Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy

Cover of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy

In May 2016, the Office for Intellectual Freedom began to publish the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy as the successor publication to the Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom. 

The new publication incorporates many of the features of the Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom, but adds new, substantive content.  The journal now includes essays, peer-reviewed articles, book reviews, legal briefs, and opinion pieces. Readers can still read about the latest incidents of book banning in each issue, as well as the latest court rulings. legal controversies, and, of course, “success stories.”  Our goal is to have the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy at the center of discourse on intellectual freedom and privacy issues in libraries.

Call for Submissions

The Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy welcomes submissions related to intellectual freedom and privacy, both in libraries and in the wider world.  Submissions can include:

  • research articles (peer reviewed)
  • non-peer reviewed articles and essays discussing or describing policies,practices,projects,law, and scholarship related to intellectual freedom and privacy
  • personal accounts of censorship and intellectual freedom challenges
  • opinion pieces and essays on current and topical issues
  • book and publication reviews

Submission information and author guidelines are available on the journal's website via this link.

Access

The full journal website can be accessed via this link.

The inaugural issue of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy is freely available online via this link.  

The journal is an all-digital, online publication available both in HTML and PDF.  Our platform, Open Journal Systems, will provide subscribers with the option to download and print out a copy of the journal. 

You can directly access past issues of the Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom via this link.  

Subscriptions

The subscription cost for the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy  is $50.00 per year. Current subscribers to the Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom will receive their full subscription, with the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy in place of the Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom

For multiple subscriptions to the same address, subscription inquiries, and for back issues, please contact the Office for Intellectual Freedom at 800-545-2433, x4223 or oif@ala.org.

Subscribe to the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy online via this link.

To subscribe by mail:

Subscription Department
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Be sure to include your name, mailing address, and e-mail address (required and used only for the express purpose of accessing the online site). Please make your check payable to the American Library Association.

Editorial mail should be addressed to:

Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy
Office for Intellectual Freedom
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611