College & Undergraduate Libraries

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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title</strong>: <em>College &amp; Undergraduate Libraries</em> <strong>Website</strong>: <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wcul20/current#.VZ_L_elRGxs">http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wcul20/current#.VZ_L_elRGxs</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission</strong>: "<em>College &amp; Undergraduate Libraries</em> supports the continuous learning of academic library staff to become more effective professionals as they discover how to provide and assess outstanding, creative, and innovative services, resources, and facilities."[1. "Aims and Scope," Taylor and Francis Group, accessed April 1, 2017, <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wcul20#.VaAGKelRGxs">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wcul20#.VaAGKelRGxs</a>] <strong>Target audience</strong>: Academic library staff[2. "Aims and Scope," Taylor and Francis Group, accessed April 1, 2017, <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wcul20#.VaAGKelRGxs">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wcul20#.VaAGKelRGxs</a>] <strong>Publisher</strong>: Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group[3. <em>College and Undergraduate Libraries,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 1, 2017 <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436550662842/484751">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436550662842/484751</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed</strong>? Yes[4. <em>College and Undergraduate Libraries,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 1, 2017 <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436550662842/484751">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436550662842/484751</a>] <strong>Type</strong>: This is a hybrid scholarly journal and professional and trade publication. It is a scholarly publication because of its commitment to peer-reviewed research articles.[5. <em>College and Undergraduate Libraries,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 1, 2017 <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436550662842/484751">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436550662842/484751</a>] It can also be considered a professional publication as it provides "practical, step-by-step articles on subjects such as understanding statistics and purchasing and maintaining microcomputers, as well as columns on stretching library dollars."[6. <em>College and Undergraduate Libraries,</em> ResearchGate, accessed April 1, 2017 <a href="http://www.researchgate.net/journal/1069-1316_College_Undergraduate_Libraries">http://www.researchgate.net/journal/1069-1316_College_Undergraduate_Libraries</a>] <strong>Medium</strong>: Print and online[7. "Subscribe," Taylor and Francis Group, accessed April 1, 2017, <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/pricing/journal/wcul20">http://www.tandfonline.com/pricing/journal/wcul20</a>] <strong>Content</strong>: <em>College &amp; Undergraduate Libraries</em> features "research-based articles, case studies, reports of best practices, occasional literature or product reviews, and columns or special issues devoted to current topics."[8. "Aims and Scope," Taylor and Francis Group, accessed April 1, 2017, <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wcul20#.VaAGKelRGxs">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wcul20#.VaAGKelRGxs</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication</strong>: Quarterly[9. <em>College and Undergraduate Libraries,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 1, 2017 <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436550662842/484751">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436550662842/484751</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines</strong>: <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wcul20&amp;page=instructions#.VaAiHelRGxs">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wcul20&amp;page=instructions#.VaAiHelRGxs</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted</strong>: Per the website, the journal accepts "research-based articles, case studies, reports of best practices, occasional literature or product reviews, and columns."[10. "Aims and Scope," Taylor and Francis Group, accessed April 1, 2017, <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wcul20#.VaAGKelRGxs">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wcul20#.VaAGKelRGxs</a>] The journal specializes in "articles by faculty, librarians, paraprofessionals, library staff, and students (that) provide practical information and creative solutions to common problems." Recent areas of interest include collection management, preservation and conservation of library materials, trends in library support for undergraduate courses, standards and assessment, preparing for accreditation, archive management without an archivist, staff development on a limited budget, and marketing the college library.[11. <em>College and Undergraduate Libraries,</em> ResearchGate, accessed April 1, 2017, <a href="http://www.researchgate.net/journal/1069-1316_College_Undergraduate_Libraries">http://www.researchgate.net/journal/1069-1316_College_Undergraduate_Libraries</a>] <strong>Submission and review process</strong>: <em>College &amp; Undergraduate Libraries</em> receives all manuscript submissions electronically via its <a href="http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wcul">ScholarOne Manuscripts site </a>.[12. "Instructions for Authors," Taylor and Francis Group, accessed April 1, 2017, <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wcul20&amp;page=instructions#.VaAku-lRGxs">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wcul20&amp;page=instructions#.VaAku-lRGxs</a>] Per the publication website, "Full length articles in <i>College &amp; Undergraduate Libraries</i> are subject to anonymous double-blind review. Column-type submissions are reviewed by the editor, and in some cases, are subject to anonymous double blind review."[13. "Aims and Scope," Taylor and Francis Group, accessed April 1, 2017, <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wcul20#.VaAGKelRGxs">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wcul20#.VaAGKelRGxs</a>] <strong>Editorial tone</strong>: Academic[14. <em>College and Undergraduate Libraries,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 1, 2017, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436550662842/484751">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436550662842/484751</a>], yet per the submissions guidelines, a "highly readable" writing style is sought.[15. "Instructions for Authors," Taylor and Francis Group, accessed April 1, 2017, <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wcul20&amp;page=instructions#.VaAku-lRGxs">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wcul20&amp;page=instructions#.VaAku-lRGxs</a>] <strong>Style guide used</strong>: <em>The Chicago Manual of Style,</em> latest edition[16. "Instructions for Authors," Taylor and Francis Group, accessed April 1, 2017, <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wcul20&amp;page=instructions#.VaAku-lRGxs">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wcul20&amp;page=instructions#.VaAku-lRGxs</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> <em>College &amp; Undergraduate Libraries</em> "supports the continuous learning of academic library staff to become more effective professionals as they discover how to provide and assess outstanding, creative, and innovative services, resources, and facilities."[17. "Aims and Scope," Taylor and Francis Group, accessed April 1, 2017, <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wcul20#.VaAGKelRGxs">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wcul20#.VaAGKelRGxs</a>] Newer, as well as more seasoned LIS authors will find opportunities for publication with this journal. It may be assumed that the work of authors working in in university and undergraduate library environments would be of especial interest to the editors of <em>College and Undergraduate Libraries.</em> <em>College &amp; Undergraduate Libraries</em> is abstracted/indexed in: <em>De Gruyter Saur; IBZ; EBSCOhost; Academic Search Complete; H.W. Wilson; Education Research Complete; INSPEC; Library &amp; Information Science Source; MasterFILE Complete; MLA International Bibliography; TOC Premier; Elsevier BV; Scopus; Gale; John Wiley &amp; Sons, Inc.; OCLC; ArticleFirst Ovid; ProQuest; Aerospace Database; Civil Engineering Abstracts; Engineering Research Database; Materials Business File; LISA: Library &amp; Information Science Abstracts; METADEX; MLA International Bibliography; PAIS International; and VINITI RAN.</em>[18. "Abstracting and Indexing," Taylor and Francis Group, accessed April 1, 2017, <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=abstractingIndexing&amp;journalCode=wcul20#.VaBICelRGxs">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=abstractingIndexing&amp;journalCode=wcul20#.VaBICelRGxs</a>] &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation</strong>: Circulation statistics are not available. <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations</strong>: This journal is written in English,[19. <em>College and Undergraduate Libraries,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 1, 2017, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436550662842/484751">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436550662842/484751</a>] primarily by American authors for an audience of "librarians at two- and four-year colleges and university undergraduate libraries."[20. <em>College and Undergraduate Libraries,</em> ResearchGate, accessed April 1, 2017, <a href="http://www.researchgate.net/journal/1069-1316_College_Undergraduate_Libraries">http://www.researchgate.net/journal/1069-1316_College_Undergraduate_Libraries</a>] <strong>Reader characteristics</strong>: As this publication targets LIS practitioners at two- to four-year colleges and undergraduate libraries, the backgrounds and cultural experiences of the audience will be as diverse as the institutions they represent. According to the American Association of Community Colleges, "Community colleges are the gateway to postsecondary education for many minority, low income, and first-generation postsecondary education students. Since 1985, more than half of all community college students have been women. In addition, the majority of Black and Hispanic undergraduate students in this country study at these colleges."[21. "Students at Community Colleges," American Association of Community Colleges,<em> </em>accessed April 1, 2017, <a href="http://www.aacc.nche.edu/AboutCC/Trends/Pages/studentsatcommunitycolleges.aspx">http://www.aacc.nche.edu/AboutCC/Trends/Pages/studentsatcommunitycolleges.aspx</a>] Because of this diversity in their workplace, the readers of this publication will likely be committed to accessibility of information and services. <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter</strong>: Readers of <em>College &amp; Undergraduate Libraries</em> will represent all areas of Library and Information Science, including "faculty, librarians, paraprofessionals, library staff, and students"[22. <em>College and Undergraduate Libraries,</em> ResearchGate, accessed April 1, 2017 <a href="http://www.researchgate.net/journal/1069-1316_College_Undergraduate_Libraries">http://www.researchgate.net/journal/1069-1316_College_Undergraduate_Libraries</a>] Therefore, there will be different levels of knowledge of LIS topics depending on level of education and workplace roles. Potential authors should avoid overly technical language, and strive for a "highly readable (writing) style"[23. "Instructions for Authors," Taylor and Francis Group, accessed April 1, 2017, <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wcul20&amp;page=instructions#.VaAku-lRGxs">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wcul20&amp;page=instructions#.VaAku-lRGxs</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> According to ResearchGate, "this unique journal provides busy college librarians, already saddled with an array of responsibilities, with practical, step-by-step articles on subjects such as understanding statistics and purchasing and maintaining microcomputers, as well as columns on stretching library dollars."[24. <em>College and Undergraduate Libraries,</em> ResearchGate, accessed April 1, 2017, <a href="http://www.researchgate.net/journal/1069-1316_College_Undergraduate_Libraries">http://www.researchgate.net/journal/1069-1316_College_Undergraduate_Libraries</a>] The readers of this journal serve a variety of patrons, including "the students who attend to upgrade their skills for a particular job, students who are pursuing an associate degree to transfer to a 4-year institution, and students who attend to pursue a hobby (such as learning a language). The educational outcomes of community college students reflect this diversity."[25. "Students at Community Colleges," American Association of Community Colleges,<em> </em>accessed April 1, 2017,  <a href="http://www.aacc.nche.edu/AboutCC/Trends/Pages/studentsatcommunitycolleges.aspx">http://www.aacc.nche.edu/AboutCC/Trends/Pages/studentsatcommunitycolleges.aspx</a>] Authors writing for this publication must take this diversity into consideration. <strong>Last updated</strong>: April 1, 2017 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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