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Society of American Archivists


 

Publisher analysis


About the publisher

Name: Society of American Archivists

Website: https://saa.archivists.org/

Purpose, objective, or mission: 

Target audience: 

Owner: SAA: Society of American Archivists

Are published books peer reviewed? Yes.

Types of books published: 

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Topics covered: 

Number of titles published per year: 

About the publisher’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: 

Types of submissions accepted: 

Submission and review process: 

Editorial tone: 

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Conclusion: Evaluation of publisher’s potential for LIS authors

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Audience analysis


About the publisher’s audience

Size (as measured by average number of copies per title published)

Audience location and language or cultural considerations:

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Knowledge of LIS subject matter:

Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors

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Chandos Publishing

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Publisher analysis


About the publisher

Name: Chandos Publishing

Website: https://www.elsevier.com/books-and-journals/chandos-publishing

Purpose, objective, or mission: Chandos is “an international leading publisher in contemporary library and information science, and social science”1 with a global perspective. They are an imprint of the publishing house Elsevier, founded in 1880.

Target audience: LIS professionals and those interested in the social sciences.

Owner: Elsevier

Are published books peer reviewed? Yes. Elsevier’s book proposal form asks potential authors to list three experts in the field who could provide input as part of the book’s review panel. All proposals are read by Elsevier editorial staff and selected external reviewers.2

Check out Elsevier’s How to get published guide for more information on the publishing process.

Types of books published: Reference, textbooks, research books.

Medium: Print and digital.

Topics covered: Contemporary issues within the library and information sciences, including legal aspects, library acquisitions, bibliometrics and digital libraries .3

Number of titles published per year: In 2017, Chandos published twenty three books in the LIS field.4

About the publisher’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: https://www.elsevier.com/authors/book-authors

Types of submissions accepted: Proposals for both books and journals.

Information that needs to be included in your proposal:

  • Title
  • Author(s) and/or editors(s)
  • Aims and scope/Background and purpose
  • Your intended audience and its needs
  • Competing resources
  • Table of contents
  • Sample chapter
  • Qualified reviewers
  • Clarity and discoverability
  • Optional: multimedia content

For more information, consult the Authors and Book Editors page.

Submission and review process: After sending a proposal to the proposal mailbox (linked on this page), further questions about the process can be answered by sending an email to an acquisitions editor at the same proposal mailbox. Be sure the subject line of the email reads: “Question for [subject area] acquisitions editor.” All proposals are considered by Elsevier editorial staff and selected external reviewers.5

Editorial tone: Professional. The home page for Chandos Publishing states that they produce books for researchers, academics and practitioners.6

Style guide used: Unknown.

Conclusion: Evaluation of publisher’s potential for LIS authors

Though Elsevier is a large publishing house that is heavy on journals, LIS book authors could possibly find a good fit with Chandos. In 2017, some of their published book titles included Emerging Library Technologies, Social Justice and Library Work and Taking Your Library Career to the Next Level. Elsevier is especially supportive of less experienced researchers and authors. Their website Researcher Academy offers in depth teaching modules to help authors learn about getting their works published and promoted.

 

Audience analysis


About the publisher’s audience

Size: Chandos is a sizable LIS publisher. Their online catalog shows 384 books currently in print within the library and information science subject area.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Though Elsevier’s headquarters is in the Netherlands, Chandos states that they are an international publisher for the global LIS community. They feature a book series entitled the Asian Studies series, producing titles such as China’s Publishing Industry and Scholarly Communication in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Chandos also publishes titles such as Succession Planning in Canadian Academic Libraries and Australian Library Supervision and Management.

Reader characteristics: Readers of works published by Chandos will likely be LIS academics and professionals seeking out books on a specific subject matter.

Knowledge of LIS subject matter:The home page for Chandos publishing states that they publish for “researchers, academics and practitioners,” so potential authors can assume that readers could potentially have an expert knowledge in the field.

Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors

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Last updated: February 22, 2018


References

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  1. “About,” Elsevier.com, accessed February 20, 2018, https://www.elsevier.com/books-and-journals/chandos-publishing
  2. “Book Authors,” Elsevier.com, accessed February 22, 2018, https://www.elsevier.com/authors/book-authors
  3. “About.”
  4. “Catalog,” Elsevier.com, accessed February 20, 2018, https://www.elsevier.com/catalog?producttype=book&cat0=27390&cat1=28072&cat2=&imprintname=Chandos+Publishing&categoryrestriction=&author=&publicationyear=2017&q=&sort=datedesc
  5. “Book Authors.”
  6. “About.”
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Facet Publishing

 

Publisher analysis


About the publisher

Name: Facet Publishing

Website: http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/

Purpose, objective, or mission: Facet Publishing is “the commercial and publishing and bookselling arm of CILIP: the Library and Information Association,” with a focus on global business and attention to detail.1

Target audience: LIS professionals.

Owner: CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.

Are published books peer reviewed? Yes.

Types of books published: LIS professional books, textbooks, series and ebooks.

Medium: Print and electronic, though not all titles are available in both formats.

Topics covered: Over thirty LIS subjects are published by Facet, ranging from academic libraries to website & intranet management.2

Number of titles published per year: Exact number unknown, though Facet’s ‘Recently published’ page lists thirty books published between April 2017 and January 2018.3

About the publisher’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/book_proposal_guidelines.php

Types of submissions accepted: Facets asks potential authors to “think carefully about the intended market, the competition and the unique selling points”4 before sending in a proposal. They are looking for “a mixture of content: practice oriented books for working professionals, textbooks that particularly dovetail with the iSchools curriculum and emerging developments and thinking in research for a scholarly audience.”5 Book proposals should contain sections regarding the book’s content, market, and competition, as well as information about yourself.

The content:

  • “A synopsis of the book, including a detailed outline of the work with intended chapter headings, together with a description of each chapter and its estimated length
  • An estimate of the total length of the book
  • A rationale describing why the book is needed, what it hopes to achieve and how, and any new ideas and developments you intend to cover, or new approaches that you intend to use. Notes on additional features such as case studies, checklists, diagrams, photographs, software, etc.
  • Sample material (one or two chapters), if possible
  • An estimated date of manuscript completion”6

The market:

  • “Who is the intended reader?
  • How large do you estimate the potential readership to be?
  • A description of the potential readers (e.g., students, practising library and information professionals/managers, policy makers) with specific details about why they need this book:
    • what sectors/organizations they are working in
    • the required level of professional expertise
    • courses
  • Are there any potential secondary audiences and markets? (e.g., museums, archives, publishers, record managers)
  • Is there international potential? Where? Why?”7

The competition: “Does this book fill a gap in the market? What evidence is there for this gap? Provide a list of any competing books with price, publisher, year of publication, and any other useful information, together with a comment as to how your book differs, what makes it superior and how it will compete.”8

Yourself: “Details of yourself, your experience, related activities, and any other previous publications (whether articles, reports or books).”9

Submission and review process: All proposals should be submitted to the Commissioning Editor. If a proposal is accepted, the author and commissioning editors will work together on a realistic schedule for the book’s publication.10 Facet prides themselves on timeliness and detail, and are quick to market new publications.11

Editorial tone: None listed, but consider that Facet publishes for students and professionals already well versed in the LIS field.

Style guide used: Unknown.

Conclusion: Evaluation of publisher’s potential for LIS authors

Facet publishes across a wide array of LIS topics, making them a publisher to strongly consider no matter what your subject field may be. Potential authors should keep in mind that Facet requests very detailed information from each book proposal, so authors should have a clear idea of their marketability and relevance. Authors should be sure to carefully read the book submission guidelines to ensure that all questions have been addressed.

 

Audience analysis


About the publisher’s readers

Publication circulation: Based in the United Kingdom, but Facet has agents and representatives around the world.12

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Facet is the bookseller for CILIP, a library and science information association in the U.K., though they emphasize that their publications extend into the international LIS world. They have representatives and agents in countries all over the world, making publications available to a world wide audience.

Reader characteristics: Readers of Facet publications are information professionals, though there may be a secondary audience in fields such as archives and museums. Facet’s bestselling publications include titles such as Managing Records: A handbook of principles and practice and Practical Cataloging, so it can be assumed that their readers have more than a casual knowledge of LIS subject matter.

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers are students, academics and professionals with a strong knowledge or strong interest in LIS subject matter.

Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors

Last updated: February 20, 2018


References

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  1. “About Us,” FacetPublishing.co.uk, accessed February 14, 2018, http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/
  2. “Home,” FacetPublishing.co.uk, accessed February 20, 2018, http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/index.php/a>
  3. “Recently published,” FacetPublishing.co.uk, accessed February 20, 2018, http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/category.php?category_code=38
  4. “Book proposal guidelines,” FacetPublishing.co.uk, accessed February 20, 2018, http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/book_proposal_guidelines.php
  5. “Write for us,” FacetPublishing.co.uk, accessed February 20, 2018, http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/write_for_us.php
  6. “Book proposal guidelines.”
  7. “Book proposal guidelines.”
  8. “Book proposal guidelines.”
  9. “Book proposal guidelines.”
  10. “The publishing process,” FacetPublishing.co.uk, accessed February, 20, 2018, http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/downloads/file/Guidance_for_Existing_Authors/04%20The%20publishing%20process%20Jan%202012.pdf
  11. “About us.”
  12. “About Us.”
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The Electronic Library

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: The Electronic Library

ISSN: XXXX-XXXX

Website: http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/editorial_team.htm?id=el

Purpose, objective, or mission: Information goes here.

Target audience: Information goes here.

Publisher: Information goes here.

Peer reviewed? Information goes here.

Type: LIS scholarly journal

Medium: Information goes here.

Content: Information goes here.

Frequency of publication: Information goes here.

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: Information goes here.

Types of contributions accepted: Information goes here.

Submission and review process: Information goes here.

Editorial tone: Information goes here.

Style guide used: Information goes here.

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

Information goes here.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Information goes here.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Information goes here.

Reader characteristics: Information goes here.

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Information goes here.

Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors

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The University of Chicago Press

 

Publisher analysis


About the publisher

Name: The University of Chicago Press Books

Website: http://press.uchicago.edu

Purpose, objective, or mission: Founded in 1890, the mission of the Press is “the obligation to disseminate scholarship of the highest standard and to publish serious works that promote education, foster public understanding, and enrich cultural life.” 1

Target audience: Both scholars and casual audiences, in the United States and abroad. 2

Owner: The University of Chicago Press.

Are published books peer reviewed? Unknown, but all book proposals are to be sent to appropriate editors for a lengthy review process. Prospective authors are encouraged to consult William Germano’s book Getting It Published for more information on the publication process.

Types of books published: The Press leans toward being a civilian publication, and their Book Submissions page states that they generally do not publish work outside of their stated subject fields.3

Medium: Print and electronic, released simultaneously.4

Topics covered: Mostly liberal arts and social sciences, though they are well known for The Chicago Manual of Style and writing guides. Consult the list of acquisitions editors for a complete list of accepted book topics.

Number of titles published per year: Unknown, but the Press is a rather large publishing house, with more than 5,000 books currently in print.5

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://press.uchicago.edu/infoServices/books_submissions.html

Types of submissions accepted: Book proposals only on accepted subjects. The Press has a separate division for journals.

Types of submissions the publisher is not interested in:

  • Unrevised dissertations
  • Festschriften
  • Works of original fiction

Submission and review process: After determining the appropriate editor, send a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, table of contents and a prospectus.6 Do not send a complete manuscript unless you are asked to do so. After your submission has been received, it may take up to a month to hear back from an editor.7

Editorial tone: Unknown.

Style guide used: Unknown, though keep in mind that the Press publishes The Chicago Manual of Style.

Conclusion: Evaluation of publisher’s potential for LIS authors

The Press publishes across a wide array of subjects, including books about both library science and publishing. Glance over the list of currently published LIS books on their website to get a better sense of what the Press is looking for. Prospective authors penning writing guides, or writing about literary, media, cultural studies or education are encouraged to contact an appropriate editor.

 

Audience analysis


About the publisher’s audience

Size: This is a relatively large publishing house, having published more than 11,000 works since its foundation in 1890.8 It’s editors have worked to “build a broad but coherent publishing program engaged with authors and readers around the world.”9

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: The Press publishes books that appeal to a vast, international audience: books about Chicago and surrounding areas, translations of foreign language texts and significant non scholarly works are just a sampling of their publications.10 If published by the Press, their marketing department ensures that publicity and promotions will be conducted in the United States as well as from satellite offices in the United Kingdom, Australia and Japan.11

Reader characteristics: Scholars and casual readers with specific interests.

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: A majority of the LIS books published by the Press are historical in nature, including a world history of libraries and account of medieval books of early modern England.

Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors

Readers of books published by the Press can generally be considered knowledgeable and, potentially, subject experts. The Press also distributes dozens of other publications from the likes of the American Meteorological Society, Association of University Presses, Amsterdam University Press and many others from all over the world.12 Considering that many of these, like the Press, are affiliated with a university, potential authors may want to keep in mind that the general readership leans in a scholarly direction.

Last updated: February 14, 2018


References

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  1. “About,” Press.UChicago.edu, Accessed February 8, 2018, http://press.uchicago.edu/press/about.html
  2. “About.”
  3. “Book Submissions,” Press.UChicago.edu, accessed February 9, 2019, http://press.uchicago.edu/infoservices/book_submissions.html
  4. “Marketing Information,” Press.UChicago.edu/InfoServices/Auth_Resources, accessed February 9, 2019, http://press.uchicago.edu/infoServices/auth_resources.html
  5. “About.”
  6. “Book Submissions.”
  7. “Submissions FAQ,” Press.UChicago.edu, accessed February 9, 2018, http://press.uchicago.edu/infoServices/submissions-faq.html
  8. “About.”
  9. “About.”
  10. “About.”
  11. “Marketing Information for Authors,” Press.UChicago.edu, accessed February 11, 2018, http://press.uchicago.edu/infoServices/auth_resources.html
  12. “Major publishers marketed & distributed by the University of Chicago Press,” Press.UChicago.edu, accessed February 14, 2018, http://press.uchicago.edu/books/publishers.html
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International Journal of Librarianship

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

TitleInternational Journal of Librarianship (IJOL)

ISSN: XXXX-XXXX

Websitehttp://ojs.calaijol.org/index.php/ijol

Purpose, objective, or mission: See website and also introduction on p. 7 of International Leads, March 2017.

Target audience: Information goes here.

Publisher: Information goes here.

Peer reviewed? Information goes here.

Type: Information goes here. Choose from: LIS scholarly journal, LIS professional or trade publication, or civilian publication.

Medium: Information goes here.

Content: Information goes here.

Frequency of publication: Information goes here.

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: Information goes here.

Types of contributions accepted: Information goes here.

Submission and review process: Information goes here.

Editorial tone: Information goes here.

Style guide used: Information goes here.

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

Information goes here.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Information goes here.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Information goes here.

Reader characteristics: Information goes here.

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Information goes here.

Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors

Information goes here.

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Online Learning

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Online Learning

ISSN: XXXX-XXXX

Website: http://onlinelearningconsortium.org/read/journals/

Purpose, objective, or mission: Information goes here.

Target audience: Information goes here.

Publisher: Information goes here.

Peer reviewed? Information goes here.

Type: Information goes here.

Medium: Information goes here.

Content: Information goes here.

Frequency of publication: Information goes here.

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: Information goes here.

Types of contributions accepted: Information goes here.

Submission and review process: Information goes here.

Editorial tone: Information goes here.

Style guide used: Information goes here.

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

Information goes here.

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Information goes here.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Information goes here.

Reader characteristics: Information goes here.

Reader knowledge of LIS subject matter: Information goes here.

Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors

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Public Library Quarterly

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

TitlePublic Library Quarterly

ISSN: XXXX-XXXX

Website: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wplq20/current

Purpose, objective, or mission: Information goes here.

Target audience: Information goes here.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Peer reviewed? Information goes here.

Type: Information goes here. Choose from: LIS scholarly journal, LIS professional or trade publication, or civilian publication.

Medium: Information goes here.

Content: Information goes here.

Frequency of publication: Information goes here.

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: Information goes here.

Types of contributions accepted: Information goes here.

Submission and review process: Information goes here.

Editorial tone: Information goes here.

Style guide used: Information goes here.

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

Information goes here.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Information goes here.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Information goes here.

Reader characteristics: Information goes here.

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Information goes here.

Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors

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MediaShift

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: MediaShift

ISSN: XXXX-XXXX

Website: http://mediashift.org

Purpose, objective, or mission: Information goes here.

Target audience: Information goes here.

Publisher: Information goes here.

Peer reviewed? No

Type: Professional publication for journalists and other media industry professionals.

Medium: Online.

Content: Information goes here.

Frequency of publication: Information goes here.

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: Information goes here.

Types of contributions accepted: Information goes here.

Submission and review process: Information goes here.

Editorial tone: Information goes here.

Style guide used: Information goes here.

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

Information goes here. Examples of library-oriented stories: special series on libraries + media, other stories on library themes. (Wiki team: Note that Laurie has written for MediaShift and can provide more info. Contact her if/when you work on this profile.)

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Information goes here.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Information goes here.

Reader characteristics: Information goes here.

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Information goes here.

Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors

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Journal of New Librarianship

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Journal of New Librarianship

ISSN: XXXX-XXXX

Website: http://newlibs.org

Purpose, objective, or mission: Information goes here.

Target audience: Information goes here.

Publisher: Information goes here.

Peer reviewed? Information goes here.

Type: Information goes here. Choose from: LIS scholarly journal, LIS professional or trade publication, or civilian publication.

Medium: Information goes here.

Content: Information goes here.

Frequency of publication: Information goes here.

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: Information goes here.

Types of contributions accepted: Information goes here.

Submission and review process: Information goes here.

Editorial tone: Information goes here.

Style guide used: Information goes here.

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

Information goes here.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Information goes here.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Information goes here.

Reader characteristics: Information goes here.

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Information goes here.

Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors

Information goes here.

Last updated: Date goes here


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