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Within the LIASA structures members have access to a number of publications.


LIASA-in-Touch is the official magazine of the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA).  It is published quarterly and currently reaches approximately 1800 members from across all the library and information services sectors.  The magazine circulates to the Academic, Public, School, and Special Libraries Sectors, including NGOs, resource centres, government libraries and knowledge centres.

Each issue has a particular focus, usually connected to the themes of LIASA projects or key events, such as SA Library Week and the LIASA Annual Conference.  In addition, Branch and Interest Group Activities, general news from libraries, updates on key issues in the sector and on LIASA programmes and corporate affairs are featured. 

Publication frequency and deadlines

The LIASA-in-Touch is published in March, June, September and December.

The closing date for articles etc. is approximately 6 weeks prior to the 1st day of the month of publication, these being:

  • For the March Issue: 15 January
  • For the June Issue: 15 April
  • For the September Issue: 17 July
  • For the December Issue: 15 October

Editor: Ms Nohra Moerat


Advertise in the LIASA-in-Touch

LIASA invites all providers of services to libraries as well as vendors of library products and equipment to use the opportunity of advertising in LIASA-in-Touch, the official magazine of the Association. For all inquiries, please contact the editor.  Click here for the 2020 advertising rates. 

South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science

The South African Journal of Libraries and  Information Science (SAJLIS) is the official, accredited academic journal of the Library and Information Association (LIASA).    The SAJLIS is an open access journal and can be accessed here.

Editor: Prof Rocky Ralebipi-Simela

Submission of articles to SAJLIS

Click here for the Author Guidelines.

Click here for the journal policies.

All published authors will be invoiced for the page fees at a rate determined and and reviewed from time to time by the LIASA Representative Council.

Click here for a list of DHET 2020, Norwegian List 2020, WoS 2020, SciELO SA 2020, Scopus 2020 and IBSS 2020 lists of accredited journals - please select the relevant spreadsheet tab at the bottom of the workbook.

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