IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) Journal

Revision for “IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) Journal” created on April 11, 2018 @ 12:36:57

Title
IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) Journal
Content
&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title:</strong> <em>IFLA Journal </em>(International Federation of Library Associations) <strong>ISSN</strong>: 0340-0352 (Print) and 1745-2651 (Online) <strong>Website:</strong> <a title="IFLA Journal" href="http://www.ifla.org/publications/ifla-journal" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">www.ifla.org/publications/ifla-journal</a> (1992-2002 archived at <a title="International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Journal 1992-2002 Archives" href="http://www.ifla.org/V/iflaj/index.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.ifla.org/V/iflaj/index.htm</a>) <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission:</strong> <em>"IFLA Journal</em> is an international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries. The Journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally."[1. <em>"IFLA Journal," </em>Sage Publications, accessed May 13, 2017, <a title="IFLA Journal" href="http://www.ifla.org/publications/ifla-journal" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.ifla.org/publications/ifla-journal</a>] <strong>Target audience:</strong> Library professionals around the world, especially those interested in library services in developing areas[2. <em>"IFLA Journal," </em>Sage Publications, accessed May 13, 2017, <a title="IFLA" href="http://www.ifla.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.ifla.org/</a>] <strong>Publisher: </strong>Sage Publications[3. <em>IFLA Journal,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 13, 2017, <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405614660545/30868" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405614660545/30868</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> Yes[4. <em>IFLA Journal,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 13, 2017, <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405614660545/30868" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405614660545/30868</a>] <strong>Type:</strong> LIS scholarly[5. <em>IFLA Journal,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 13, 2017, <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405614660545/30868" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405614660545/30868</a>] <strong>Medium:</strong> Online open access[6. <em>"IFLA Journal," </em>Sage Publications, accessed May 13, 2017, <a href="https://www.ifla.org/publications/ifla-journal">https://www.ifla.org/publications/ifla-journal</a>] <strong>Content:</strong> The journal publishes articles on "library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries."[7. <em>"IFLA Journal/</em>Description," Sage Publications, accessed May 13, 2017, <a href="https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/ifla-journal">https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/ifla-journal</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> Quarterly[8. <em>IFLA Journal,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 13, 2017, <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405614660545/30868" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405614660545/30868</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> <a href="https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/ifla-journal#submission-guidelines">https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/ifla-journal#submission-guidelines</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> "The Journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally."[9. <em>"IFLA Journal/</em>Aims and Scope," Sage Publications, accessed May 13, 2017, <a href="https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/ifla-journal#aims-and-scope">https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/ifla-journal#aims-and-scope</a>] Though the journal publishes primarily original research, case studies on successful and unsuccessful projects and opinion pieces on library issues are also accepted.[10. "Submission Guidelines," Sage Publications, accessed May 13, 2017, <a href="https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/ifla-journal#ARTICLETYPES">https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/ifla-journal#ARTICLETYPES</a>] Articles should be between 3,000 to 8,000 words and accompanied by an abstract of no approximately 150 words. Authors whose primary language is not English should not be inhibited from submitting, as correction of minor errors and revision to standard English is considered standard editorial procedure.[11. "Submission Guidelines," Sage Publications, accessed May 17, 2017, <a href="https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/ifla-journal#EditorialPolicies">https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/ifla-journal#EditorialPolicies</a>] <strong>Submission and review process:</strong> <em>IFLA</em> requests submissions be sent as an email attachment, preferably as MS Word document. Expect approximately six weeks for the editorial committee to review submissions.[12. "Submission Guidelines," Sage Publications, accessed May 17, 2017, <a href="https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/ifla-journal#EditorialPolicies">https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/ifla-journal#EditorialPolicies</a>] <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> The tone of <em>IFLA Journal</em> is academic,[13. <em>IFLA Journal,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 13, 2017, <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405614660545/30868" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405614660545/30868</a>] but attempts to use unbiased language to make examples and practices applicable to library staff from around the world.[14. "Submission Guidelines," Sage Publications, accessed May 17, 2017, <a href="https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/ifla-journal#EditorialPolicies">https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/ifla-journal#EditorialPolicies</a>] <strong>Style guide used:</strong> References should be written in Harvard style.[15. "Submission Guidelines," Sage Publications, accessed May 17, 2017, <a href="https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/ifla-journal#EditorialPolicies">https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/ifla-journal#EditorialPolicies</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> For authors wishing to convey current and upcoming library innovations to developing areas, this journal is well regarded. It presents issues that smaller libraries and countries are dealing with as compared to the United States and Europe. Well-researched articles about procedures that have been tested at large libraries are highly valuable to librarians in developing countries. Some services may be beyond the technology of small countries, but writers should strive to keep the theories simple and useful. &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation:</strong> No specific numbers provided, but the journal is promoted to IFLA members[16. "Membership," International Federation of Library Associations, accessed May 13, 2017, <a title="IFLA Membership" href="http://www.ifla.org/membership" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.ifla.org/membership</a>] and is available online.[16. <em>"IFLA Journal,"</em> Sage Publications, accessed May 13, 2017, <a title="IFLA Journal" href="http://www.ifla.org/publications/ifla-journal" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.ifla.org/publications/ifla-journal</a>] <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations:</strong> The journal is published in the United Kingdom,[17. <em>IFLA Journal,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 13, 2017, <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405614660545/30868" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405614660545/30868</a>] but the editorial board is international.[18. <em>"IFLA Journal/</em>Editorial Committee," International Federation of Library Associations, accessed May 13, 2017, <a title="IFLA Journal Editorial Committee" href="http://www.ifla.org/publications/ifla-journal/editorial-committee" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.ifla.org/publications/ifla-journal/editorial-committee</a>] Although most articles are published in English, some are published in other major languages such as Spanish, Russian, French, or German, when appropriate.[19. "Submission Guidelines," Sage Publications, accessed May 17, 2017, <a href="https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/ifla-journal#EditorialPolicies">https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/ifla-journal#EditorialPolicies</a>] Potential authors should take care to describe a specific system or local procedure, because the reader may be familiar with LIS terms in general but not with local practice. <strong>Reader characteristics:</strong> While most librarians in the United States are women, the author should keep in mind that some restrictions are put on women in other countries so this demographic may be different among <em>IFLA Journal</em> readers. Librarians in most countries have college or graduate degrees, and are considered professionals. Though many readers of <em>IFLA Journal</em> work in libraries in developing countries, there is a genuine desire to learn about practices in major libraries throughout the world. In terms of education and professional skills, there may be emphasis placed on less technical aspects of librarianship.[20. "Submission Guidelines," Sage Publications, accessed May 17, 2017, <a href="https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/ifla-journal#EditorialPolicies">https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/ifla-journal#EditorialPolicies</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter:</strong> It may be assumed that the readers of this journal understand LIS jargon and current issues. Despite the scholarly tone of the journal, library services are still developing in some countries, so discussion of current-generation digital technologies and digital information may have to be explained or simplified.[21. "Submission Guidelines," Sage Publications, accessed May 17, 2017, <a href="https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/ifla-journal#EditorialPolicies">https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/ifla-journal#EditorialPolicies</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> Potential authors for <em>IFLA Journal</em> should be prepared to do academic research into their topics, and to thoroughly study the region or country they are addressing. Readers might range from a librarian or teacher in a one-room school in Kenya with limited resources to a LIS professor in Germany with digital access.[22. <em>"IFLA Journal," </em>Sage Publications, accessed May 13, 2017, <a title="IFLA Journal" href="http://www.ifla.org/publications/ifla-journal" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.ifla.org/publications/ifla-journal</a>] An author from the United States should be careful not to "preach" about advanced services which may not be relevant to developing countries. The members of IFLA are likely to be curious about policies and practices that are successful in other regions, especially when discussed in factual, not proscriptive way. <strong>Last updated:</strong> May 13, 2017 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
Excerpt


OldNewDate CreatedAuthorActions
April 11, 2018 @ 12:36:57 Lisa Lowdermilk
January 23, 2018 @ 12:14:35 laurieputnam
May 14, 2017 @ 00:55:53 Julee Tanner
May 13, 2017 @ 22:40:35 Julee Tanner
May 13, 2017 @ 22:37:52 Julee Tanner
May 13, 2017 @ 22:37:14 [Autosave] Julee Tanner
May 13, 2017 @ 22:35:10 Julee Tanner
May 13, 2017 @ 21:20:28 Julee Tanner
May 13, 2017 @ 20:41:51 Julee Tanner
May 13, 2017 @ 20:38:43 Julee Tanner
October 14, 2015 @ 13:53:09 [Autosave] juliawells
August 6, 2015 @ 16:24:55 laurieputnam
August 2, 2015 @ 15:58:06 laurieputnam
August 2, 2015 @ 15:57:55 [Autosave] laurieputnam
November 4, 2014 @ 08:13:36 jonihansen
November 4, 2014 @ 08:13:30 [Autosave] jonihansen
July 17, 2014 @ 10:36:38 jonihansen
February 27, 2014 @ 20:54:58 jonihansen
February 6, 2014 @ 15:24:19 jonihansen
September 23, 2013 @ 18:18:08 admin
Comments are closed.