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*Call for Papers: Archival Practice*

*Archival Practice*, a peer-reviewed, open-access biannual journal, is now
accepting research articles, case studies, position pieces, and other
entries for its inaugural issue (to be published in January 2014).
Submissions should focus on discussion of real-world application of
archival theories and practices in the modern archival repository, and may
discuss archival acquisitions, processing, reference, outreach,
instruction, preservation, or management in any archival setting (special
collections library, government archives, university archives, corporate
archives, etc.).

*Archival Practice* will feature peer-reviewed research articles, case
studies, and position pieces related to all aspects of modern archival
work. The non-reviewed "From the Field" section allows archivists to share
newly-developed policies, procedures, web resources, documentation, or
other tools which contribute to the development of archival practice. The
journal will promote conversations among readers through commenting
features. Publication will be on a rolling basis with submissions made
available immediately after passing through the peer review and editing
process, allowing for timely distribution of information.

Types of submissions accepted include:

�Research articles (*peer-reviewed*)

3,000-7,000 words, including bibliography

Research articles present and describe original research (broadly defined)
on topics of current importance that impact modern archival practice.
Manuscripts provide clear and complete methodology and may include all
necessary figures, tables, and illustrations.

�Case studies (*peer-reviewed*)

2,000-5,000 words

Case studies describe mature projects and programs that highlight
innovative archival practices, partnerships, programs, spaces, etc., in any
archival setting. Case studies should clearly describe the project or
program and address the impact of the work.

�Position pieces (peer-reviewed)

2,000-5,000 words, including bibliography

Position pieces are essays intended to inform readers of, or to stimulate
discussion about, significant issues in current archival practice. Position
pieces may be primary or secondary research and will provide complete

�From the Field (*not* *peer-reviewed*)

300-1,000 words

From the Field submissions allow archivists to share newly-developed
policies, procedures, web resources, documentation, programming, or other
tools which contribute to archival practice. The text of the submission
will serve to provide context for the linked or attached resources that
were developed, but this section is primarily intended to publicize
resources, not provide case studies of processes or practices. Photographs,
links to related files or media, or other visual supplements are highly

As an open-access journal, *Archival Practice* will be online, free of
charge, and free of copyright and licensing restrictions. Authors will
retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the
work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License
that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's
authorship and initial publication in this journal. The journal will be
hosted by the University Libraries at The University of North Carolina at
Greensboro using its installation of Open Journal Systems (OJS). This
installation will allow the journal to be produced and distributed free of
cost to any author or reader.

Additional information about the journal and additional information for
authors may be found at:
Additionally, you may subscribe to the journal at this site and receive
email updates with each publication.


I'm also happy to field questions and find answers.


Kira A. Dietz
Acquisitions and Processing Archivist
Special Collections
P.O. Box 90001
University Libraries (0434), Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24062-9001
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Phone: 540-231-3810
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