IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship

Editor: Dr Bernard Montoneri

ISSN: 2187-0608
Contact: editor.literature@iafor.org

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

Latest Issues

Volume 9 – Issue 1: Published July 27, 2020

Volume 8 – Issue 1: Published December 24, 2019

2020 Publication Timeline

Submissions are currently CLOSED.

Volume 9 Issue 1
Publication date: July 27, 2020

Volume 9 Issue 2
Submission period: Sunday August 9, 2020 – Tuesday October 20 (9am JST), 2020
Submissions are now CLOSED.
Target publication date: December 14, 2020

For the first time, the upcoming issue of IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship will offer a space for a small number of short original essays (800 to 2,000 words). These will be peer-reviewed like regular research papers, and editors will select up to three short pieces for inclusion in the next issue. For more information, please see Author Guidelines – Short Articles.

Before submitting articles, please first ensure that it is formatted according to the Author Guidelines – Main Articles or Author Guidelines – Short Articles and then send it to the Editor via the Submit Manuscript page.

Please note: Once an article has been rejected, an author cannot resubmit either an amendment to this article or another article for this issue of the journal.

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.