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Open Access Publications from the University of California

Call for Papers 2012-2013

InterActions is a peer-reviewed on-line journal committed to the promotion of interdisciplinary and critical scholarship. Edited by students in the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, the journal brings together senior and emerging scholars, activists, and professionals whose work covers a broad range of theory and practice. InterActions is published twice yearly with funding provided by the UCLA Graduate Students Association and the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies.

Interdisciplinary Focus

Current work in disciplines as diverse as legal theory, literary criticism, design, and technology studies exercises a profound impact on educational and information studies research. At the same time, the traditionally separate sub-disciplines within our fields, such as sociology, curriculum, policy, psychological studies, systems design, information literacy, and digital preservation are being connected by researchers in new and innovative ways. Education and information increasingly serve as the common ground where the social sciences and the humanities can meet. InterActions provides a forum for these interdisciplinary encounters.

Critical Perspectives

At the start of the 21st century, both education and the management of information have become highly visible subjects of public debate. Scholars are challenging traditional approaches and suggesting new directions for research into the purposes, practices, and organization of education and information institutions at all levels. InterActions offers a timely and reasoned contribution to these debates by providing critical commentary on current issues and promoting perspectives in educational and information systems that can serve the cause of social justice.

Aims and Scope

InterActions seeks to promote alternative and liberatory visions, methodologies and practices. We are particularly interested in work that analyzes inequities and links research to larger social and political contexts, and we encourage contributions that utilize critical frameworks in provocative and politically engaged ways.

Submissions may draw from traditional areas of inquiry within the fields of education and information studies or from newer interdisciplinary perspectives such as women’s studies, science and technology studies, ethnic and cultural studies, film studies, queer studies, disability studies, critical race theory, postcolonial theory, critical pedagogy, postructuralism, etc. We encourage authors to think creatively about what constitutes a “critical approach” and to advance fresh and progressive analyses and research.

Submissions Guidelines

InterActions encourages practitioners, activists, and both established and emerging scholars to submit manuscripts throughout the year. Authors retain the copyright to material they publish in InterActions, but the journal cannot re-publish material that has previously been published elsewhere and does not accept papers that are simultaneously submitted to other journals.

We welcome:

  • Articles (less than 7500 words)
  • Literative reviews (less than 5000 words)
  • Interviews (less than 5000 words)
  • Book reviews & Exhibition reviews (less than 1100 words)
  • Research in brief (less than 3000 words)

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Contact us:

InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies
UCLA – Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
Editors: Amelia Acker | Melissa Goodnight | David Kasch