Government Information Quarterly

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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title:</strong> <em>Government Information Quarterly</em> <strong>ISSN</strong>: 0740-624X (Print) and 1872-9517 (Online)[1. <em>Government Information Quarterly</em>, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 11, 2018, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/search/-2053607882" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/search/-2053607882</a>] <strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Government Information Quarterly" href="http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/620202/description#description" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/620202/description#description</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission:</strong> "<em>Government Information Quarterly</em> is an international journal that examines the intersection of policy, information technology, government, and the public."[2. <em>Government Information Quarterly, </em>Elsevier B.V., accessed April 26, 2017, <a title="Government Information Quarterly" href="http://www.journals.elsevier.com/government-information-quarterly/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.journals.elsevier.com/government-information-quarterly/</a>] <strong>Target audience:</strong> This is a cross-disciplinary journal, seeking submissions from disciplines including information science, public policy, public administration, political science, business, law, geography, information systems, communications, economics, sociology, computer science, and public health. Its purpose is to examine how policy, information technology, government and the public intersect. Articles of the most interest would be those concerning government policies on electronic resources and data.[3. <em>Government Information Quarterly, </em>Elsevier B.V., accessed April 26, 2017, <a title="Government Information Quarterly" href="http://www.journals.elsevier.com/government-information-quarterly/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.journals.elsevier.com/government-information-quarterly/</a>] <strong>Publisher:</strong> Elsevier Ltd.[4. <em>Government Information Quarterly,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 26, 2017, <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405971391820/146754" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405971391820/146754</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> Yes[5. <em>Government Information Quarterly,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 26, 2017, <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405971391820/146754" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405971391820/146754</a>] <strong>Type:</strong> Public Administration and LIS, scholarly[6. <em>Government Information Quarterly,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 26, 2017, <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405971391820/146754" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405971391820/146754</a>] <strong>Medium:</strong> Print and online[7. <em>Government Information Quarterly,</em> Elsevier B.V., accessed April 26, 2017, <a href="https://www.elsevier.com/journals/personal/government-information-quarterly/0740-624X">https://www.elsevier.com/journals/personal/government-information-quarterly/0740-624X</a>] <strong>Content:</strong> <em>Government Information Quarterly</em> has its focus on how "policies affect government information flows and the availability of government information; the use of technology to create and provide innovative government services; the impact of information technology on the relationship between the governed and those governing; and the increasing significance of information policies and information technology in relation to democratic practices."[8. <em>Government Information Quarterly, </em>Elsevier B.V., accessed April 26, 2017, <a title="Government Information Quarterly" href="http://www.journals.elsevier.com/government-information-quarterly/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.journals.elsevier.com/government-information-quarterly/</a>] The <em>Quarterly</em> includes original research, analytic essays, editorials, teaching cases, and case studies.[9. <em>Government Information Quarterly, </em>Elsevier B.V., accessed April 26, 2017, <a title="Government Information Quarterly" href="http://www.journals.elsevier.com/government-information-quarterly/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.journals.elsevier.com/government-information-quarterly/</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> Quarterly[10. <em>Government Information Quarterly,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 26, 2017, <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405971391820/146754" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405971391820/146754</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> <a title="Government Information Quarterly Submission Guidelines" href="http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/620202/authorinstructions" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/620202/authorinstructions</a>. This information is also available at this site as pdf download titled "Author Information Pack." There are informative webcasts with advice for prospective authors at <a href="https://www.journals.elsevier.com/frontiers-in-neuroendocrinology/policies/publishing-connect-training-webcasts">https://www.journals.elsevier.com/frontiers-in-neuroendocrinology/policies/publishing-connect-training-webcasts</a>. <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> Per the guidelines, submissions that "include original research papers that are theory-driven research; papers that combine theory &amp; practice; reviews &amp; review essays, editorials, teaching cases and case studies"[11. <em>Government Information Quarterly, </em>Elsevier B.V., accessed April 26, 2017, <a title="Government Information Quarterly" href="http://www.journals.elsevier.com/government-information-quarterly/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.journals.elsevier.com/government-information-quarterly/</a>] are encouraged. This is an international journal so contributions from all parts of the world are welcome; however, papers must be in either American or British English, with spelling consistent. This publication accepts new and revised manuscripts that have not been previously published and does not allow simultaneous submissions. Typical manuscripts are 25-30 pages in length, double-spaced.[12. "Guide for Authors," Elsevier B.V., accessed April 26, 2017, <a title="Government Information Quarterly Author Guide" href="http://www.elsevier.com/journals/government-information-quarterly/0740-624X/guide-for-authors" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.elsevier.com/journals/government-information-quarterly/0740-624X/guide-for-authors</a>] <strong>Submission and review process:</strong> The submission guidelines are extensive, beginning with a section covering topics such as ethics, copyright, conflict of interest, and the roles of funding sources. All submissions are made electronically online through the publisher's website. The guidelines detail the expectations of article structure and there is a submission checklist.[13. "Guide for Authors," Elsevier B.V., accessed April 26, 2017, <a title="Government Information Quarterly Author Guide" href="http://www.elsevier.com/journals/government-information-quarterly/0740-624X/guide-for-authors" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.elsevier.com/journals/government-information-quarterly/0740-624X/guide-for-authors</a>] Articles are subject to a double-blind review process, performed by the editorial board and other peer reviewers. "The criterion for acceptance is appropriateness to the field, taking into account the merit of content and presentation."[14. "Guide for Authors," Elsevier B.V., accessed April 26, 2017, <a title="Government Information Quarterly Author Guide" href="http://www.elsevier.com/journals/government-information-quarterly/0740-624X/guide-for-authors" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.elsevier.com/journals/government-information-quarterly/0740-624X/guide-for-authors</a>] Through the publisher's online submission process authors are able to track their submission. <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> This is a scholarly journal based on theory-driven research and submissions should follow research paper tone and format. The articles tend to take a clear, but formal tone. The writing is scholarly, well organized, and not overly wordy.[15. "Guide for Authors," Elsevier B.V., accessed April 26, 2017, <a title="Government Information Quarterly Author Guide" href="http://www.elsevier.com/journals/government-information-quarterly/0740-624X/guide-for-authors" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.elsevier.com/journals/government-information-quarterly/0740-624X/guide-for-authors</a>] <strong>Style guide used:</strong> <em>Publication Manual for the American Psychological Association (APA)</em>, 6th edition.[16. "Guide for Authors," Elsevier B.V., accessed April 26, 2017, <a title="Government Information Quarterly Author Guide" href="http://www.elsevier.com/journals/government-information-quarterly/0740-624X/guide-for-authors" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.elsevier.com/journals/government-information-quarterly/0740-624X/guide-for-authors</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> This scholarly journal is a good choice for information professionals interested in publishing research and analysis of government electronic information trends and best practices. They appear to be most interested in practical application and results of information policy, making it a good choice for action research publications. It would be suitable for professors attempting to build up publication credits for tenure, or graduate students interested in being published for the first time. Journal metrics: Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 2.384; SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.049; Impact Factor: 1.910; 5-Year Impact Impact Factor: 2.263.[17. Elsevier B.V. (2014). <em>Government Information Quarterly</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Government Information Quarterly" href="http://www.journals.elsevier.com/government-information-quarterly/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.journals.elsevier.com/government-information-quarterly/</a>] &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation:</strong> Unknown; not listed on their website or Ulrichsweb.com, and unavailable from publisher. It is likely that many people have access to this periodical through ScienceDirect, and that most, if not all, government libraries and information technology departments subscribe or access this publication online.[18. Elsevier B.V. (2014). <em>Government Information Quarterly</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Government Information Quarterly" href="http://www.journals.elsevier.com/government-information-quarterly/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.journals.elsevier.com/government-information-quarterly/</a>] <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations:</strong> Though main audience is within the United States and is national in scope,[19. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Government Information Quarterly: an international journal of information technology management, policies, and practices. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405971391820/146754" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405971391820/146754</a>] this journal publishes articles on worldwide topics. For example past articles included: "Restructuring Taiwan's Port State Control Inspection Authority," and "Modernizing Bangladesh Public Administration Through e-Governance: Benefits and Challenges."[20. Elsevier B.V. (2014). Government Information Quarterly. <em>Science Direct</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Government Information Quarterly Archives" href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0740624X" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0740624X</a>] <em>Government Information Quarterly</em> is published in English,[21. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Government Information Quarterly: an international journal of information technology management, policies, and practices. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405971391820/146754" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405971391820/146754</a>] and the article submission guidelines indicate that they use common American or British spelling and grammar.[22. Elsevier B.V. (2014). <em>Government Information Quarterly: Guide for Authors</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Government Information Quarterly Author Guide" href="http://www.elsevier.com/journals/government-information-quarterly/0740-624X/guide-for-authors" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.elsevier.com/journals/government-information-quarterly/0740-624X/guide-for-authors</a>] The editorial board is international, with members in a variety of countries but mostly represented by the United States.[23. Elsevier B.V. (2014). <em>Government Information Quarterly Editorial Board</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Government Information Quarterly Editorial Board" href="http://www.journals.elsevier.com/government-information-quarterly/editorial-board/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.journals.elsevier.com/government-information-quarterly/editorial-board/</a>] <strong>Reader characteristics:</strong> Reader profiles were not available; however, it appears that this journal is aimed at government and library professionals, public administration professionals, and government information architects. The journal's target audience includes government officials and policy makers, scientists, journalists, lawyers, researchers, teachers and scholars, students, and librarians. Articles would be of the most interest to those helping to steer government policy toward electronic resources and data.[24. Elsevier B.V. (2014). <em>Government Information Quarterly</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Government Information Quarterly" href="http://www.journals.elsevier.com/government-information-quarterly/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.journals.elsevier.com/government-information-quarterly/</a>] The editorial board is a mix of communications, information technology, law, library, and information sciences faculty as well as librarians and government officials.[25. Elsevier B.V. (2014). <em>Government Information Quarterly Editorial Board</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Government Information Quarterly Editorial Board" href="http://www.journals.elsevier.com/government-information-quarterly/editorial-board/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.journals.elsevier.com/government-information-quarterly/editorial-board/</a>] The heavy presence of faculty indicates that the journal veers toward more scholarly writing over applied theory (or "how-to" articles). The job titles of the board also tend to indicate they will favor articles on technology's use in government services. A review of the articles published shows this to be true.[26. Elsevier B.V. (2014). Government Information Quarterly. <em>Science Direct</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Government Information Quarterly Archives" href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0740624X" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0740624X</a>] No demographic information on the readers is available at this time, but it would appear from the selection of articles published that the subscribers would be in similar professional positions to the editors.[27. Elsevier B.V. (2014). Government Information Quarterly. <em>Science Direct</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Government Information Quarterly Archives" href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0740624X" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0740624X</a>] This journal would be most useful to people making practical decisions related to public policy and the dissemination of government information or academics in the same areas, but there is a wide enough variety in the articles that law school staff and librarians (especially government documents librarians) would also be interested in the subject matter.[28. Elsevier B.V. (2014). <em>Government Information Quarterly</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Government Information Quarterly" href="http://www.journals.elsevier.com/government-information-quarterly/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.journals.elsevier.com/government-information-quarterly/</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter:</strong> Readers are a cross section of librarians, information professionals, IT workers, lawyers and government officials. Technical jargon should be avoided and even basic LIS principles should be explained when included in an article.[29. Elsevier B.V. (2014). <em>Government Information Quarterly</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Government Information Quarterly" href="http://www.journals.elsevier.com/government-information-quarterly/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.journals.elsevier.com/government-information-quarterly/</a>] Ulrichsweb.com lists the subject area as "public administration."[30. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Government Information Quarterly: an international journal of information technology management, policies, and practices. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405971391820/146754" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405971391820/146754</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> Although this journal will accept articles on any topic related to government, the most popular (for publication, and for downloading once published) are on e-government and ways to use technology to further government services. There is room for other articles (for instance, "Standardized American Indians: The "€œNames of Indian tribes and bands"€ list from the Office of Indian Affairs "), but articles combining government services and information technology will be most well received. Information delivery topics, tailored to a government audience, would also be very well received.[31. <em>Government Information Quarterly, </em>Elsevier B.V., accessed April 26, 2017, <a title="Government Information Quarterly Archives" href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0740624X" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0740624X</a>] As noted above, subscribers would be reading this publication to keep abreast of current developments in the field of government information, and most articles of interest would deal with how to distribute such information effectively. The readers are primarily academics or government decision-makers. Authors should keep in mind that though scholarly in nature, the core of each article should deal with a practical problem, and offer solutions or at least a detailed analysis of the issue. <strong>Last updated:</strong> April 26, 2017 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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