CFP: Journal of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives, Issue no. 44

Call for Papers: Journal of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives, Issue no. 44

Important Dates

November 15, 2014: Expression of interest deadline
December 1, 2014: Submission deadline
January 15, 2015: Journal release


Editor: Bertram Lyons (

General Call for Papers

IASA Journal invites proposals covering general topics of interest to the sound and audiovisual archives communities throughout the world. Articles, reviews, essays, and technical documents are welcome.

Issue no. 44 special considerations:

We encourage submissions that respond to critical issues for audiovisual archives today:

  • Degradation in legacy physical collections, especially magnetic carriers
  • Obsolescence of playback equipment and the difficulty of acquiring spare parts for playback machines
  • Selecting sustainable and compatible target codecs and wrappers for A-to-D video reformatting projects
  • The proliferation of born-digital audiovisual formats and codecs
  • Planning for the necessary technical infrastructure needed to ingest and manage the large digital collections being created and acquired at sound and audiovisual archives worldwide
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Providing meaningful and useful access to sound and audiovisual collections for researchers of all kinds and in all locations

Please consider submitting an article covering one of these topics or the results of independent research that would be of interest to the IASA membership.

Abstracts (maximum 250 words each) may be in French, German, Spanish, or English. Images can be sent as digital images in GIF, JPEG, PDF, PNG,
or TIFF formats.

Please send expressions of interest no later than November 15, 2014, via email to the editor:

Information for authors

1. Once accepted, final articles must be submitted to the editor by December 1, 2014.
2. Soft copy as a .doc file for text should be submitted with minimal formatting.
3. Illustrations (photographs, diagrams, tables, maps, etc) may be submitted as low resolution files placed in the .doc file or sent separately. Once the article has been accepted for publication, high-resolution copies will be required and should be sent as separate attachments.
4. Use footnotes not endnotes.
5. References should be listed at the end of the article in alphabetic order and chronologically for each author and should adhere to the guidelines of the Chicago Manual of
 Style (
6. Authors are encouraged to submit original research or to develop their conference
 presentations into more detailed accounts and/or arguments for publication in the journal. In principle, articles should be no longer than 5,000 words.

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