IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 9 – Issue 1
Editor-in-Chief: Bernard Montoneri, Taipei, Taiwan
Co-Editor: Rachel Franks, University of Newcastle / University of Sydney, Australia
Published: July 27, 2020
It is our great pleasure and my personal honour as the Editor-in-Chief to introduce Volume 9 Issue 1 of the IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship. This issue is a selection of papers received though open submissions directly to our journal.
This is the second issue under my editorship, this time with the precious help of our Co-Editor, Dr Rachel Franks (University of Newcastle / University of Sydney, Australia), and our two Associate Editors, Dr Jeri Kroll (Flinders University, Australia) and Dr Murielle El Hajj Nahas (Qatar University, Qatar). Thank you all for your kind contribution.
I’d also like to offer thanks to our team of almost 40 members, always eager to help, and willing to review submissions from authors despite themselves having busy schedules. Thanks also to the IAFOR Publications Office and its manager, Nick Potts, for his support and hard work.
We hope our journal, indexed in Scopus since December 2019, will become more international in time and we still welcome teachers and scholars from various regions of the world who wish to join us.
Finally, we would like to thank all those authors who entrusted us with their work. Manuscripts, once passing initial screening, were peer-reviewed anonymously by at least four members of our team, resulting in eight being accepted for this issue.
Please see the journal website for the latest information and to read past issues: https://iafor.org/journal/iafor-journal-of-literature-and-librarianship/. Our latest issue is now freely available to read online, and is free of publication fees for authors.
With this wealth of thought-provoking manuscripts in this issue, I wish you a wonderful and educative journey through the pages that follow.
This year so far has been very difficult and quite tragic in many parts of the world. We would like to wish everybody, notably all our members and all our readers, great health and safety through these painful times.
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