TER Instructions for Contributors
Technology Electronic Reviews ( TER) is an irregular electronic serial published by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Therefore, it is not produced to meet a deadline and submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis. The primary purpose of TER is to provide reviews of and pointers to a variety of print and electronic resources about information technology. Consequently, original research should not be submitted. Multiple reviews of the same item may be published from time to time, and author and reader comments may be published as well. Submitted material will be reviewed and edited. The Editor-in-Chief, under consultation with the Editorial Board, will be the sole determiner of what is published.
Style: TER is a professional service publication, and as such will maintain a reasonably formal tone. Citations to other material will be made according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, whenever possible. Reviews should be substantive and evaluative, including an audience level rating of "beginner," "intermediate," or "advanced" wherever appropriate. All acronyms should be spelled out at first usage. References to other related material are encouraged.
Length: The length of reviews will be dictated by the items being reviewed. In general, reviews should be a minimum of 1,000 words. Some materials may warrant shorter or multi-item reviews.
Copyright: Contributors may choose between two Copyright release options: (1) a
limited license that offers ALA non-exclusive rights to publish the material in
TER in any of its current or future forms, while the author maintains the Copyright, or (2) a
complete sign-over of Copyright to ALA.
TER is currently distributed electronically via Listserv and WWW software. The
TER Editorial Board, LITA, and ALA reserve the right to make other electronic and print arrangements for publication in the future. A completed and signed Copyright release form must be submitted for each contribution via surface mail to
Submissions should be sent as ASCII text e-mail to the TER Editor-in-Chief