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Seeking submissions on social justice + information ethics

  • 1.  Seeking submissions on social justice + information ethics

    Posted Jun 03, 2021 01:34 PM

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    Call for Papers: Special Issue of Journal of Information Ethics, Fall 2022

    Justice + Ethics: Exploring Intersections of Social Justice and Information Ethics

    Guest Editor: Katie Chamberlain, J.D., M.S.L.I.S.


    Greetings! My name is Katie Chamberlain and I am writing as the guest editor for a special issue of the Journal of Information Ethics. Editor Robert Hauptman and I are soliciting articles on social justice and information ethics for Fall 2022.


    This special issue will address how social justice intersects with information ethics and affects society, law, and policy. We welcome articles and columns discussing the ethical dimensions, implications, and challenges associated with social justice and social justice movements, such as:

    • Free speech and intellectual freedom
    • Neutrality and harm
    • Privacy
    • Online content moderation
    • Amplifying BIPOC voices
    • Library and information science education and pedagogy
    • Library and information science role(s) in social justice movements
    • Others you may suggest

    JIE is a scholarly, non-peer reviewed journal that focuses on interdisciplinary ethical issues in information sciences. It is abstracted and indexed in Library Literature and Information Science Index, Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, Scopus, and PubMed, among others. JIE does not charge article processing fees and pays a $50 (USD) honorarium to each author.


    Submission Guidelines


    The deadline for abstracts (circa 500 words) is August 15, 2021. The guest editor will evaluate the abstracts and notify authors of acceptance by September 1, 2021.

    The deadline for full articles is January 15, 2022. Manuscripts should be 10 to 20 double-spaced pages, plus references. Please do not use footnotes or number the references. Include your abstract, brief author biography, and mailing and email addresses. The guest editor will review all full articles and contact authors with any feedback.

    All submissions must be in English and follow APA (American Psychological Association) style. Accepted authors will receive hard copies of the issue and a $50.00 (USD) honorarium.


    Please send all correspondence and submissions by email with "JIE Social Justice Submission" in the subject line to Katie Chamberlain: kchambe3@illinois.edu.


    Publication Timeline


    Call for Papers Sent: June 3, 2021

    Abstracts Due: August 15, 2021

    Acceptance Notice: September 1, 2021

    Full Articles Due: January 15, 2022

    Editor Feedback: March 1, 2022

    Final Articles Due: April 15, 2022

    Publication: Fall 2022


    Guest Editor Biography


    Katie Chamberlain, J.D., M.S.L.I.S, is adjunct faculty at the University of Illinois School of Information Sciences, where she serves on the Diversity Committee teaches graduate courses on information ethics, information policy, and libraries and society. Previously, she was a research associate at the Center for Information Policy Research at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and practiced law in Chicago.


    Thank you for considering a submission to our special issue on information ethics and social justice. Please do not hesitate to contact me or editor Robert Hauptman with questions. We look forward to hearing from you!


    Warm wishes,



    Lecturer, School of Information Sciences

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    kchambe3@illinois.edu | katiekritikos.com


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