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KELPRO Best Student Paper 2018- Last Date 15/11/2018




(UGC Approved No: 6490)

(ISSN 0975-4911)

A bi-annual journal in Library & Information Science

 Published by


Post Box No.5543, University P.O., Thiruvananthapuram - 695034


Since 1997, through 22 volumes, Kelpro Bulletin has been a leader among scholarly journals in Library & Information Science in India. As part of its strategy to encourage budding LIS professionals Kelpro Bulletin is announcing a call for “Best Student Paper 2018”. This competition supports Kelpro Bulletin’s goal of publishing the best articles from the next generation of Library and Information Science professionals. We are proud to recognize the best papers with special awards.




ü  To encourage LIS students to present research papers addressing, the current trends in Library and information Science; ™

ü  To encourage the students to understand and participate in professional activities and thereby promote communication, co-operation and unity among the library professionals.

ü  Students include Post-graduate, M. Phil and Research Scholars in LIS, below the age of 40 years are invited to submit high quality research papers to this competition. Single author/joint author (maximum 2 authors) papers are invited.


The theme is “Social Media and Libraries”. Research paper should address the significant issues facing todays Librarians, Information Scientists and Faculty members on the above topic. Case studies, best practices and pure research papers are welcome. The sub themes are given below: ™

  • Social Media & Social Network Sites for Research and Publications (Facebook/Twitter/ Instagram / YouTube/ WhatsApp, Research Gate, Mendeley, Figshare, Pinterest)
  • Use of social media by different user communities of libraries
  • Social media policies for libraries
  • Social Networking in the academic environment
  • Web 2.0 infrastructure for Library Services
  • Use of social media in library services
  • Case studies of use specific media
  • Use of social media for marketing of library services
  • Users’ expectations of social media applications in libraries
  • New Age Citation Metrics (Altmetrics/Web Citations/Google Scholar/ORCID )
  • Social Media Influences (Blogs/Wikis for Collaborations)
  • Scholarly Communication 2.0 (Open data, Data Journals, Open Access Repositories-ArXiv, SSRN, PubMed Central, Open Journal Systems, Linked Data, Open Annotations, SciVee, etc.)
  • MOOCs ( Massive Open Online Courses, Open Educational Resources (OERs))  
  • Semantic Web (Social tagging, Evidence based Classification Systems, Ontology)

An expert committee constituted by KELPRO will select the best paper for awards after checking plagiarism. Paper will be judged on the basis of

  • Originality of thought and observation.
  • Depth of research and scholarship. ™
  • Topicality of the problem addressed ™
  • Quality of ideas, research methods, results or argument ™
  • Quality of writing and referencing

The decision of the expert committee will be final in this regard.


Three prizes will be given in this competition of the Best Student Paper-2018 ™

  • First Prize - The author of the Best Student Paper will be honoured with a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- a Certificate of Merit and free subscription of KELPRO Bulletin for 2 years.
  • Second Prize - The author of the Best Student Paper will be honoured with a cash prize of Rs. 5000/- a Certificate of Merit and free subscription of KELPRO Bulletin for 2 years.
  • Third Prize - The author of the Best Student Paper will be honoured with a cash prize of Rs. 3,000/- a Certificate of Merit and free subscription of KELPRO Bulletin for 2 years.

(In case joint author paper winning the award, the prize money will be shared equally).

The award winning papers and selected papers will be published in the KELPRO Bulletin.

UGC Approved No:6490


    • Length of the paper should be in the range of 4000-6000 words. ™
    • Language: English. ™
    • Reference should be given on author date system.

(For more details see Instructions to contributors in KELPRO Bulletin). ™

  • Paper should be submitted in Digital format (Email: done in MS Word.
  • Last date of submission: 15th November 2018
    • A certificate showing the details of enrolment of the student from the Head of the LIS Department. ™
    • Proof of Date of Birth of the student (attested true copy). ™
    • Declaration stating that the paper is an original work of mine and has not been published in any journal/book or presented in any seminar/ conference.
    • All documents should be sent to the Editor, KELPRO Bulletin.

Dr. Sudhi S. Vijayan

Ph: 9496812295

Dr. R. Reghunathan Nair

Ph: 9995417330

1.  Dr. S. Humayoon Kabir

       (Ph: 9847541973)

2.  Dr. Mehaboobullah K

3.  Sri. Sreekumaran Nair

General Secretary




Convener & Organizing Committee,

KELPRO Best Student Paper 2018




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