Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services

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Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services

Website: http://www.librijournal.org

Purpose, objective, or mission: “The aim of Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services, is to publish original articles on all aspects of libraries and information services, and keeping the traditional high standard of academic writing and publishing. Libri has the following specific objectives:

  • To examine the functions of libraries and information services, from both a historical as well as a current perspective
  • To analyze the role of information in cultural, organizational, national and international developments
  • To report on current trends in librarianship and information work to follow the transformation of libraries and information services resulting from the introduction of the new information technologies and working methods
  • To improve the image and status of library and information profession
  • To disseminate the results of original research in librarianship and information science”1

Target audience: Librarians and information scientists.2

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG.3

Peer reviewed? Yes.4

Type: LIS scholarly.5

Medium: Print and online.6

Content: Full-length scholarly articles.7

Frequency of publication: Quarterly.8

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.librijournal.org/authorinst.html

Types of contributions accepted:Libri is well known for its peer-reviewed articles on the library and information programmes of different countries, particularly in the developing world. But the aim of Libri is to publish original articles on ALL aspects of libraries and information services, wherever they occur.”9

Submission and review process: Papers should be around 5,000-7,000 words in length and are submitted through the publications electronic editorial management system where authors are able to monitor its progress. “Papers must include a brief, informative abstract (c.200-300 words) providing a summary of the aims, methodology, contents, and conclusions of the paper. It may be the only part of the paper that some people see, and must summarize the complete content. Note that Libri does not assess potential papers for publication on the basis of the abstract alone. The full paper must be submitted for review.”10

Editorial tone: Scholarly.11

Style guide used: Chicago Manual of Style.12

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

Due to the broad range of topics considered for publication, this journal appears to be a good opportunity for writers desiring to publish work in a peer-reviewed venue.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Information not provided.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: The publication in produced in Germany in English for an international audience.13

Reader characteristics: If majority of readers are librarians, than they would share an interest in LIS topics and the promotion of academic exploration of their work. Readers likely have a common respect and interest in the work of their colleagues and in the promotion of LIS issues.14

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Due to the nature of the journal it is likely the audience has a high level of understanding of LIS subject matter.15

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

Readers are well educated and interested in learning and strengthening their understanding of issues facing information professionals. Writers are best served by reading issues of the publication to determine if their work will serve the audience.

Last updated: October 31, 2014


References

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  1. K.G. Saur Verlag. (2014). Libri: Aim & Scope. Retrieved from http://www.librijournal.org/aim.html
  2. K.G. Saur Verlag. (2014). Libri: Instructions for Authors. Retrieved from http://www.librijournal.org/authorinst.html
  3. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Libri: international journal of libraries and information services. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403877622204/18470
  4. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Libri: international journal of libraries and information services. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403877622204/18470
  5. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Libri: international journal of libraries and information services. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403877622204/18470
  6. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Libri: international journal of libraries and information services. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403877622204/18470
  7. K.G. Saur Verlag. (2014). Libri: Instructions for Authors. Retrieved from http://www.librijournal.org/authorinst.html
  8. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Libri: international journal of libraries and information services. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403877622204/18470
  9. K.G. Saur Verlag. (2014). Libri: Instructions for Authors. Retrieved from http://www.librijournal.org/authorinst.html
  10. K.G. Saur Verlag. (2014). Libri: Instructions for Authors. Retrieved from http://www.librijournal.org/authorinst.html
  11. K.G. Saur Verlag. (2014). Libri: Instructions for Authors. Retrieved from http://www.librijournal.org/authorinst.html
  12. K.G. Saur Verlag. (2014). Libri: Instructions for Authors. Retrieved from http://www.librijournal.org/authorinst.html
  13. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Libri: international journal of libraries and information services. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403877622204/18470
  14. K.G. Saur Verlag. (2014). Libri: Aim & Scope. Retrieved from http://www.librijournal.org/aim.html
  15. K.G. Saur Verlag. (2014). Libri: Aim & Scope. Retrieved from http://www.librijournal.org/aim.html
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