Comma: Open Call for Papers

Write an article for Comma and reach archivists around the world! 

Following a number of thematic and regionally-focused volumes, submissions are now invited for a general issue to be published in 2018. 

Comma has a global circulation, reaching professionals in more than 190 countries.  It publishes primarily in English and in French with abstracts provided in the seven ICA languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Mandarin, and Arabic). Submission should be of relevance to this international readership in terms of professional practice and/or theoretical developments or their application.  We also welcome comparative studies and articles relating to activity by international organizations (case studies relating to activities within one country will not usually be accepted).  


Comma is not routinely peer-reviewed but the service is available on request and articles published after peer-review will be flagged as such. 

The deadline for submission is January 31, 2018 

Prospective authors may wish to contact the Special Issue Editor, Amy Tector, to discuss articles before submission.  Authors wishing to submit in French (or any other ICA language) will also be referred on to the relevant language/area member of the Editorial Board. 

Guidelines for authors (French/English) can be found on this ICA page.

Articles should be submitted to Amy Tector at