Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship

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Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship

ISSN: 1941-126X (Print) and 1941-1278 (Online)1

Website: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wacq20

Purpose, objective, or mission: According to the publication website, “The Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship aims to inform librarians and other information professionals about current research, evolving work-related processes and procedures, and the latest news on topics related to electronic resources and the digital environment’s impact on collecting, acquiring and making accessible library materials.”2

Target audience: “The Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship is intended for library administrators, librarians, and other information professionals who work with managing electronic resources in libraries. It is also intended to bridge the gap between theory and practice for LIS educators and students, and is a starting point for information professionals from various backgrounds concerned with issues surrounding the changes in collections, acquisitions and services in libraries in the digital age.”3

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor and Francis4

Peer reviewed? Yes5

Type: LIS scholarly6

Medium: Print and online7

Content: According to the publication website, “This journal will highlight pivotal, interesting and thought-provoking articles and conference presentations to keep professionals and staff of all levels on top of the latest ideas and changes in the field. The journal will also have relevant book reviews to enable readers to target their professional readings.”8

Frequency of publication: Quarterly9

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wacq20&page=instructions#.VQ2qwvnF8So

Types of contributions accepted: “Current research, evolving work-related processes and procedures, and the latest news on topics related to electronic resources and the digital environment’s impact on collecting, acquiring and making accessible library materials.”10

Submission and review process: Authors are strongly encouraged to submit manuscripts electronically.  Please submit your manuscript in Microsoft Word format to the Editor-in-Chief, Gary Pitkin, gary.martin.pitkin@gmail.com.”11 All articles are subject to double-blind review.12

Editorial tone: Scholarly13

Style guide used: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition14

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

Writers who have expertise in electronic resources will have the opportunity to develop their reputation and strengthen their resume with a publication in this highly topical, peer-reviewed journal.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Circulation statistics are not available.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Although this is journal is based in the United States, its readership is not geographically limited to North America. The journal publishes in English.15

Reader characteristics: According to the publication website, readers are librarians and information professionals at all levels.16 Readers will likely have a strong interest in collection management, and specifically eletronic resources and the “digital environment’s impact on collecting, acquiring and making accessible library materials.”17

Reader knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers will be very knowledgeable about issues in the LIS community. As this is a scholarly journal, it is assumed that readers will be knowledgeable about electronic resources in the field of LIS.

Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors

The readers of this journal will be knowledgeable about LIS issues and interested in electronic resources and the latest news on the digital environment’s impact on library practices. As this journal  “deals with a single, broad, but well-defined and practical issue . . . of immediate concern to librarians and information professionals,”18 the potential for writers with expertise in this area to increase their impact on the LIS community is great.

Last updated: May 15, 2017


References

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  1.  Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 15, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/search/-1339490187
  2. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed May 17, 2017,  http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wacq20#.VQ2m2fnF8So
  3. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed May 17, 2017,  http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wacq20#.VQ2m2fnF8So
  4. Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1426957279183/459153
  5.  Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1426957279183/459153
  6.  Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1426957279183/459153
  7.  Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1426957279183/459153
  8. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed May 17, 2017,  http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wacq20#.VQ2m2fnF8So
  9.  Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1426957279183/459153
  10. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed May 17, 2017,  http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wacq20#.VQ2m2fnF8So
  11. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed May 17, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wacq20&page=instructions#.VQ2qwvnF8So
  12. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed May 17, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wacq20&page=instructions#.VQ2qwvnF8So
  13.  Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1426957279183/459153
  14.  “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed May 17, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wacq20&page=instructions#.VQ2qwvnF8So
  15.  Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1426957279183/459153
  16. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed May 17, 2017,  http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wacq20#.VQ2m2fnF8So
  17. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed May 17, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wacq20#.VQ2m2fnF8So
  18.  Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1426957279183/459153
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