About the Journal


  The IASSIST Quarterly has earned the DOAJ Seal in recognition of using best practices in open access publishing.  Only about 10% of DOAJ journals have been awarded the Seal. 

The IASSIST Quarterly at https://iassistquarterly.com is a peer-reviewed, indexed, open access quarterly publication of articles dealing with social science information and data services, including relevant societal, legal, and ethical issues. Online ISSN: 2331-4141.

The IASSIST Quarterly represents an international cooperative effort on the part of individuals managing, operating, or using machine-readable data archives, data libraries, and data services. The IASSIST Quarterly reports on activities related to the production, acquisition, preservation, processing, distribution, and use of machine-readable data carried out by its members and others in the international social science community. Your contributions and suggestions for topics of interest are welcomed. The views set forth by authors of articles contained in this publication are not necessarily those of IASSIST (International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology). 

The IASSIST Quarterly is open access following the guidelines of the BOAI: 'By “open access” to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.' 

The IASSIST Quarterly is indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ); Library Literature & Information Science Full Text (EBSCO); Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA); Library & Information Science Source (EBSCO).  It is archived with the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) Preservation Network and Scholars Portal Journals. These programs offer decentralized and distributed preservation, perpetual access, and preservation of the authentic, original version of the content.

The IASSIST Quarterly is committed to provide transparent policies for peer review and remain in open and clear communication with the reviewers. Reviewers have an obligation to conduct reviews in an ethical and accountable manner. Reviewers should decline to review a submission if they have a conflict of interest. In addition, reviewers are encouraged to comment on any conflicts of interest that the authors may have. Manuscripts under peer review are confidential, and not shared outside the peer review process.

Information for authors
The IASSIST Quarterly is normally published four times per year.

Authors retain rights to articles published in the IASSIST Quarterly.  Authors are encouraged to deposit the published version of their article in an institutional or disciplinary repository immediately on publication. Pre-print versions posted online should include a citation and link to the final published version in the IASSIST Quarterly as soon as the issue is available; post-print versions (including the final publisher's PDF) should include a citation and link to the journal's website.

IASSIST Quarterly strongly encourages authors to deposit datasets used in their research publication in data repositories to enable interlinking of articles and data and support FAIR data principles. Data could be deposited in Zenodo.

Authors are not charged any fees for publishing in the IASSIST Quarterly.

Authors are encouraged to submit papers by upload on the IASSIST Quarterly website as Word files using the Author's Guidelines. See more on Submissions

For further information contact the editors: Ofira Schwartz and Michele Hayslett, emails:  oschwart@princeton.edu and michele_hayslett@unc.edu.