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Focus and Scope

LIBER Quarterly seeks to cover all aspects of modern research librarianship and information delivery. It will form a bridge between the scholars of the Library and Information Sciences (LIS) and the practitioners in our university and research libraries. It will achieve this by publishing not only theoretical contributions, but also descriptions of examples of good practices.

LIBER has always been conscious of the huge problems encountered by its library members who want to offer their users a high-quality selection of scientific journals, corresponding to their professional needs, but hampered by the limitations of their library budget. For this reason LIBER has from the beginning fostered Open Access solutions, and with this journal it takes up its responsibility by offering a rigorous European and Open Access journal in the domain of information sciences and librarianship.

Publication Frequency

The journal publishes 4 issues per year, in March, June, September and December. In between, accepted articles are pre-published in an ‘issue in preparation’.

Open Access Policy

LIBER Quarterly 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.

Archiving Policy

To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal utilizes CLOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.

The Journal fully supports and encourages author self-archiving of all content (sometimes termed 'green' open access). LIBER Quarterly is registered with SHERPA/RoMEO to ensure that the license terms and self-archiving policies of the journals are  clear.

Abstracting and Indexing Services

Reference directories of (OA) journals
    Electronic Journals Library (University of Regensburg)
    Ulrich's periodicals Directory*

Article discovery systems
    BASE search, Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
    Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
    Google scholar
    Ebsco library & international science source*
    Ebsco discovery*
    Ex Libris Primo*
    Worldcat (OCLC), global catalog of library collections *

Citation databases
    Scopus (Elsevier)*

(* access by subscription)

All LIBER Quarterly content is indexed with CrossRef and assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). This means that all LIBER Quarterly references are made available so that citations can be tracked by the publishing community, and the content is added to the Cross-Check anti-plagiarism database.

In addition, LIBER Quarterly is available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

If LIBER Quarterly is not indexed by your preferred service, please let us know by emailing or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.

Authors are explicitly encouraged to deposit their published article(s) in their institutional repository.

LIBER Quarterly is registered as a SHERPA/RoMEO Green journal

Journal Metrics and Ranking

Google Scholar H5 index
    H5 index 10
    H5 median 17
Scimago Journal Ranking
    SJR  2014: 0.179
    H index 7
Impact per Publication IPP 2014: 0,289
Source Normalized Impact per Paper SNIP indicator 2014: 1,00


LIBER Quarterly is published by LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries ( and supported by Utrecht University Library Open Access Journals (


The publication of this Open Access journal without 'article processing charges' for the authors is made possible through the generous sponsoring by the following organizations:


LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche / Association of European Research Libraries) published between 1971 and 1990 its Bulletin (ISSN: 0304-0224). In 1991 this was replaced by a new periodical publication: European Research Libraries Cooperation: ERLC; the LIBER Quarterly (ISSN: 1018-0826) and starting with its 8th volume in 1998 its name simply became LIBER Quarterly (p-ISSN: 1435-5205). It became an online journal in 2003 and Open Access in 2008.

These journals can all be accessed freely from the following websites:

LIBER Quarterly is now an electronic-only publication, with ISSN 2213-056X.


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