Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults, The

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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title:</strong> <em>The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA)</em> <strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA)" href="http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/" target="_blank">http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission:</strong> The official research journal of the Young Adult Library Services Association, <em>JRLYA</em>'€™s purpose is to "€œenhance the development of theory, research, and practices to support young adult library services."[1. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (2014). <em>About JRLYA</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About JRLYA" href="http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/about/" target="_blank">http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/about/</a>]€ As part of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA,€“ a subspecialty of the ALA), their mandate is part of YALSA'€™s <a title="YALSA National Research Agenda" href="http://www.ala.org/yalsa/guidelines/research/researchagenda" target="_blank">National Research Agenda</a>. Specifically to reach the mission'€™s goals, YALSA "Evaluates and promotes materials of interest to adolescents through special services, programs and publications, except for those materials designed specifically for curriculum use."€[2. American Library Association. (2014). YALSA national research ageda. <em>Young Adult Library Services Association</em>. Retrieved from <a title="YALSA National Research Agenda" href="http://www.ala.org/yalsa/guidelines/research/researchagenda" target="_blank">http://www.ala.org/yalsa/guidelines/research/researchagenda</a>]€ <strong>Target audience:</strong> "€œThe primary audience for <em>Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults</em> includes academics, public librarians, school library media specialists, and secondary school educators who advocate for young adults and strive to support their developmental and educational needs."€[3. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (2014). <em>About JRLYA</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About JRLYA" href="http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/about/" target="_blank">http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/about/</a>]€ <strong>Publisher:</strong> <a title="YALSA" href="http://www.ala.org/yalsa/" target="_blank">Young Adult Library Services Association</a>[4. SerialsSolutions. (2014). The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404854519497/751217" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404854519497/751217</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> Yes.[5. SerialsSolutions. (2014). The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404854519497/751217" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404854519497/751217</a>] <strong>Type:</strong> LIS Scholarly.[6. SerialsSolutions. (2014). The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404854519497/751217" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404854519497/751217</a>] <strong>Medium:</strong> Online.[7. SerialsSolutions. (2014). The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404854519497/751217" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404854519497/751217</a>] <strong>Content:</strong> From the <a title="About YALSA" href="http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/about/" target="_blank">YALSA website</a>: <em>JRLYA</em> "€œpromotes and publishes high quality original research concerning the informational and developmental needs of young adults; the management, implementation, and evaluation of library services for young adults; and other critical issues relevant to librarians who work with young adults."[8. American Library Association. (2014). Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. <em>Young Adult Library Services Association</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About JRLYA" href="http://www.ala.org/yalsa/products&amp;publications/yalsapubs/jrlya/journal" target="_blank">http://www.ala.org/yalsa/products&amp;publications/yalsapubs/jrlya/journal</a>] Articles in the journal also include literary and cultural analysis of writing for young adults.€[9. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (2014). <em>About JRLYA</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About JRLYA" href="http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/about/" target="_blank">http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/about/</a>]€ <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> Irregularly.[10. SerialsSolutions. (2014). The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404854519497/751217" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404854519497/751217</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> <a title="JRLYA Submission Guidelines" href="http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/author-guidelines/" target="_blank">http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/author-guidelines/</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> Original, research-based manuscripts. From the Author Guidelines: "€œManuscripts may be based on original qualitative or quantitative research, an innovative conceptual framework, or a substantial literature review that opens new areas of inquiry and investigation."€[11. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (2014). <em>Author Guidelines</em>. Retrieved from <a title="JRLYA Author Guidelines" href="http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/author-guidelines/" target="_blank">http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/author-guidelines/</a>]€€ You may also submit manuscripts from other disciplines focused on "enriching theory, research and practice in young adult library services."[12. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (2014). <em>Author Guidelines</em>. Retrieved from <a title="JRLYA Author Guidelines" href="http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/author-guidelines/" target="_blank">http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/author-guidelines/</a>]€€ As of 2013, new editor Denise Agosto notes that: "We are still actively searching for good research manuscripts and welcome them from students and librarians as well as more seasoned researchers."[13. D. Agosto, personal communication, 8 May 2013] <strong>Submission and review process:</strong> Send the submission as an email attachment (.doc, .txt. or .rft) to editor Denise E. Agosto: yalsaresearch@gmail.com. Submissions should average between 4000-7000 words double spaced.[14. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (2014). <em>Author Guidelines</em>. Retrieved from <a title="JRLYA Author Guidelines" href="http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/author-guidelines/" target="_blank">http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/author-guidelines/</a>]€€ The editor will acknowledge all submissions, and the review process generally takes 10-12 weeks. The review process includes an initial assessment by the editor: if the submission reflects the journal'€™s mission statement and is considered for inclusion, it'€™s sent to at least two reviewers for a double-blind review process, where the next step is determined. Manuscripts will either be accepted for publication; accepted pending revisions; sent back for major revisions and resubmission; rejected, or deemed not appropriate for the journal, with other journals suggested.[15. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (2014). <em>Author Guidelines</em>. Retrieved from <a title="JRLYA Author Guidelines" href="http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/author-guidelines/" target="_blank">http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/author-guidelines/</a>]€€ <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> While the articles are stringently peer reviewed and of professional quality, they are extremely readable in tone; friendly, engaging, concise, while delivering excellent information to the reader.[16. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (2014). <em>Author Guidelines</em>. Retrieved from <a title="JRLYA Author Guidelines" href="http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/author-guidelines/" target="_blank">http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/author-guidelines/</a>]€€ <strong>Style guide used:</strong> <em>Chicago Manual of Style </em>(15th Edition), for overall formatting. <em>Random House Webster'€™s College Dictionary</em> for spelling &amp; usage. See the Author Guidelines for specifics.[17. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (2014). <em>Author Guidelines</em>. Retrieved from <a title="JRLYA Author Guidelines" href="http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/author-guidelines/" target="_blank">http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/author-guidelines/</a>]€€ <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> LIS authors with even a modicum of interest in working with young adults should take a look at this journal and consider submitting an article for publication. It is extremely helpful that, even if your paper is rejected by <em>JRLYA</em>, the editors will attempt to give you alternate publications to submit to. Writing topics cover every aspect of YA/librarianship you can think of. A <a title="2013 on Bi-Racial Identity" href="http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/2013/04/this-that-both-neither-the-badging-of-biracial-identity-in-young-adult-realism/" target="_blank">2013 article</a> discussed bi-racial identity in young adult books, with the author delving into her own ethnic and racial identity as a basis for setting the tone.[18. Gomez, S.H. (2013). This, that, both, neither: The badging of biracial identity in young adult realism. <em>Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults</em>. Retrieved from <a title="2013 JRLYA Article" href="http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/2013/04/this-that-both-neither-the-badging-of-biracial-identity-in-young-adult-realism/" target="_blank">http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/2013/04/this-that-both-neither-the-badging-of-biracial-identity-in-young-adult-realism/</a>] Another was about the popular <a title="2013 Article on X-Men Characters" href="http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/2013/04/taking-a-dip-in-the-crazy-pool-the-evolution-of-x-women-from-heroic-subject-to-sexual-object/" target="_blank">X-Men characters</a>, focusing specifically on  X-Women'€™s sexual objectivity.[19. Stauffer, S.M. (2013). Taking a dip in the crazy pool: The evolution of X-Women from heroic subject to sexual object. <em>Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults</em>. Retrieved from <a title="2013 JRLYA Article" href="http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/2013/04/taking-a-dip-in-the-crazy-pool-the-evolution-of-x-women-from-heroic-subject-to-sexual-object/" target="_blank">http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/2013/04/taking-a-dip-in-the-crazy-pool-the-evolution-of-x-women-from-heroic-subject-to-sexual-object/</a>] You'€™ll find this type of article alongside a more <a title="2012 Article on South Korean Immigrants" href="http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/2012/09/recent-south-korean-immigrant-adolescents-everyday-life-information-seeking-when-isolated-from-peers-a-pilot-study/" target="_blank">research oriented study</a> on South Korean adolescent immigrants,[20. Koo, J.H. (2012). Recent South Korean immigrant adolescents' every day life information seeking when isolated from peers: A pilot study. <em>Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults</em>. Retrieved from <a title="2012 JRLYA Article" href="http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/2012/09/recent-south-korean-immigrant-adolescents-everyday-life-information-seeking-when-isolated-from-peers-a-pilot-study/" target="_blank">http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/2012/09/recent-south-korean-immigrant-adolescents-everyday-life-information-seeking-when-isolated-from-peers-a-pilot-study/</a>] or <a title="2012 Article on Issues in Juvenile Detention Center Libraries" href="http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/2012/07/critical-issues-in-juvenile-detention-center-libraries/" target="_blank">issues in juvenile detention center libraries</a>.[21. Austin, J. (2012). Critical issues in juvenile detention center libraries. <em>Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults</em>. Retrieved from <a title="2012 JRLYA Article" href="http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/2012/07/critical-issues-in-juvenile-detention-center-libraries/" target="_blank">http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/2012/07/critical-issues-in-juvenile-detention-center-libraries/</a>] &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation:</strong> Not available. <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations:</strong> The journal is purely online,[22. SerialsSolutions. (2014). The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404854519497/751217" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404854519497/751217</a>] and intended to reach anyone interested in YA library services and studies.[23. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (2014). <em>About JRLYA</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About JRLYA" href="http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/about/" target="_blank">http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/about/</a>]€ Written in American English,[24. SerialsSolutions. (2014). The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404854519497/751217" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404854519497/751217</a>] with references to all sorts of young adult literature and pop culture subjects.[25. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (2014). <em>About JRLYA</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About JRLYA" href="http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/about/" target="_blank">http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/about/</a>]€ <strong>Reader characteristics:</strong> <em>JRLYA</em> is intended for LIS researchers, faculty, students, and professional librarians interested in young adult library services.[26. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (2014). <em>About JRLYA</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About JRLYA" href="http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/about/" target="_blank">http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/about/</a>]€ Per the Author Guidelines, the journal asks authors to consider the following style points when submitting for publication: <ul> <li>Choose terms that reflect YALSA'€™s philosophy.</li> <li>Avoid sexist language.</li> <li>Articles should be of a scholarly, research-based nature.[27. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (2014). <em>Author Guidelines</em>. Retrieved from <a title="JRLYA Author Guidelines" href="http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/author-guidelines/" target="_blank">http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/author-guidelines/</a>]€€</li> </ul> <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter:</strong> Most likely very strong, but the journal doesn'€™t just cater to professionals librarians, per their website: "The scope of the journal includes all aspects of library services to young adults at every level and for all types of libraries."[28. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (2014). <em>About JRLYA</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About JRLYA" href="http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/about/" target="_blank">http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/about/</a>]€€ So if including LIS jargon in your submission, make sure it's explained or easily inferred within the context. <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> Esteemed authors such as Anthony Bernier, Carol C. Kuhlthau and Virginia Walter have written for and commended the efforts of <em>JRYLA</em>.[29. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (2014). <em>All Volumes</em>. Retrieved from <a title="JRLYA Archives" href="http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/all-volumes/" target="_blank">http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/all-volumes/</a>]€€ Readers can connect through YALSA on Facebook, Twitter, various blogs and via a special <a title="JRLYA Wiki" href="http://wikis.ala.org/yalsa/index.php/Main_Page" target="_blank">wiki</a> YALSA maintains to facilitate research and discussion on all things young adult. This is a wonderful publication, to read or write for; it is helpful and respectful of authors and takes its content very seriously, while never being dull or stuffy. A highly valued source of YA information. <strong>Last updated:</strong> November 3, 2014 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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