Instructions to Authors

ScholarOne Manuscripts

This journal uses ScholarOne Manuscripts (previously Manuscript Central) to peer review manuscript submissions. Please read the guide for ScholarOne authors ( ) before making a submission. Complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to this journal are provided below.

Aims and Scope

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly provides an effective international forum for information and discussion in the field of bibliographic organization. This highly respected journal considers the full spectrum of creation, content, management, use, and usability of bibliographic records, including the principles, functions, and techniques of descriptive cataloging; the wide range of methods of subject analysis and classification; provision of access for all formats of materials; and policies, planning, and issues connected to the effective use of bibliographic metadata in modern society. The journal deals with the historic setting as well as with the contemporary, and with theory and scholarly research as well as with practical applications. In a rapidly changing field, it seeks out and fosters new developments in the transition to new forms of bibliographic control and encourages the innovative and the nontraditional.

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly emphasizes full-length research and review articles, descriptions of new programs and technology relevant to cataloging and classification, considered speculative articles on improved methods of bibliographic control for the future, and solicited book reviews. To assist in achieving the journal's goal of excellence, articles are refereed. Topics include: cataloging and preservation; cataloging for digital resources; cataloging for special collections and archives; classification and subject analysis and access, descriptive cataloging; education and training for cataloging and classification; the internationalization of cataloging; management of cataloging and related functions; maps and other cartographic and spatial materials; online retrieval; usability issues related to the catalog; use of catalog records.

Please note that Cataloging & Classification Quarterly uses Crossref™ ( ) software to screen papers for unoriginal material. By submitting your paper to Cataloging & Classification Quarterly you are agreeing to any necessary originality checks your paper may have to undergo during the peer review and production processes.

Submission of Manuscripts

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly receives all manuscript submissions electronically via their ScholarOne Manuscripts website located at: ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, as well as facilitating the review process and internal communication between authors, editors, and reviewers via a web-based platform. ScholarOne Manuscripts technical support can be accessed via If you have any other requests please contact the journal's editor at

Submission of a manuscript to this journal represents a certification on the part of the author(s) that it is an original work and that neither this manuscript nor a version of it has been published elsewhere or is being considered for publication elsewhere. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources and are required to grant the publisher exclusive license to publish his/her article. For more information on Taylor & Francis' position on Copyright and Author Rights for authors contributing to Routledge's US-published Library and Information Science journals, please visit

All parts of the manuscript should be type written, double-spaced, with margins of at least one inch on all sides. Number manuscript pages consecutively throughout the paper. Authors should also supply a shortened version of the title suitable for the running head, not exceeding 50 character spaces. Each article should be summarized in an abstract of not more than 100 words and include 5-7 keywords that reflect the topic of the paper. The manuscript should not include the author(s) name(s) or contact information. Manuscripts may be approximately 10-35 pages double-spaced (including references and abstract). Avoid abbreviations, diagrams, and reference to the text in the abstract.


References, citations, and general style of manuscripts for this journal should follow the latest edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. Of the two systems described in Chicago, prefer the Notes and bibliography system in which bibliographic citations are provided in endnotes and are not supplemented by a bibliography. When an article, book, or report is cited, a number should be placed at the end of the referent sentence, clause, or quotation. Number such citations sequentially as the paper continues, and list all references at the end of the article, numbered in the same order that they are cited in the text. The reference section, like the text should be double-spaced throughout.


23. Hope A. Olson, "Codes, Costs, and Critiques: The Organization of Information in Library Quarterly, 1931-2004," Library Quarterly 76, no. 1 (2006): 20,

1. Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (New York: William Morrow, 2005), 20-21.

Contribution to a Book:
1. Brendan Phibbs, "Herrlisheim: Diary of a Battle," in The Other Side of Time: A Combat Surgeon in World War II (Boston: Little, Brown, 1987), 117-63.


Illustrations submitted (line drawings, halftones, photos, photomicrographs, etc.) should be clean originals or digital files. Digital files are recommended for highest quality reproduction and should follow these guidelines:

  • 300 dpi or higher
  • Sized to fit on journal page (not larger than 5 x 7 inches)
  • EPS, TIFF, or PSD format only
  • Submitted as separate files, not embedded in text files

Color Reproduction

Color art will be reproduced in color in the online publication at no additional cost to the author. Color illustrations will also be considered for publication; however, the author will be required to bear the full cost involved in color art reproduction. Please note that color reprints can only be ordered if print reproduction costs are paid. Print rates for color reproduction are: $900 for the first page of color; $450 per page for each of the next three pages of color. A custom quote will be provided for articles with more than 4 pages of color. Art not supplied at a minimum of 300 dpi will not be considered for print. Please ensure that color figures and images submitted for publication will render clearly in black and white conversion for print.

Tables and Figures

Tables and figures (illustrations) should not be embedded in the text, but should be included as separate sheets or files. A short descriptive title should appear above each table with a clear legend and any footnotes suitably identified below. All units must be included. Figures should be completely labeled, taking into account necessary size reduction. Captions should be typed, double-spaced, on a separate sheet.


Page proofs are sent to the designated author using Taylor & Francis' Central Article Tracking System (CATS). They must be carefully checked and returned within 48 hours of receipt.

Reprints and Issues

Authors from whom we receive a valid email address will be given an opportunity to purchase reprints of individual articles, or copies of the complete print issue. These authors will also be given complimentary access to their final article on Taylor & Francis Online.

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