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Author Guidelines

The Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy welcomes submissions related to intellectual freedom and privacy, both in libraries and in the wider world. Submissions can include:

  • research articles (peer reviewed)
  • non-peer reviewed articles and essays discussing or describing policies, practices, projects, law, and scholarship related to intellectual freedom and privacy
  • personal accounts of censorship and intellectual freedom challenges
  • opinion pieces and essays on current and topical issues
  • book and publication reviews

Features: Original research articles submitted for peer review. Submissions should be 4,000-8,000 words (references included), formatted in Chicago Style (author-date), and anonymized for double-blind peer review.

Commentaries: Shorter essays, think pieces, or general commentary on topical issues, controversies and emerging questions for the field. Commentaries are typically 500-1000 words (references included) and formatted in Chicago Style (author-date). Commentaries will be reviewed by the editorial staff.

Book Reviews: Reviews of recent books relevant to the field are welcome. Reviews should be 800-1000 words (references included), and formatted in Chicago Style (author-date), and will be reviewed by the editorial staff.

Queries can be sent to Managing Editor Deborah Caldwell-Stone (dstone@ala.org) or Editor Shannon Oltmann (shannon.oltmann@uky.edu).

 

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