Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Call for papers: International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion - Diversity and Reading special issue

The IJIDI (International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion) invites submissions for a themed issue dedicated to research on the intersection of reading practices and diversity and inclusion in libraries, archives, information centers, cultural heritage institutions, museums, bookstores, publishing, and a wide variety of social-cultural, private, and geo-political contexts. Research generated by international scholars and/or focusing on reading around the world is particularly welcome.  

IJIDI welcomes a broad spectrum of submissions on any topics related to diversity and reading, including, but not limited to, topics such as:

  • collection practices and representations of reading interests of diverse groups of readers
  • conceptual considerations of reading in libraries, archives, and documentation centers, including theoretical ideas from information science, critical theory, reader response theory, new literacy studies, cultural theory, indigenous epistemology, etc.
  • history of reading as a reflection of diversity
  • publishing and diversity
  • impacts of reading interests/practices of librarians and/or library staff on library services to diverse groups of readers
  • impacts of digital technologies on reading practices of diverse groups of readers
  • preservation practices of texts from diverse cultures
  • reading as a means of cultural immersion
  • reading as a literacy practice of diverse groups of readers
  • reading and other leisure and entertainment practices in diverse communities
  • reading and information literacy in diverse populations
  • publishing, libraries, book trade, censorship, and reading practices around the world 
Shorter submissions for the special section are also welcome. These may include work in progress, reports from the field, student projects, and theory-to-practice pieces. 

Author Guidelines
Please consult IJIDI author guidelines at

Submission Process
Expressions of interest (up to 250 words - include your name, affiliation, topic of interest and how it relates to the theme "Diversity and Reading" sent to Guest Editor by June 15, 2018.

    •    Acceptance notices sent to authors by July 15, 2018
    •    Papers submitted by October 1, 2018.
    •    Publication scheduled for the April 2019 issue.
Please consult IJIDI submission timeline and process for details at

Any questions related to this issue should be addressed to Guest Editor, Vanessa Irvin, at 

Visit IJIDI’s website at for more information about the journal.


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