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InULA Notes 2020-2021 Call for Submissions

The InULA Communications Committee invites submissions for the upcoming May 2021 issue of InULA Notes!

In response to the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to take the opportunity to do something different with InULA’s journal for this academic year. Rather than publishing two separate Fall and Spring issues of Notes, we will be publishing a single issue in late May 2021. And, for the first time ever, some articles published in this issue will be peer reviewed! The peer review article deadline is 1/15/21 and all other submissions are due 4/30/21.

The committee encourages submission of articles related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact at the Indiana University Libraries, but articles related to other topics are also welcome: view full submission directions. You do not have to be an InULA member to submit.

We are accepting papers immediately on a rolling submission basis. To submit your article, please email wilkinj@iu.edu and please be sure to follow the submission directions on the InULA Notes ScholarWorks site. Someone from the Communications Committee will get back to you 2-3 weeks after submission.

The final due date for non-peer reviewed submissions is April 30, 2021.

Our Peer Review Process

InULA Notes has never been peer reviewed before and this is a "trial run" of doing a peer reviewed issue of Notes. The InULA leadership team and Communications Committee hopes to learn from this new process and we hope you will too! 

Our open peer review process means that there will be no anonymity and once your paper is selected you will work collaboratively with one Communications Committee member (who will act as editor) and two peer reviewers selected by the Communications Committee to develop your paper into a successful final draft. 

For initial evaluation, two Communications Committee members will read your paper and make a recommendation to the full committee who will decide collaboratively about accepting or passing on a given paper. 

Our inspiration comes from numerous articles about peer review in the journal Hybrid Pedagogy: "Double Open Peer Review: Shaping the Teaching Community", "Collaborative Peer Review", "Hybrid Pedagogy, Digital Humanities, and the Future of Academic Publishing", and "Love in the Time of Peer Review". We encourage you to read these articles to learn more. 

The Communications Committee is pursuing further reading and training in the area of editor training and we plan to ask peer reviewers to complete similar readings and/or training(s).