Call for Submissions: Reference & User Services Quarterly

RUSQ 2019 Journal Cover
The peer-reviewed journal RUSQ: A Journal of Reference and User Experience will be accepting submissions as of 1/1/2024.

The Reference and User Services Association is delighted to announce that its peer-reviewed journal RUSQ, now titled RUSQ: A Journal of Reference and User Experience, will be accepting submissions as of 1/1/2024.  

The scope of the journal includes all aspects of library services to adults in all types of libraries.  RUSQ publishes articles of interest to librarians in areas including but not limited to: 

  1. General and subject-specific reference;   

  2. user experience;   

  3. readers advisory; 

  4. collection development; 

  5. resource sharing; 

  6. instruction; 

  7. genealogy and archives; 

  8. business reference; and 

  9. reference technology. 

RUSQ welcomes submissions that offer new perspectives and ideas on these and other topics relating to serving library users. 

In response to the nature of our rapidly evolving field, the journal publishes empirical (quantitative and qualitative), theoretical, and historical research and essays as peer-reviewed featured articles. Through its columns and reports, the journal also publishes professional information on a wide range of topics of current interest. RUSQ Reviews, a supplemental online review source provides timely reviews of reference materials and professional reading.   

Please see the submission guidelines at, and feel free to send any questions you have to the editor, Barry Trott,