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Library & Information History

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Library & Information History

Website: http://www.maneyonline.com/loi/lbh

Purpose, objective, or mission: To publish articles on “all subjects and all periods relating to the history of libraries and librarianship and to the history of information, in its broadest sense.”1

Target audience:Library & Information History is a journal for anyone interested in the social, cultural and intellectual history of libraries and of information.”2

Publisher: Maney Publishing.3

Peer reviewed? Yes.4

Type: LIS Scholarly.5

Medium: Print and online.6

Content: “Issues include substantial articles as well as book reviews, occasional surveys of recent publications, and guides to relevant sources.”7

From the journals’ submissions flyer: “The editorial board would particularly welcome ideas or fully formed proposals for guest edited special issues on important themes in library and information history.”8

Frequency of publication: Quarterly9

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.maneyonline.com/ifa/lbh

Types of contributions accepted: According to the website: “Library & Information History welcomes original submissions that match the aims and scope of the journal on the understanding that the article has not previously been published, and is not being concurrently submitted for publication elsewhere.”10

“Articles should not normally exceed 8,000 words in length. Articles must be accompanied by a short abstract (c. 150 words) summarizing the contents of their article. Articles should also be accompanied by up to 6 key words to aid search ability of the article online.”11

Submission and review process: All submissions should be sent as an email attachment in Word or Rich Text format to the relevant editor listed below12:

Submissions from researchers in North America should be sent to the North American Editor:
Dr. Melanie Kimball (Graduate School of Library and Information Science Simmons College, Boston)
Email: melanie.kimball@simmons.edu

All other contributions should be sent to the Editor:
Dr. Mark R. M. Towsey (University of Liverpool, UK)
Email: M.R.M.Towsey@liverpool.ac.uk13

All submissions will be sent to independent referees.14

Editorial tone: The only indication of tone is found in the About this Journal statement: “articles of a high academic standard”15 are expected.

Style guide used: All references should conform to the Maney Style Guide.16

Library & Information History does not use the Harvard system of citation. Please use an automatic endnoting system (found in the Maney Style Guide), if possible.17

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

Although Library & Information History seems an esoteric U.K. publication, there are clear indications that it welcomes international voices on “all subjects and all periods relating to the history of libraries and librarianship and to the history of information.”18 A recent issue featured articles by authors based in Australia, Romania, and the U.S.19 For the author who has a passion for this particular field of LIS, being published in this high caliber journal would be an excellent opportunity to share expertise.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Circulation statistics are not available. According to Library & Information History advertising guidelines, this journal receives “2,000 – 3,000 pageviews per month.”20

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Although based in the U.K., this is an international journal with a global reach.21 As such, regional cultural references and language should be kept to a minimum.

Reader characteristics: While the readers’ jobs, workplaces and level of education may vary, they will share an interest in the history of libraries and information. As this is a high level academic journal22, readers will most likely have post-secondary degrees in Library Science.

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers will expect a high caliber piece of writing in this journal. Their knowledge of LIS terminology will be high, yet as this journal offers an eclectic range of topics23, readers will probably not be knowledgeable about the particular historical subject of every article.

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

A review of this journal calls it “a little gem for library history buffs.”24 Readers will have a passion for the specialized area of this journal and will appreciate a thoroughly researched and scholarly paper. Because of the international flavor of this publication, paired with its diverse range of topics, any author with an academic interest in a particular historical topic would reach a wide and interested audience.

Last updated: July 8, 2015


References

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  1. Maney Publishing. (2015). Home. Library & Information History. Retrieved from http://www.maneyonline.com/loi/lbh
  2. Maney Publishing. (2015). Home. Library & Information History. Retrieved from http://www.maneyonline.com/loi/lbh
  3. ProQuest. (2015). Library & Information History. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436387209839/38434
  4. ProQuest. (2015). Library & Information History. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436387209839/38434
  5. ProQuest. (2015). Library & Information History. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436387209839/38434
  6. ProQuest. (2015). Library & Information History. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436387209839/38434
  7. Maney Publishing. (2015). Home. Library & Information History. Retrieved from http://www.maneyonline.com/loi/lbh
  8. Maney Publishing. (2015). Submissions flyer. Library & Information History. Retrieved from http://www.maneyonline.com/pb/assets/raw/history/LBH_postcard.pdf
  9. ProQuest. (2015). Library & Information History. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436387209839/38434
  10. Maney Publishing. (2015). Instructions for Authors. Library & Information History. Retrieved from http://www.maneyonline.com/ifa/lbh
  11. Maney Publishing. (2015). Instructions for Authors. Library & Information History. Retrieved from http://www.maneyonline.com/ifa/lbh
  12. Maney Publishing. (2015). Instructions for Authors. Library & Information History. Retrieved from http://www.maneyonline.com/ifa/lbh
  13. Maney Publishing. (2015). Instructions for Authors. Library & Information History. Retrieved from http://www.maneyonline.com/ifa/lbh
  14. Maney Publishing. (2015). Instructions for Authors. Library & Information History. Retrieved from http://www.maneyonline.com/ifa/lbh
  15. Maney Publishing. (2015). Home. Library & Information History. Retrieved from http://www.maneyonline.com/loi/lbh
  16. Maney Publishing. (2015). Instructions for Authors. Library & Information History. Retrieved from http://www.maneyonline.com/ifa/lbh
  17. Maney Publishing. (2015). Instructions for Authors. Library & Information History. Retrieved from http://www.maneyonline.com/ifa/lbh
  18. Maney Publishing. (2015). Home. Library & Information History. Retrieved from http://www.maneyonline.com/loi/lbh
  19. Maney Publishing. (2015). Volume 31, Issue 1. Library & Information History. Retrieved from http://www.maneyonline.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/toc/lbh/31/1
  20. Maney Publishing. (2015). Online advertising. Library & Information History. Retrieved from http://www.maneyonline.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/advertising/r4
  21. Maney Publishing. (2015). Home. Library & Information History. Retrieved from http://www.maneyonline.com/loi/lbh
  22. ProQuest. (2015). Library & Information History. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436387209839/38434
  23. ProQuest. (2015). Library & Information History. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436387209839/38434
  24. ProQuest. (2015). Library & Information History. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436387209839/38434
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Information Discovery and Delivery

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Information Discovery and Delivery, formerly Interlending and Document Supply

Website: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=idd

Purpose, objective, or mission: This journal “covers information discovery and access for digital information researchers.”1

Target audience: Information Discovery and Delivery is read by “educators, knowledge professionals in education and cultural organizations, knowledge managers in media, health care, and government, as well as librarians.”2

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing3

Peer reviewed? Yes4

Type: LIS scholarly5

Medium: Print and online6

Content: This journal investigates the transport, flow, tracking, exchange, and sharing of information within and between libraries. It also covers digital information capture, packaging, and storage by repositories of all kinds.7

Frequency of publication: Quarterly8

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=idd

Types of contributions accepted: Research articles, opinion pieces, product and service reviews, theoretical works, case studies, literature reviews, and descriptive or instructional papers9

Articles should be in Microsoft Word format and between 4,000 and 6,000 words in length, including references and appendices.10

Submission and review process: Submissions are made through ScholarOne Manuscripts, an online submission and peer review system. Individuals submitting manuscripts are invited to register, create an account, and go through a submission process to upload an article.11 Emerald Publishing offers and editing service for non-native English-speaking authors.12 Authors should also consult the Article Submission Checklist  to ensure that  submissions are complete.13 According to the author guidelines, “each paper is reviewed by the editor and, if it is judged suitable for this publication, it is then sent to at least one independent referee for double blind peer review.”14 Submissions are welcome at any time, though authors may wish to consult the schedule of submission deadlines for upcoming issues of the journal.15

Editorial tone: Though the guidelines for submission do not discuss tone, the writing is in an academic style and often technical.

Style guide used: A comprehensive list of guidelines is provided in the Author Guidelines section.16 References should be written in Harvard style.17

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

For LIS practitioners who are responsible the discovery and transmission of digital information, this journal offers an excellent opportunity to share knowledge. As Information Discovery and Delivery emphasizes the sharing of information within and between repositories the world over,18 there is a strong international component to the content of this publication. Authors published in this journal will also have an excellent opportunity to draw attention to practices unique to their geographical area in this specialized field.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Circulation statistics are not available.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Information Discovery and Delivery is written in English.19 Given that the editorial advisory board represents countries as diverse as the United Kingdom, France, Turkey, Denmark, Lebanon, Australia, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, and the United States, an international readership may be assumed.20

Reader characteristics: As this journal’s focus is in the specific field of information retrieval and transmission, readers will share an interest in this topic. 21 Representing countries worldwide, articles in this journal will be read by a global audience.

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers will be very knowledgeable about LIS subjects as this publication is aimed at senior librarians. 22 They will also have specific knowledge about document lending and supply, and will be comfortable with terminology from this field of library and information science.

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

Information Discovery and Delivery is read by a knowledgeable, diverse, and academic audience. Subscribers will expect thorough and professional research on digital information issues in libraries. Being international in scope, readers will be open to cultural differences in approaching this topic, and will welcome innovative ideas.

Last updated: May 13, 2017


References

Show 22 footnotes

  1. “Aims and Scope,” Emerald Group Publishing, accessed May 13, 2017, http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=idd
  2. “Aims and Scope,” Emerald Group Publishing, accessed May 13, 2017, http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=idd
  3. Interlending and Document Supply (former title), Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 13, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436290161532/339098
  4. Interlending and Document Supply (former title), Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 13, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436290161532/339098
  5. Interlending and Document Supply (former title), Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 13, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436290161532/339098
  6. “Purchase Information,” Emerald Group Publishing, accessed May 13, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436290161532/339098
  7. “Aims and Scope,” Emerald Group Publishing, accessed May 13, 2017, http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=idd
  8. Interlending and Document Supply (former title), Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 13, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436290161532/339098
  9. “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Group Publishing, accessed May 13, 2017,  http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=idd
  10. “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Group Publishing, accessed May 13, 2017,  http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=idd
  11. “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Group Publishing, accessed May 13, 2017,  http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=idd
  12. “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Group Publishing, accessed May 13, 2017,  http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=idd
  13. “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Group Publishing, accessed May 13, 2017,  http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=idd
  14. “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Group Publishing, accessed May 13, 2017,  http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=idd
  15. “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Group Publishing, accessed May 13, 2017,  http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=idd
  16. “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Group Publishing, accessed May 13, 2017,  http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=idd
  17. “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Group Publishing, accessed May 13, 2017,  http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=idd
  18. “Aims and Scope,” Emerald Group Publishing, accessed May 13, 2017, http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=idd
  19. Interlending and Document Supply (former title), Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 13, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436290161532/339098
  20. “Editorial Team,” Emerald Group Publishing,  accessed May 13, 2017 http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/editorial_team.htm?id=idd
  21. Emerald Group Publishing, Ltd. (2015). Journal Information. Interlending and Document Supply. Retrieved from http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/editorial_team.htm?id=ilds
  22. “Aims and Scope,” Emerald Group Publishing, accessed May 13, 2017, http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=idd
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Southeastern Librarian, The (SELn)

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: The Southeastern Librarian (SELn)

Website: http://www.selaonline.org/sela/publications/SEln/issues.html

Purpose, objective, or mission: The Southeastern Librarian (SELn) is the official publication of the Southeastern Library Association (SELA). The journal “seeks to publish articles, announcements, and news of professional interest to the library community in the southeast”1 of the U.S.A.

Target audience: LIS professionals located in the Southeastern United States.2

Publisher: Southeastern Library Association.3

Peer reviewed? Submitted articles undergo a double-blind peer review process.4

Book reviews are chosen by a team of editors.5

Type: LIS scholarly.6

Medium: Print and online.7

Content: According to the website: “Articles need not be of a scholarly nature but should address professional concerns of the library community. SELn particularly seeks articles that have a broad southeastern scope and/or address topics identified as timely or important by SELA sections, round tables, or committees.”8

Frequency of publication: Quarterly.9

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.selaonline.org/publications/guidelinessubmissions.htm

Types of contributions accepted: Southeastern Librarian “seeks to publish articles, announcements, and news of professional interest to the library community in the southeast.”10 Manuscripts should be between 2,000 and 5,000 words, although shorter and longer pieces may be considered.11

This publication also accepts book reviews for consideration:

  • Title needs to have been published within the past two years.
  • The work should have some connection to the Southern USA, either by content or the author’s association with the south.
  • Reviewer may obtain his/her own copy of the book.  SELA is not able to provide a courtesy copy unless obtained by publishers.
  • Suggested length is 500-750 words.  Shorter or longer submissions will also be considered.
  • Solicited book reviews from the SELn editor will receive preferential consideration.12

Submissions should be directed to: Perry Bratcher, SELn Editor, 503A Steely Library, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY 41099. Phone: (859) 572-6309. Fax: (859) 572-6181. E-mail: bratcher@nku.edu13

Submission and review process:

For articles:

The “manuscript will be acknowledged by the editor. Incoming manuscripts are added to a manuscript bank from which articles are selected for each issue. The editor assigns manuscripts to at least two reviewers who receive the manuscript with no direct information on the author or the author’s affiliation. Following the review, a decision will be communicated to the writer. A definite publication date is given prior to publication. Publication can be expected within twelve months.”14

For book reviews:

“Submissions will be judged on writing style, content and perceived interest to the readership of the journal.”15

Editorial tone: While articles are peer-reviewed in a double-blind process16, and the editors state that the journal addresses the research objectives of the Southeastern Library Association17, a fairly informal tone is established with the guideline statement: “Articles need not be of a scholarly nature but should address professional concerns of the library community.”18 That being said, a review of the most recent articles (2015), reveals well-researched, referenced and academic writing.19

Style guide used: Latest edition of the APA Publication Manual.20

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

This journal provides a good opportunity for LIS practitioners, educators and students based in the Southeastern U.S. to publish original research articles. The potential author, who is a member of SELA, will find it useful to join SELA sections, round tables, or committees in order to identify topics of interest to these groups.21

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: 1750.22 All members of SELA receive this journal as part of their membership benefits.23

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Readers are based in the Southeastern United States, which includes, “Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia.”24 As this publication focuses on a particular group of states, there will generally be a shared cultural understanding of relevant topics. However, as the Southeastern Librarian covers a fair number of states, specific regional colloquialisms should be avoided.

Reader characteristics: As SELA membership can include anyone “connected with a library or an organization serving libraries, retired library employees, and library science students”25 readers hail from a wide LIS spectrum. Although there will be a plethora of interests, the general audience will share a concern for the betterment of libraries within the Southeastern United States.

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: As members of SELA, the Southeastern Librarian reader will be a library school student or an LIS professional.26 The reader will have knowledge of LIS jargon and issues. Because the reader could be just starting out, or already established in a LIS career, current and politically relevant issues would be of interest.

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

Readers of this journal will have a variety of interests in LIS issues. Potential authors who can find a topic that is of special interest to LIS professionals in the Southeastern United States will find a good opportunity to publish their writing.

Last updated: July 4, 2015


References

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  1. Southeastern Library Association. (2015). Publications. Southeastern Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.selaonline.org/publications/index.htm
  2. Southeastern Library Association. (2015). Guidelines for Submission. Southeastern Library Association. Retrieved from http://selaonline.org/publications/guidelinessubmissions.htm
  3. Southeastern Library Association. (2015). Publications. Southeastern Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.selaonline.org/publications/index.htm
  4. ProQuest. (2015). Southeastern Librarian. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436038188153/53502
  5. Southeastern Library Association. (2015). Guidelines for SELn Book Reviewers. Southeastern Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.selaonline.org/publications/guidelinesbookreviewers.htm
  6. ProQuest. (2015). Southeastern Librarian. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436038188153/53502
  7. ProQuest. (2015). Southeastern Librarian. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436038188153/53502
  8. Southeastern Library Association. (2015). Guidelines for Submission. Southeastern Library Association. Retrieved from http://selaonline.org/publications/guidelinessubmissions.htm
  9. ProQuest. (2015). Southeastern Librarian. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436038188153/53502
  10. Southeastern Library Association. (2015). Publications. Southeastern Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.selaonline.org/publications/index.htm
  11. Southeastern Library Association. (2015). Guidelines for Submission. Southeastern Library Association. Retrieved from http://selaonline.org/publications/guidelinessubmissions.htm
  12. Southeastern Library Association. (2015). Guidelines for SELn Book Reviewers. Southeastern Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.selaonline.org/publications/guidelinesbookreviewers.htm
  13. Southeastern Library Association. (2015). Guidelines for Submission. Southeastern Library Association. Retrieved from http://selaonline.org/publications/guidelinessubmissions.htm
  14. Southeastern Library Association. (2015). Guidelines for Submission. Southeastern Library Association. Retrieved from http://selaonline.org/publications/guidelinessubmissions.htm
  15. Southeastern Library Association. (2015). Guidelines for SELn Book Reviewers. Southeastern Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.selaonline.org/publications/guidelinesbookreviewers.htm
  16. ProQuest. (2015). Southeastern Librarian. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436038188153/53502
  17. Southeastern Library Association. (2015). Publications. Southeastern Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.selaonline.org/publications/index.htm
  18. Southeastern Library Association. (2015). Guidelines for Submission. Southeastern Library Association. Retrieved from http://selaonline.org/publications/guidelinessubmissions.htm
  19. Southeastern Library Association. (2015). Publications. Southeastern Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.selaonline.org/publications/index.htm
  20. Southeastern Library Association. (2015). Guidelines for Submission. Southeastern Library Association. Retrieved from http://selaonline.org/publications/guidelinessubmissions.htm
  21. Southeastern Library Association. (2015). Publications. Southeastern Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.selaonline.org/publications/index.htm
  22. American Library Association. (2015). State and Regional Chapters. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/groups/affiliates/chapters/state/stateregional#sela
  23. Southeastern Library Association. (2015). SELA Membership. Southeastern Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.selaonline.org/membership/index.htm
  24. Southeastern Library Association. (2015). Scholarships. Southeastern Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.selaonline.org/about/scholarships.htm
  25. Southeastern Library Association. (2015). Help/FAQ. Southeastern Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.selaonline.org/help.htm
  26. Southeastern Library Association. (2015). Help/FAQ. Southeastern Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.selaonline.org/help.htm
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Collection Building

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Collection Building

Website: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/loi/cb

Purpose, objective, or mission: Per the publication website, “Collection Building provides well-researched and authoritative information on the rapidly-changing conceptions of what collection development is in libraries, archives, museums and galleries.”1

Target audience: LIS academics and professionals2

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited3

Peer reviewed? Yes4

Type: LIS scholarly5

Medium: Print and online6

Content: Topics of study include but are not limited to the collection and management of files, data, and artifacts in academic, special, and public libraries; the assessment of those collections; development of and public engagement with collections; and the appropriate use of space in libraries.7

Frequency of publication: Quarterly.8

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=cb

Types of contributions accepted: The journal publishes research papers, opinion pieces, technical product reviews, conceptual papers, case studies, literature reviews, and general reviews of a more instructional nature. Most articles are between 1,000 and 3,000 words in length.9

Submission and review process: Submissions are made through ScholarOne Manuscripts, an online submission and peer review system.10 To help authors ensure their submissions are complete, Emerald Publishing offers an Article Submission Checklist.11 Once a submission is deemed suitable for publication by the editor, it is “sent to at least one independent referee for double blind peer review. Conference reports and columns are not subject to a formal review procedure.”12

Editorial tone: Articles are written in a highly professional and academic style. The journal publishes articles that are “well-researched and authoritative.”13

Style guide used: A comprehensive house style guide is provided on the journal website. References should be written in Harvard style.14

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

Collection Building is a peer-reviewed, authoritative research journal.15 As the journal covers practical and academic issues, it is a suitable venue for both LIS professionals’ views on current trends in the field and library school students’ research in collection development. The Book Review section of each issue offers an alternative to the research article for publication.

Collection Building is indexed in Academic Search Alumni Edition, Academic Search Complete, Academic Search Premier, Current Abstracts, Current Awareness Abstracts, Education Full Text, Emerald Management Reviews, Information Management & Technology Abstracts, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, INSPEC, Library & Information Science Abstracts, Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts, Library Literature and Information Science, Library Literature and Information Science Full Text, OmniFile Full Text Mega, OmniFile Full Text Select, The Informed Librarian, Scopus, zetoc.16

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: No circulation information is available.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Language of text is English.17 This is a primarily North American publication, with the majority of the Editorial Team based in the United States.18

Reader characteristics: Readers of this journal are information professionals and academics who share an interest in collection development and management. Many of the readers are collection managers with purchasing responsibilities.19

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers are library and information science academics, students, and professionals who study or work in access services, interlibrary loan, special collections, and collection services. They all have a knowledge of LIS subjects and jargon. This audience is looking for specialized information about collection development, and will expect technical language.20

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

Readers will have a high level of knowledge of LIS issues and a practical need of collection assessment tools and advice. The prospective author should remember the specialized needs of the audience and the expectation of well-researched, high-quality writing.

Last updated: March 24, 2017


References

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  1. “Journal Information” Emerald Publishing, accessed March 24, 2017, http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=cb
  2. “Journal Information” Emerald Publishing, accessed March 24, 2017, http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=cb
  3. Collection Building, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 24, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1435175863881/84311
  4. Collection Building, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 24, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1435175863881/84311
  5. Collection Building, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 24, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1435175863881/84311
  6. “Features of an Emerald Subscription” Emerald Publishing, accessed March 24, 2017, http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/subs/index.htm
  7. “Journal Information” Emerald Publishing, accessed March 24, 2017, http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=cb
  8. Collection Building, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 24, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1435175863881/84311
  9. “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Publishing, accessed March 24, 2017, http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=cb
  10. “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Publishing, accessed March 24, 2017, http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=cb
  11.  “Article Submission Checklist,” Emerald Publishing, accessed March 24, 2017 http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=cb
  12. “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Publishing, accessed March 24, 2017, http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=cb
  13. “Journal Information” Emerald Publishing, accessed March 24, 2017, http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=cb
  14. “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Publishing, accessed March 24, 2017,  http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=cb
  15. Collection Building, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 24, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1435175863881/84311
  16. “Collection Building/Journal Information” Emerald Publishing, accessed March 24, 2017, http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=cb
  17.  Collection Building, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 24, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1435175863881/84311
  18. “Editorial Team,” http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/editorial_team.htm?id=cb
  19. “Journal Information” Emerald Publishing, accessed March 24, 2017, http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=cb
  20. “Journal Information” Emerald Publishing, accessed March 24, 2017, http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=cb
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Library Management

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Library Management

Website: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journal/lm

Purpose, objective, or mission: Library Management “reflects the latest research undertaken in academic, government and corporate institutions by reporting contemporary thought, whilst also exploring practical implications for those involved in teaching and practice.”1

Target audience: “Library Management (LM) publishes articles of interest to senior library managers and academics.”2

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.3

Peer reviewed? Yes.4

Type: LIS Scholarly.5

Medium: Print and online.6 LM “is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Library Studies eJournals Collection.”7

Content: Library Management “reflects the latest research undertaken in academic, government and corporate institutions by reporting contemporary thought, whilst also exploring practical implications for those involved in teaching and practice.”8

Included in every subscription is an annual Chinese supplement.9

Frequency of publication: 9 times per year.10

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lm#8

Types of contributions accepted: Articles should be in Microsoft Word format and between 3000 and 6000 words in length.11

The journal welcomes submissions on:

  • Strategic management
  • HRM/HRO
  • Cultural diversity
  • Information use
  • Quality and change management
  • Management issues
  • Marketing
  • Outsourcing
  • Automation
  • Library finance
  • Charging
  • Performance measurement
  • Data protection and copyright12

Submission and review process: Submissions are made through ScholarOne Manuscripts, an online submission and peer review system. You need to register, create your account, and then will be able to go through the submission process to upload your article.13

Emerald publishing offers an Article Submission Checklist  to ensure that your submission is complete.14

As per the Author Guidelines: “Each paper is reviewed by the Editor and, if it (is) judged suitable for publication, is evaluated using a double-blind peer review process.”15

Editorial tone: Articles are written in a highly professional and academic style. There is a strong international component to the selection of articles in each issue. While the content clearly embraces innovative thought and “big ideas”, there is a practical tone in the sharing of issues concerning individual libraries.16

Style guide used: A comprehensive list of guidelines is provided in the Author Guidelines section.17

References should be written in Harvard style.18

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

This is a highly informative publication in the field of library management. The articles in this journal explore a wide range of issues in various types of libraries worldwide. In the current issue alone (Volume 36 Issue 4/5), articles topics include: e-reserves in a Manila library; social welfare information management in Nigerian libraries; academic library leadership; and promotion and tenure for academic librarians.19

LIS authors, whether professional librarians, or library managers, have the opportunity to delve into  current issues in library management, and publish their research in a highly regarded academic journal.

International authors also have an excellent opportunity to publish research on issues important to their particular geographical area.20 Of particular interest to Chinese authors is the annual Chinese supplement — an excellent avenue for publication.21

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Circulation statistics are not available. According to the Emerald site, Library Management articles are downloaded over 11,000 times per month.22

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Library Management is written in English23, yet is international in scope. While the editor and book review editor are located in Australia, the editorial advisory board comprise professionals worldwide; including, the U.K., Canada, India, Finland, Hong Kong, New Zealand and South Africa.24

Emerald offers an editing service, The Charlesworth Group, that offers “expert Language Editing services for non-native English-speaking authors, and…discounts to authors planning to submit to Emerald’s journal(s).”25

The annual Chinese supplement is a Chinese language publication, “created specifically for Chinese researchers”26, with an “Editorial Board of eminent Chinese Librarians and Educators.”27

Reader characteristics: Readers are senior managers and academics from across the globe. As this journal has an international scope, the audience will have diverse cultural experiences. Despite this, readers will share an interest in current research and contemporary thought related to managerial issues in academic and government institutions worldwide.28

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers will be very knowledgeable about LIS subjects as this publication is aimed at senior managers and academics.29

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

This is a knowledgeable, diverse, academic audience. Readers expect high-level, thorough and thoughtful research on leadership and management issues in libraries. Potential authors who want to share innovative approaches to these issues, especially with implications in real library settings, will find a highly invested audience.

Last updated: June 24, 2015


References

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  1. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. (2014). Aims & Scope. Library Management. Retrieved from http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm
  2. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. (2014). Aims & Scope. Library Management. Retrieved from http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm
  3. ProQuest. (2015). Library Management. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1434481437406/338729
  4. ProQuest. (2015). Library Management. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1434481437406/338729
  5. ProQuest. (2015). Library Management. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1434481437406/338729
  6. ProQuest. (2015). Library Management. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1434481437406/338729
  7. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. (2014). Aims & Scope. Library Management. Retrieved from http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm
  8. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. (2014). Aims & Scope. Library Management. Retrieved from http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm
  9. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. (2014). Chinese Supplement. Library Management. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldinsight.com.cn/
  10. ProQuest. (2015). Library Management. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1434481437406/338729
  11. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Author Guidelines. Library Management. Retrieved from http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lm#8
  12. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Author Guidelines. Library Management. Retrieved from http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lm#8
  13. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Author Guidelines. Library Management. Retrieved from http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lm
  14. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Author Guidelines. Library Management. Retrieved from http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lm
  15. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Author Guidelines. Library Management. Retrieved from http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lm
  16. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. (2014). Aims & Scope. Library Management. Retrieved from http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm
  17. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Author Guidelines. Library Management. Retrieved from http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lm
  18. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Author Guidelines. Library Management. Retrieved from http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lm
  19. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Table of Contents Volume 36 Issue 4/5. Library Management. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldinsight.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/toc/lm/36/4%2F5
  20. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Table of Contents Volume 36 Issue 4/5. Library Management. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldinsight.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/toc/lm/36/4%2F5
  21. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. (2014). Chinese Supplement. Library Management. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldinsight.com.cn/
  22. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Aims & Scope. Library Management. Retrieved from http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm
  23. ProQuest. (2015). Library Management. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1434481437406/338729
  24. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Editorial Team. Library Management. Retrieved from http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/editorial_team.htm?id=lm
  25. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Author Guidelines. Library Management. Retrieved from http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lm
  26. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Emerald News. Emerald Group Publishing. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/about/news/story.htm?id=1279
  27. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Emerald News. Emerald Group Publishing. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/about/news/story.htm?id=1279
  28. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Aims & Scope. Library Management. Retrieved from http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm
  29. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Aims & Scope. Library Management. Retrieved from http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm
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Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries (JERML)

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries (JERML)

Website: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/werm20/current

Purpose, objective, or mission: From the publication website: “The Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries is a peer-reviewed professional journal devoted to the access, evaluation, and management of electronic resources in the medical library environment.”1

Target audience: Users of libraries in medical schools, hospitals, and other health sciences libraries2

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis3

Peer reviewed? Yes4

Type: LIS and medical sciences, scholarly5

Medium: Print and online6

Content: “The material in the Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries will complement articles published in Medical Reference Services Quarterly, which highlights the reference and bibliographic instruction aspects of electronic resources.”7

Frequency of publication: Quarterly8

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=werm20&page=instructions

Types of contributions accepted: The journal seeks articles with “practical, up-to-date information about important developments and issues related to the provision, selection, and use of electronic resources in health sciences libraries.”9

“Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Collection development and selection of electronic resources
  • Electronic document delivery in medicine and health care
  • Enhancing electronic resource user services
  • Print versus electronic or combination formats
  • Site licensing-what librarians need to know
  • Delegating work that involves electronic/digital acquisitions
  • Cataloging-e-books, e-journals, and other electronic formats
  • The merger of serial and book formats in the electronic library
  • Coping with electronic misinformation, fraudulence, and shams on the Internet
  • “E-core” lists in medicine, allied health, nursing, pharmaceutical science, mental health, and other health care fields
  • The role of medical libraries with Electronic Health Records
  • Cost analyses of digital resources”10

Submission and review process: Submissions are uploaded using the ScholarOne Manuscripts site located at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jerml.”11 Any other requests should be directed to Justin Robertson, editor-in-chief, at justincrobertson@gmail.com.12 Detailed submission instructions are included at the submission guidelines link provided above.

Editorial tone: Scholarly13

Style guide used: The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition14

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

As this is a journal “aimed at the practicing librarian,”15 and is described as a “source for practical, up-to-date information,”16 any librarian with knowledge of current issues and developments in electronic resources in the broader LIS field would be a welcome contributor to JERML.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Circulation information is not available.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: JERML is published in English in the United States.17

Reader characteristics: Readers are likely well-educated and work in “academic medical school libraries, hospital libraries, and other health sciences libraries.”18 Readers expect well-researched, academic articles19 that provide practical knowledge that will inform the service they provide.

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers will be well-versed in LIS subject matter, specializing in the medical LIS field, with a special interest in electronic resources.20

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

As the readership for this journal is specialized, potential contributors should tailor their articles to an academic, knowledgeable audience. Readers will be looking for rigorously researched papers that provide new information on access, evaluation and management of electronic sources.21 This is a go-to journal for medical librarians to obtain up-to-date information about electronic resource management for their libraries. The potential LIS authors to reach a extensive and engaged audience it great.

Last updated: May 15, 2017


References

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  1.  “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 24, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=werm20
  2.  “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 24, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=werm20
  3. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427545368851/452894
  4.  Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427545368851/452894
  5.  Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427545368851/452894
  6.  Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427545368851/452894
  7.  “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 24, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=werm20
  8.  Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427545368851/452894
  9. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 24, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=werm20&page=instructions
  10.  “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 24, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=werm20
  11. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 24, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=werm20&page=instructions
  12. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 24, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=werm20&page=instructions
  13. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 24, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=werm20&page=instructions
  14. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 24, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=werm20&page=instructions
  15. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 24, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=werm20&page=instructions
  16. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 24, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=werm20&page=instructions
  17.  Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427545368851/452894
  18. Taylor & Francis. (2015). Aims & Scope. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=werm20#.VRahFeEYFZI
  19.  ProQuest. (2015). Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427545368851/452894
  20.  “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 24, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=werm20
  21.  “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 24, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=werm20
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Journal of Library and Information Science (JLIS)

 

Publication Analysis


About the publication

Title: Journal of Library and Information Science (JLIS)

Website: http://jlis.glis.ntnu.edu.tw/ojs/index.php/jlis/index

Purpose, objective, or mission: The Journal of Library and Information Science aims to serve as a forum for discussion of problems common to librarians and information scientist; to introduce new concepts, systems and technology; to report leading events worldwide; and to promote the development of Chinese library and information services.1

Target audience:
• Chinese and Chinese-American information professionals
• Information professionals interested in Chinese library and information services
• Those interested in problems common to librarians and information scientists, especially in the areas of new technologies and concepts.2

Publisher: Graduate Institute of Library & Information Studies, National Taiwan Normal University, Republic of China and the Chinese American Librarians Association, U.S.A.3

Peer reviewed? Manuscripts undergo a double-blind review, and the editor and associate editor are responsible for the final selection of content.4

Type: LIS scholarly.5

Medium: Web-based.6

Content: The journal contains articles that discuss problems common to librarians and information scientist; introduce new concepts, systems and technology; report leading events worldwide; and promote the development of Chinese library and information services.7

Frequency of publication: Semiannually in April and October.8

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://jlis.glis.ntnu.edu.tw/ojs/index.php/jlis/index

Types of contributions accepted: The journal accepts manuscripts of original research and reviews of monographs, books, and reports about library and information science. Manuscripts may not exceed 10,000 words (not including notes, tables, and forms of data) and those in English must be typed in MS Word.9

Submission and review process: Manuscripts must have a title page including the name of the article, author name, title, affiliation, email address, and postal address. Author information may not appear on the manuscript itself, as JLIS engages in double-blind review of manuscripts. Articles presented at a conference must include the name, place, and date of the conference.10

The body of a manuscript must be preceded by a 100-150-word abstract and 3-8 keywords, and followed by references and bibliographies. Title, keywords, and abstract should be in both English and Chinese. Each illustration or table should be numbered and have a brief caption.11

Editorial tone: Formal, academic.12

Style guide used: Manual of the American Psychological Association.13

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

This is an authoritative and credible journal that would be an appropriate publishing avenue for practitioners and student authors. The journal is indexed or abstracted in Index of Chinese Periodicals, Library Literature, PAIS, Information Science Abstracts, Library & Information Science Abstracts.14

 

Audience Analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Circulation numbers not provided, but the journal is available online.15

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: The readers are mostly located in the United States and China. Title, keywords, and abstract should be in both English and Chinese.16

Reader characteristics: Readers will have the same characteristics as most librarians, but there will be a higher emphasis on services, technologies and innovations for Chinese speakers. Readers will expect to find information that is immediately relevant to Chinese communities.17

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers are familiar with LIS subjects, and may be expected to understand jargon in the field.18

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

The readers of this journal appear to be information and library science researchers and practitioners. Contributors can expect the readers to be well versed in LIS knowledge and terminology.

Last updated: September 6, 2015


References

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  1. CALA. (2014). Journal of Library and Information Science. Retrieved from http://jlis.glis.ntnu.edu.tw/ojs/index.php/jlis/index
  2. CALA. (2014). Journal of Library and Information Science. Retrieved from http://jlis.glis.ntnu.edu.tw/ojs/index.php/jlis/index
  3. CALA. (2014). Journal of Library and Information Science. Retrieved from http://jlis.glis.ntnu.edu.tw/ojs/index.php/jlis/index
  4. CALA. (2014). Journal of Library and Information Science. Retrieved from http://jlis.glis.ntnu.edu.tw/ojs/index.php/jlis/index
  5. CALA. (2014). Journal of Library and Information Science. Retrieved from http://jlis.glis.ntnu.edu.tw/ojs/index.php/jlis/index
  6. CALA. (2014). Journal of Library and Information Science. Retrieved from http://jlis.glis.ntnu.edu.tw/ojs/index.php/jlis/index
  7. CALA. (2014). Journal of Library and Information Science. Retrieved from http://jlis.glis.ntnu.edu.tw/ojs/index.php/jlis/index
  8. CALA. (2014). Journal of Library and Information Science. Retrieved from http://jlis.glis.ntnu.edu.tw/ojs/index.php/jlis/index
  9. CALA. (2014). Journal of Library and Information Science. Retrieved from http://jlis.glis.ntnu.edu.tw/ojs/index.php/jlis/index
  10. CALA. (2014). Journal of Library and Information Science. Retrieved from http://jlis.glis.ntnu.edu.tw/ojs/index.php/jlis/index
  11. CALA. (2014). Journal of Library and Information Science. Retrieved from http://jlis.glis.ntnu.edu.tw/ojs/index.php/jlis/index
  12. CALA. (2014). Journal of Library and Information Science. Retrieved from http://jlis.glis.ntnu.edu.tw/ojs/index.php/jlis/index
  13. CALA. (2014). Journal of Library and Information Science. Retrieved from http://jlis.glis.ntnu.edu.tw/ojs/index.php/jlis/index
  14. CALA. (2014). Journal of Library and Information Science. Retrieved from http://jlis.glis.ntnu.edu.tw/ojs/index.php/jlis/index
  15. CALA. (2014). Journal of Library and Information Science. Retrieved from http://jlis.glis.ntnu.edu.tw/ojs/index.php/jlis/index
  16. CALA. (2014). Journal of Library and Information Science. Retrieved from http://jlis.glis.ntnu.edu.tw/ojs/index.php/jlis/index
  17. CALA. (2014). Journal of Library and Information Science. Retrieved from http://jlis.glis.ntnu.edu.tw/ojs/index.php/jlis/index
  18. CALA. (2014). Journal of Library and Information Science. Retrieved from http://jlis.glis.ntnu.edu.tw/ojs/index.php/jlis/index
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Judaica Librarianship

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Judaica Librarianship

Website: http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/

Purpose, objective, or mission: “The Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) promotes Jewish literacy through enhancement of libraries and library resources and through leadership for the profession and practitioners of Judaica librarianship.”1 Membership is open to librarians, libraries, and library supporters. The journal itself is a “forum for scholarship on the theory and practice of Jewish studies librarianship and information studies.”2

Target audience: Members of the ALA with an interest in Jewish library and info sciences, members of the Association of Jewish Libraries, members of the American Theological Library Association, and, from the publications’ about page anyone with an interest in “information and research, in all forms of media relating to all things Jewish.”3

Publisher: Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL),4 an affiliate of the ALA and American Theological Library Association.5

Peer reviewed? Yes,6 using a double-blind system.7

Type: LIS scholarly.8 The journal is the official journal of the AJL, “an international professional organization” devoted to information and all things Jewish.9

Medium: Online as of 2013, vol 18. Prior to that the journal was in print (ISSN: 0739-5086).10

Content: From their website, the journal publishes “research articles and essays on all theoretical or practical aspects of Jewish Studies librarianship and cultural stewardship in the digital age; bibliographical, bibliometric and comprehensive studies related to Jewish booklore; historical studies or current surveys of noteworthy collections; and extensive review of reference works and other resources, including electronic databases and informational websites.”11

The journal has included articles on the collection development and acquisitions techniques that are specific to Judaica, covered major changes in cataloging rules and classification schemes for Judaica, documented important local cataloging practices, described the earliest automation systems with Hebrew capability, and reviewed landmark Judaic reference works as well as children’s books.12

Frequency of publication: Annually.13

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/submission_guidelines.html

Types of contributions accepted: The journal seeks to provide a forum on the theory and practice of Jewish studies librarianship and information studies, and welcomes a wide range of articles related to these topics. In addition to the topics below, the journal also welcomes “thoroughly revised and updated versions of papers presented at AJL Annual Conference or chapter meetings.”14 Sample article titles include “Virtual Libraries vs. Physical Libraries in Jewish Studies,” “Establishing Uniform Headings for the Sacred Scriptures,” “The Jewish Press in France: A Review of the Contemporary Scene, 1993,” and “Strongly Traditional Judaism: A Selective Guide to World Wide Web Resources in English.”15

From the Focus and Scope page the journal covers the following topics:

  • Theoretical or empirical studies integrating library and information science with aspects of Jewish studies and related fields that could stimulate the scholarly discussion about Jewish libraries (history of the book, bibliometrics, literary studies, media studies, Jewish languages and linguistics, information technology, literacy studies, or social history).
  • Best practices and policies for Jewish libraries of all kinds: school libraries (all levels); community center libraries; public libraries; Judaica collections in religious institutions; archival collections; museum and historical society libraries; research libraries; and special libraries.
  • Innovative approaches to data curation, discovery tools, or preservation of library materials in the digital age.
  • Descriptive essays and surveys of noteworthy collections.
  • Digital humanities projects relevant to Jewish studies and other digitization projects.
  • Historical or bibliographical studies pertaining to Hebraica and/or Judaica materials, libraries and librarians, or generally to Jewish booklore.
  • Library services for users, including but not limited to reference tools and instruction guidelines for teaching Jewish literacy, cultural programming, or any other outreach programs.
  • Collaborative collection development initiatives across library networks.16

The journal also sponsors a student essay contest, open to students currently enrolled in an accredited LIS program. Essays should be related to the topic of Jewish studies librarianship, with the winning essay considered for Judaica Librarianship publication and a cash reward. For more information see the journal’s About Page and you can also contact the Editor directly.17 The 2013 editor is Rachel Leket-Mor:  rachel.leket-mor@asu.edu.18

Submission and review process: Anyone can submit an original article for consideration, provided they own all copyrights to the work.19 Follow the submission guidelines  to create an account; accept the Article submission agreement; provide author information and upload the article and other attachments. You’ll receive an email confirming submission. Make sure to double-check the guidelines, which give you style and formatting notes, as well as what to include in your article query.20

Editorial tone: Articles are extremely reader-friendly, with an often professional, conversational tone. LIS terms and phrases are used as necessary. Although these are well researched, peer-reviewed articles, they are intended for an audience that might consist of non-LIS practitioners, reading because they have an interest in Jewish library concerns.21

Please note that journal editors, authors and reviewers follow the ethical guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).22

Style guide used: For style guidelines: the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, and Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition. For academic writing guidelines, follow the same dictionary, as well as Christopher Hollister’s Handbook of Academic Writing for Librarians. For romanization of non-Latin languages (Hebrew, Cyrillic, Ladino and Judeo-Arabic), consult the Library of Congress Romanization Tables; and the YIVO system for romanization of Yiddish.23

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

The Journal seeks information of all types from students, professionals and scholars in the library world who have news, updates, and research pertaining to Jewish studies. It is an excellent place to query for new and established writers, to publish in a community-oriented, peer-reviewed journal that welcomes new ideas as well as fresh takes on established theories. The editorial team works closely with writers to make sure style and content are up to the journal’s standards, so even if this is the author’s first time, it should be a good experience that you can learn from. The journal is indexed in ATLA Religion, Ethnic NewsWatch, ERIC, Genealogical Periodical Annual Index, Index of Articles on Jewish Studies (RAMBI), Index to Jewish Periodicals, Index to Social Sciences and Humanities Proceedings, Information Science Abstracts, Internationale Bibliographie der Zeitschriftenliteratur, Jewish Studies Source, Library and Information Science Abstracts, Library Literature, and the MLA International Bibliography.24

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Current AJL members (exact numbers not available)25

 Audience location and language or cultural considerations: The AJL’s headquarters are in New Jersey:26 however, the journal’s editorial team is spread amongst schools like Arizona State University, Stanford University, Yeshiva University, University of Washington, University of Toronto, and the (U.S.) Library of Congress.27 The AJL holds a conference each year at a different location.  Per 2013 editor Rachel Leket-Mor: “The journal is mostly completed through online collaboration. The editorial board meets at the annual conferences of AJL, not in any other physical location.”28 Articles are written in English.29 But the AJL promotes Jewish literacy and LIS across the world, with members represented in North America, China, Holland, Israel, Italy, South Africa, Switzerland and the UK.30 The overall theme is the Jewish LIS experience, which factors heavily into cultural  considerations for writing for this journal.31

Articles do often include Yiddish or Hebrew terminology, but it is generally explained within the text.32

Reader characteristics: Readers belong to the AJL, and, whether or not they are actually librarians or information professionals, have an interest in Jewish cultural news from the library world. For the most part, readers will be interested in all things library, information science and/or Jewish, and work in libraries, museums, and other cultural or information centers. AJL’s membership includes two divisions: one containing Research Libraries, Archives and Special Collections; the other includes Schools, Synagogues, and Centers. All receive Judacia Librarianship as part of membership. The journal adopts the attitude of promoting Jewish literacy and scholarship, and is committed to providing information to readers on what’s going on in the Jewish library and info science world. It has an open policy for writers and does not exclude anyone from submitting an article-the topic just needs to fall under the specified content.33

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Strong. This is the journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries, so expect good knowledge of, and interest in, LIS subject matter.34

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

Readers have a strong interest in reporting from a Jewish library perspective, and will most likely welcome hearing of new studies, research, programs, or notes from the field. Also a good publication for learning more and becoming part of the larger AJL community.

Last updated: November 3, 2014


References

Show 34 footnotes

  1. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). About AJL. Retrieved from http://www.jewishlibraries.org/main/AboutAJL.aspx
  2. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Focus & scope. Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries. Retrieved from http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/aimsandscope.html
  3. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). About Judaica Librarianship. Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries. Retrieved from http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/about.html
  4. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Judaica Librarianship. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404773257662/340702
  5. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). About AJL. Retrieved from http://www.jewishlibraries.org/main/AboutAJL.aspx
  6. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Judaica Librarianship. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404773257662/340702
  7. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Submission guidelines. Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries. Retrieved from http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/submission_guidelines.html
  8. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Judaica Librarianship. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404773257662/340702
  9. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). About Judaica Librarianship. Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries. Retrieved from http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/about.html
  10. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). About Judaica Librarianship. Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries. Retrieved from http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/about.html
  11. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Home. Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries. Retrieved from http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/
  12. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Home. Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries. Retrieved from http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/
  13. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Judaica Librarianship. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404773257662/340702
  14. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Focus & scope. Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries. Retrieved from http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/aimsandscope.html
  15. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Home. Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries. Retrieved from http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/
  16. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Focus & scope. Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries. Retrieved from http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/aimsandscope.html
  17. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). About Judaica Librarianship. Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries. Retrieved from http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/about.html
  18. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Editorial board. Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries. Retrieved from http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/editorialboard.html
  19. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Policies. Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries. Retrieved from http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/policies.html
  20. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Submission guidelines. Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries. Retrieved from http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/submission_guidelines.html
  21. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). About Judaica Librarianship. Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries. Retrieved from http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/about.html
  22. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Policies. Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries. Retrieved from http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/policies.html
  23. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Submission guidelines. Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries. Retrieved from http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/submission_guidelines.html
  24. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). About Judaica Librarianship. Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries. Retrieved from http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/about.html
  25. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Member Resources. Retrieved from http://www.jewishlibraries.org/main/MemberResources.aspx
  26. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Judaica Librarianship. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404773257662/340702
  27. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Editorial board. Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries. Retrieved from http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/editorialboard.html
  28. R. Leket-Mor, personal communication, 16 April 2014
  29. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Judaica Librarianship. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404773257662/340702
  30. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). About AJL. Retrieved from http://www.jewishlibraries.org/main/AboutAJL.aspx
  31. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Focus & scope. Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries. Retrieved from http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/aimsandscope.html
  32. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Submission guidelines. Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries. Retrieved from http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/submission_guidelines.html
  33. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Focus & scope. Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries. Retrieved from http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/aimsandscope.html
  34. Association of Jewish Libraries. (2014). Focus & scope. Judaica Librarianship: Journal of the Association of Jewish Libraries. Retrieved from http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/aimsandscope.html
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Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults, The

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA)

Website: http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/

Purpose, objective, or mission: The official research journal of the Young Adult Library Services Association, JRLYA‘€™s purpose is to “€œenhance the development of theory, research, and practices to support young adult library services.”1€ As part of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA,€“ a subspecialty of the ALA), their mandate is part of YALSA’€™s National Research Agenda. Specifically to reach the mission’€™s goals, YALSA “Evaluates and promotes materials of interest to adolescents through special services, programs and publications, except for those materials designed specifically for curriculum use.”€2€

Target audience: “€œThe primary audience for Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults includes academics, public librarians, school library media specialists, and secondary school educators who advocate for young adults and strive to support their developmental and educational needs.”€3€

Publisher: Young Adult Library Services Association4

Peer reviewed? Yes.5

Type: LIS Scholarly.6

Medium: Online.7

Content: From the YALSA website: JRLYA “€œpromotes and publishes high quality original research concerning the informational and developmental needs of young adults; the management, implementation, and evaluation of library services for young adults; and other critical issues relevant to librarians who work with young adults.”8

Articles in the journal also include literary and cultural analysis of writing for young adults.€9€

Frequency of publication: Irregularly.10

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/author-guidelines/

Types of contributions accepted: Original, research-based manuscripts. From the Author Guidelines: “€œManuscripts may be based on original qualitative or quantitative research, an innovative conceptual framework, or a substantial literature review that opens new areas of inquiry and investigation.”€11€€ You may also submit manuscripts from other disciplines focused on “enriching theory, research and practice in young adult library services.”12€€

As of 2013, new editor Denise Agosto notes that: “We are still actively searching for good research manuscripts and welcome them from students and librarians as well as more seasoned researchers.”13

Submission and review process: Send the submission as an email attachment (.doc, .txt. or .rft) to editor Denise E. Agosto: yalsaresearch@gmail.com. Submissions should average between 4000-7000 words double spaced.14€€

The editor will acknowledge all submissions, and the review process generally takes 10-12 weeks. The review process includes an initial assessment by the editor: if the submission reflects the journal’€™s mission statement and is considered for inclusion, it’€™s sent to at least two reviewers for a double-blind review process, where the next step is determined. Manuscripts will either be accepted for publication; accepted pending revisions; sent back for major revisions and resubmission; rejected, or deemed not appropriate for the journal, with other journals suggested.15€€

Editorial tone: While the articles are stringently peer reviewed and of professional quality, they are extremely readable in tone; friendly, engaging, concise, while delivering excellent information to the reader.16€€

Style guide used: Chicago Manual of Style (15th Edition), for overall formatting. Random House Webster’€™s College Dictionary for spelling & usage. See the Author Guidelines for specifics.17€€

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

LIS authors with even a modicum of interest in working with young adults should take a look at this journal and consider submitting an article for publication. It is extremely helpful that, even if your paper is rejected by JRLYA, the editors will attempt to give you alternate publications to submit to.

Writing topics cover every aspect of YA/librarianship you can think of. A 2013 article discussed bi-racial identity in young adult books, with the author delving into her own ethnic and racial identity as a basis for setting the tone.18 Another was about the popular X-Men characters, focusing specifically on  X-Women’€™s sexual objectivity.19 You’€™ll find this type of article alongside a more research oriented study on South Korean adolescent immigrants,20 or issues in juvenile detention center libraries.21

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Not available.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: The journal is purely online,22 and intended to reach anyone interested in YA library services and studies.23€ Written in American English,24 with references to all sorts of young adult literature and pop culture subjects.25€

Reader characteristics: JRLYA is intended for LIS researchers, faculty, students, and professional librarians interested in young adult library services.26€

Per the Author Guidelines, the journal asks authors to consider the following style points when submitting for publication:

  • Choose terms that reflect YALSA’€™s philosophy.
  • Avoid sexist language.
  • Articles should be of a scholarly, research-based nature.27€€

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Most likely very strong, but the journal doesn’€™t just cater to professionals librarians, per their website: “The scope of the journal includes all aspects of library services to young adults at every level and for all types of libraries.”28€€ So if including LIS jargon in your submission, make sure it’s explained or easily inferred within the context.

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

Esteemed authors such as Anthony Bernier, Carol C. Kuhlthau and Virginia Walter have written for and commended the efforts of JRYLA.29€€ Readers can connect through YALSA on Facebook, Twitter, various blogs and via a special wiki YALSA maintains to facilitate research and discussion on all things young adult. This is a wonderful publication, to read or write for; it is helpful and respectful of authors and takes its content very seriously, while never being dull or stuffy. A highly valued source of YA information.

Last updated: November 3, 2014


References

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  1. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (2014). About JRLYA. Retrieved from http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/about/
  2. American Library Association. (2014). YALSA national research ageda. Young Adult Library Services Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/yalsa/guidelines/research/researchagenda
  3. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (2014). About JRLYA. Retrieved from http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/about/
  4. SerialsSolutions. (2014). The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404854519497/751217
  5. SerialsSolutions. (2014). The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404854519497/751217
  6. SerialsSolutions. (2014). The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404854519497/751217
  7. SerialsSolutions. (2014). The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404854519497/751217
  8. American Library Association. (2014). Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. Young Adult Library Services Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/yalsa/products&publications/yalsapubs/jrlya/journal
  9. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (2014). About JRLYA. Retrieved from http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/about/
  10. SerialsSolutions. (2014). The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404854519497/751217
  11. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (2014). Author Guidelines. Retrieved from http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/author-guidelines/
  12. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (2014). Author Guidelines. Retrieved from http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/author-guidelines/
  13. D. Agosto, personal communication, 8 May 2013
  14. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (2014). Author Guidelines. Retrieved from http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/author-guidelines/
  15. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (2014). Author Guidelines. Retrieved from http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/author-guidelines/
  16. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (2014). Author Guidelines. Retrieved from http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/author-guidelines/
  17. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (2014). Author Guidelines. Retrieved from http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/author-guidelines/
  18. Gomez, S.H. (2013). This, that, both, neither: The badging of biracial identity in young adult realism. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. Retrieved from http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/2013/04/this-that-both-neither-the-badging-of-biracial-identity-in-young-adult-realism/
  19. Stauffer, S.M. (2013). Taking a dip in the crazy pool: The evolution of X-Women from heroic subject to sexual object. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. Retrieved from http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/2013/04/taking-a-dip-in-the-crazy-pool-the-evolution-of-x-women-from-heroic-subject-to-sexual-object/
  20. Koo, J.H. (2012). Recent South Korean immigrant adolescents’ every day life information seeking when isolated from peers: A pilot study. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. Retrieved from http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/2012/09/recent-south-korean-immigrant-adolescents-everyday-life-information-seeking-when-isolated-from-peers-a-pilot-study/
  21. Austin, J. (2012). Critical issues in juvenile detention center libraries. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. Retrieved from http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/2012/07/critical-issues-in-juvenile-detention-center-libraries/
  22. SerialsSolutions. (2014). The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404854519497/751217
  23. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (2014). About JRLYA. Retrieved from http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/about/
  24. SerialsSolutions. (2014). The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404854519497/751217
  25. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (2014). About JRLYA. Retrieved from http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/about/
  26. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (2014). About JRLYA. Retrieved from http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/about/
  27. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (2014). Author Guidelines. Retrieved from http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/author-guidelines/
  28. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (2014). About JRLYA. Retrieved from http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/about/
  29. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (2014). All Volumes. Retrieved from http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/all-volumes/
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Library and Information Research (LIR)

 

Publication Analysis


About the publication

Title: Library and Information Research

Website: http://www.lirgjournal.org.uk/lir/ojs/index.php/lir

Purpose, objective, or mission: Among others, this publication’s goals are to “encourage reporting of research by practitioners” and to “raise awareness of new tools, books, and funding opportunities for research.”1 The majority of information is centered in the UK and Ireland.2

Target audience: This publication is written by and for members of the Library and Information Research Group and all parties interested in current research topics in library and information science.3

Publisher: Library and Information Research Group4

Peer reviewed? Both. “Refereed research papers” are peer reviewed, while other research articles and other types of writing are not peer reviewed.5

Type: LIS scholarly.6 Both peer-reviewed and research articles are submitted for publication and all are connected to the LIS world.7

Medium or mode of distribution: Online only.8

Content: The journal consists of research articles ranging from 2000-7000 words, editorials, reports, and book reviews.9

Frequency of publication: This journal is published three times a year,10 in spring, summer and winter issues.11

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: All sections of LIR are open to submission except for editorials.12 Submission guidelines may be found at http://www.lirgjournal.org.uk/lir/ojs/index.php/lir/about/submissions#authorGuidelines.

Types of contributions accepted: Journal articles (for both peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed sections) are accepted for submission, as well as reports on events and conferences and book reviews.13

Submission and review process: Deadlines are set for authors who have preferred issues in which they might wish to publish. Free registration is required for authors who wish to submit and review.14 Authors are asked to follow the submission guidelines before submitting their article to ensure it meets the journal’s standards.15

Editorial tone: Formal and very technical. According to the guidelines “All authors are encouraged to conclude their paper with a section describing the practical applications of their research, i.e., answering the “so what?” question. What effect should your work have on the LIS practitioner or the research community? Is there anything the community should be doing differently as a result of your research? Have you identified areas for future research? If so, please state them here.”16

Style guide used: Harvard-style references. Examples are given in the guidelines.17

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

Library and Information Research has a great deal of potential for LIS researchers and authors. As an open-source journal, it allows for a great number of readers. Its scope as a “research into practice”18 journal presents both new information and future possibilities through long and short articles, as well as links to other resources, including new books. Both student readers and authors can benefit from this type of publication while in the prime of their research.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: The publication is an open-access, online-only journal,19 and thus circulation increases daily. The editor could not be contacted in order to discern daily or overall hits to the LIR or Library and Information Research Group sites.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: The journal is produced in the  UK,20 so it is probable that the majority of readers and writers can be found there, but as LIR is an open-access journal,21 readers can be found across the globe. Readers will be more likely to use British English than American English.22 Most readers, however, will be able to understand both. Due to the nature of the writings, colloquialisms and unexplained cultural references are not expected.

Reader characteristics: The majority of the readers will be interested in the LIS field and likely work in libraries or other research institutions in some capacity. The majority of the articles and papers written for this publication are from an objective viewpoint, and should not present strong biases. However, the idea of “research into practice” is very strong in all aspects of the journal, and thus a forward view of research and its possibilities should be present.23

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers will often be students and scholars in the LIS field. LIS jargon, unless decidedly specialized, should not have to be explained in depth.24

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

The most important aspect of this journal that one must consider when writing is its impartiality to opinion. The editors of this publication believe strongly in research and the presentation of that research. It may be assumed that, particularly when reading the refereed papers, the readers, your peers, will feel the same. Even when writing a book review, writing should be straightforward and technical in its appearance. Writings on action, historical, evaluation and any other type of research should be understandable for your peers.

While this journal, as web-born, does not likely have an extensive readership, it is still a useful place to present research and ideas to your peers and have them in turn present theirs to you. As an American LIS writer presenting an American understanding to a majority-UK audience, new ideas may be formed from intercontinental collaboration.

Last updated: November 3, 2014


References

Show 24 footnotes

  1. CILIP. (2014). Library and Information Research Editorial Policies. Retrieved from http://www.lirgjournal.org.uk/lir/ojs/index.php/lir/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope
  2. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Library and Information Research. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/658167
  3. CILIP. (2014). Library and Information Research Editorial Policies. Retrieved from http://www.lirgjournal.org.uk/lir/ojs/index.php/lir/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope
  4. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Library and Information Research. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/658167
  5. CILIP. (2014). Library and Information Research Editorial Policies. Retrieved from http://www.lirgjournal.org.uk/lir/ojs/index.php/lir/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope
  6. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Library and Information Research. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/658167
  7. CILIP. (2014). Library and Information Research Editorial Policies. Retrieved from http://www.lirgjournal.org.uk/lir/ojs/index.php/lir/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope
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