Library Review

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Library Review

Website: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lr

Purpose, objective, or mission: Library Review (LR), is an independent journal for all those concerned with librarianship, information transfer and communication. Per their website they, “aim to provide an international communication link between researchers, educators and library professionals in academic, public, company and other libraries.”1

Target audience: Academics, library and information science teachers and researchers, all practicing librarians and information professionals, interested library users, and practitioners in related fields.2

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.3

Peer reviewed? Yes4

Type: LIS scholarly5

Medium: Print and online.6

Content: Their website states, “Library Review publishes comprehensive papers by internationally acknowledged experts in the field of library and information management, offering technical and scholarly analysis alongside lively, topical discussions of current and future trends. It draws contributions from all over the world to give a genuinely international look at the current scene.”7

Frequency of publication: Nine times a year.8

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lr

Types of contributions accepted: Submissions should be able to fit in one of the following categories: research paper; viewpoint; technical paper; conceptual paper; case study; literature review; general review. Articles should not have been previously published elsewhere.9

Manuscript requirements: In general, articles should be approximately 1,000 to 6,000 in length (including references and appendices) and must include a title of eight words or less and a structured abstract with 4-7 subheadings.10 Complete manuscript instructions are provided here including a specific How to Write an Abstract guide.

Submission and review process: Submissions to Library Review are made using ScholarOne Manuscripts. Information on registering and using the ScholarOne Manuscripts is located here. Per the Author’s Guidelines, “Each paper is reviewed by the editor and, if it is judged suitable for this publication, it is then sent to at least one independent referee for double blind peer review.”11

Editorial tone: Assumes professional industry knowledge of LIS issues.12

Style guide used: Harvard style13

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

This journal has potential for professional or experienced writers in the LIS field. Publication in this well indexed, scholarly journal would be useful in gaining tenure or increasing visibility in the LIS field.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Library Review forms part of all of Emerald Publishing’s database management packages, so potential views are very high.14

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: United Kingdom,15 with readers and subscribers worldwide.16 The journal is written in English.17 Articles often international in scope,18 such as the Knowledge Sharing special issues that included these articles: Capturing Caribbean publications: the beneficial role of the regional ISBN agency, and Knowledge sharing processes in Tunisian small ICT firms.19

Reader characteristics: The focus is United Kingdom and European library based, but is informative and of interest to all LIS professionals worldwide as stated. Issues are not geographically focused unless noted. Most readers work as librarians or information professionals.20 As an independent journal it strives to remain unbiased as its editorial advisory board is comprised of worldwide members.21

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Due to the nature of this scholarly publication writers can assume the readers have considerable knowledge of LIS issues and terminology.22

Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors

Assuming the journal’s target audience also represents their readers, authors interested in writing for the Library Review would need to be well educated in LIS issues, and able to write a well-researched article for an international audience.

Last updated: October 31, 2014


References

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  1. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Library Review. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lr
  2. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Library Review. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lr
  3. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Library Review. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404246991142/38436
  4. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Library Review. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404246991142/38436
  5. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Library Review. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404246991142/38436
  6. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Library Review. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404246991142/38436
  7. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Library Review. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lr
  8. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Library Review. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404246991142/38436
  9. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Library Review Author Guidelines. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lr&PHPSESSID=4cepipoaa0537mc0pksfcv2e93
  10. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Library Review Author Guidelines. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lr&PHPSESSID=4cepipoaa0537mc0pksfcv2e93
  11. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Library Review Author Guidelines. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lr&PHPSESSID=4cepipoaa0537mc0pksfcv2e93
  12. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Library Review. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lr
  13. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Library Review Author Guidelines. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lr&PHPSESSID=4cepipoaa0537mc0pksfcv2e93
  14. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Journals and databases. For the Librarian. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/support/misc/persistenturls.xls
  15. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Library Review. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404246991142/38436
  16. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Library Review. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lr
  17. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Library Review. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404246991142/38436
  18. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Library Review. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lr
  19. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Library Review Volume List. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=0024-2535
  20. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Library Review. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lr
  21. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Library Review Editorial Team. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/editorial_team.htm?id=lr&PHPSESSID=4cepipoaa0537mc0pksfcv2e93
  22. Emerald Group Publishing. (2014). Library Review. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lr
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