CFP: IASA Journal

IASA Journal invites proposals covering general topics of interest to the sound and audiovisual archives communities throughout the world. Articles, reviews, essays, and technical documents are welcome.

Important dates:
May 15, 2018: Full article submission deadline
July 15, 2018: Journal release
Issue no. 49 special considerations:
We encourage submissions that respond to critical issues for audiovisual archives today:
  • Degradation in legacy physical collections, especially magnetic carriers
  • Obsolescence of playback equipment and strategies for acquiring spare parts for playback machines
  • Selecting sustainable and compatible target codecs and wrappers for A-to-D video reformatting projects
  • Strategies for handling the proliferation of born-digital audiovisual formats and codecs
  • Planning for the necessary technical infrastructure needed to ingest and manage the large digital collections being created and acquired at sound and audiovisual archives worldwide
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Metadata strategies for time-based media objects
  • Providing meaningful and useful access to sound and audiovisual collections for researchers of all kinds and in all locations
Please consider submitting an article covering one of these topics or the results of independent research that would be of interest to the IASA membership and the international audiovisual archives community.
To make a submission:
Visit the IASA Journal’s new beta website ( and follow the submission instructions. If you have questions or difficulty with the new site, please contact the IASA Editor (
About the IASA Journal:
The Journal of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives represents the collected research and applied work of the global audiovisual archives community. It is published in issues bi-annually and available to all members of the IASA community. The IASA Journal uses a double-blind peer-review methodology (the authors do not know who reviews their papers, and reviewers do not know who wrote the papers they are reviewing).
Previous issues, older than 5 years, can be found on the IASA website as PDFs for public download. IASA Journal issues from no. 32 and later are published in both hard copy form and electronically. Hard copy editions are supplied to all IASA Members, IASA Supporters and IASA Subscribers (unless they opt out of receiving print copies in favour of an electronic version – and the environment!).
IASA Journal is testing a new online home as it considers providing open access to all content. The new online home provides a portal for submissions, review, and journal preparation, even as we await to move from print to online. See for more info.
Best regards —
Bertram Lyons
IASA Editor

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