New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship

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Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship

Website: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13614541.asp

Purpose, objective, or mission: According to their website, “[The journal] is multidisciplinary in nature, providing opportunities for the ‘€˜pure’ discussion of children’s literature, and of issues relating to one of the key places in which to find such literature — €”libraries for young people.”1

Target audience: Those working in the field of children’s literature around the world–including public and school librarians as well as scholars, teachers and critics of children’s literature.2

Publisher: Routledge, part of Taylor & Francis Group online.3

Peer reviewed? Yes.4

Type: LIS scholarly. Submissions to the journal are blind-peer reviewed, and are academic and formal in tone.5

Medium: Available in print and online, with a subscription.6

Content: Academic articles covering topics in children’s literature which, according to the website, include the “management of library services to children and adolescents; education issues affecting library services; information technology; user education and the promotion of services; staff education and training; collection development and management; critical assessments of children’s and adolescent literature; book and media selection; and research in literature and library services for children and adolescents.”7

Frequency of publication: Two issues per year.8

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/journal.asp?issn=1361-4541&linktype=44

Types of contributions accepted: The journal accepts original manuscripts dealing with topics relating to children’s and young adult literature and/or library services, including case studies, in-depth analysis of issues, and results of recent research.9 Manuscripts should not have been published previously, or submitted elsewhere simultaneously.10

Submission and review process: A consecutively numbered manuscript should be sent to the editor via mail or email. Editor, Dr. Sally Maynard, Department of Information Science, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3TU (Email: S.E.Maynard@lboro.ac.uk )11

Papers will be refereed by academics or practitioners with experience in the area. Abstracts should be no more than 100 words, and should not include abbreviations, diagrams, or reference to the text. Also include a shortened version (50 characters spaces) of the title.12

Editorial tone: Papers should be written for an international audience to an academic standard.13

Style guide used: MLA Style of Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.) style with additional specific publisher guidelines.14

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

This is an outlet for librarians and students writing academic papers on the subject of children’s literature and librarianship. Though it is stated that articles should be written in a straightforward style, the tone is certainly more formal than one would see in a nonacademic publication.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Circulation numbers not available.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: The journal’s editor is based in the United Kingdom, as are 10 of the 16 members of the editorial board. In addition, there are members of the board from Ireland, France, the US, Canada, Hong Kong, and Thailand.15 The New Review is an international journal, published in English.16

Reader characteristics: If the composition of the editorial board is any indication of the readership, both genders are represented equally.17 A safe assumption would be that readers have a great interest and knowledge of children’s literature. Readers likely work in public and school libraries.18

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: As an academic journal, it can be assumed that most readers have some professional knowledge of LIS subject matters.19

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

Readers of this publication have a high level of knowledge of the topic and expect to read articles that further their knowledge with well reasoned analysis and research presented in a straightforward writing style.

Last updated: October 31, 2014


References

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  1. Taylor & Francis Online. (2013). Aims & scope. New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=rcll20#.U5hczijcBOg
  2. Taylor & Francis Online. (2013). Aims & scope. New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=rcll20#.U5hczijcBOg
  3. SerialsSolutions. (2014). New Review of Children’s Literature Librarianship. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1402494049144/160491
  4. SerialsSolutions. (2014). New Review of Children’s Literature Librarianship. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1402494049144/160491
  5. SerialsSolutions. (2014). New Review of Children’s Literature Librarianship. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1402494049144/160491
  6. SerialsSolutions. (2014). New Review of Children’s Literature Librarianship. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1402494049144/160491
  7. Taylor & Francis Online. (2013). Aims & scope. New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=rcll20#.U5hczijcBOg
  8. SerialsSolutions. (2014). New Review of Children’s Literature Librarianship. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1402494049144/160491
  9. Taylor & Francis Online. (2013). Aims & scope. New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=rcll20#.U5hczijcBOg
  10. Taylor & Francis Online. (2013). Instructions for authors. New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=rcll20&page=instructions#.U5hcrCjcBOg
  11. Taylor & Francis Online. (2013). Instructions for authors. New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=rcll20&page=instructions#.U5hcrCjcBOg
  12. Taylor & Francis Online. (2013). Instructions for authors. New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=rcll20&page=instructions#.U5hcrCjcBOg
  13. Taylor & Francis Online. (2013). Aims & scope. New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=rcll20#.U5hczijcBOg
  14. Taylor & Francis Online. (2013). Instructions for authors. New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=rcll20&page=instructions#.U5hcrCjcBOg
  15. Taylor & Francis Online. (2013). Editorial board. New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=editorialBoard&journalCode=rcll20#.U5jQJCjcBOg
  16. SerialsSolutions. (2014). New Review of Children’s Literature Librarianship. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1402494049144/160491
  17. Taylor & Francis Online. (2013). Editorial board. New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=editorialBoard&journalCode=rcll20#.U5jQJCjcBOg
  18. Taylor & Francis Online. (2013). Aims & scope. New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=rcll20#.U5hczijcBOg
  19. Taylor & Francis Online. (2013). Aims & scope. New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=rcll20#.U5hczijcBOg
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