The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI) is an open access journal that is digital, online, and free of cost and licensing agreements to authors. The Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) at the University of Maryland, in collaboration with the University of Maryland Libraries System, created IJIDI as an open access journal that neither charges authors to publish their manuscripts, nor charges a subscription fee to access its contents.
UMD Libraries and iPAC introduction
The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion is a collaboration between the University of Maryland Libraries and iPAC, the Information Policy & Access Center. The UMD Libraries System is the largest university library system in the DC metro area, serving 37,000 students and faculty at the College Park campus. iPac, a research center in the College of Information Studies (also known as Maryland’s iSchool), focuses on research and education in the areas of libraries, cultural, and public institutions; policy; diverse populations; and preservation. For more information, please visit the webpages for University of Maryland Libraries and iPAC.
Scope of Journal
IJIDI presents wide-ranging and multidisciplinary perspectives on the intersection of equity, social justice, and information. The journal seeks to expand the discourse around how access to, interaction with, and the use of information by a range of populations can impact individuals, communities, and society.
IJIDI seeks to influence policy, research, and practice through research, case studies, best practices, and innovative educational practices that focus on how information professionals (e.g., librarians, archivists, curators, teachers) and organizations (e.g., libraries, archives, museums, schools) ensure social inclusion, equity, and justice to diverse populations and communities.
The journal’s topics include:
- Increasing diversity in education and instruction, professional practice, and research;
- Information organizations such as libraries, archives, museums, and schools as change agents;
- The impact of information professionals and organizations on social justice;
- Information organizations as Institutions of Human Rights;
- Programming and service to underserved populations;
- Programming and service to individuals with disabilities;
- Cultural competence;
- Creating, expanding, and exploring theories related to social inclusion, equity and justice; and
- Methods for increasing diversity within and across disciplines.
The journal serves to focus discussion, present varying viewpoints, and strengthen the role of progressive perspectives in diversity and inclusion scholarship.
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