Progressive Librarians Guild
radical views on library & info issues

Progressive Librarian | Submissions



Peer Review

Article submissions to Progressive Librarian are reviewed by each member of its Editorial Board. It is, therefore, peer-reviewed by the scholars, experts, and activists on the Editorial Board, a body constructed so as to constitute an effective reviewing body to shape the journal and maintain its quality. Manuscript submissions that are outside the expertise of any of the Editorial Board are sent to outside reviewers for evaluation and comment to be referred back to the journal editors for acceptance, rejection, and/or revision. We reserve all rights to edit submissions.


Articles, book reviews, bibliographies, reports, and documents that explore progressive perspectives on librarianship and information issues are the focus for future issues of Progressive Librarian.

Please submit electronic files only via e-mail in formats such as .doc, .docx, .odt or .rtf.

Prints and digital images are also welcome. If digital, provide 300 dpi grayscale TIFF (.tiff) files no larger than 5x7 inches.

Use your favorite citation style for in-text (parenthetical) citations, footnotes, and endnotes, as well as a bibliography (Chicago Manual of Style & Turabian), works cited (MLA), and references (APA & Harvard) sections. Also include an abstract no longer than a paragraph and select keywords with your paper. Manuscripts with inconsistent citation style will be returned to prospective contributors for corrections.

We reserve the right to edit all submissions. Please be aware that we publish under a Creative Commons license. Your submission implies a release of the rights necessary for us to publish under the Creative Commons license: Attribution, Non-Commercial, No-Derivatives 2.0.

Submit manuscripts to Elaine Harger.

Book Reviews

The Progressive Librarian regularly publishes book reviews of 1000-2000 words. Longer or shorter reviews are welcome. Book reviews must use consistent formatting and style.

The Progressive Librarian is seeking a book review editor. Please contact Elaine Harger ( if you are interested.