Georgia Library Quarterly

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Georgia Library Quarterly
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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title:</strong> <em>Georgia Library Quarterly</em> <strong>ISSN</strong>: 2157-0396 (Print) and 2161-3540 (Online)[1. <em>Georgia Library Quarterly, </em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 11, 2018, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/search/465320178" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/search/465320178</a>] <strong>Website:</strong> <a href="http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/">http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission:</strong> The <em>Georgia Library Quarterly</em> "features news and information primarily of interest to Georgia librarians but will consider articles of state-wide or general interest in the field of librarianship."[2. "Aims and Scope," Georgia Library Association, accessed April 25, 2017,  <a href="http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/aimsandscope.html">http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/aimsandscope.html</a>] <strong>Target audience:</strong> Primarily Georgia librarians,[3. "Aims and Scope," Georgia Library Association, accessed April 25, 2017, <a href="http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/aimsandscope.html">http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/aimsandscope.html</a>] although articles have been downloaded from across the globe.[4. "Home," Georgia Library Association, accessed April 25, 2017, <a href="http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/">http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/</a>] <strong>Publisher:</strong> Georgia Library Association[5. <em>Georgia Library Quarterly,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 25, 2017, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436115352332/340453">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436115352332/340453</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> Research articles are peer reviewed.[6. <em>Georgia Library Quarterly,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 25, 2017, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436115352332/340453">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436115352332/340453</a>] Other submissions will reviewed by the editorial team.[7. "Policies," Georgia Library Association, accessed April 25, 2017, <a href="http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/policies.html">http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/policies.html</a>] <strong>Type:</strong> This journal is classified as scholarly for its peer-reviewed research articles.[8. <em>Georgia Library Quarterly,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 25, 2017,<em> </em><a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436115352332/340453">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436115352332/340453</a>] However, because the majority of the content features articles on activities, projects, news,[9. "Aims and Scope," Georgia Library Association, accessed April 25, 2017, <a href="http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/aimsandscope.html">http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/aimsandscope.html</a>] and reviews for the LIS practitioner, this could be considered a hybrid scholarly-professional publication. <strong>Medium:</strong> Print and online[10. <em>Georgia Library Quarterly,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 25, 2017, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436115352332/340453">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436115352332/340453</a>] <strong>Content:</strong> This journal includes columns that feature insights and ideas, one peer-reviewed article per issue, news items from Georgia libraries, and book reviews.[11. "Home," Georgia Library Association, April 25, 2017, <a href="http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/">http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/</a>] <em>"Georgia Library Quarterly </em> reviews books on aspects of life in Georgia and the South, including history, literature, politics, education, and genealogy. Materials written by Southern authors or published by regional publishers may also be considered, as well as those on libraries and librarianship."[12. "GLQ's Off the Shelf," Georgia Library Association, accessed April 25, 2017, <a href="http://gla.georgialibraries.org/glq_bookreviews.htm">http://gla.georgialibraries.org/glq_bookreviews.htm</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> Quarterly[13. <em>Georgia Library Quarterly,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 25, 2017, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436115352332/340453">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436115352332/340453</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> <a href="http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/policies.html">http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/policies.html</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> <em>Georgia Library Quarterly</em> accepts research articles, opinion pieces, Georgia library news, and book reviews.[14. "Home," Georgia Library Association, accessed April 25, 2017, <a href="http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/">http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/</a>] <strong>Submission and review process:</strong> Papers should be submitted in Microsoft Word (2003 or later) format. Upload submissions to <a href="http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq">digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq</a>. "Deadlines for articles and papers are the first day of March, June, Sept and Dec. Note that peer review articles may require more than one quarter to publish."[15. "Policies," Georgia Library Association, accessed April 25, 2017, <a href="http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/policies.html">http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/policies.html</a>] No specific article length is given. According to the final submission guidelines, "because this journal publishes electronically, page limits are not as relevant as they are in the world of print publications. We are happy, therefore, to let authors take advantage of this greater "bandwidth" to include material that they might otherwise have to cut to get into a print journal. This said, authors should exercise some discretion with respect to length. Peer reviewed articles are expected to meet a more stringent standard length."[16. "Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for <em>Georgia Library Quarterly,"</em> Georgia Library Association, accessed April 25, 2017, <a href="http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/styleguide.html">http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/styleguide.html</a>] Guidelines for book reviewers: <ul> <li>Notify the editor if a conflict of interest is discovered.</li> <li>Read the book carefully and thoroughly.</li> <li>Include a brief summary, a description and evaluation of highlights, especially those to Georgia or Southern references.</li> <li>Include a recommendation of the appropriate readership.</li> <li>Write a review of between 300 to 500 words.</li> <li>Create the review in MS Word.</li> <li>Use 11 pt. Calibri font.</li> <li>Begin the review with the title, author or editor, publisher, date, ISBN, and price.</li> <li>End the review with your name and your library or affiliation.</li> <li>Please submit reviews to the GLQ site at <a href="http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq</a>, or, email them directly to the editor at <a href="mailto:lautzenheiserj@bibblib.org">lautzenheiserj@bibblib.org</a>.</li> <li>If for any reason you are unable to fulfill your obligation to write a review, notify the editor immediately--absolutely before the given deadline. You are expected to return the book/material at once.</li> <li>Reviews may be edited for brevity or clarity.</li> <li>Unless otherwise stated, the complimentary review copy may be retained by the reviewer.[17. "GLQ's Off the Shelf," Georgia Library Association, accessed April 25, 2017, <a href="http://gla.georgialibraries.org/glq_bookreviews.htm">http://gla.georgialibraries.org/glq_bookreviews.htm</a>]</li> </ul> <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> There are no stated guidelines for tone of submitted articles. Upon examination of several issues, there is a wide range of writing style that is represented. The peer-reviewed research article will have a scholarly and academic tone, whereas the opinion pieces are more informal. News items are also written in an informal style.[18. "Home," Georgia Library Association, accessed April 25, 2017, <a href="http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/">http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/</a>] <strong>Style guide used:</strong> <em>The Chicago Manual of Style</em>[19. (2015). "Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for <em>Georgia Library Quarterly,"</em> Georgia Library Association, accessed April 25, 2017, <a href="http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/styleguide.html">http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/styleguide.html</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> With its variety of offerings, <em>Georgia Library Quarterly</em> supplies opportunities not only for the LIS researcher, but also for those writers who would like to share ideas and opinions about the field of library and information science. This journal is especially relevant for LIS practitioners working and residing in the state of Georgia. One can assume that, as there is only one peer-reviewed research article published per issue,[20. "Home," Georgia Library Association, accessed April 25, 2017, <a href="http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/">http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/</a>] this avenue of publication original research published might prove more difficult than a purely academic journal. However, as this is a journal that focuses on Georgia-related topics, research particularly related to Georgia libraries would most likely be welcomed. &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation:</strong> <em>Georgia Library Quarterly</em> is an "open access publication, freely available at <a href="http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/">http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/</a> with approximately 20,000 hits per year, including complete issues and individual articles."[21. "Advertising Specifications and Rate Sheet," Georgia Library Association, accessed April 25, 2017, <a href="http://gla.georgialibraries.org/glq_adrates.pdf">http://gla.georgialibraries.org/glq_adrates.pdf</a>] <p align="LEFT"><strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations:</strong> Text is in English.[22. <em>Georgia Library Quarterly,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 25, 2017, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436115352332/340453">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436115352332/340453</a>] Because this journal's readership is primarily located in the state of Georgia,[23. "Aims and Scope," Georgia Library Association, accessed April 25, 2017, <a href="http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/aimsandscope.html">http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/aimsandscope.html</a>] there will necessarily be a cultural bias in writing about issues of interest to Georgia librarians. However, as can be seen on the readership map on the publication website,[24. "Home," Georgia Library Association, accessed April 25, 2017,  <a href="http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/">http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/</a>] <em>Georgia Library Quarterly</em> is downloaded from all over the world. Authors should bear this global readership in mind by avoiding regional colloquialisms.</p> <strong>Reader characteristics:</strong> Most readers of this publication will live in the state of Georgia[25. "Home," Georgia Library Association, accessed April 25, 2017, <a href="http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/">http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/</a>] and share an interest of topics importance to LIS professionals in this state. <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter: </strong>Most readers will be LIS professionals and/or hold MLIS degrees. They will be knowledgeable about LIS issues, particularly those facing libraries in Georgia. <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on author</h4> The articles, news items, and book reviews in the <em>GLQ</em> are written primarily by Georgia librarians, for Georgia librarians.[26. "Home," Georgia Library Association, accessed April 25, 2017, <a href="http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/">http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/</a>] For a someone new to the profession, this publication presents an excellent opportunity to write for and connect with peers in libraries throughout the state. As this is an open-access journal, freely available worldwide,[27. Georgia Library Association. (2015). Advertising Specifications and Rate Sheet. <em>Georgia Library Association</em>. Retrieved from <a href="http://gla.georgialibraries.org/glq_adrates.pdf">http://gla.georgialibraries.org/glq_adrates.pdf</a>] <em>GLQ</em> is also a good venue for original research. <strong>Last updated:</strong> April 25, 2017 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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