Now that the new documentation is live we thought it was a good time to post another call for articles.

What We Publish

We publish high quality peer-reviewed articles in a range of formats. Whilst we are open to suggestions for new article types and formats, including material previously published in part or full, we expect proposals to include unique and substantial new content from the author. Examples of material we would publish include:

  • Original research with a discussion of its consequences and an argument for action.
  • Articles arguing for a particular approach, strategy or development in librarianship, with practical examples of how it might be achieved.
  • Transformative works with additional explanatory or interpretive content. For example, a transcription of an interview or panel discussion, with a substantial introduction explaining the importance of the subject to librarianship and a discussion of related literature.

Why Publish Your Article With In the Library with the Lead Pipe?

In the Library with the Lead Pipe is internationally recognized as a forward-thinking, open access, peer reviewed journal. Formerly considered a peer-reviewed blog, in 2012 Lead Pipe won the Salem Press Library Blog Award for ‘Best General Blog.’ Later that year, after consulting with our readership, Lead Pipe was repositioned as a professional journal. We are listed by the Directory of Open Access Journals, LISTA, and Ulrich’s as a peer-reviewed journal. Thousands of readers subscribe via RSS, and Lead Pipe receives over 5000 unique visits from across the world each month.

If you are ready to submit an article proposal, or for information on Lead Pipe’s licensing and copyright policy, please read our Submission Guidelines. You may also be interested in reading about the Lead Pipe publication process.

If you’re looking for ideas, take a look at our last Call for Articles.