Journal Themes

The International Journal of the Book welcomes article submissions related to the following Research Network themes:

  • Theme 1: Publishing Practices: Past, Present, and Future
  • Theme 2: Reading, Writing, Literacy, and Learning
  • Theme 3: Books and Libraries

The Process

1 Submit an Article

To begin the process, submit your complete article. You will also need the following: short and long descriptions, keywords, focus, themes, and biographical information.

If your article is an extension of a presentation from the International Conference on Books, Publishing & Libraries and your presentation proposal has been reviewed and accepted, you can move directly to the next step.

2 Gather Feedback

At this point, your complete article will receive an initial editorial check.

Next, your article will move into the peer-review phase. This process is anonymous—we do not provide identifying information about the author or reviewers. (Please be sure to remove identifying information from submissions, such as author self-citations.) Each article is assigned to two reviewers with editorial experience and/or relevant expertise. After your article is reviewed, you will receive the reviewers’ feedback and publication recommendations.

3 Publish Your Work

Once your article has passed peer review and is ready for publication, we will help you through the final steps to bring it to completion. Once complete, your article will be published in The International Journal of the Book. At this point, you may also elect to make your article available Hybrid Open Access.

Please note that while you do not need to be a member of the Books, Publishing & Libraries Research Network to submit your complete article, you must become a member and accept the standard Publishing Agreement for your article to be published. Find out more about membership to the Books, Publishing & Libraries Research Network.

Rolling Deadlines

You can submit your article at any time throughout the year. The rolling submission deadlines, corresponding with the publication of journal issues, are as follows:

Submission Timeline

Submission Round 1 15 January
Submission Round 2 15 April
Submission Round 3 15 July
Submission Round 4 15 October


Use the button below to submit your complete article for review.