New Issue of the ‘Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy’ Now Available

Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy

The new issue of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy (JIFP), Vol. 4, No. 4, is now live and available to subscribers online. Read JIFP on ALA’s Open Journal System. Issues older than one year are accessible to all. For more recent issues, have your ALA login and password handy.



  • See this issue’s table of contents for our regular columns with the latest news on censorship challenges, court decisions, legal controversies, and success stories.


Subscriptions to the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy are vital to its continued publication and support the work of OIF in defending the freedom to read and draw attention to the harms of censorship.

The Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy is $50 per year for individuals and $100 per year for institutions. 

Subscribe to the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy online

Subscriptions are reduced 50% for personal or institutional members of the ALA Intellectual Freedom Round Table or the Freedom to Read Foundation. Current members can contact the Office for Intellectual Freedom at 800-545-2433, x4226 or to receive the reduced price subscription form.


The Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy welcomes submissions related to intellectual freedom and privacy, both in libraries and throughout the world.  Submissions can include:

  • research articles (peer reviewed)
  • non-peer-reviewed articles and essays discussing or describing policies, practices, projects, law, and scholarship related to intellectual freedom and privacy
  • personal accounts of censorship and intellectual freedom challenges
  • opinion pieces and essays on current and topical issues
  • book and publication reviews

Submission information and author guidelines are available on the journal’s website.


Anyone can sign up to receive notifications when a new issue is published. Many institutions receive subscriptions; students, staff, and users with access are encouraged to receive a quarterly email notification to take advantage of their institutional access.


Submissions, editorial mail, and inquiries can be sent to Deborah Caldwell-Stone, managing editor, at Inquiries via mail can be sent to:

Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy
ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom
225 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 6060

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