Oral History Review

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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title:</strong> <em>Oral History Review</em> <strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Oral History Review" href="http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/" target="_blank">http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission:</strong> Per their site, the publication's "mission is to explore the nature and the significance of oral history and advance the understanding of the field among scholars, educators, practitioners, and the general public."[1. Oral History Association. (2012). <em>The Oral History Review</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Oral History Review" href="http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/" target="_blank">http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/</a>] <strong>Target audience:</strong> The publication is directed at local historians, librarians, archivists, students, journalists, teachers, and academic scholars from many fields.[2. Oral History Association. (2012). <em>The Oral History Review</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Oral History Review" href="http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/" target="_blank">http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/</a>] <strong>Publisher:</strong> Oxford University Press.[3. SerialsSolutions. (2014). The Oral History Review. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. </em>Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403036779660/104264" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403036779660/104264</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> Yes.[4. SerialsSolutions. (2014). The Oral History Review. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. </em>Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403036779660/104264" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403036779660/104264</a>] <strong>Type:</strong> LIS scholarly[5. SerialsSolutions. (2014). The Oral History Review. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. </em>Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403036779660/104264" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403036779660/104264</a>] <strong>Medium:</strong> Available in print with online access to subscribers.[6. Oral History Association. (2012). <em>The Oral History Review</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Oral History Review" href="http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/" target="_blank">http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/</a>] <strong>Content:</strong> <em>Oral History Review</em> "publishes narrative and analytical articles and reviews...that present and use oral history in unique and significant ways and that contribute to the understanding of the nature of oral history and memory."[7. Oral History Association. (2012). <em>The Oral History Review</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Oral History Review" href="http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/" target="_blank">http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> Semiannually.[8. SerialsSolutions. (2014). The Oral History Review. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. </em>Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403036779660/104264" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403036779660/104264</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> <a title="Oral History Review Submission Guidelines" href="http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/the-oral-history-review-submission/" target="_blank">http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/the-oral-history-review-submission/</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> The publication includes book, website and film reviews, feature articles and bibliographies.[9. Oral History Association. (2012). <em>The Oral History Review: Submission</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Oral History Review Submissions" href="http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/the-oral-history-review-submission/" target="_blank">http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/the-oral-history-review-submission/</a>] <strong>Submission and review process:</strong> Specific, detailed information regarding submission of work contained in guidelines. In general, manuscripts should not be submitted simultaneously to other journals and no previously published works accepted. All work reviewed and edited by appropriate editorial staff.[10. Oral History Association. (2012). <em>The Oral History Review: Submission</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Oral History Review Submissions" href="http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/the-oral-history-review-submission/" target="_blank">http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/the-oral-history-review-submission/</a>] <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> Scholarly but not overly academic. Photographs welcomed.[11. Oral History Association. (2012). <em>The Oral History Review: Submission</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Oral History Review Submissions" href="http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/the-oral-history-review-submission/" target="_blank">http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/the-oral-history-review-submission/</a>] <strong>Style guide used:</strong> <em>The Chicago Manual of Style</em>.[12. Oral History Association. (2012). <em>The Oral History Review: Submission</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Oral History Review Submissions" href="http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/the-oral-history-review-submission/" target="_blank">http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/the-oral-history-review-submission/</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> There are many opportunities for LIS professionals to contribute to this publication. Original work can be done collecting oral histories from prominent community members with interesting stories to tell. Guidance can be provided about cataloging and preservation methodologies. LIS professionals can also weigh in on the ethics of information, including collection, copyright, distribution, and access. &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation:</strong> Circulation limited to Oral History Association membership, but membership numbers could not be located.[13. Oral History Association. (2012).<em> Join Us</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Oral History Association" href="http://www.oralhistory.org/join-us/" target="_blank">http://www.oralhistory.org/join-us/</a>] <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations:</strong> The Oral History Association is located in the United States but has an international membership.[14. Oral History Association. (2012). <em>The Oral History Review</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Oral History Review" href="http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/" target="_blank">http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/</a>] The editorial staff represents academicians from across the United States.[15. Oral History Association. (2012). <em>Editors and Editorial Board</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Orah History Review Editorial Board" href="http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/ohr-editors-and-editorial-board/" target="_blank">http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/ohr-editors-and-editorial-board/</a>] Although the journal is printed in English (and the majority of the readers are American), the association website says that the group serves a broad and diverse audience. The organization is committed to disseminating information on a variety of societies and cultures. Articles with obvious cultural, historical and/or geographic overtones are strongly encouraged.[16. Oral History Association. (2012). <em>The Oral History Review</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Oral History Review" href="http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/" target="_blank">http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/</a>] This commitment is evidenced by the association'€™s Committee on Diversity and International Committee, which seek to increase a minority and global presence in the organization.[17. Oral History Association. (2012). <em>Committees</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Oral History Association Committees" href="http://www.oralhistory.org/about/committees/" target="_blank">http://www.oralhistory.org/about/committees/</a>] <strong>Reader characteristics:</strong> The society has six regional U.S. organizations as well as an organization for its international members.[18. Oral History Association. (2012). <em>Regional and International Organizations</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Oral History Association Regional and International Organizations" href="http://www.oralhistory.org/about/regional-organizations/" target="_blank">http://www.oralhistory.org/about/regional-organizations/</a>] Readers have a high knowledge of and interest in oral history, from both a local and an international perspective. Readers will expect articles that are well-written and original. <em>Oral History Review</em> presents a well-balanced view of all aspects of oral history. Readers expect articles on any topic that supports good practice in gathering oral histories.[19. Oral History Association. (2012). <em>The Oral History Review</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Oral History Review" href="http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/" target="_blank">http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter:</strong> This is not strictly an LIS publication, although librarians do read and contribute to its content. Articles should avoid LIS jargon and be directed toward a more broad readership base.[20. Oral History Association. (2012). <em>The Oral History Review</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Oral History Review" href="http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/" target="_blank">http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> <em>The Oral History Review</em> is written for an academic and international audience, so writers who contribute should be sure that their articles exhibit the knowledge and novelty that the experienced readership has come to expect. This could make it a difficult journal for oral history novices to write for. LIS students who have expert knowledge of oral history or archival techniques and exhibits would be most likely to be accepted by the journal for publication. <strong>Last updated:</strong> October 30, 2014 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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