Against the Grain

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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title</strong>: <em>Against the Grain</em> <strong>ISSN</strong>: 1043-2094[1. "About," Against the Grain, LLC, accessed March 18, 2018, <a href="http://www.against-the-grain.com/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.against-the-grain.com/about/</a>] <strong>Website</strong>: <a title="Against the Grain" href="http://www.against-the-grain.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.against-the-grain.com/</a> This website provides more than 3,500 pages with continuously updated content, including full-text access to articles from the print <em>Against the Grain</em> publication (access is limited to subscribers), along with a additional free, available, web-only content like breaking industry news, blog posts, job openings, conference announcements, and an online version of the popular “If Rumors Were Horses” column by editor Katina Strauch.[2. Against the Grain. (2014). Home. <em>Against the Grain</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Against the Grain" href="http://www.against-the-grain.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.against-the-grain.com/</a>] <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission</strong>: From the website: <em>Against the Grain</em> “is your key to the latest news about libraries, publishers, book jobbers, and subscription agents. It is a unique collection of reports on the issues, literature, and people that impact the world of books and journals.”[3. Against the Grain. (2014). About. <em>Against the Grain</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About Against the Grain" href="http://www.against-the-grain.com/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.against-the-grain.com/about/</a>] <strong>Target audience</strong>: Publishers; vendors of book, journal, and other scholarly materials; and library and information science professionals, particularly those interested in issues surrounding acquisitions, access, online platforms, publishers, and serials subscriptions.[4. Against the Grain. (2014). Home. <em>Against the Grain</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Against the Grain" href="http://www.against-the-grain.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.against-the-grain.com/</a>] <strong>Publisher</strong>: Against the Grain.[5. Against the Grain. (2014). Home. <em>Against the Grain</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Against the Grain" href="http://www.against-the-grain.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.against-the-grain.com/</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed</strong>? All feature presentations and special reports are refereed by at least two editors. Columns are refereed by the column editors only. A list of editors who review manuscript drafts and a proofreader for <em>ATG</em> is available <a title="About Against the Grain" href="http://www.against-the-grain.com/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.[6. Against the Grain. (2014). About. <em>Against the Grain</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About Against the Grain" href="http://www.against-the-grain.com/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.against-the-grain.com/about/</a>] <strong>Type</strong>: A hybrid scholarly journal and professional news magazine. While informative and based on professional practice and expertise, most submissions have an informal tone and lack extensive bibliographies, though some do provide endnotes.[7. Against the Grain. (2014). Home. <em>Against the Grain</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Against the Grain" href="http://www.against-the-grain.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.against-the-grain.com/</a>] <strong>Medium</strong>: Print. <em>ATG</em> print subscribers can also be approved for a free online membership to access subscriber-only content on the <em>ATG</em> website.[8. Against the Grain. (2014). Subscribe. <em>Against the Grain</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Subscribe to Against the Grain" href="http://www.against-the-grain.com/subscribe/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.against-the-grain.com/subscribe/</a>] Free online access to archival content more than three years old is available at the <a title="Against the Grain Archives" href="http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/atg/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Against the Grain Archives</a>.[9. Purdue University. (2014). <em>Against the Grain Archives</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Against the Grain Archives" href="http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/atg/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/atg/</a>] <strong>Content</strong>: Articles. The <em>ATG</em> website also accepts additional content like job postings and announcements.[10. Against the Grain. (2014). Home. <em>Against the Grain</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Against the Grain" href="http://www.against-the-grain.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.against-the-grain.com/</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication</strong>: <em>Against the Grain</em> is published six times a year, in February, April, June, September, November, and December/January.[11. Against the Grain. (2014). About. <em>Against the Grain</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About Against the Grain" href="http://www.against-the-grain.com/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.against-the-grain.com/about/</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines</strong>: <a title="Against the Grain Submissions" href="http://www.against-the-grain.com/submit-content/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.against-the-grain.com/submit-content/</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted</strong>: Regular article contribution areas include features, interviews and people profiles, Reviews, Legal Issues, International Dateline, Publishing, Bookselling and Vending, and Technology and Standards.[12. Against the Grain. (2014). Home. <em>Against the Grain</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Against the Grain" href="http://www.against-the-grain.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.against-the-grain.com/</a>] Some issues have specific focuses, such as the December 2013/January 2014 issue, “eBook Platforms for Academic Librarians.”[13. Against the Grain. (2014). Submit content. <em>Against the Grain</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Against the Grain Submissions" href="http://www.against-the-grain.com/submit-content/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.against-the-grain.com/submit-content/</a>] Articles should be approximately 2000 words, although the editors allow authors to make a piece as long or short as needed by their subject. They like a minimum of 200 dpi for charts and graphs and 300 dpi for photos.[14. L. Hinds, personal communication, July 2014] <strong>Submission and review process</strong>: Contact Leah Hinds at leah@katina.info or Tom Gilson at gilsont@cofc.edu to submit an article for either online or print publication. Alternately, Katina Strauch (Editor), Tom Gilson (Editor, ATG Website), and Leah Hinds (Editor, ATG Website) can be contacted at editors@against-the-grain.com. Sample submission deadlines are listed on the content submission page.[15. Against the Grain. (2014). Submit content. <em>Against the Grain</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Against the Grain Submissions" href="http://www.against-the-grain.com/submit-content/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.against-the-grain.com/submit-content/</a>] <strong>Editorial tone</strong>: There are no stated guidelines for the submitted articles' tone,[14. Against the Grain. (2014). Submit content. <em>Against the Grain</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Against the Grain Submissions" href="http://www.against-the-grain.com/submit-content/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.against-the-grain.com/submit-content/</a>] though most content is written in a clear, well-informed, but fairly informal style.[16. Against the Grain. (2014). Home. <em>Against the Grain</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Against the Grain" href="http://www.against-the-grain.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.against-the-grain.com/</a>] <strong>Style guide used</strong>: <em>ATG</em> uses Turabian/Chicago Manual of Style format. Bibliographic citations, when included, are provided in endnotes and are not supplemented by a bibliography. Endnotes are indicated in-text by superscript Arabic numbers after the punctuation of the phrase or clause to which the note refers; endnote references are numbered in the same order that they are cited in the text.[17. L. Hinds, personal communication, July 2014] <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> <em>ATG</em> will be a good fit for authors interested in writing shorter pieces exploring access, collection development, publishers, serials subscriptions, and online platforms. &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation</strong>: <em>ATG</em> currently has over 2,000 print subscribers.  A readership survey indicated the average subscriber circulates each issue of <em>Against the Grain</em> to 4.6 colleagues, giving <em>ATG</em> a readership of well over 9,200.[18. L. Hinds, personal communication, July 2014] The <em>Against the Grain</em> Archives provides free online access to archival content more than three years old (1989 on) at the Against the Grain Archives.[19. Purdue University. (2014). <em>Against the Grain Archives</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Against the Grain Archives" href="http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/atg/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/atg/</a>] Access to more recent content is limited to subscribers.[20. Against the Grain. (2014). Submit content. <em>Against the Grain</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Against the Grain Submissions" href="http://www.against-the-grain.com/submit-content/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.against-the-grain.com/submit-content/</a>] <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations</strong>: United States (<em>ATG</em>’s current editors are affiliated with College of Charleston or the Charleston Conference).[21. Against the Grain. (2014). About. <em>Against the Grain</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About Against the Grain" href="http://www.against-the-grain.com/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.against-the-grain.com/about/</a>] Written in American English.[22. Against the Grain. (2014). Home. <em>Against the Grain</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Against the Grain" href="http://www.against-the-grain.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.against-the-grain.com</a>] <strong>Reader characteristics</strong>: A typical reader would be interested in the interactions between libraries, publishers, book jobbers, and subscription services. They could work in a variety of library types, or in the larger publishing community.[23. Against the Grain. (2014). Home. <em>Against the Grain</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Against the Grain" href="http://www.against-the-grain.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.against-the-grain.com</a>] Typical readers will work in libraries or with publishers or jobbers, focusing on those who "impact the world of books and journals."[24. Against the Grain. (2014). About. <em>Against the Grain</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About Against the Grain" href="http://www.against-the-grain.com/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.against-the-grain.com/about/</a>] Readers will be looking for cutting-edge information about all things library.[25. Against the Grain. (2014). Home. <em>Against the Grain</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Against the Grain" href="http://www.against-the-grain.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.against-the-grain.com</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter</strong>: Readers will be familiar with trends and patterns in acquisitions, access, and online platforms, along with distinctions between various publishers and third-party subscription content providers.[26. Against the Grain. (2014). Home. <em>Against the Grain</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Against the Grain" href="http://www.against-the-grain.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.against-the-grain.com</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics0 and their potential impact on authors</h4> <em>Against the Grain</em>’s content is geared toward library and information science professionals who are interested in keeping up-to-date and informed about trends in libraries, publishing, and subscription services. Brief articles and case studies of a few pages, often with subheadings or bullet points, are recommended to focus the reader's attention and to make content easy to digest. <strong>Last updated</strong>: April 20 2016 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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March 18, 2018 @ 08:57:40 Lisa Lowdermilk
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