Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS)

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Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS)
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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title:</strong> <em>Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS)</em> <strong>Website:</strong> <a href="http://www.alise.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=445">http://www.alise.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=445</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission:</strong> "JELIS supports scholarly inquiry in library and information science (LIS) education by serving as the primary venue for the publication of research articles, reviews, and brief communications about issues of interest to LIS educators."[1. <em>Journal for Library and Information Science Education,</em> Association for Library and Information Science Education, accessed May 15, 2017, <a href="http://www.alise.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=445">http://www.alise.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=445</a>] <strong>Target audience:</strong> LIS faculty and educators, and more specifically, ALISE members[2. <em>"JELIS</em> Submission Guidelines," Association for Library and Information Science Education, accessed May 15, 2017,  <a href="https://ali.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=458">https://ali.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=458</a>] <strong>Publisher:</strong> Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)[3. <em>Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS),</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1494882128377/608102">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1494882128377/608102</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> Yes[4. <em>Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS),</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1494882128377/608102">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1494882128377/608102</a>] <strong>Type:</strong> LIS and education scholarly[5. <em>Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS),</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1494882128377/608102">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1494882128377/608102</a>] <em>JELIS </em>is a peer-reviewed journal that features scholarly papers, original research, reports, and studies. Although the journal does also publish brief communications, reader comments, and guest editorials, its primary purpose is the presentation of scholarly research.[6. <em>"JELIS</em> Submission Guidelines," Association for Library and Information Science Education, accessed May 15, 2017,  <a href="https://ali.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=458">https://ali.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=458</a>] <strong>Medium:</strong> Online[7. <em>Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS),</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1494882128377/608102">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1494882128377/608102</a>] <strong>Content: </strong><em>JELIS </em>publishes peer-reviewed research articles that contribute to scholarship in the field of education in library and information science and brief communications on topics important to the field. The later is not subject to peer review, but editorial approval only.[8. <em>"JELIS</em> Submission Guidelines," Association for Library and Information Science Education, accessed May 15, 2017,  <a href="https://ali.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=458">https://ali.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=458</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> Quarterly[9. <em>Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS),</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1494882128377/608102">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1494882128377/608102</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> <a href="https://ali.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=458">https://ali.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=458</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> <em>JELIS</em> accepts submission of major articles of up to 7,000 words and more reflective, brief communications of up to 1,500 words.[10. <em>"JELIS </em>Submission Guidelines," Association for Library and Information Science Education, accessed May 15, 2017, <a title="JELIS Submission Guidelines" href="https://ali.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=458" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://ali.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=458</a>] <strong>Submission and review process:</strong> Manuscripts must be submitted via the online submission widget. The publication acknowledges the receipt of all submissions. Major articles go through a double-blind review process.[11. <em>"JELIS </em>Submission Guidelines," Association for Library and Information Science Education, accessed May 15, 2017, <a title="JELIS Submission Guidelines" href="https://ali.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=458" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://ali.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=458</a>] <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> Formal and academic.[12. <em>"JELIS </em>Submission Guidelines," Association for Library and Information Science Education, accessed May 15, 2017, <a title="JELIS Submission Guidelines" href="https://ali.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=458" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://ali.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=458</a>] <strong>Style guide used:</strong> <em>Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, </em>6th edition. Additional information on style and formatting guidelines is included in the guidelines.[13. <em>"JELIS </em>Submission Guidelines," Association for Library and Information Science Education, accessed May 15, 2017, <a title="JELIS Submission Guidelines" href="https://ali.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=458" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://ali.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=458</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> As a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal in the field of LIS education, <em>JELIS</em> would be a suitable publication venue for those involved in academic librarianship or graduate-level teaching. Although its readership may be relatively small, publication in <em>JELIS</em> would definitely help in the process of building tenure and establishing professional credibility. <em>Ulrichsweb</em> notes that <em>"(JELIS)</em> Authors are most often professors in schools of library and information science."[14. <em>Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS),</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1494882128377/608102">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1494882128377/608102</a>] However, information professionals, LIS faculty, and even LIS students with relevant experience and strong academic writing skills should consider submitting work to <em>JELIS</em>. &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation:</strong> Actual numbers are not available, but <em>JELIS</em> is made available to all ALISE members, both individual and institutional, as a benefit of membership.[15. <em>Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS),</em> Association for Library and Information Science Education, accessed May 15, 2017, <a href="http://www.alise.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=445">http://www.alise.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=445</a>] <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations:</strong> Although detailed geographic information is not available, the ALISE mission specifically mentions serving faculty in North America.[16. "ALISE Strategic Plan 2017-2020," Association for Library and Information Science Education, accessed May 15, 2017, <a href="http://www.alise.org/alise-strategic-plan-2017-2020">http://www.alise.org/alise-strategic-plan-2017-2020</a>] <em>JELIS</em> is published solely in English, [17. <em>Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS),</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1494882128377/608102">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1494882128377/608102</a>] and its North American base would suggest that most readers are comfortable communicating in English. Due to the prominent Canadian reader contingent, authors would definitely want to avoid colloquialisms and cultural references that are specific to the United States.[18. "About ALISE," Association for Library and Information Science Education, accessed May 15, 2017, <a href="http://www.alise.org/about-alise-2">http://www.alise.org/about-alise-2</a>] <strong>Reader characteristics:</strong> Though demographic information on readership is not available, ALISE does note that its members are generally faculty in library and information science graduate programs.[19. Association for Library and Information Science Education. (2013). <em>About ALISE</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About ALISE" href="http://www.alise.org/about-alise" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.alise.org/about-alise</a>] It is difficult to make blanket characterizations in terms of age, gender, and ethnicity, as readers range from LIS students to deans. No detailed breakdown of reader workplaces is provided by <em>JELIS</em> or ALISE. The ALISE membership brochure notes that its members include "All levels of faculty, administration, students, librarians, researchers, educational institutions, and others interested in library and information science education."[20. ALISE membership brochure, Association for Library and Information Science Education, accessed May 15, 2017, <a title="ALISE Membership Brochure" href="http://www.alise.org/assets/documents/alise_membership.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.alise.org/assets/documents/alise_membership.pdf</a>] Readers likely share a high level of education and a professional interest in LIS education and graduate-level teaching. <em>JELIS</em> readers, particularly LIS faculty members, are likely to have established opinions based on their area of expertise.[21. ALISE membership brochure, Association for Library and Information Science Education, accessed May 15, 2017, <a title="ALISE Membership Brochure" href="http://www.alise.org/assets/documents/alise_membership.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.alise.org/assets/documents/alise_membership.pdf</a>] They are also likely to share the core values of librarianship and view the profession as highly important and relevant in both the academic and professional spheres. Yet <em>JELIS</em> does also feature divergent viewpoints and constructive criticism in its reader comments and guest editorials.[22. "About ALISE," Association for Library and Information Science Education, accessed May 15, 2017, <a href="http://www.alise.org/about-alise-2">http://www.alise.org/about-alise-2</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter:</strong> <em>JELIS</em> readers are extremely knowledgeable about LIS subject matter and well-versed in library jargon, particularly that which relates to education.[23. ALISE membership brochure, Association for Library and Information Science Education, accessed May 15, 2017, <a title="ALISE Membership Brochure" href="http://www.alise.org/assets/documents/alise_membership.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.alise.org/assets/documents/alise_membership.pdf</a>] Authors will want to focus their submissions on the most relevant topics for LIS educators, as this publication is quite specialized and readers might not be interested in more general or overarching library concepts.[24. "About ALISE," Association for Library and Information Science Education, accessed May 15, 2017, <a href="http://www.alise.org/about-alise-2">http://www.alise.org/about-alise-2</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> This is a scholarly publication that features specialized content geared towards a relatively small audience of LIS educators and students. Successful submissions will exhibit a professional and academic tone, and should specifically address emerging issues and trends in LIS education in the United States and Canada, or internationally. Appropriate topics might include technological advances in distance learning, course management systems such as Blackboard or WebCT, the use of Web 2.0 applications (i.e., blogs, wikis, podcasts) in teaching, or a comparative analysis of international LIS education. Additionally, authors might consider including original research to more effectively connect with <em>JELIS</em> readers. <strong>Last updated:</strong> May 15, 2017 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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