Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST)

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Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST)
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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title:</strong> <em>Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIS&amp;T)</em> (Previously the <em>American Society for Information Science and Technology</em>) <strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIS&amp;T)" href="http://www.asis.org/jasist.html" target="_blank">http://www.asis.org/jasist.html</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission:</strong> From the website the stated purpose of <em>JASIST</em> is a "leading international forum for peer-reviewed research in information science."[1. John Wiley &amp; Sons Inc. (2014). Overview. <em>ASIS&amp;T</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Overview JASIST" href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ProductInformation.html">http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ProductInformation.html</a>] <strong>Target audience:</strong> LIS professionals who are involved in or interested in the tools and techniques of information management.[2. John Wiley &amp; Sons Inc. (2014). Overview. <em>ASIS&amp;T</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Overview JASIST" href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ProductInformation.html">http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ProductInformation.html</a>] <strong>Publisher:</strong> John Wiley &amp; Sons Inc.[3. ProQuest. (2014). Association for Information Science and Technology. Journal. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Serial Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1412979904237/41862">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1412979904237/41862</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> Yes. Subject to single blind review.[4. John Wiley &amp; Sons Inc. (2014). JASIST. <em>ASIS&amp;T</em>. Retrieved from <a title="JASIST" href="http://www.asis.org/jasist.html">http://www.asis.org/jasist.html</a>] <strong>Type:</strong> LIS scholarly journal.[5. John Wiley &amp; Sons Inc. (2014). JASIST. <em>ASIS&amp;T</em>. Retrieved from <a title="JASIST" href="http://www.asis.org/jasist.html">http://www.asis.org/jasist.html</a>] <strong>Medium:</strong> Online.[6. John Wiley &amp; Sons Inc. (2014). JASIST. <em>ASIS&amp;T</em>. Retrieved from <a title="JASIST" href="http://www.asis.org/jasist.html">http://www.asis.org/jasist.html</a>] <strong>Content:</strong> This journal publishes original research on "...the production, discovery, recording, storage, representation, retrieval, presentation, manipulation, dissemination, use, and evaluation of information and on the tools and techniques associated with these processes."[7. John Wiley &amp; Sons Inc. (2014). Overview. <em>ASIS&amp;T</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Overview JASIST" href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ProductInformation.html">http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ProductInformation.html</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> Monthly.[8. ProQuest. (2014). Association for Information Science and Technology. Journal. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Serial Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1412979904237/41862">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1412979904237/41862</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> <a title="Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIS&amp;T) Submission Guidelines" href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ForAuthors.html" target="_blank">http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ForAuthors.html</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> "The Journal welcomes rigorous work of an empirical, experimental, ethnographic, conceptual, historical, socio-technical, policy-analytic, or critical-theoretical nature."[9. John Wiley &amp; Sons Inc. (2014). Overview. <em>ASIS&amp;T</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Overview JASIST" href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ProductInformation.html">http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ProductInformation.html</a>] Submitted articles should not exceed 36 pages. However, if an author has a longer paper, it may be submitted to the editor with a justification for the longer length which will be taken under consideration.[10. John Wiley &amp; Sons Inc. (2014). Author Guidelines. <em>ASIS&amp;T</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Author Guidelines" href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ForAuthors.html">http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ForAuthors.html</a>] <strong>Submission and review process:</strong> From the website: "Types of manuscripts: Various contributions are considered for publication: full-length research articles, occasional opinion papers (2,000-3-000 words on a topic that will stimulate debate), brief communications of 1,000-2,000 words, and letters to the editor. Letters and brief communications can generally be published sooner than full-length articles. All materials submitted will be acknowledged on receipt and (except for letters) subject to peer review. Opinion papers may be sent for review at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief. Articles are subjected single blind refereeing. Copies of the referees' comments will be forwarded to the author, along with the editor's decision."[11. John Wiley &amp; Sons Inc. (2014). Author Guidelines. <em>ASIS&amp;T</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Author Guidelines" href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ForAuthors.html">http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ForAuthors.html</a>] <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> Scholarly writing with properly formatted and cited references. A brief review of recently published articles indicate that the writing is formal and very informative.[12. John Wiley &amp; Sons Inc. (2014). Author Guidelines. <em>ASIS&amp;T</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Author Guidelines" href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ForAuthors.html">http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ForAuthors.html</a>] <strong>Style guide used:</strong> <em>Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association</em> (current edition).[13. John Wiley &amp; Sons Inc. (2014). Author Guidelines. <em>ASIS&amp;T</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Author Guidelines" href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ForAuthors.html">http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ForAuthors.html</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of the publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> This site appears to be an excellent choice for LIS authors who have prepared in-depth original research papers on the evaluation and dissemination of information. Recently published articles include the "effects of time delays and information presentation on search behavior" and subject terms for classificatory metadata.[14. John Wiley &amp; Sons Inc. (2014). Overview. <em>ASIS&amp;T</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Overview JASIST" href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ProductInformation.html">http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ProductInformation.html</a>] &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Circulation:</strong> No information available on circulation numbers. This is the journal for the Association for Information Science &amp; Technology which states "ASIS&amp;T counts among its membership some 4,000 information specialists from such fields as computer science, linguistics, management, librarianship, engineering, law, medicine, chemistry, and education..."[15. John Wiley &amp; Sons Inc. (2014). About ASIS&amp;T. <em>ASIS&amp;T</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About ASIS&amp;T" href="http://www.asis.org/about.html">http://www.asis.org/about.html</a>] <strong>Geographic location:</strong> This is an international publication; however, the journal is published in American English.[16. ProQuest. (2014). Association for Information Science and Technology. Journal. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Serial Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1412979904237/41862">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1412979904237/41862</a>] <strong>Language or cultural considerations:</strong> "Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission or during the review process."[17. John Wiley &amp; Sons Inc. (2014). Author Guidelines. <em>ASIS&amp;T</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Author Guidelines" href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ForAuthors.html">http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ForAuthors.html</a>] <strong>Individual characteristics:</strong> Members of the Association for Information Science &amp; Technology (formerly American Society for Information Science and Technology) are readers along with other interested LIS professionals.[18. John Wiley &amp; Sons Inc. (2014). Overview. <em>ASIS&amp;T</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Overview JASIST" href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ProductInformation.html">http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ProductInformation.html</a>] <strong>Professional interests and workplaces:</strong> Readers will, no doubt, come from a technical LIS background who have a strong interest in original research in emerging areas of interest.[19. John Wiley &amp; Sons Inc. (2014). Overview. <em>ASIS&amp;T</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Overview JASIST" href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ProductInformation.html">http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ProductInformation.html</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter:</strong> Readers are most likely LIS professionals with an interest in research and who have a thorough background in LIS terminology.[20. John Wiley &amp; Sons Inc. (2014). Overview. <em>ASIS&amp;T</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Overview JASIST" href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ProductInformation.html">http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ProductInformation.html</a>] <strong>Biases, values, and attitudes:</strong> Geared toward intellectual, educated readers.[21. John Wiley &amp; Sons Inc. (2014). Overview. <em>ASIS&amp;T</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Overview JASIST" href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ProductInformation.html">http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ProductInformation.html</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> As the journal is the publication for the Association for Information Science and Technology members who are described as "individuals who share a common interest in improving the ways society stores, retrieves, analyzes, manages, archives and disseminates information, coming together for mutual benefit,"[22. John Wiley &amp; Sons Inc. (2014). About ASIS&amp;T. <em>ASIS&amp;T</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About ASIS&amp;T" href="http://www.asis.org/about.html">http://www.asis.org/about.html</a>] authors who wish to write for this journal will need to be well-versed in information technology and interested in emerging trends in this field. Readers expect original research that "pushes the boundaries of knowledge in emerging areas of interest,"[23. John Wiley &amp; Sons Inc. (2014). Overview. <em>ASIS&amp;T</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Overview JASIST" href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ProductInformation.html">http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ProductInformation.html</a>] according to the <em>JASIS&amp;T</em> website. <strong>Last updated: </strong>October 10, 2014 <hr /> <h4>References<strong> </strong></h4>
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