IFLA Journal and IFLA’s Library Theory and Research (LTR)and Information Literacy (IL) Sections are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue focused on theory and practice in information literacy. With the potential to transform lives and societies, the importance of information literacy is appreciated world-wide. Our understandings of information literacy come from across the globe and ranges in focus from practice-based to highly theoretical; from everyday life to education and workplace settings; and for infants through to the elderly.
Dr. Gaby Haddow
Libraries, Archives, Records & Information Science
School of Media, Creative Arts & Social Inquiry
Dr. Min Chou
Congressman Frank J. Guarini Library
New Jersey City University
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- building new theory in information literacy;
- the challenges of applying theory in practice;
- the technology dimension in theoretical frameworks;
- how learning theories can inform practice; and
- cultural perspectives associated with learning.
Articles for the special issue should be submitted to IFLA Journal for peer review before 30 June 2019.
How to Submit a Manuscript
IFLA Journal is hosted on ScholarOne™ Manuscripts, a web based online submission and peer review system SAGE Track. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines, and then simply visit the IFLA Journal Manuscript submission webpage to login and submit your article online.
IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is possible that you will have had an account created.
All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please contact Steven Witt, Editor of IFLA Journal; or guest editors Gaby Haddow and Min Chou.
For instructions on formatting your manuscript please consult the submission guidelines.
About IFLA Journal
IFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries. The Journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally. All articles are subject to peer review. Articles are published in English. Abstracts will be translated by IFLA (the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) into the other working languages of IFLA—Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian or Spanish—for publication.
IFLA Journal is published by Sage Publications and is the official journal of IFLA, and has an international readership consisting of academic institutions, professional organizations, and IFLA members who all receive a free subscription to the journal.
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