Library Quarterly

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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title:</strong> <em>The Library Quarterly</em> <strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Library Quarterly" href="http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/LQ" target="_blank">http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/LQ</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission:</strong> The mission of <em>Library Quarterly</em>, per their website, is "an international journal focused on research that chronicles libraries as organizations that connect their communities to information."[1. University of Chicago Press. (2014). <em>The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Library Quarterly" href="http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/journals/journal/lq.html" target="_blank">http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/journals/journal/lq.html</a>] <strong>Target audience:</strong> <em>Library Quarterly</em> is geared towards librarians and other information professionals[2. University of Chicago Press. (2014). <em>The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Library Quarterly" href="http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/journals/journal/lq.html" target="_blank">http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/journals/journal/lq.html</a>] <strong>Publisher:</strong> University of Chicago Press[3. SerialsSolutions. (2014). The Library Quarterly. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404342970350/48843" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404342970350/48843</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> Yes[4. SerialsSolutions. (2014). The Library Quarterly. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404342970350/48843" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404342970350/48843</a>] <strong>Type:</strong> LIS scholarly[5. SerialsSolutions. (2014). The Library Quarterly. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404342970350/48843" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404342970350/48843</a>] <strong>Medium:</strong> Print and online.[6. SerialsSolutions. (2014). The Library Quarterly. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404342970350/48843" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404342970350/48843</a>] <strong>Content:</strong> <em>Library Quarterly</em> features writing of a scholarly nature that explores issues concerning library science. It focuses on research-based, empirical articles about topics of interest to information professionals. Content promotes discussion and dialogue between the scholarly and practitioner communities and addresses the value of libraries as cultural, community, and learning institutions.[7. University of Chicago Press. (2014). <em>The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Library Quarterly" href="http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/journals/journal/lq.html" target="_blank">http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/journals/journal/lq.html</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> Quarterly[8. SerialsSolutions. (2014). The Library Quarterly. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404342970350/48843" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404342970350/48843</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> <a title="Library Quarterly Submission Guidelines" href="http://www.jstor.org/page/journal/libraryq/instruct.html" target="_blank">http://www.jstor.org/page/journal/libraryq/instruct.html</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> <em>Library Quarterly</em> accepts research-based articles and discussion pieces foster the advancement and sharing of cutting-edge developments in the field of LIS. Submissions are submitted electronically through the journal's <a title="Library Quarterly Editorial Manager" href="http://www.editorialmanager.com/lq/" target="_blank">Editorial Manager here</a>. Submissions must be original and unpublished.[9. University of Chicago Press. (2014). <em>The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy: Instructions for Authors</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Library Quarterly Instructions for Authors" href="http://www.press.uchicago.edu/journals/lq/instruct.html?journal=lq" target="_blank">http://www.press.uchicago.edu/journals/lq/instruct.html?journal=lq</a>] The publication generally does not accept articles based on opinion or conjecture. Discussions of problems, issues and solutions may be accepted if they are connected to research and evidence.[10. University of Chicago Press. (2014). <em>The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Library Quarterly" href="http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/journals/journal/lq.html" target="_blank">http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/journals/journal/lq.html</a>] <strong>Submission and review process: </strong>Authors must register with the online system in order to submit a manuscript, and can then track their submission as it undergoes the review process. All parts of the manuscript will be refereed during the review process using a double-blind method.[11. University of Chicago Press. (2014). <em>The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy: Instructions for Authors</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Library Quarterly Instructions for Authors" href="http://www.press.uchicago.edu/journals/lq/instruct.html?journal=lq" target="_blank">http://www.press.uchicago.edu/journals/lq/instruct.html?journal=lq</a>] <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> Scholarly.[12. University of Chicago Press. (2014). <em>The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy: Instructions for Authors</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Library Quarterly Instructions for Authors" href="http://www.press.uchicago.edu/journals/lq/instruct.html?journal=lq" target="_blank">http://www.press.uchicago.edu/journals/lq/instruct.html?journal=lq</a>] <strong>Style guide used:</strong> <em>Chicago Manual of Style, </em>15th edition[13. University of Chicago Press. (2014). <em>The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy: Instructions for Authors</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Library Quarterly Instructions for Authors" href="http://www.press.uchicago.edu/journals/lq/instruct.html?journal=lq" target="_blank">http://www.press.uchicago.edu/journals/lq/instruct.html?journal=lq</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> This publication is dedicated to items of interest to the LIS profession, and therefore encourages submissions by academics and practitioners from all areas of library science and various information professions. It accepts writing from graduate students, and publishes articles on a variety of topics. Therefore, there is considerable potential for LIS authors to publish an article related to their area(s) of interest. <em>Library Quarterly</em> is a prestigious journal, and publication in it will lend credibility to LIS authors. Having an article in this journal will be excellent resume experience, and may help in some tenure and advancement situations. &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation:</strong> No information available. <strong>Audience location:</strong> <em>Library Quarterly</em> is published in the U.S. (in English only)[14. SerialsSolutions. (2014). The Library Quarterly. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404342970350/48843" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404342970350/48843</a>] but is available for Canadian and other international subscribers. Writers should assume that at least some of its readers live in other countries and may not relate to the same cultural references. <strong>Reader characteristics:</strong> This is a scholarly journal specifically for library and information science students and professionals. Readers likely have, at a minimum, a master's degree in library and information science, and many may have advanced degrees as well. They are interested in research-based scholarship, which demonstrates that they take their profession very seriously and are committed to staying informed and educated.[15. University of Chicago Press. (2014). <em>The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Library Quarterly" href="http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/journals/journal/lq.html" target="_blank">http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/journals/journal/lq.html</a>] <em>Library Quarterly</em> is targeted at librarians and information professionals as a whole. Therefore, its audience includes professionals in all types of environments: public libraries, special libraries, academic libraries, and other organizations managing information. Their interests within the profession will be varied, as will their experience levels. Because it is a scholarly publication, it may have greater appeal for management-level librarians or those with more experience. However, since the publication does accept some submissions from LIS students, and has published the results of some doctoral research, it may also be of interest to those who are still working towards their degrees.[16. University of Chicago Press. (2014). <em>The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Library Quarterly" href="http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/journals/journal/lq.html" target="_blank">http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/journals/journal/lq.html</a>] Information professionals are eager to learn and eager to keep apprised of the newest research. They value education, and tend to be lifelong learners. Their personal and political views are, for purposes of this journal, irrelevant. In reading <em>Library Quarterly</em>, they will be concerned only with the relevance of the articles to their work.[17. University of Chicago Press. (2014). <em>The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Library Quarterly" href="http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/journals/journal/lq.html" target="_blank">http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/journals/journal/lq.html</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter:</strong> Since this publication is targeted at librarians and information professionals, in-depth knowledge of LIS subject matter, trends and jargon can be assumed. This is an audience that will expect a certain level of expertise on the part of the writer. Readers will be expecting articles that demonstrate a clear understanding of current scholarship and build on it accordingly. However, writers should bear in mind that <em>Library Quarterly</em> appeals to a broad audience of librarians, and does not target any particular specialty or focus. Therefore, if writing about a specialized LIS topic, writers may want to avoid making assumptions.[18. University of Chicago Press. (2014). <em>The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Library Quarterly" href="http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/journals/journal/lq.html" target="_blank">http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/journals/journal/lq.html</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> Readers of <em>Library Quarterly</em> will appreciate writing that is clear, concise, and compelling. Writing that is evidence based, and that builds on existing scholarship to introduce information that is new and innovative, will be of greatest appeal to this audience. Writers should realize that readers of <em>Library Quarterly</em> will have high expectations. They will demand high-quality research and writing that has a direct impact on their profession. This publication is not an appropriate forum for opinion or point-of-view pieces, or anecdotal information about local programs. Since the journal is peer-reviewed, writers must also expect that their work will undergo a rigorous editorial process. <strong>Last updated:</strong> October 31, 2014 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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