Guidelines for Publishing in Florida Libraries
Florida Libraries publishes articles on topics of interest to Florida librarians and related to Florida libraries. Articles for the Fall issue are related to a designated theme and are refereed. Articles may be informal and do not need to be scholarly in nature, but should be informative and address professional issues of interest to the library community in the state. The style should be inviting and readable, and the content should be backed by responsible research and/or interviews. The author's name and a brief note about the author should be included on a separate sheet.
Deadline for articles for the Spring issue is January 7.The deadline for articles for the Fall issue is July 15. Article proposals are due one month prior to the article deadline and should be submitted on the Article Proposal Form (pdf).
Articles should follow guidelines in The Chicago Manual of Style.
Use endnotes rather than in-text citations
Active voice is preferable.
Photos or illustrations, in electronic or print format, may be submitted with articles. Photos will be returned, if requested.
Articles should be double-spaced and written in Microsoft Word or WordPerfect. Proposals and articles should be sent, preferably in electronic form, to the editor of Florida Libraries. An article may be sent as an attachment to an e-mail message.
- Send article manuscripts to:
Broward County Libraries
- Send books for review to:
Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County
6698 68th St. N., Ste. A
Pinellas Park, FL 33781-5015
Articles will be reviewed by the Editorial Subcommittee and at least one independent reviewer with knowledge of the subject area. All articles are subject to revisions, deletions, or additions, which, in the opinion of the editor support the author's intent. Articles not selected for publication in the next issue may be held for subsequent issues.
- Style Guide
a.m., p.m. - lowercase with periods
DVD - capitalize
e-mail - hyphenate
home page - two words
Internet - capitalize
intranet - lowercase
listserv - one word, lowercase
numbers - spell out numbers from one to one hundred,
round numbers, and numbers at the beginning of a
sentence; use numerals in an address, with
percentages, money and dates (See Chicago Manual of
Style for specific information on numbers)
online - one word, lowercase, do not hypenate
percentages - use the numeral, followed by the word
percent (e.g., 50 percent)
URL - capitalize
Web site, Web page - each is two words, Web is
Word Wide Web - three words, capitalize. Use the Web
on second reference