IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship

New editor to be announced in early 2022.

ISSN: 2187-0608
Journal DOI: https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl
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NOTE: In fairness to all authors, we do not accept manuscripts sent to the editor via email for review. These papers WILL NOT be reviewed nor responded to. All submissions must be made via the Submission Portal during official submission periods.

The IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship is an internationally reviewed and editorially independent interdisciplinary journal associated with IAFOR’s international conferences on literature and librarianship. Like all IAFOR publications, it is freely available to read online, and is free of publication fees for authors. The first issue was published in April 2012, and the journal continues to publish annually.


The IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship is indexed in Scopus (from 2019). Please see link to Scopus for source details: https://www.scopus.com/sourceid/21100942399

Indexed in: Scopus, SCIMAGO, DOAJ, SHERPA/RoMEO, Google Scholar, Scilit, Library Literature & Information Science Full Text (H.W. Wilson), MIAR, TROVE, WorldCat, Library & Information Science Source, Ulrich's™, ScienceGate and [email protected]. DOIs are assigned to each published issue and article via Crossref.

Latest Issue

2021 Publication Timeline

Volume 10 Issue 1
Submissions CLOSED
Submissions open: February 14, 2021
Submissions close: March 16, 2021
Published: July 28, 2021

Volume 10 Issue 2
Submissions open: September 2, 2021
Submissions close: October 15, 2021 (9am JST) (Extended)
Published: December 15, 2021

Read the 2020 issues:

Volume 9 Issue 1
Publication date: July 27, 2020

Volume 9 Issue 2
Publication date:  December 14, 2020

Please note: Submissions that do not respect our Author Guidelines, ignore our Aims & Scope or have evidence of Plagiarism (checked with iThenticate), are NOT reviewed and will be returned by the Editor-in-Chief. If a manuscript is returned to an author because of the above, no further submission is allowed for that issue of the journal. Furthermore, submissions will not be reviewed unless there is sufficient referencing to the current, worldwide, mainstream literature (usually within the last 10 years, unless seminal works, and with scholarly references). Please avoid the use of websites and popular sources.

IAFOR Commitment

IAFOR believes in “Open Access” publishing, and since 2009, has been committed to maintaining an online searchable research archive that offers free access to anyone, anywhere, where there is Internet access, regardless of institutional affiliation or scholarly rank. IAFOR publications are accessible on the website (Open Access) to researchers all over the world, completely free of charge and without delay or embargo. Authors and contributors are not required to pay charges of any sort towards the publication of IAFOR journals.

License and Copyright Statement

Abstracts, research papers, and video footage are published under an IAFOR user license and are protected by copyright. Users may access, download, copy, translate, text and data mine, redistribute, display or adapt the articles for non-commercial purposes provided that users follow the guidelines set out in the IAFOR User License.

Journals and other forms of print and digital media will be made available by IAFOR to the general public on an online, Open Access basis. By publishing their work with IAFOR, authors enter into an exclusive License Agreement, where they have copyright but license exclusive rights in their article to IAFOR as the publisher.