Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning

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Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning

Website: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/WLIS

Purpose, objective, or mission: “The Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning €œaddresses the issues and concerns of librarians and information specialists in the rapidly growing field of distance education.”1

Target audience: The journal primarily targets scholars, librarians, and library students.2

Publisher: Routledge.3

Peer reviewed? Yes.4

Type: LIS scholarly.5

Medium: Print and online.6

Content: The journal reports that it “€œaddresses a wide variety of subjects that are vital to the field, including but not limited to: collection development strategies, faculty/librarian partnerships or collaborations, cutting edge instruction and reference techniques, document delivery, remote access, evaluation, etc.”7

Frequency of publication: Quarterly.8

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wlis20&page=instructions#.UxCmcYVUPpw

Types of contributions accepted: The Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning is comprised of “€œoriginal research, theoretical papers, substantive articles, essays, book and literature reviews, and research reports that cover programs and innovations throughout the international community.”9€ Articles should observe a 3,000 to 5,000 word limit. Submissions cannot be previously published and cannot be simultaneously submitted to another publication. Submissions should include an abstract of not more than 100 words. Author should provide 3-10 keywords for indexing purposes.10

Submission and review process: Submissions undergo editorial screening and peer review by anonymous reviewers.11 Authors should submit manuscripts electronically via ScholarOne Manuscripts at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wlis.12

Editorial tone: While the journal is scholarly in nature, articles take practical approach which creates reader appeal by scholars, librarians, and students.13

Style guide used: APA Publication Manual.14

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

The Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning provides an excellent forum for LIS authors interested in publishing scholarly articles in this specific and emerging field of distance learning.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Circulation figures not available.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: While published in the United States, it is read worldwide. The Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning is published in English.15

Reader characteristics: The journal does not provide information about individual characteristics about the readers. The publication’€™s website reports it covers “€œprograms and innovations throughout the international community.” As the LIS community is international, this publication is likely to include readers throughout the world, especially since the journal focuses on the subject of distance learning. Readers primarily consist of librarians, LIS instructors, and LIS students with an interest in distance learning. Workplaces for the readers can primarily include academic libraries and institutions. The journal appears to be content neutral appealing to readers interested in programs and innovations in distance learning specifically relating to LIS education. The journal welcomes submissions from librarians, instructors, and students. Readers are likely to value education, and specifically the emerging field of distance learning.16

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: The Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning addresses a wide variety of subjects relating to distance learning within the field of LIS. Because most readers will have familiarly with the LIS field, LIS authors will not have to explain familiar LIS concepts.17

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

LIS authors should keep in mind that that the readers of this journal have extensive background in distance learning specifically within the LIS field. Submissions to this journal should reflect the specialized subject of distance learning within the LIS field. LIS authors interested in this field could use this forum to connect and establish professional rapport and reputation.

Last updated: November 3, 2014


References

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  1. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Aims & scope. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg
  2. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Aims & scope. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg
  3. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404960028822/367486
  4. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404960028822/367486
  5. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404960028822/367486
  6. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404960028822/367486
  7. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Aims & scope. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg
  8. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404960028822/367486
  9. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Aims & scope. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg
  10. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Instructions for authors. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wlis20&page=instructions#.U739VrGdROg
  11. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Aims & scope. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg
  12. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Instructions for authors. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wlis20&page=instructions#.U739VrGdROg
  13. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Instructions for authors. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wlis20&page=instructions#.U739VrGdROg
  14. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Instructions for authors. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wlis20&page=instructions#.U739VrGdROg
  15. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404960028822/367486
  16. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Aims & scope. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg
  17. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Aims & scope. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg
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