Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology

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Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology

ISSN: 1550-83661

Website: http://www.asis.org/bulletin.html

Purpose, objective, or mission: Since 1937, the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) has been the society for information professionals leading the search for new and better theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information. Their bulletin is a “news magazine packed with developments and issues affecting the field, pragmatic management reports, opinion, and news of people and events in the information science community.”2

Target audience: ASIS&T members and interested information science practitioners, including students.3

Publisher: American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)4

Peer reviewed? No.5

Type: LIS professional news.6

Medium: Online.7

Content: Opinion pieces and quality, brief, timely articles on association activities and topics such as information technology applications, information policy, user behavior, information description or other information science topics.8

Frequency of publication: Bimonthly.9

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/submit.html

Types of contributions accepted: Short articles (2,000 – 5,000 words) with no footnotes or formulas included. Subject matter includes information architecture, user behavior, information policy, and information technology applications. You do not have to be an ASIS&T member to submit articles for consideration.10

Submission and review process: Suggestions should be emailed to the editor at bulletin@asis.org. There is no review process, so all decisions about publication are at the discretion of the editor. Editor promises quick response and additional guidelines (beyond those posted on the website) if requested.11

Editorial tone: Informative. The newsletter is ASIS&T’s primary means of maintaining regular contact with members regarding activates and updates, and is written with information practitioners in mind. The tone is informational but reader friendly.12

Style guide used: None indicated. Detailed article instructions are available from the editor upon request.13

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

This bulletin has great potential for librarians interested in information architecture and technology. The bulletin also has a frequent student column which is a great indication that library science students could submit work.14

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: 4,000 members (publication membership benefit).15

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: North American association and members likely residents of North America. ASIS&T is based in Silver Spring, Maryland.16 English language publication.17

Reader characteristics: The members, the audience, is comprised of “information specialists from such fields as computer science, linguistics, management, librarianship, engineering, law, medicine, chemistry, and education.”18  It is safe to assume a shared interest in improving their work and supporting their colleagues. An emphasis on the efforts of the association’s mission and developing a solid network of information professionals.19

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Many will have considerable knowledge of LIS issues and terminology; however due to the diversity of workplaces writers cannot assume the audience consists of just librarians or that they can refer to LIS subject matter casually.

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

Readers will expect articles published here to be meaningful to them, and to add to their knowledge of their organization or their work. Practical experience and informed opinions will be needed by authors interesting in submitting an article.

Last updated: May 14, 2016


References

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  1.  Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), accessed March 22, 2018, http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/
  2. Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). (2016). Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology. ASIS&T. Retrieved from http://www.asis.org/bulletin.html
  3. Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). (2016). Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology. ASIS&T. Retrieved from http://www.asis.org/bulletin.html
  4. ProQuest. (2016). American Society for Information Science and Technology Bulletin (Online). Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1410734898546/62059
  5. Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). (2016). Bulletin for the Association for Information Science and Technology: Purpose and Scope. ASIS&T. Retrieved from http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/purpose_scope.html
  6. Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). (2016). Bulletin for the Association for Information Science and Technology: Purpose and Scope. ASIS&T. Retrieved from http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/purpose_scope.html
  7. ProQuest. (2016). American Society for Information Science and Technology Bulletin (Online). Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1410734898546/62059
  8. Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). (2016). Bulletin for the Association for Information Science and Technology: Purpose and Scope. ASIS&T. Retrieved from http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/purpose_scope.html
  9. ProQuest. (2016). American Society for Information Science and Technology Bulletin (Online). Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1410734898546/62059
  10. Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). (2016). Bulletin for the Association for Information Science and Technology: How to Submit Materials, Suggestions, and Ideas. ASIS&T. Retrieved from http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/submit.html
  11. Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). (2016). Bulletin for the Association for Information Science and Technology: How to Submit Materials, Suggestions, and Ideas. ASIS&T. Retrieved from http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/submit.html
  12. Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). (2016). Bulletin for the Association for Information Science and Technology: Index. ASIS&T. Retrieved from http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/index.html
  13. Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). (2016). Bulletin for the Association for Information Science and Technology: How to Submit Materials, Suggestions, and Ideas. ASIS&T. Retrieved from http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/submit.html
  14. Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). (2016). Bulletin for the Association for Information Science and Technology: Index. ASIS&T. Retrieved from http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/index.html
  15. Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). (2016). About ASIS&T. ASIS&T. Retrieved from http://www.asis.org/about.html
  16. Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). (2016). About ASIS&T. ASIS&T. Retrieved from http://www.asis.org/about.html
  17. ProQuest. (2016). American Society for Information Science and Technology Bulletin (Online). Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1410734898546/62059
  18. Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). (2016). About ASIS&T. ASIS&T. Retrieved from http://www.asis.org/about.html
  19. Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). (2016). Mission and Vision. ASIS&T. Retrieved from http://www.asis.org/missionvision.html
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