Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Call for papers for special issue on Financial Literacy - Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship

Call for papers for special issue on Financial Literacy - Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship

The *Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship* (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/WBFL), a Routledge peer-reviewed publication, invites articles to be published ina special issue on financial literacy.

Article submissions should focus on financial literacy -the ability to use knowledge and skills to make responsible financial decisions- in academic, public, school and special libraries, other information organizations, and everyday life contexts. Proposals should be research oriented, and could include empirical research, historical or philosophical analysis, or rigorous case-study research.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
  • Financial literacy programs, workshops, presentations, and other initiatives related to budgeting, saving, loans, credit cards, mortgages, retirement, investing and other personal finance topics
  • Financial literacy in the work place, such as education for employees on retirement and investing
  • Evaluation of personal finance and consumer education websites, databases, and other financial literacy resources
  • Financial literacy and information literacy
  • Financial information seeking behavior
  • Assessment of financial literacy
Completed manuscripts should be submitted to the editor, Lisa G. O'Connor, at loconnor@uky.edu, no later than July 16, 2014. They should be between 5,000-9,000 words and will also go through a double-blind peer review process. Authors will be notified of accepted proposals by August 6th, with revised, final manuscripts due no later than September 5th.