Weave publishes a mixture of theoretical and practical material on user experience topics aimed at UX practitioners in libraries. "Practitioner" is defined loosely, so it could include just about anyone interested in improving the experience of using the library (and that should include just about anyone).  Weave is experimental, and library focused but not library-centric.  The editors will consider publishing material that is not explicitly about libraries as long as there is some potential linkage to library practice.

At Weave UX, we don't want you to wait until you've written an article to tell us about it. Submit a short pitch for your idea, and we'll help you develop it into an article.

Already have something written? Pitch it to us in a few sentences. We'll take it from there.

We are looking for two kinds of work:

1. Full length, scholarly articles of relevance to UX in libraries. 

We are interested in publishing innovative and cutting edge research, practical applications and their implications, ideas and speculation about future directions for UX.

2. The Dialog Box, a new kind of review section.

Weave’s Dialog Box aims to extend beyond the traditional book review section and feature critical dialog not only with books but with other media that set the boundaries of library UX.


Writing a Case Study? Follow these guidelines:

  1. Focus on the Aspects of the Project Most Likely to Transfer. Focus on the aspects of the project that will be relevant or useful to other libraries.
  2. Do Not Make Unjustified Generalizations. Consider carefully whether your data is generalizable across institutions.
  3. Don’t Just Narrate, Go Deeper. Authors need to be reflective, and discuss why they did what they did the way they did it.
  4. Do Your Homework. Case studies need to be grounded and positioned in relevant and current scholarly conversations.
  5. Have an Argument, and State it Clearly (and Early!). Without an argument, a case study becomes a log of activities performed.
  6. Focus on The Reader. The purpose of writing anything, including a case study, is to offer value to a reader.  
If you've already had your pitch approved and are preparing your paper for submission, please review our manuscript submission guidelines.