Library Management

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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title:</strong> <em>Library Management</em> <strong>Website:</strong> <a href="http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journal/lm">http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journal/lm</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission:</strong> <em>Library Management </em>"reflects the latest research undertaken in academic, government and corporate institutions by reporting contemporary thought, whilst also exploring practical implications for those involved in teaching and practice."[1. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. (2014). Aims &amp; Scope. <em>Library Management.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm">http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm</a>] <strong>Target audience:</strong> "Library Management (LM) publishes articles of interest to senior library managers and academics."[2. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. (2014). Aims &amp; Scope. <em>Library Management.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm">http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm</a>] <strong>Publisher:</strong> Emerald Group Publishing Limited.[3. ProQuest. (2015). Library Management. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1434481437406/338729">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1434481437406/338729</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> Yes.[4. ProQuest. (2015). Library Management. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1434481437406/338729">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1434481437406/338729</a>] <strong>Type:</strong> LIS Scholarly.[5. ProQuest. (2015). Library Management. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1434481437406/338729">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1434481437406/338729</a>] <strong>Medium:</strong> Print and online.[6. ProQuest. (2015). Library Management. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1434481437406/338729">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1434481437406/338729</a>] <em>LM</em> "is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Library Studies eJournals Collection."[7. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. (2014). Aims &amp; Scope. <em>Library Management.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm">http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm</a>] <strong>Content:</strong> <em>Library Management </em>"reflects the latest research undertaken in academic, government and corporate institutions by reporting contemporary thought, whilst also exploring practical implications for those involved in teaching and practice."[8. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. (2014). Aims &amp; Scope. <em>Library Management.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm">http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm</a>] Included in every subscription is an annual Chinese supplement.[9. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. (2014). Chinese Supplement. <em>Library Management.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://www.emeraldinsight.com.cn/">http://www.emeraldinsight.com.cn/</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> 9 times per year.[10. ProQuest. (2015). Library Management. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1434481437406/338729">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1434481437406/338729</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> <a href="http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lm#8">http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lm#8</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> Articles should be in Microsoft Word format and between 3000 and 6000 words in length.[11. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Author Guidelines. <em>Library Management.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lm#8">http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lm#8</a>] The journal welcomes submissions on: <ul> <li>Strategic management</li> <li>HRM/HRO</li> <li>Cultural diversity</li> <li>Information use</li> <li>Quality and change management</li> <li>Management issues</li> <li>Marketing</li> <li>Outsourcing</li> <li>Automation</li> <li>Library finance</li> <li>Charging</li> <li>Performance measurement</li> <li>Data protection and copyright[12. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Author Guidelines. <em>Library Management.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lm#8">http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lm#8</a>]</li> </ul> <strong>Submission and review process:</strong> Submissions are made through <a href="https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/lm">ScholarOne Manuscripts</a>, an online submission and peer review system. You need to register, create your account, and then will be able to go through the submission process to upload your article.[13. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Author Guidelines. <em>Library Management</em>. Retrieved from <a href="http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lm">http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lm</a>] Emerald publishing offers an <a href="http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/authors/writing/checklist.htm">Article Submission Checklist </a> to ensure that your submission is complete.[14. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Author Guidelines. <em>Library Management</em>. Retrieved from <a href="http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lm">http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lm</a>] As per the Author Guidelines: "Each paper is reviewed by the Editor and, if it (is) judged suitable for publication, is evaluated using a double-blind peer review process."[15. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Author Guidelines. <em>Library Management</em>. Retrieved from <a href="http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lm">http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lm</a>] <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> Articles are written in a highly professional and academic style. There is a strong international component to the selection of articles in each issue. While the content clearly embraces innovative thought and "big ideas", there is a practical tone in the sharing of issues concerning individual libraries.[16. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. (2014). Aims &amp; Scope. <em>Library Management.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm">http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm</a>] <strong>Style guide used:</strong> A comprehensive list of guidelines is provided in the Author Guidelines section.[17. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Author Guidelines. <em>Library Management</em>. Retrieved from <a href="http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lm">http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lm</a>] References should be written in Harvard style.[18. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Author Guidelines. <em>Library Management</em>. Retrieved from <a href="http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lm">http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lm</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> This is a highly informative publication in the field of library management. The articles in this journal explore a wide range of issues in various types of libraries worldwide. In the current issue alone (Volume 36 Issue 4/5), articles topics include: e-reserves in a Manila library; social welfare information management in Nigerian libraries; academic library leadership; and promotion and tenure for academic librarians.[19. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Table of Contents Volume 36 Issue 4/5. <em>Library Management</em>. Retrieved from <a href="http://www.emeraldinsight.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/toc/lm/36/4%2F5">http://www.emeraldinsight.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/toc/lm/36/4%2F5</a>] LIS authors, whether professional librarians, or library managers, have the opportunity to delve into  current issues in library management, and publish their research in a highly regarded academic journal. International authors also have an excellent opportunity to publish research on issues important to their particular geographical area.[20. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Table of Contents Volume 36 Issue 4/5. <em>Library Management</em>. Retrieved from <a href="http://www.emeraldinsight.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/toc/lm/36/4%2F5">http://www.emeraldinsight.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/toc/lm/36/4%2F5</a>] Of particular interest to Chinese authors is the annual Chinese supplement -- an excellent avenue for publication.[21. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. (2014). Chinese Supplement. <em>Library Management.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://www.emeraldinsight.com.cn/">http://www.emeraldinsight.com.cn/</a>] &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation:</strong> Circulation statistics are not available. According to the Emerald site, <em>Library Management</em> articles are downloaded over 11,000 times per month.[22. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Aims &amp; Scope. <em>Library Management</em>. Retrieved from <a href="http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm">http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm</a>] <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations:</strong> <em>Library Management</em> is written in English[23. ProQuest. (2015). Library Management. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1434481437406/338729">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1434481437406/338729</a>], yet is international in scope. While the editor and book review editor are located in Australia, the editorial advisory board comprise professionals worldwide; including, the U.K., Canada, India, Finland, Hong Kong, New Zealand and South Africa.[24. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Editorial Team. <em>Library Management</em>. Retrieved from <a href="http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/editorial_team.htm?id=lm">http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/editorial_team.htm?id=lm</a>] Emerald offers an editing service, The Charlesworth Group, that offers "expert Language Editing services for non-native English-speaking authors, and...discounts to authors planning to submit to Emerald's journal(s)."[25. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Author Guidelines. <em>Library Management</em>. Retrieved from <a href="http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lm">http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lm</a>] The annual Chinese supplement is a Chinese language publication, "created specifically for Chinese researchers"[26. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Emerald News. <em>Emerald Group Publishing</em>. Retrieved from <a href="http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/about/news/story.htm?id=1279">http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/about/news/story.htm?id=1279</a>], with an "Editorial Board of eminent Chinese Librarians and Educators."[27. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Emerald News. <em>Emerald Group Publishing</em>. Retrieved from <a href="http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/about/news/story.htm?id=1279">http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/about/news/story.htm?id=1279</a>] <strong>Reader characteristics:</strong> Readers are senior managers and academics from across the globe. As this journal has an international scope, the audience will have diverse cultural experiences. Despite this, readers will share an interest in current research and contemporary thought related to managerial issues in academic and government institutions worldwide.[28. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Aims &amp; Scope. <em>Library Management</em>. Retrieved from <a href="http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm">http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter:</strong> Readers will be very knowledgeable about LIS subjects as this publication is aimed at senior managers and academics.[29. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Aims &amp; Scope. <em>Library Management</em>. Retrieved from <a href="http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm">http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> This is a knowledgeable, diverse, academic audience. Readers expect high-level, thorough and thoughtful research on leadership and management issues in libraries. Potential authors who want to share innovative approaches to these issues, especially with implications in real library settings, will find a highly invested audience. <strong>Last updated:</strong> June 24, 2015 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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