Comma: Open Call for Papers

Did you contribute to ICA Yaoundé 2018? Write an article for Comma and reach archivists around the world!

Submissions are now invited for an open issue, to be published late in 2019. We particularly invite contributors to ICA Yaoundé 2018 to submit an article based on their conference presentations.

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 particularly welcome comparative studies, and articles relating to the activities of international organizations (case studies relating to activities within, or relevant to, one country will not usually be accepted).

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

Prospective authors may wish to contact the Special Issue Editor, Dr. Margaret Procter, ( to discuss articles before submission.  Authors wishing to submit in French, or any other ICA language will be able to discuss a proposal with the appropriate language member of the Editorial Board.

The deadline for submission of the final article is 30 May 2019 (23:59:59 Liverpool Time).

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

Articles should be submitted to