VALA’s Peer Review Process and Logos


VALA Peer ReviewedAll peer reviewed papers presented at the VALA Biennial Conference are identified on our website with the VALA Peer Reviewed Paper logo.

The VALA back-catalogue represents the largest repository of peer-reviewed LIS material in the country. Every paper presented in the Concurrent Sessions at VALA Biennial Conference has been peer reviewed by at least two reviewers in a single-blind review process, and those that meet our standards are awarded the “Peer-Reviewed” logo.

Our quality program is maintained with the generosity and knowledge of a large group of expert reviewers from Australia and overseas, and we are fortunate to receive many more abstract submissions than we have places in the Conference program. Historically, VALA conference papers have typically been of 5,000-6,000 words; in keeping with changing academic publishing practices, this was changed for VALA2020 to 3,000-4,000 words.

VALA Invited Paper

The VALA Conference Committee will occasionally invite an individual, or individuals, to present a paper at the Biennial Conference, to ensure delegates have access to the very best and latest in research and development relating to library IT. These papers are identifiable by the VALA Invited Paper logo.

VALA recognises and thanks all the speakers, presenters and reviewers for their hard work and diligence in supporting the quality content for which VALA conferences are recognised.

For further information and to enquire about becoming a VALA reviewer, contact the VALA Secretariat –