The Information Warrior Journal - Call for Submissions

Graphic saying The Information Warrior Journal with a SIS logoThe Information Warrior Journal wants YOU to submit your papers!  

The School of Information Sciences is happy to announce a call for papers for its new student journal. 

Students who are currently enrolled in the Wayne State University School of Information Sciences or are recent alumni (within two years of graduation, exceptions are up to the editorial board) are encouraged to submit research articles, case studies, and literature reviews to The Information Warrior Journal. Submissions should address significant issues facing today’s library, archival, and information professionals. 

Submission Requirements: 

  • You must have a faculty member recommend your paper for submission; you will be asked to include their name on the submission form.
  • Papers should be 5 to 20 pages (not including references and/or appendices; exceptions for papers exceeding the page count will be made on a case-by-case basis).
  • Submissions must be in APA format. 
  • Submissions must include an abstract. 
  • Those who submit a paper must agree to peer review at least one other submission if accepted to the journal (please indicate if you are willing to peer review more than one).
  • At least one author must be enrolled in SIS to submit to this journal or have graduated from SIS within the last two years. Submissions from outside the discipline will not be considered. 
  • Please submit your paper as a .doc or .docx via our Digital Commons site.
  • You must create a free account on Digital Commons to submit a paper.
  • Submission deadline for second edition: May 31, 2024 

Once a paper is submitted, if it follows all the guidelines above, it will be moved to a student scholarship series pending editorial board approval. Once in the student scholarship series, the paper will be viewable in Wayne State’s Digital Commons under a CC-BY-4.0 license, but not yet published in the journal. After the initial submission, the editorial board will either accept or deny a paper; once accepted, the paper moves to peer review and will be assigned to at least two peer reviewers. Reviewers will have 6 weeks to review and return their edits to authors. After peer review, authors will receive one of the following decisions from the editorial board along with their peer review critiques: minor revisions required, or major revisions required. Authors will have up to 6 weeks to revise and resubmit to the editorial board for a final review and publication decision. The next edition of The Information Warrior Journal will be published Fall of 2024 or the following winter, depending on the number of submissions. 

Accepted authors must peer review at least one other article; they will be contacted by the editorial board and assigned an article that fits with their interests as disclosed in the submission form.  

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

Once published, papers will be available in the digital journal here:

The Information Warrior Journal will be holding an editor and peer reviewer training session on Tuesday, May 21st at 7pm EDT. To participate please contact Kim Schroeder at

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