Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts should be e-mailed to Please see below for more details.

Call for Content

The iJournal is continually seeking content for the iguana. The iguana provides an open space for ideas, opinions, and discussion on diverse topics relevant to the study of information, and aims to highlight work by students and faculty members from the Faculty of Information (iSchool) at the University of Toronto.

Tonally, the writing should be conversational, verging on colloquial, rather than densely academic, but it should still contain proper attribution of ideas.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  •  Too Long; Didn’t Read (tl;dr): posts which abridge work published or presented by the author(s) in other venues
  • Academic work that is too short for traditional academic publishing
  •  Multimedia submissions: Images, video, code, etc.
  • Introductions and retrospectives for iSchool groups and events
  • MI experiences in external courses

Submissions are open to all iSchool students and faculty and will go through a blind evaluation. Please identify in your submission if your topic is time sensitive.

More information about becoming an Iguana contributor is available here.

General Submissions Guidelines

All submissions should adhere to the following guidelines:

  •  Submission Instructions: Manuscripts should be e-mailed to as an attachment in .docx, .doc, or .rtf format and, in the body of the e-mail.
  •  Length: up to 1000 words (absolute maximum) is the recommended range, but longer submissions may be forwarded to the iJournal.
  •  Content: For TL;DR submissions, please include a link to the longer article, even if it is behind a paywall, or the details of the conference where the paper was presented.
  •  Citation Style: APA (please include DOI if available).
  •  Figures and Tables: Figures and tables should be labelled in-text and numbered sequentially (Figure 1, 2, 3, etc.).

Rights & Privacy

By submitting your work to us, you agree to the following terms:

  •  This is original work of you or your group.
  •  You or your group own the copyright to or have explicit permission to reproduce all diagrams, charts, images, and other figures contained within your work.
  •  Any diagrams, charts, images, and other figures contained within your work that have been adapted from original diagrams, charts, images, or other figures are declared as adaptations in the body of the work (e.g. Figure 1, adapted from Author A & Author B).
  •  Your work has not been published elsewhere and has not been approved for publication elsewhere.
  •  If your work identifies any individuals, groups, and/or organizations by name (e.g. in interview transcripts or case studies), those individuals, groups, and/or organizations have explicitly consented in writing to be publicly identified.
  •  You may repost your manuscript on your personal blog or another blog with attribution and a link back to the original post on the iguana.

If you have any questions about submitting or the types of content that we accept, please contact us at