IFLA Journal and the IFLA Academic and Research Libraries Section are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue focusing on current trends in academic and research libraries. The issue will cover research trends ranging from scholarly communication initiatives to artificial intelligence to research impact and many others.

Relevant topics for papers can include for example: innovation, management and services related to open access, research data management, responsible metrics, research integrity, AI and ChatGPT, systematic literature reviews and many others.

The issue will be published in the fall or winter of 2024.

Guest Editors:

Søren Bertil Fabricius Dorch
Library Director, University Library of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Jayshree Mamtora
Manager, Scholarly Communications, James Cook University, Australia

Submission Deadline

Articles for the special issue should be submitted to IFLA Journal for peer review by 30 December 2023.

How to Submit a Manuscript

Full instructions for submissions, including formatting, style, and submissions portal can be found on the IFLA Journal Submissions Guidelines webpageIFLA Journal uses Sage Harvard reference style. Review the guidelines on Sage Harvard to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

IFLA Journal is hosted on ScholarOne™ Manuscripts, a web based online submission and peer review system. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines, and then simply visit the IFLA Journal Manuscript submission webpage to login and submit your article online.

When prompted in the submission system, note that the submission is for the Special Issue on Academic Libraries.

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: swwitt@illinois.edu, or Guest Editors.

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.

Each issue of IFLA Journal is made available Open Access upon publication on IFLA’s website. Authors are also encouraged to make the accepted version of their manuscripts available in their personal or institutional repositories.