Journal of Library Metadata

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Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Journal of Library Metadata

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

Purpose, objective, or mission: Per their site, “The journal is a forum for the latest research, innovations, news, and expert views about all aspects of metadata applications and about the role of metadata in information retrieval. The focus is on practical, applicable information that libraries and other institutions can effectively use in their own information discovery environments.”1

Target audience: “The Journal of Library Metadata is essential reading for information professionals dealing with metadata, cataloging, institutional repositories and/or digital repositories and libraries, information retrieval system design as well as for researchers in library and information science and related fields.”2

Publisher: Taylor & Francis.3

Peer reviewed? Yes.4

Type: LIS scholarly.5

Medium: Print or online.6

Content: Per their site, “The journal features original scholarly research, new developments in the field, and reviews of relevant material. Subjects covered include, but are not limited, to application profiles; best practices; controlled vocabularies; cross walking of metadata and interoperability; digital libraries and metadata; federated repositories and searching; folksonomies, individual metadata schemes; institutional repository metadata; metadata content standards; resource description framework; SKOS; topic maps; and more.”7

Frequency of publication: Quarterly.8

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/authors/WJLMauth.asp

Types of contributions accepted: Articles on the “latest research, innovations, news, and expert views about all aspects of metadata applications in libraries and about the role of metadata in information retrieval.”9

Submission and review process: Work is submitted electronically via email to the editor following the detailed submission guidelines.10

Editorial tone: Scholarly.11

Style guide used: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA)12

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

Writers with expertise in this field will find this an opportunity to develop their reputation and strengthen their resume with a publication in this peer-reviewed journal.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Circulation numbers not available.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: This publication is not limited to any geographic location, so it is relevant in the United States and abroad. Although this publication may be regarded as international in scope, the articles in this publication are only offered in the English language.13 Furthermore, the information tends to be presented in a way that does not focus on any one particular culture.14

Reader characteristics: Specific data not available; however, it can be safely assumed the readership is similar to the majority of the library profession. The readers of this publication include university library staff and library and information science educators, deans, program chairs, and directors. Readers will likely have a strong interest in technology solutions to issues facing LIS field.15

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers of Journal of Library Metadata have strong knowledge in the technical aspects of librarianship. It is assumed because this is a academic publication, that readers will have be knowledgeable about topics such as, indexing, cataloging, and hypertext.16

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

Writers will need high level of experience or expertise in the field to write for this publication. Readers will not be interested in general LIS topics or articles that do not offer them new information.

Last updated: November 3, 2014


References

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  1. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Aims & scope. Journal of Library Metadata. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wjlm20#.U73dhbGdROg
  2. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Aims & scope. Journal of Library Metadata. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wjlm20#.U73dhbGdROg
  3. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Journal of Library Metadata. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404951347089/249185
  4. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Journal of Library Metadata. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404951347089/249185
  5. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Journal of Library Metadata. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404951347089/249185
  6. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Journal of Library Metadata. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404951347089/249185
  7. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Aims & scope. Journal of Library Metadata. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wjlm20#.U73dhbGdROg
  8. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Journal of Library Metadata. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404951347089/249185
  9. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Instructions for authors. Journal of Library Metadata. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wjlm20&page=instructions#.U73ddbGdROg
  10. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Instructions for authors. Journal of Library Metadata. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wjlm20&page=instructions#.U73ddbGdROg
  11. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Journal of Library Metadata. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404951347089/249185
  12. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Instructions for authors. Journal of Library Metadata. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wjlm20&page=instructions#.U73ddbGdROg
  13. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Journal of Library Metadata. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404951347089/249185
  14. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Aims & scope. Journal of Library Metadata. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wjlm20#.U73dhbGdROg
  15. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Aims & scope. Journal of Library Metadata. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wjlm20#.U73dhbGdROg
  16. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Aims & scope. Journal of Library Metadata. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wjlm20#.U73dhbGdROg
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