Calls for Papers

 

Calls for Papers:

International Journal of Information, Diversity, and Inclusion (IJIDI) - Special Issue

"Engaging Disability: Social Science Perspectives on Information and Inclusion"

The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI) invites submissions for a special issue focused on social scientific perspectives on information and disability inclusion and empowerment. We welcome full research papers that make a novel contribution to this area of research; this may be empirical, theory-based, methodological, and/or practical in nature, and we encourage international perspectives and collaborations. We will also have a special section for student work, works in progress, opinion pieces, and professional reports.

Extended abstracts of up to 1,000 words for full research papers and up to 500 words for contributions to the special section are due by 31 October 2018. Authors will be notified of acceptance in mid-November, and final papers will be due by 1 March 2019.

We seek submissions from different disciplines and perspectives for this special issue of IJIDI. The goal of this special issue is to bring together researchers who focus specifically on Engaging Disability. Topics and themes related to disability and information access may include, but will not be limited to:

  • Physical, intellectual, and socio-cultural barriers and supports related to disability, information access, and inclusion
  • Analysis of international information policy considerations of disability
  • Invisible disability
  • Engaging and including disability in libraries, museums, archives, and other information organizations
  • Disability and employment in LIS
  • Disability and higher education in LIS
  • Faculty and librarians with disabilities: Is technology inclusive or exclusive?
  • Accessibility and usability (broadly conceived)
  • Children and youth with disabilities in the context of information concepts
  • Intersectionality and disability: Exploring multiple identities
  • The disability culture: Information and technology issues

Kim M. Thompson of the University of South Carolina will be guest editor for this issue, which is scheduled for publication in October 2019. Please contact KimThompson@sc.edu should you have any questions about this call. IJIDI Author Guidelines are available at: http://publish.lib.umd.edu/IJIDI/about/submissions#authorGuidelines.

Schedule: Call for Papers: October 2018
Extended Abstracts due: 31 October 2018 (with notification of acceptance by mid-November 2018)
Accepted Papers due: 1 March 2019
Peer Review: March 2019
Revised Papers due: 1 July 2019
Publication: October 2019 (issue 4)

 


 

Call for Papers:

The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI) –  Special Issue

"Diversity and Reading"

Guest Editor: Vanessa Irvin, Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science Program, University of Hawai'i at M.noa. Email: irvinv@hawaii.edu

The IJIDI 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 

 We also invite shorter submissions for our special section; 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 https://publish.lib.umd.edu/IJIDI/about/submissions#authorGuidelines  

 Submission Process

• Expressions of interest (up to 250 words - include your name, affiliation, and topic of interest) 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 at https://bit.ly/2JxPxb9  

 Any questions related to this issue should be addressed to Guest Editor, Vanessa Irvin, at irvinv@hawaii.edu.  


 

Call for Papers:

The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI) –  Special Issue

"Health Justice"

We invite contributions for a special issue of The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI) on the topic of Health Justice. We welcome full research papers that make some novel contribution, whether empirical, methodological, theory-based, and/or practical in nature. We will also have a special section for student work, works in progress, opinion pieces, and professional reports. This issue will be edited by Beth St. Jean (bstjean@umd.edu), Gagan Jindal (gjindal@terpmail.umd.edu), and Yuting Liao (yliao598@terpmail.umd.edu), and is scheduled for publication in July 2019. Extended abstracts of up to 1,000 words for full research papers and up to 500 words for contributions to the special section are due by June 25, 2018. Authors will be notified of acceptance by mid-July, and final papers will be due by December 1, 2018.

We seek submissions from a wide array of disciplines and perspectives for this special issue of IJIDI focused on the important topic of health justice. Health justice, which is based on the conviction that every human being is morally entitled to a sufficient and equitable capability to be healthy, remains largely unrealized throughout the world. In North America, for example, evidence of health injustice is not difficult to find. Disadvantaged populations, including those who have lower incomes, are less well educated, and/or belong to minority or immigrant populations are much more likely to have limited health literacy, which has been found to be strongly correlated with poorer health outcomes. Health injustice is endemic worldwide, and it is important to uncover its causes and consequences, as well as to identify ways in which we can contribute toward its prevention and amelioration.

The goal of this special issue is to bring together researchers who focus specifically on health justice and/or social justice within a health-related context. The central focus will be on the various types of information-related factors and processes that are central to the achievement of health justice, such as the health information needs of disadvantaged and/or marginalized populations; their health information seeking and use practices; and the provision of health information to these populations. We also welcome submissions examining closely related issues, such as information access, health literacy, health communication, use/usability of consumer health information technology, patient experience, stigma, information poverty, information avoidance, etc. Submissions focusing on health justice around the world and research produced internationally are particularly welcome.

Currently, much of the work in this space is dispersed across multiple disciplines and many different journals within each of these disciplines. This special issue will be an opportunity for readers and researchers to come together in one space to learn about and share their work on this very important topic. If you have any questions regarding this call, please contact the issue editors. For IJIDI Author Guidelines, please see: http://publish.lib.umd.edu/IJIDI/about/submissions#authorGuidelines.

Schedule: Call for Papers: April 2018
Extended Abstracts due: June 25, 2018 (with notification of acceptance by mid-July 2018)
Accepted Papers due: December 1, 2018
Peer Review: January 2019
Revised Papers due: February 28, 2019
Publication: July 2019 (issue 3)