CFP: Gender issues in Library and Information Science: Focusing on Visual Aspects

Publication
Special Issue of 'Open Information Science'
Guest Editor: Dr. Lesley S. J. Farmer
DE GRUYTER Poland
Stichtag: 2018 07 15

Gender issues are capturing people’s attentions these days. One aspect of such attention is visual. How does the visual aspect of gender impact LIS? Possible gendered subtopics include, among others:

  • Cataloging visual resources
  • Visual literacy
  • Picture books
  • Media literacy visual aspects
  • Visual fake news and LIS: information professionals’ roles
  • Image editing: process, discernment, implications
  • Historical aspects (e.g., visually “reading” and interpreting historical documents with a gender frame)
  • Primary sources
  • LIS instruction
  • Visual implications for persons with visual impairments

Authors are kindly invited to register at our paper processing system at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/opis/ and submit their contribution. Every manuscript should be clearly marked as intended for this special issue. All papers will go through the Open Information Science’s high standards, quick, fair and comprehensive peer-review procedure. Instructions for authors are available here. In case of any questions, please contact Guest Editor (Lesley.Farmer@csulb.edu) or Managing Editor (katarzyna.grzegorek@degruyteropen.com).

As an author of Open Information Science you will benefit from:

  • transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review managed by our esteemed Guest Editor;
  • efficient route to fast-track publication and full advantage of De Gruyter e-technology;
  • no publication fees;
  • free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions.

The deadline for submission is September, the 1st.  I would appreciate receiving a 100-200 word abstract/memo of intent by July 15. (Dr. Lesley Farmer, Lesley.Farmer@csulb.edu)

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