Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research

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Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research

Website: http://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/

Purpose, objective, or mission: Per publications website, “Partnership is a library and information practitioner’€™s journal…”1

Target audience: Librarians in Canada.2

Publisher: The Partnership: Provincial and Territorial Library Association of Canada (Ontario, Canada).3

Peer reviewed? Yes:4 per their site, “Potential articles are reviewed by an editorial committee.”5

Type: Scholarly.6

Medium: Online, open access journal.7

Content: Research papers on innovation in practice and theory and development, profiles, professional development, viewpoints, media/publication reviews, and news.8

Frequency of publication: Twice a year.9

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/about/submissions#authorGuidelines

Types of contributions accepted: Research articles on innovation in practice or theory and development (3,000 – 7,000 words); additional articles accepted include: conference spotlight (Canadian library or library-related conferences), professional development, viewpoints, media/publication reviews, and news.10

Submission and review process: Manuscripts should be written in 12-point font, single-spaced, with italics rather than underlining. Each article should contain the authors’ names and contact information, a 250-500-word abstract, and 3-6 keywords. Do not submit articles that have been submitted to other journals.11

Editorial tone: For the most part formal, depending on type of article.12

Style guide used: MLA Style Guide.13

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

This open access journal appears to be an excellent opportunity for Canadian LIS authors as this publication is written by Canadian authors for the Canadian LIS community. LIS authors outside of Canada, wishing to expand their presence into Canada are not excluded by the authors guidelines. The topics covered in the publication are similar to other LIS scholarly journals (e.g. “Developing a Conference Presentation: A Primer for New Library Professionals”, “Roaming Reference: Reinvigorating Reference through Point of Need Service”), however, authors must to ensure their work meets the needs of the Canadian readers. This publication has an easy to access website with abundant information about the publication and an archive of its publication content since 2006.14

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: No circulation information found for this open access digital publication.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Online, produced by The Partnership out of Ontario Canada. This is a Canadian bilingual publication (English and French) for librarians and information professionals of Canada.15 Authors would need to ensure their work meets their needs and understands any cultural or language differences.

Reader characteristics: No demographics provided for readers of this publication other than the mention of the readers residing in Canada and being librarians or information professionals.16 Drawing from this information and the LIS topics covered in the publication, it can be safely assumed the readers are interested in promoting successful libraries and acquiring knowledge to allow them to succeed in their own work. The authors and content of the publication suggests that the majority of readers are working in all types of libraries. Given that this is a publication by and for Canadian librarians and information professionals there may be a preference for writing concerning research and experience from Canada.17 Their shared interest would be in providing high quality library services to their users.

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Librarians in Canada, as in the United States, usually have a graduate level LIS degree suggesting the readers of this publication are well versed in LIS subject matter and jargon.18

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

The audience for this publication, based on the limited information noted above, can generally be considered similar to the audience of any LIS academic or scholarly publication. However, a writer would need to be certain their work meets the needs of this specifically Canadian readership.

Last updated: October 30, 2014


References

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  1. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. (2014). Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. Retrieved from https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/index#.U6C7-CjcBOg
  2. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403042618718/640730
  3. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403042618718/640730
  4. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403042618718/640730
  5. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. (2014). Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. Retrieved from https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/index#.U6C7-CjcBOg
  6. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403042618718/640730
  7. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403042618718/640730
  8. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. (2014). Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. Retrieved from https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/index#.U6C7-CjcBOg
  9. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403042618718/640730
  10. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. (2014). Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. Retrieved from https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/index#.U6C7-CjcBOg
  11. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. (2014). Submissions. Retrieved from https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/about/submissions#authorGuidelines
  12. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. (2014). Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. Retrieved from https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/index#.U6C7-CjcBOg
  13. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. (2014). Submissions. Retrieved from https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/about/submissions#authorGuidelines
  14. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. (2014). Archives. Retrieved from https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/issue/archive#.U6L-QrHcBOg
  15. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403042618718/640730
  16. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. (2014). Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. Retrieved from https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/index#.U6C7-CjcBOg
  17. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. (2014). Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. Retrieved from https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/index#.U6C7-CjcBOg
  18. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. (2014). Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. Retrieved from https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/index#.U6C7-CjcBOg
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