IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship

Chief Editor: Dr Bernard Montoneri, Taipei, Taiwan

ISSN: 2187-0608
Journal DOI: https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl
editor.literature@iafor.org (Do not send manuscripts to this editor address. They will not be responded to. Submissions can only be made through the Submit Manuscript Page.)

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 completely 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

Full indexing: Scopus, SCIMAGO, DOAJ, SHERPA/RoMEO, ROAD, Google Scholar, Scilit, Library Literature & Information Science Full Text (H.W. Wilson), Dimensions, LENS.ORG, MIAR, TROVE, WorldCat, EBSCO – Library & Information Science Source, Ulrich's™, ScienceGate, scite__ and Mir@bel. DOIs are assigned to each published issue and article via Crossref

Latest Issue

Volume 12 – Issue 1: Published June 7, 2023. Issue's theme: “World Fairy Tales and Folklore”.

Submissions are CLOSED

2023 Publication Timeline

Volume 12 Issue 1 – Themed Issue: World Fairy Tales and Folklore

Publication: June 7, 2023

Volume 12 Issue 2 (regular issue)
Submissions open: Monday June 5, 2023
Submissions closed: Wednesday August 2 (9am JST), 2023
Target Publication: November 24, 2023

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 to the author(s). If a manuscript is returned to an author(s) 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.

2022 Publication Timeline

The journal published one issue in autumn 2022.

Volume 11 Issue 1
Submissions opened
: May 27, 2022
Submissions closed:
August 1, 2022
: October 28, 2022

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.