Library Philosophy and Practice (LPP)

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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title:</strong> <em>Library Philosophy and Practice</em> (<em>LPP</em>) <strong>ISSN</strong>: 1522-0222[1. <em>Library Philosophy and Practice</em>, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 5, 2018, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1520296753644/266299" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1520296753644/266299</a>] <strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Library Philosophy and Practice" href="http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission:</strong> Per their website, this journal "publishes articles exploring the connection between library practice and the philosophy and theory behind it. These include explorations of current, past, and emerging theories of librarianship and library practice, as well as reports of successful, innovative, or experimental library procedures, methods, or projects in all areas of librarianship, set in the context of applied research."[2. <em>Library Philosophy and Practice, </em>University of Nebraska--Lincoln Libraries, accessed March 5, 2018, <em> </em><a href="https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/</a>] <strong>Target audience:</strong> Library professionals (primarily employees working in academic libraries) interested in exploring the philosophy of librarianship.[3. <em>Library Philosophy and Practice</em>, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 5, 2018, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1520296753644/266299" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1520296753644/266299</a>] <strong>Publisher:</strong> University of Nebraska, Lincoln Libraries; University of Idaho Library[4. <i>Library Philosophy and Practice, </i>University of Nebraska--Lincoln Libraries, accessed March 5, 2018, <a title="University of Idaho Library" href="http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~mbolin/lpp.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~mbolin/lpp.htm</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> Yes.[5. <em>Library Philosophy and Practice</em>, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 5, 2018, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1520296753644/266299" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1520296753644/266299</a>] <strong>Type:</strong> LIS scholarly.[6. <em>Library Philosophy and Practice</em>, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 5, 2018, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1520296753644/266299" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1520296753644/266299</a>] <strong>Medium:</strong> Online.[7. <em>Library Philosophy and Practice</em>, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 5, 2018, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1520296753644/266299" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1520296753644/266299</a>] <strong>Content:</strong> <em>LPP</em> includes research-based articles covering all aspects of philosophy and theory of librarianship. Some of the many topics the journal has covered over the years include extended library-hour service, the information-seeking behaviors of journalists, information ethics, the information needs of women in prison, the creativity of public librarians, gaming theory, the role of academic libraries in developing countries as access points to print and electronic resources, and many more.[8. <em>Library Philosophy and Practice, </em>University of Nebraska--Lincoln Libraries, accessed March 5, 2018, <em> </em><a href="https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> Annually.[9. <em>Library Philosophy and Practice</em>, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 5, 2018, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1520296753644/266299" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1520296753644/266299</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> <a href="https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/instructions.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/instructions.html</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> Research papers on all aspects of philosophy and theory of librarianship.[10. <em>Library Philosophy and Practice, </em>University of Nebraska--Lincoln Libraries, accessed March 5, 2018, <em> </em><a href="https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/</a>] <strong>Submission and review process: </strong>Authors should email their articles (in .doc, .rtf, or html format) to the editors. The editors encourage authors to query them prior to submitting an article.  The journal only accepts unpublished articles and articles which aren’t currently under review elsewhere. Lastly, authors should be aware that "all manuscripts are checked using Safe Assignment software before they are sent for peer review."[11. "<em>Library Philosophy and Practice: </em>Instructions for Authors," University of Nebraska--Lincoln Libraries, accessed March 5, 2018, <em> </em><a href="https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/</a>] <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> Scholarly.[12. <em>Library Philosophy and Practice</em>, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 5, 2018, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1520296753644/266299" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1520296753644/266299</a>] <strong>Style guide used: </strong>"Use MLA, APA, or any other style that embeds citations in the article, e.g., (Bolin, 2005), with a list of works cited at the end of the article. Do not use footnote or endnote citations. Please include links to any web resources that are mentioned."[13. "<em>Library Philosophy and Practice: </em>Instructions for Authors," University of Nebraska--Lincoln Libraries, accessed March 5, 2018, <em> </em><a href="https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> Each issue of <em>LPP </em>covers an extensive variety of topics pertaining to applied research and the theory behind it. The sheer breadth of topics beneath the umbrella of applied LIS research, combined with the journal's international scope (please see the "Audience analysis" section below) make this publication an excellent choice for new and seasoned LIS authors alike. Additionally, the journal's flexibility regarding the style used (MLA, APA, etc.) make it an appealing choice for authors in both the humanities and scientific professions. &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation: </strong>Although circulation figures are unavailable, <em>LPP's </em>papers have been downloaded almost three million times. Nearly 700,000 of these downloads occurred within the past year.[14. <em>Library Philosophy and Practice, </em>University of Nebraska--Lincoln Libraries, accessed March 5, 2018, <em> </em><a href="https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/</a>] <strong>Audience location:</strong> Although <em>LPP </em>is published in the U.S.[15. <em>Library Philosophy and Practice</em>, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 5, 2018, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1520296753644/266299" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1520296753644/266299</a>], it covers topics pertaining to specific libraries and information organizations all over the world. The map on the journal's homepage shows that readers live in New Zealand, the U.S., Jamaica, and numerous countries in between.[15. <em>Library Philosophy and Practice, </em>University of Nebraska--Lincoln Libraries, accessed March 5, 2018, <em> </em><a href="https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/</a>] <strong>Reader characteristics:</strong> Readers are educated, have an MLIS, a PhD, or are currently studying in an information and library science program. They may be students yet to work in an information organization, librarians, directors of information organizations, researchers, etc.[16. Mary Bolin, email message to author, September 16, 2008.] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter:</strong> In general, it's safe to assume that most readers will have extensive knowledge of LIS subject matter. However, as mentioned above, the articles vary widely, both in terms of content and complexity. Some articles are written in a less formal style while others are very scholarly, containing advanced language and foreign concepts that even a professional librarian might have trouble deciphering.[17. Mary Bolin, email message to author, September 16, 2008.] <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> Due to the broad scope of this journal, authors should write to a specific group of people, rather than trying to please every reader. Articles tend to address very specific topics (e.g., "Information Seeking Behaviors of Journalists in North India"),[18. <em>Library Philosophy and Practice, </em>University of Nebraska--Lincoln Libraries, accessed March 5, 2018, <em> </em><a href="https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/</a>] so readers will expect authors to be experts on their chosen topic. Additionally, authors shouldn't shy away from technical terms or library jargon, since they can safely assume that at least some of their readers will be familiar with it. &nbsp; <strong>Last updated:</strong> March 5, 2018 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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