The Journal of Electronic Publishing welcomes articles from scholars and practitioners in digital and contemporary publishing on topics including, but not limited to, trade publishing, scholarly communications, ebooks, audiobooks, electronic literature, and digital production workflows.

Scholarly articles will be subject to double blind peer review (where neither the author nor the reviewer know each other’s identity); other articles are typically invited, although authors are welcome to suggest topics. Good ideas are always appreciated.

JEP is also interested in creating an archive of articles that cover electronic publishing. We will happily consider articles or conference papers that may have appeared elsewhere. Of course, authors must hold the copyright or get permission from the copyright holder to allow publication in JEP.

The Journal of Electronic Publishing accepts three main submission types:

  • Scholarly articles presenting research about digital or contemporary publishing
  • Experiments that explore issues in publishing studies through innovative forms, e.g. video recordings of conference proceedings, a podcast, or fictional/biographical narratives.
  • Reviews of books, websites, digital projects, and other web resources.

Each submission should include:

  • The e-mail address of the author to which readers can write if different from the e-mail address to be used by JEP's editors.
  • A narrative biography of each author, of no more than 125 words.
  • A short abstract of your article of no more than 300 words. 
  • The URL of the author's personal home page, project or university department.

In addition, all links to reference sources, examples, etc., should be checked twice.

As of 2019, JEP requires that all published articles meet the basic digital accessibility standards for visual resources. Papers accepted for publication in JEP that publish visual assets (e.g. images) must include alt-text (or long descriptions) for each visual asset, as well as appropriate captions. For more information on the basic principles of describing visual resource for accessibility in arts and humanities publications, please visit Describing Visual Resources.org.

Footnotes and references: The Journal of Electronic Publishing uses The Chicago Manual of Style.

Articles are typically peer reviewed, unless invited. Since JEP is an online-only publication, while 6,000-8,000 words is recommended, we are open to longer or shorter form submissions if it benefits the piece.

Special issue submissions should be uploaded via a separate form, which will be visible for any active special issues.

CFP: Journal of Electronic Publishing special issue on audiobooks

Deadline: 1 September 2019


The Journal of Electronic Publishing (JEP) invites submissions to a special issue on audiobooks. 

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Production: audiobooks in publishing workflows, the rise of audiobook-only publishers, rights management.
  • Consumption: demographic analysis, usage patterns, divergence between ebook and audiobook consumption.
  • The economics of audiobooks: subscription services, infrastructure costs, pricing models.
  • Materiality: formats, standard bodies (e.g. W3C/DAISY), media choices (CD/cassette/MP3).
  • History: precursors to audiobooks, forgotten/alternate histories and media archaeologies.
  • Geography: variation of uptake across nations, licensing/rights, audiobooks in non-Anglophone contexts
  • Accessibility and inclusivity: text-to-speech engines as audiobooks, libraries for print-disabled users, representation through narration.
  • Genre: adoption of audiobooks by genre, born-audio publications, interactive audiobook publishing.

Since JEP is an online-only publication, while 6,000-8,000 words is recommended, we are open to longer or shorter form submissions if it benefits the piece.

JEP is a gold open access journal with no Article Processing Charge (APC).

 Some arguments may not be best suited to the format of a traditional peer reviewed article. JEP welcomes experiments in media (e.g. video and audio), form, and style for peer review. 

Not only are we interested in publishing reviews of books covering topics relevant to the publishing industry, were also looking for smart assessment of websites, digital projects, and other web resources. Use this form to propose a review or submit a draft review.
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