Journal of Information Architecture

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Journal of Information Architecture
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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title:</strong> <em>Journal of Information Architecture</em> <strong>ISSN</strong>: 1903-7260[1. <em>Journal of Information Architecture</em>, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 15, 2018, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1523820957403/694365" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1523820957403/694365</a>] <strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Journal of Information Architecture" href="http://journalofia.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://journalofia.org/</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission:</strong> The <em>Journal of Information Architecture</em> states that "€œits aim is to facilitate the systematic development of the scientific body of knowledge in the field of information architecture."[2. "About the Journal," Research and Education Group in IA, accessed May 15, 2017,  <a title="About Journal of Information Architecture" href="http://journalofia.org/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://journalofia.org/about/</a>] <strong>Target audience:</strong> The journal primarily targets researchers, practitioners, students, and educators in the field of information architecture.[3. "About the Journal," Research and Education Group in IA, accessed May 15, 2017, <a title="About Journal of Information Architecture" href="http://journalofia.org/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://journalofia.org/about/</a>] <strong>Publisher:</strong> The journal is published through the Research and Education Group in Information Architecture (REG-iA).[4. Journal of Information Architecture. (2013). <em>About the Journal</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About Journal of Information Architecture" href="http://journalofia.org/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://journalofia.org/about/</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> Yes[5. <em>Journal of Information Architecture,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405036775282/694365" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405036775282/694365</a>] <strong>Type:</strong> Computers--computer architecture, scholarly[6. <em>Journal of Information Architecture,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017,  <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405036775282/694365" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405036775282/694365</a>] <strong>Medium:</strong> Online[7. <em>Journal of Information Architecture,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405036775282/694365" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405036775282/694365</a>] <strong>Content:</strong> According to the journal'€™s website, "The Journal's €œfocus is on information architecture research and development in all types of shared information environments, such as for example social networks, web sites, intranets, mobile, and Rich Internet Applications, from different perspectives, such as for example technical, cultural, social, and communicational."[8. "Focus and Scope," Research and Education Group in IA, accessed May 15, 2017, <a title="Journal of Information Architecture Focus and Scope" href="http://journalofia.org/focus/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://journalofia.org/focus/</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> Semi-annually[9. <em>Journal of Information Architecture,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405036775282/694365" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405036775282/694365</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> <a title="Journal of Information Architecture Submission Guidelines" href="http://journalofia.org/cfp/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://journalofia.org/cfp/</a>. <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> According to the journal'€™s website, "The journal publishes original papers; original research already published by other journals, but rewritten with a clearer focus on information architecture or for the purpose of demonstrating its relevance to information architecture; systematic bibliographies and recognition works in the field of information architecture; useful case studies; students' papers on information architecture-related projects."[10. "Open Call for Papers," Research and Education Group in IA, accessed May 15, 2017, <a title="Journal of Information Architecture Open Call for Papers" href="http://journalofia.org/cfp/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://journalofia.org/cfp/</a>] <strong>Submission and review process:</strong> Submissions will undergo a blind, peer-reviewed process. Specific submission guidelines are currently being reviewed for publication. Check the journal'™s website for current guidelines.[11. "Open Call for Papers," Research and Education Group in IA, accessed May 15, 2017, <a title="Journal of Information Architecture Open Call for Papers" href="http://journalofia.org/cfp/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://journalofia.org/cfp/</a>] <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> Scholarly[12. "Open Call for Papers," Research and Education Group in IA, accessed May 15, 2017, <a title="Journal of Information Architecture Open Call for Papers" href="http://journalofia.org/cfp/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://journalofia.org/cfp/</a>] <strong>Style guide used:</strong> Questions about length, format, and style may be addressed to the editor.[13. "Open Call for Papers," Research and Education Group in IA, accessed May 15, 2017, <a title="Journal of Information Architecture Open Call for Papers" href="http://journalofia.org/cfp/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://journalofia.org/cfp/</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> The <em>Journal of Information Architecture</em> provides an excellent forum for LIS authors interested in the information architecture field. Browsing through some of the titles, the journal does publish the traditional scholarly studies and articles, and also publishes articles which appear to be in the essay format. The journal also specifically points out that previously published work could be modified in such a way to provide "€œa clearer focus on information architecture or for the purpose of demonstrating relevance to information architecture."[14. "Open Call for Papers," Research and Education Group in IA, accessed May 15, 2017, <a title="Journal of Information Architecture Open Call for Papers" href="http://journalofia.org/cfp/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://journalofia.org/cfp/</a>] This aspect could be appealing to already published authors who could re-work publications with an increased focus on information architecture. The journal'€™s website also provides a list of suggested topics which could be helpful in determining whether you have an interest in publication and/or whether an existing work fits within the journal's focused areas.[15. "Open Call for Papers," Research and Education Group in IA, accessed May 15, 2017, <a title="Journal of Information Architecture Open Call for Papers" href="http://journalofia.org/cfp/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://journalofia.org/cfp/</a>] &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation:</strong> Circulation data is not provided, but the publication is freely available online.[16. "Current Issue," Research and Education Group in IA, accessed May 15, 2017, <a title="Journal of Information Architecture Current Issue" href="http://journalofia.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://journalofia.org/</a>] <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations:</strong> Published in English in Denmark, but the scope is international.[17. <em>Journal of Information Architecture,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405036775282/694365" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405036775282/694365</a>] <strong>Reader characteristics:</strong> The journal does not provide information about individual characteristics of the readers. However, according to the website, the journal's focus is to create "€œa forum for new research and sharing of good ideas and case studies that are useful to the field'€™s researchers, practitioners, students, and other interested parties."[18. "About the Journal," Research and Education Group in IA, accessed May 15, 2017, <a title="About Journal of Information Architecture" href="http://journalofia.org/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://journalofia.org/about/</a>] The audience consists of professionals, students, and educators interested in shared information environments,[19. "About the Journal," Research and Education Group in IA, accessed May 15, 2017, <a title="About Journal of Information Architecture" href="http://journalofia.org/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://journalofia.org/about/</a>] such as social networks, websites, intranets, mobile, and Rich Internet Applications.[20. "Focus and Scope," Research and Education Group in IA, accessed May 15, 2017, <a title="Journal of Information Architecture Focus and Scope" href="http://journalofia.org/focus/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://journalofia.org/focus/</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter:</strong> While the journal does not specifically focus on the LIS field, information architecture is prevalent within LIS. Authors should be cognizant of the likelihood that the journal'€™s readers may not have specific knowledge of LIS jargon. However, the audience will likely have some background in this area so technical language specific to this field need not be wholly abandoned.[21. "Focus and Scope," Research and Education Group in IA, accessed May 15, 2017, <a title="Journal of Information Architecture Focus and Scope" href="http://journalofia.org/focus/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://journalofia.org/focus/</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> The <em>Journal of Information Architecture</em> is appealing to potential LIS authors due to the diversity of its audience. With the first issue having appeared in 2009, the journal may not have the name recognition of some other longer-established journals. However, the information architecture field continues to grow, and the journal provides a unique forum for this area within the LIS discipline. <strong>Last updated:</strong> May 15, 2017 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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