About

The journal

BiD: textos universitaris de biblioteconomia i documentació is a specialist open access journal which publishes articles in the field of information and documentation.

Publication

After issue 30, BiD: textos universitaris de biblioteconomia i documentació is published by the Faculty of Library and Information Sciences of the University of Barcelona and by the Studies of Information and Communication Sciences of the Catalonia Open University. Previously, the Faculty of Library and Information Science published the journal Biblioteconomia, from 1944 to 1976.

Editorial policy

BiD operates an external peer review system, in which contributions are evaluated (double-blind peer review) by leading academics and professionals who are members of the Advisory Committee.

Papers published by BiD present results of original researches. BiD does not accept articles or results which have been published elsewhere or have been included in monographs.

The journal BiD does not have either article submission charges or article processing charges (APCs).

Format

BiD is published in digital format (HTML). Its ISSN is 1575-5886. There is no printed version.

Language

Catalan is the journal’s main language. BiD also accepts texts written in Spanish, English, French and Portuguese. Every effort is made to ensure that the articles are published in more than one language.

Issue dates

The journal publishes two issues a year, in June and September.

Sections

Tribune

This section presents the opinions of leading figures in the sector and related areas on academic subjects of current interest.

Articles

 

This section includes texts on areas of archival science, library science, and documentation. Contributions are evaluated by external reviewers.

Experiences

 

This section presents descriptions of professional experiences. Contributions are evaluated by internal reviewers.

Norms and regulations

 

This section presents translations of regulations, guidelines, and so on, published by professional institutions and organizations.

Resources

 

This section presents web resources and computer programs with applications in library science. Section evaluated by internal reviewers.

Publishing policy by section

Section

Open

External peer review

Internal peer review

Indexation

Tribune

Unchecked

Unchecked

Checked

Checked

Articles

Checked

Checked

Checked

Checked

Experiences

Checked

Checked

Checked

Checked

Norms and regulations

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Unchecked

Checked

Checked

Resources

Checked

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Checked

Checked

Copyright

Texts published in BiD don't have submission and procesing charges (APCs) and are subject to a Creative Commons licence (Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative works). They may be consulted and distributed freely provided that the author and publisher are quoted (in accordance with the "Recommended citation" section in each of the articles). However, no derivative works (translation, change of format, etc.) may be made without the publisher’s permission. Therefore, it meets the definition of open access form the Budapest Open Access Initiative declaration. The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions and to retain publishing rights without restrictions.

Declaration of privacy

The names and electronic addresses appearing in the journal shall be used solely for the aims stated by the journal and shall not be used for any other purpose.

 

Updated: 27/10/2008

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