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Call for Papers: IVLA Book of Selected Readings


The 2014/15 IVLA book of Selected Readings is now open for submissions.

Edited by Geri Chesner and Kristen Harrison

The IVLA invite all presenters from 2014 conference (Toledo) and forthcoming presenters at the 2015 conference (San Francisco) to submit papers for consideration.

The theme of this year’s conference, Visual Literacy and Technology: From Sight to Insight, is not only perfectly relevant for Silicon Valley; it is also a perfect pendant to last year’s them, The Art of Seeing: From Ordinary to Extraordinary.  Whereas 2014’s conference interrogated Visual Literacy’s inherent interdisciplinarity, 2015’s will focus on the primary vehicle through this interdisciplinarity is made manifest.

It is for this reason that we have elected to combine the 2014 and 2015 conferences into a single selected readings and are pleased to announce this publication will be launch in digital form at the IVLA conference in November.


The Selected Readings (SR) book is an annual publication derived from papers from the IVLA’s annual conference and, over the years, it has been expanded to include some exceptional writings that have not been presented at the IVLA annual meetings. The publication is an important reference point for current research and ideas concerning visual literacy.

Criteria for Selection

All speakers at the annual IVLA conference at Toledo Museum of Art in 2014 and the De Young in 2015 are invited to submit papers for consideration. The editors will select those papers they deem appropriate and relevant for the publication. In order for papers to be considered they must be:

  • Presenters’ papers from the IVLA conferences 2014 or 2015; or Be relevant to the thematic context and scope of the IVLA conference 2014 (The Art of Seeing: From Ordinary to Extraordinary) or IVLA conference 2015 (Visual Literacy and Technology: from Sight to Insight)
  • Papers should be concerned with applications of Visual Literacy that are not frequently reported in the literature. Interdisciplinary papers will also be given precedent.
  • Submitted for consideration by June 30, 2017.
  • Formatted to the exact guidelines set out in this document.

Editorial Process

  • Every paper will be read by at least two editors.
  • The editors will decide to either publish the manuscript as submitted, publish the manuscript with suggested revisions, or reject the manuscript for publication. In all cases the author will be notified of the decision, and receive the editors’ comments via email within approximately four weeks after submission.
  • Please remember any manuscripts that do not conform to these guidelines will be immediately rejected.

Guidelines for Submission

Please ensure you have thoroughly read the guidelines before submitting your paper for consideration.


Papers must be submitted by email to Kristen Harrison (kristen@thecurvedhourse.com) no later than 30 November, 2015.

For more information about what to submit, how to format your paper and contact details for the editors please see the attached guidelines.