Pennsylvania Libraries: Research and Practice

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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title:</strong> <em>Pennsylvania Libraries: Research and Practice</em> <strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Pennsylvania Libraries: Research and Practice" href="http://www.palrap.org/ojs/index.php/palrap" target="_blank">http://www.palrap.org/ojs/index.php/palrap</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission:</strong> To provide opportunities to Pennsylvania librarians to share their knowledge on all areas of librarianship to other librarians in the state and beyond.[1. Pennsylvania Library Association. (2014). <em>Pennsylvania Libraries: Research &amp; Practice: About the Journal</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About Pennsylvania Libraries" href="http://www.palrap.org/ojs/index.php/palrap/about" target="_blank">http://www.palrap.org/ojs/index.php/palrap/about</a>] <strong>Target audience:</strong> LIS professionals in Pennsylvania and internationally especially in the academic library field.[2. Pennsylvania Library Association. (2014). <em>Pennsylvania Libraries: Research &amp; Practice: About the Journal</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About Pennsylvania Libraries" href="http://www.palrap.org/ojs/index.php/palrap/about" target="_blank">http://www.palrap.org/ojs/index.php/palrap/about</a>] <strong>Publisher:</strong> PALA College &amp; Research Division/University of Pittsburgh University Library System.[3. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Pennsylvania Libraries: Research and Practice. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403193551579/768851" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403193551579/768851</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> Research and Practice articles are subject to double-blind peer review. News and Commentary items are not peer reviewed.[4. Pennsylvania Library Association. (2014). <em>Pennsylvania Libraries: Research &amp; Practice: Editorial Policies</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Pennsylvania Libraries Editorial Policies" href="http://www.palrap.org/ojs/index.php/palrap/about/editorialPolicies" target="_blank">http://www.palrap.org/ojs/index.php/palrap/about/editorialPolicies</a>] <strong>Type:</strong> LIS Scholarly.[5. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Pennsylvania Libraries: Research and Practice. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403193551579/768851" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403193551579/768851</a>] <strong>Medium:</strong> Online and open access.[6. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Pennsylvania Libraries: Research and Practice. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403193551579/768851" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403193551579/768851</a>] <strong>Content:</strong> News, commentary and peer-reviewed journal articles on best practice of interest to academic libraries in Pennsylvania.[7. Pennsylvania Library Association. (2014). <em>Pennsylvania Libraries: Research &amp; Practice: Editorial Policies</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Pennsylvania Libraries Editorial Policies" href="http://www.palrap.org/ojs/index.php/palrap/about/editorialPolicies" target="_blank">http://www.palrap.org/ojs/index.php/palrap/about/editorialPolicies</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> Semiannually. (Note: this is a new journal and the 2013 issue is the first one.)[8. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Pennsylvania Libraries: Research and Practice. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403193551579/768851" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403193551579/768851</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> <a title="Pennsylvania Libraries: Research and Practice Submissions" href="http://www.palrap.org/ojs/index.php/palrap/about/submissions#online" target="_blank">Submissions</a>. Registration and login is required. <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> Items that have already been published or are under consideration for publication, either in print or online, will not be accepted. The journal focus and scope page states it will "consider all submissions that report original research (research articles), highlight innovative initiatives (practice articles), or discuss current trends/challenges (editorial/commentary). Each issue will also feature news items (collections, services, awards, events, etc.) from Pennsylvania'€™s libraries."[9. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Pennsylvania Libraries: Research and Practice. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403193551579/768851" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403193551579/768851</a>] <strong>Submission and review process:</strong> Articles should be submitted in 12-point font and use italics rather than underlining. The journal can accept articles in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF format.[10. Pennsylvania Library Association. (2014). <em>Pennsylvania Libraries: Research &amp; Practice: Submissions</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Pennsylvania Libraries Submission Guidelines" href="http://www.palrap.org/ojs/index.php/palrap/about/submissions" target="_blank">http://www.palrap.org/ojs/index.php/palrap/about/submissions</a>] Specific formatting and submission requirements for each type of article can be found here: <a title="Pennsylvania Libraries: Research and Practice Submissions" href="http://www.palrap.org/ojs/index.php/palrap/about/submissions#online" target="_blank">Submissions</a>. Research and Practice articles are subjected to blind peer review and should have no identifying names or terms and include a 100 to 150 word abstract and a completed Submission Preparation Checklist. News articles do not have to follow peer review guidelines.[11. Pennsylvania Library Association. (2014). <em>Pennsylvania Libraries: Research &amp; Practice: Editorial Policies</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Pennsylvania Libraries Editorial Policies" href="http://www.palrap.org/ojs/index.php/palrap/about/editorialPolicies" target="_blank">http://www.palrap.org/ojs/index.php/palrap/about/editorialPolicies</a>] <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> The publisher's intent is to provide articles on a wide range of subject with a focus on academic libraries.[12. Pennsylvania Library Association. (2014). <em>Pennsylvania Libraries: Research &amp; Practice: Editorial Policies</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Pennsylvania Libraries Editorial Policies" href="http://www.palrap.org/ojs/index.php/palrap/about/editorialPolicies" target="_blank">http://www.palrap.org/ojs/index.php/palrap/about/editorialPolicies</a>] A review of Research and Practice articles issue indicates there is a definite scholarly tone.[13. Pennsylvania Library Association. (2014). <em>Pennsylvania Libraries: Research &amp; Practice</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Pennsylvania Libraries: Research and Practice" href="http://www.palrap.org/ojs/index.php/palrap" target="_blank">http://www.palrap.org/ojs/index.php/palrap</a>] <strong>Style guide used:</strong> <em>Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (</em><em>APA), </em>6th Edition.[14. Pennsylvania Library Association. (2014). <em>Pennsylvania Libraries: Research &amp; Practice: Submissions</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Pennsylvania Libraries Submission Guidelines" href="http://www.palrap.org/ojs/index.php/palrap/about/submissions" target="_blank">http://www.palrap.org/ojs/index.php/palrap/about/submissions</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> This publication is a place for Pennsylvania librarians to publish, in particular, in the academic field. As this is a new journal, it is an especially excellent place for new writers to submit articles and news items. As it's open-access and online, the audience will not be limited to Pennsylvania readers. For example, one article published in the first issue addressed the topic of "Using Social Media to Promote International Collaboration." &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation:</strong> This is a new online open-access journal directed specifically to librarians in Pennsylvania librarians. No numbers have yet been determined.[15. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Pennsylvania Libraries: Research and Practice. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403193551579/768851" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403193551579/768851</a>] <strong>Audience location and location or cultural considerations:</strong> Pennsylvania, USA with an expected international audience.[16. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Pennsylvania Libraries: Research and Practice. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403193551579/768851" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403193551579/768851</a>] American English and American practices will probably be the focus; although, the editors do intend it to be read internationally.[17. Pennsylvania Library Association. (2014). <em>Pennsylvania Libraries: Research &amp; Practice: Editorial Policies</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Pennsylvania Libraries Editorial Policies" href="http://www.palrap.org/ojs/index.php/palrap/about/editorialPolicies" target="_blank">http://www.palrap.org/ojs/index.php/palrap/about/editorialPolicies</a>] <strong>Reader characteristics:</strong> Readers will most likely be academic librarians in Pennsylvania. Biased towards research and articles written about academic libraries in Pennsylvania.[18. Pennsylvania Library Association. (2014). <em>Pennsylvania Libraries: Research &amp; Practice: Editorial Policies</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Pennsylvania Libraries Editorial Policies" href="http://www.palrap.org/ojs/index.php/palrap/about/editorialPolicies" target="_blank">http://www.palrap.org/ojs/index.php/palrap/about/editorialPolicies</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter:</strong> Readers will have LIS subject matter knowledge.[19. Pennsylvania Library Association. (2014). <em>Pennsylvania Libraries: Research &amp; Practice: Editorial Policies</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Pennsylvania Libraries Editorial Policies" href="http://www.palrap.org/ojs/index.php/palrap/about/editorialPolicies" target="_blank">http://www.palrap.org/ojs/index.php/palrap/about/editorialPolicies</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> Although this publication is intended for academic and other librarians in the state of Pennsylvania only, the editors anticipate a wider audience including global interest. Therefore, authors should keep in mind that there is a potentially much wider audience than just a local one. <strong>Last updated:</strong> October 30, 2014 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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