Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning

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Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning
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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title:</strong> <em>Journal of Library &amp; Information Services in Distance Learning</em> <strong>ISSN</strong>: 1533-290X (Print) and 1533-2918 (Online)[1. “Journal Information,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed January 29, 2018, <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?journalCode=wlis20" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?journalCode=wlis20</a>] <strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning" href="http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/WLIS" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/WLIS</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission:</strong> "The <em>Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning</em> €addresses the issues and concerns of librarians and information specialists in the rapidly growing field of distance education."[2. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed January 29, 2018, <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg</a>] <strong>Target audience:</strong> The journal primarily targets scholars, librarians, and library students.[3. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed January 29, 2018, <a title="Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning Aims &amp; Scope" href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg</a>] <strong>Publisher:</strong> Routledge.[4. <em>Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning, </em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed January 29, 2018, <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404960028822/367486" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404960028822/367486</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> Yes.[5. <em>Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning, </em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed January 29, 2018, <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404960028822/367486" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404960028822/367486</a>] <strong>Type:</strong> LIS scholarly.[6. <em>Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning, </em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed January 29, 2018, <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404960028822/367486" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404960028822/367486</a>] <strong>Medium:</strong> Print and online.[7. <em>Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning, </em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed January 29, 2018, <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404960028822/367486" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404960028822/367486</a>] <strong>Content:</strong> The journal reports that it "€addresses 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. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed January 29, 2018, <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> Quarterly.[8. <em>Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning, </em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed January 29, 2018, <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404960028822/367486" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404960028822/367486</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> <a title="Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning Submission Guidelines" href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wlis20&amp;page=instructions#.UxCmcYVUPpw" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wlis20&amp;page=instructions#.UxCmcYVUPpw</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> The <em>Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning</em> is comprised of "€original research, theoretical papers, substantive articles, essays, book and literature reviews, and research reports that cover programs and innovations throughout the international community."[9. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed January 29, 2018, <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg</a>]€ Submissions should include an abstract with a maximum of 100 words, while the main text should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words. Additionally, submissions cannot be previously published and cannot be simultaneously submitted to another publication. Authors should provide 3-10 keywords for indexing purposes.[10. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed January 29, 2018, <a title="Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning Information for Authors" href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wlis20&amp;page=instructions#.U739VrGdROg" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wlis20&amp;page=instructions#.U739VrGdROg</a>] <strong>Submission and review process: </strong>Both editorial screening and peer review are conducted anonymously.[11. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed January 29, 2018, <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg</a>]Authors should submit manuscripts electronically via ScholarOne Manuscripts at <a title="ScholarOne Manuscripts Submission Guidelines" href="http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wlis" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wlis</a>.[12. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed January 29, 2018, <a title="Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning Information for Authors" href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wlis20&amp;page=instructions#.U739VrGdROg" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wlis20&amp;page=instructions#.U739VrGdROg</a>] <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> While the journal is scholarly in nature, many of the articles cover practical subjects, such as reference techniques.[13. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed January 29, 2018, <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg</a>] <strong>Style guide used:</strong> <em>APA Publication Manual</em>.[14. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed January 29, 2018, <a title="Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning Information for Authors" href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wlis20&amp;page=instructions#.U739VrGdROg" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wlis20&amp;page=instructions#.U739VrGdROg</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> The <em>Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning</em> provides an excellent forum for LIS authors interested in publishing scholarly articles in the specific and emerging field of distance learning. In particular, library instructors with experience using Web 2.0, virtual reference, LibGuides, etc. in conjunction with distance learning will feel right at home with this journal's subject matter. &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation:</strong> Circulation figures not available. <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations:</strong> The primary audience for this publication is the United States, and–to a slightly lesser degree–other English-speaking countries such as Great Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.[15. <em>Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning, </em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed January 29, 2018, <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404960028822/367486" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404960028822/367486</a>] <strong>Reader characteristics:</strong> Although the journal does not provide information about its readers, its website reports that it covers "€programs and innovations throughout the international community."[16. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed January 29, 2018, <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg</a>]€ The journal's focus on distance learning contributes to its international reach. Readers consist mainly of librarians, LIS instructors, and LIS students who value education, specifically programs and innovations in distance learning relating to LIS education. Workplaces for these readers primarily include academic libraries and institutions.[17. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed January 29, 2018, <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg</a>]€ <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter:</strong> The <em>Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning</em> 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.[18. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed January 29, 2018, <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg</a>]€ <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> LIS authors should keep in mind that that the readers of this journal have extensive knowledge of distance learning <em>specifically within the LIS field</em>. As long as they are aware of the specialized nature of this journal, potential authors can use this forum to make valuable connections and establish professional rapport. <strong>Last updated:</strong> January 29, 2018 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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