New Library World

*Note: As of June 2014, New Library World no longer appeared on the Emerald Group Publishing website. Please contact the wiki team if you have information about this publication so we can update this profile.*

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: New Library World

Website: http://info.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/journals.htm?PHPSESSID=jgt8fhq2hhlbk07rgo5atlgqa2&id=nlw1

Purpose, objective, or mission: Per the publisher, “New Library World provides an international appraisal of current library trends and emerging patterns for the future.”2

Target audience: The target audience includes academics, information professionals, and librarians, along with researchers and teachers involved in the library and information community.3

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited4

Peer reviewed? Yes5

Type: LIS scholarly journal6

Medium: Print and online.7

Content: Per their website the journal includes articles on “demographic trends, developments in the educational environment, impact of electronic publishing, new information technology, service of future libraries, the role of the library in its sale of knowledge, [and] the modern library — news and views on what’s to come.”8

Frequency of publication: Monthly9

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=nlw10

Types of contributions accepted: The journal accepts articles, short communications, and conference reports. The length of the articles is between 3000 and 6000 words.11

Submission and review process: Papers are initially reviewed by the editor, and if they are judged to be fit for publication they are sent for double blind peer review. The next step, after receiving the recommendations of the reviewers, is for the editor to decide what to do with the paper; whether it should be accepted as is, revised, or rejected. In some instances, such as with conference reports, there is no formal review process. In this case, the editorial board makes the decision on whether or not to publish.12

Editorial tone: This is an academic journal and the editorial tone reflects this.13

Style guide used: This journal requires the use of Harvard Style and also requires authors follow the publishers How to Write…an Abstract located here.14

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

This journal offers an international venue for those wishing to publish in a scholarly journal. Since it is peer reviewed, it would be useful for those in the academic field seeking tenure and promotion. There are a lot of opportunities to explore the topic of the future possibilities for libraries, and therefore the topics available for this journal are extensive.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Circulation numbers are not available, however, this journal has been in publication since 1898, is index in over thirty international sources leading to the conclusion it had a substantial circulation.15

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: The journal is published in the United Kingdom,16 read internationally, and also has an Editorial Advisory Board from countries all over the world including; the UK, the USA, Kenya, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Canada.17 The headquarters of the journal itself is in Liverpool, UK.18 While the journal is written in English,19 its international nature should be taken into consideration when choosing the language for an article. For example, it would most likely be helpful to avoid the use of any sort of cultural references or slang terms that may be country or region specific.20

Reader characteristics: Once again, due to the vast international nature of this particular journal it attracts readers of all kinds, however, primarily readers with some connection to the library and information professional field.21 The journal attracts readers from all kinds of segments within the LIS professional spectrum, and also some library users.22 Since this is a journal that deals with the future of libraries, it is by its very nature progressive.23

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: The average reader of New Library World would have a broad understanding of LIS subject matters and issues. They should also have an understanding and knowledge of library jargon, provided that jargon is not country specific.24

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

I think the most important characteristic of the audience for a potential author to keep in mind would be the journal’s international nature. This would mean that articles written would have to have a broad level of interest and would have to be applicable to LIS professionals and academics from all over the world. Since this is a scholarly journal with a large number of academics in its audience, the articles they would be most interested in would be those with a scholarly bent.

Last updated: October 31, 2014


References

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  3. SerialsSolutions. (2014). New Library World. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403828327028/38438
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  9. SerialsSolutions. (2014). New Library World. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403828327028/38438
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  15. SerialsSolutions. (2014). New Library World. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403828327028/38438
  16. SerialsSolutions. (2014). New Library World. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403828327028/38438
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  18. SerialsSolutions. (2014). New Library World. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403828327028/38438
  19. SerialsSolutions. (2014). New Library World. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403828327028/38438
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