Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship (ISTL)

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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title:</strong> <em>Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship (ISTL)</em> <strong>ISSN</strong>: 1092-1206[1. <em>Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, </em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 11, 2018, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1523478192671/252523" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1523478192671/252523</a>] <strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship (ISTL)" href="http://www.istl.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.istl.org/</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission:</strong> Per the publication website, <em>"ISTL</em> publishes substantive content of interest to science and technology librarians. It serves as a vehicle for sci-tech librarians to share successful initiatives and innovative ideas, and to publish peer-reviewed or board-accepted papers, including case studies, practical applications, theoretical essays, web/bibliographies, and research papers relevant to the functions and operations of science and technology libraries in all settings. Through its columns <em>ISTL</em> also publishes reviews, opinions, and best practices."[2. "About<em> Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship," </em>Association of College and Research Libraries, Science and Technology Section, accessed May 13, 2017, <a title="About Issues in Science &amp; Technology Librarianship" href="http://www.istl.org/about.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.istl.org/about.html</a>] <strong>Target audience: </strong>Librarians with an interest in science and technology in librarianship.[3. "About<em> Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship," </em>Association of College and Research Libraries, Science and Technology Section, accessed May 13, 2017, <a title="About Issues in Science &amp; Technology Librarianship" href="http://www.istl.org/about.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.istl.org/about.html</a>] <strong>Publisher:</strong> Association of College and Research Libraries, Science and Technology Section[4. <em>Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 13, 2017, <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405454750407/252523" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405454750407/252523</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> Yes[5. <em>Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 13, 2017, <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405454750407/252523" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405454750407/252523</a>] <strong>Type:</strong> LIS scholarly[6. <em>Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 13, 2017, <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405454750407/252523" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405454750407/252523</a>] <strong>Medium:</strong> Online, open access[7. <em>Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 13, 2017, <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405454750407/252523" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405454750407/252523</a>] <strong>Content:</strong> The journal publishes refereed articles, opinion pieces, and reviews for electronic resources, books, and databases.[8. "About<em> Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship," </em>Association of College and Research Libraries, Science and Technology Section, accessed May 13, 2017, <a title="About Issues in Science &amp; Technology Librarianship" href="http://www.istl.org/about.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.istl.org/about.html</a>] Every issue has a theme. Examples of past themes include "Reference and More," "Outreach and Marketing," and "Facilities."[9. "About<em> Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship," </em>Association of College and Research Libraries, Science and Technology Section, accessed May 13, 2017, <a title="Issues in Science &amp; Technology Librarianship Archives" href="http://www.istl.org/previous.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.istl.org/previous.html</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> Quarterly[10. <em>Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 13, 2017, <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405454750407/252523" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405454750407/252523</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> <a title="Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship (ISTL) Submission Guidelines" href="http://istl.org/authors.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://istl.org/authors.html</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> Case studies, practical applications, theoretical essays, web bibliographies, and research papers relevant to the functions and operations of science and technology libraries in all settings. Columns provide reviews, opinions, and best practices.[11. "About<em> Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship," </em>Association of College and Research Libraries, Science and Technology Section, accessed May 13, 2017, <a title="About Issues in Science &amp; Technology Librarianship" href="http://www.istl.org/about.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.istl.org/about.html</a>] <strong>Submission and Review Process:</strong> Per the submission guidelines, "We welcome your article submissions and the editorial board is happy to work with new authors. If you have any questions about whether an article is appropriate for <em>ISTL</em> or how best to prepare your manuscript, feel free to contact one of the members of the editorial board."[12. "Instructions for Authors," <em>Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship,</em> Association of College and Research Libraries, Science and Technology Section, accessed May 13, 2017, <a title="Issues in Science &amp; Technology Librarianship Instructions for Authors" href="http://www.istl.org/authors.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.istl.org/authors.html</a>] Each section of this publication, specifically articles, book reviews, journal reviews, database reviews, and "webliographies," has its own submission and format guide. For example, from the guide for non-refereed articles, "In general, articles of about 2,000 words seem to work well; however, if you need more space to describe your ideas, feel free to write a longer article."[13. "Instructions for Authors of Articles," Association of College and Research Libraries, Science and Technology Section, accessed May 13, 2017, Retrieved from <a title="ISTL Instructions for Authors of Articles" href="http://www.istl.org/articles.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.istl.org/articles.html</a>] <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> Academic[14. <em>Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 13, 2017, <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405454750407/252523" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405454750407/252523</a>] <strong>Style guide used:</strong> <em>CSE (Council of Science Editors) Style Guide</em>[15. "Instructions for Authors of Articles," Association of College and Research Libraries, Science and Technology Section, accessed May 13, 2017, Retrieved from <a title="ISTL Instructions for Authors of Articles" href="http://www.istl.org/articles.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.istl.org/articles.html</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> This publication is specialized and focused on a specific aspect of librarianship. While readers of the journal may be broad based, the authors published in the journal are active within each sub-field. Those new to the study or profession of science and technology librarianship will find this to be an ideal place to publish, as the journal and its editors are willing to work with first-time authors. &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation:</strong> No exact numbers are available, but the journal is open access.[16. "About<em> Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship," </em>Association of College and Research Libraries, Science and Technology Section, accessed May 13, 2017, <a title="About Issues in Science &amp; Technology Librarianship" href="http://www.istl.org/about.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.istl.org/about.html</a>] <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations:</strong> As <em>ISTL</em> is published in English[17. <em>Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 13, 2017, <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405454750407/252523" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405454750407/252523</a>] in the United States but is available online, an international but primarily North American readership may be assumed.[18. "About<em> Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship," </em>Association of College and Research Libraries, Science and Technology Section, accessed May 13, 2017, <a title="About Issues in Science &amp; Technology Librarianship" href="http://www.istl.org/about.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.istl.org/about.html</a>] <strong>Reader characteristics:</strong> Readers of <em>ISTL</em> are academics and professionals in the science and technology world as it relates to librarianship. It is expected that the majority of readers share similar types of workplaces, jobs, levels of education, and professional interests. <em>ISTL</em> readers are like to be focused on a particular academic field within science or technology librarianship. As such, their interest in topics that fall outside of that field may be somewhat limited.[19. "About<em> Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship," </em>Association of College and Research Libraries, Science and Technology Section, accessed May 13, 2017, <a title="About Issues in Science &amp; Technology Librarianship" href="http://www.istl.org/about.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.istl.org/about.html</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter:</strong> <em>ISTL</em> readers will know a great deal about LIS topics and issues. They are interested in keeping current on the latest developments in their field of science or technology and will be highly familiar with LIS jargon.[20. "About<em> Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship," </em>Association of College and Research Libraries, Science and Technology Section, accessed May 13, 2017, <a title="About Issues in Science &amp; Technology Librarianship" href="http://www.istl.org/about.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.istl.org/about.html</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> The audience for <em>Issues in Science &amp; Technology Librarianship</em> is interested in substantive discourse related to successful programs and materials for the delivery of information services. Potential authors need to be familiar with such topics in order to not only get published in this journal, but to also speak to the readers. The technical knowledge is at a very high level, but must also have an academic angle. The editors are willing to work with first time authors so it is likely that considerable  guidance will be provided to ensure a successful article. <strong>Last updated:</strong> May 13, 2017 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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