Call for Submissions (TIS)

The Independent Scholar (TIS) is the open access, interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal of the National Coalition of Independent Scholars (NCIS)and serves the ever-growing community of independent scholars. All members of NCIS and its affiliate organizations are eligible to submit manuscripts, which are subjected to a robust double-blind peer review process. TIS welcomes submissions in the form of traditional essays as well as creative/artistic material on any topic of that will appeal to our members, but all submissions should conform to the academic standards demanded by NCIS. 

Manuscripts may be submitted at any time, but a formal CFP will also be issued direct to the NCIS membership and on social media. Authors should consult the submission guidelines before submitting material, and manuscripts and queries should be sent to the Editor at

Book reviewers: TIS publishes book reviews of NCIS members' publications throughout the year. If you are interested in reviewing books, please send your specialization/s, experience in reviewing and any other pertinent information to the Book Review Editor at

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