Information for Social Change

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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title:</strong> <em>Information for Social Change</em> <strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Information for Social Change" href="http://libr.org/isc/" target="_blank">http://libr.org/isc/</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission:</strong> An activist librarian organization that "examines the issues of censorship, freedom and ethics amongst library and information workers."[1. Information for Social Change. (2016). Welcome. <em>Information for Social Change.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Welcome" href="http://libr.org/isc/">http://libr.org/isc/</a>] <strong>Target audience:</strong> LIS workers and practitioners.[2. Information for Social Change. (2016). Who Are We? <em>Information for Social Change.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Who Are We?" href="http://libr.org/isc/who-are-we/">http://libr.org/isc/who-are-we/</a>] <strong>Publisher:</strong> Information for Social Change.[3. ProQuest. (2016). Information for Social Change. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Serials Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1412095953890/304020">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1412095953890/304020</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> No[4. ProQuest. (2016). Information for Social Change. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Serials Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1412095953890/304020">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1412095953890/304020</a>] <strong>Type:</strong> LIS professional. The topics and informal style of the content may also appeal to civilian readers.[5. Information for Social Change. (2016). Table of Contents/Current Issue. <em>Information for Social Change.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Table of Contents/Current Issue" href="http://libr.org/isc/table-of-contents-current-issue/">http://libr.org/isc/table-of-contents-current-issue/</a>] <strong>Medium:</strong> Online[6. ProQuest. (2016). Information for Social Change. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Serials Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1412095953890/304020">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1412095953890/304020</a>] <strong>Content:</strong> Documenting the control of information globally and also alternatives to the control of information.[7. Information for Social Change. (2016). Who Are We? <em>Information for Social Change.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Who Are We?" href="http://libr.org/isc/who-are-we/">http://libr.org/isc/who-are-we/</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> Semi-annually.[8. ProQuest. (2016). Information for Social Change. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Serials Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1412095953890/304020">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1412095953890/304020</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> <a title="Information for Social Change Submission Guidelines" href="http://libr.org/isc/call-for-authors/" target="_blank">http://libr.org/isc/call-for-authors/</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> Articles between 500 and 2500 words. Longer articles may be excerpted with the full text made available from the author, according to the guidelines. Letters, review articles and poems are also accepted for publication.[9. Information for Social Change. (2016). Journal Information. <em>Information for Social Change.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Journal Information" href="http://libr.org/isc/journal-information/">http://libr.org/isc/journal-information/</a>] <strong>Submission and review process:</strong> Send an email to the editor at isc-journal@libr.org.[10. Information for Social Change. (2016). Journal Information. <em>Information for Social Change.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Journal Information" href="http://libr.org/isc/journal-information/">http://libr.org/isc/journal-information/</a>] <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> Simple and clear English. Views are radical and thought-provoking themes that promote debate.[11. Information for Social Change. (2016). Journal Information. <em>Information for Social Change.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Journal Information" href="http://libr.org/isc/journal-information/">http://libr.org/isc/journal-information/</a>] <strong>Style guide used:</strong> None. <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> For LIS authors who are interested in radical librarianship that examines censorship, ethics and freedom, this journal would be a good choice. The journal suggests potential authors review past and current issues in order to gauge the interest.[12. Information for Social Change. (2016). Journal Information. <em>Information for Social Change.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Journal Information" href="http://libr.org/isc/journal-information/">http://libr.org/isc/journal-information/</a>] &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation:</strong> Not stated. <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations:</strong> Not stated but British English style of writing is used.[13. Information for Social Change. (2016). Table of Contents/Current Issue. <em>Information for Social Change.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Table of Contents/Current Issue" href="http://libr.org/isc/table-of-contents-current-issue/">http://libr.org/isc/table-of-contents-current-issue/</a>] Website is in British English but it's not stated as to whether that is the only acceptable version. This journal addresses global issues so it is safe to assume their readers are international. The organization holds events in association with progressive groups such as Third World Book Fair.[14. Information for Social Change. (2016). Events. <em>Information for Social Change.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Events" href="http://libr.org/isc/events/">http://libr.org/isc/events/</a>] <strong>Reader characteristics:</strong> Readers are most likely progressive in their viewpoints. Readers are LIS professionals with progressive and radical views[15. Information for Social Change. (2016). Who Are We? <em>Information for Social Change.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Who Are We?" href="http://libr.org/isc/who-are-we/">http://libr.org/isc/who-are-we/</a>] who are interested in finding channels in which to allow "unfettered and unmediated ideas" to circulate.[16. Information for Social Change. (2016). Policies. <em>Information for Social Change.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Policies" href="http://libr.org/isc/policies-submission-guide/#1">http://libr.org/isc/policies-submission-guide/#1</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter:</strong> Knowledge of LIS terms and the profession is helpful. <strong>Last updated: </strong>May 14, 2016 <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> Readers of this journal most likely hold progressive viewpoints and feel strongly about the issues presented such as freedom of information and radical changes to the way information is controlled and disseminated. Authors who wish to submit to this publication should hold similar views or at least be extremely open to new ideas.[17. Information for Social Change. (2013). Who Are We? <em>Information for Social Change.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Who Are We?" href="http://libr.org/isc/who-are-we/">http://libr.org/isc/who-are-we/</a>] <hr /> <h4>References<strong> </strong></h4>
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