UMD Libraries Digital Scholarship and Publishing

Using the Open Journal Systems (OJS) software, the University of Maryland Libraries provides support for all phases of journal production, including article submission, peer-review, and distribution.  If you are interested in launching a peer-reviewed online journal or transitioning an existing title to an open access online version, contact Terry Owen at for more information.

The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion

The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI) presents wide­ ranging and multidisciplinary perspectives on the intersection of equity, social justice, and information. The journal seeks to expand the discourse on how access to, interaction with, and the use of information by a range of populations can impact individuals, communities, and society. IJIDI is a quarterly, open access, online journal.

IJIDI is a collaboration between the University of Maryland Libraries and iPAC, the Information Policy & Access Center at the University of Maryland

We invite submissions from the members of the Library & Information Science (LIS) community and cognate disciplines and encourage everyone to think about diversity and inclusion in the broadest possible terms. This, we believe, will help many researchers to see their work through the diversity lens, to find its relevance to the mission and scope of IJIDI, and to engage in a dynamic and open conversation.

More about IJIDI

Current Calls for Papers


The IJIDI Editor-in-Chief Dr. Keren Dali and Associate Editor Dr. Paul T. Jaeger publish an invited piece on the Impact Blog by the London School of Economics and Political Science on the human dimension of peer-review.

IJIDI editor Dr. Keren Dali and IJIDI author Dr. Nadia Caidi received the prestigious ALA David Cohen/ EMIERT Multicultural Award for their article "Diversity by Design" published in 2017 in The Library Quarterly. See the ALA official press release for more information. 

Coming Soon

Vol 3, No 1 (January 2019)


Keren Dali, Editor-in-Chief. Neurodiversity, Hidden Disabilities, and Job Interviewing in LIS


Andrew B. Wertheimer & Noriko Asato. Library Exclusion and the Rise of Japanese Bookstores in Prewar Honolulu (research article)

Nadia Caidi. Pilgrimage to the Hajj: An Information Journey (research article)

Laila Brown. Together We Read, Together We Learn: Examining Book Clubs as a Means of Connecting LIS to a Feminist Diversity Ethic (research article)

Jeanie Austin. Representative Library Collections as a Response to the Institutional Oppression of LGBTQ Youth of Color (research article)

Rachel Wexelbaum. The Reading Habits and Preferences of LGBTIQ+ Youth (viewpoint article)

Special Section - Reports From the Field:

Rae-Anne Montague &  Joseph A. Coyle. Patchworking Library Services for Invisiblized Youth

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MOSF Journal of Science Fiction

The new issue is now out! Check out our new articles and book reviews in the "Current" tab! Please click "Archives" to access past issues.

We are currently accepting submissions on a rolling basis. We seek both researched academic articles (5,000-8,000 words) and short, reflective essays (500-1,000 words) on science fiction. To submit your work, click "About" > "Submissions: Online Submissions", create an account, and follow the submission prompts.

Peer Review:
Interested in joining our team of peer reviewers? Please click "About" > "Submissions: Online Submissions" to create an account and register as a reviewer. Be sure to indicate your reviewing interests, as this will help our team identify articles for you to peer review. We'll draw from this reviewer database for our peer review process.

Book Reviews:
For more information about reviewing books for our journal, or if you are a publisher who wants to send materials to us for review, please visit

Click "About" > "Submissions: Online Submissions" to create an account and register as a reader to subscribe to the MOSF Journal of Science Fiction.

Editorial Team:
If you're interested in becoming a volunteer member of our editorial team, please contact Managing Editor Heather McHale  (heather.mchale(at) with a cover letter and updated CV or resume.


ISSN 2474-0837

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