LIBRES is an international refereed e-journal devoted to research and scholarly articles in Library and Information Science/Service (LIS). It has a particular focus on research in emerging areas of LIS, synthesis of LIS research areas, and on novel perspectives and conceptions that advance theory and practice.

LIBRES is published twice a year in June and in December.

LIBRES publishes the following types of papers:

  • research paper reporting a completed study that advances the field or profession
  • synthesis paper that surveys an area of LIS to synthesize a new or better understanding
  • opinion/perspectives paper that explores a new conception of an aspect of LIS in a scholarly way

All papers are blind reviewed by at least 2 referees.


LIBRES is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

The copyright of each LIBRES article is held by the author(s) of the article.
Beginning with volume 27 (2017), articles will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


LIBRES is published jointly by:

  • Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • NTU Libraries
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The journal was previously published by: Department of Information Studies, Curtin University
Perth, Western Australia


LIBRES is indexed by ISA, LISA, EBSCO, Scopus and Cabells.