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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title:</strong> <em>portal: Libraries and the Academy</em> <strong>Website:</strong> <a title="portal: Libraries and the Academy" href="http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/" target="_blank">http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission:</strong> Per their site: "A journal that presents research findings and provides regular coverage of issues in technology, publishing, and periodicals, <em>portal</em> is written by librarians for librarians. Peer-reviewed articles address subjects such as library administration, information technology, and information policy. The journal examines the role of libraries in meeting institutional missions, explores how technology affects librarianship and scholarship, and conveys this research to academic librarians in a timely manner."[1. Project MUSE. (2013). <em>portal: Libraries and the Academy: Author Guidelines</em>. Retrieved from <a title="portal: Libraries and the Academy Author Guidelines" href="http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/guidelines.html" target="_blank">http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/guidelines.html</a>] <strong>Target audience:</strong> Academic librarians and Information Science scholars[2. Project MUSE. (2013). <em>portal: Libraries and the Academy: Author Guidelines</em>. Retrieved from <a title="portal: Libraries and the Academy Author Guidelines" href="http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/guidelines.html" target="_blank">http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/guidelines.html</a>] <strong>Publisher:</strong> The Johns Hopkins University Press.[3. SerialsSolutions. (2014). portal: Libraries and the Academy. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Solutions.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403200296684/316139" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403200296684/316139</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> Yes.[4. SerialsSolutions. (2014). portal: Libraries and the Academy. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Solutions.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403200296684/316139" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403200296684/316139</a>] <strong>Type:</strong> LIS scholarly.[5. SerialsSolutions. (2014). portal: Libraries and the Academy. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Solutions.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403200296684/316139" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403200296684/316139</a>] <strong>Medium:</strong> Print and online.[6. SerialsSolutions. (2014). portal: Libraries and the Academy. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Solutions.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403200296684/316139" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403200296684/316139</a>] <strong>Content:</strong> Per their site, "Each issue includes peer-reviewed articles on subjects such as library administration, information technology, new forms of support for research and teaching, and information policy. Reviews of newly published books in areas of librarianship and higher education, as well as reviews of computer and database resources, are featured. Other continuing features address technological issues, research, standards, and policy and strategic planning."[7. Project MUSE. (2013). <em>portal: Libraries and the Academy: Author Guidelines</em>. Retrieved from <a title="portal: Libraries and the Academy Author Guidelines" href="http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/guidelines.html" target="_blank">http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/guidelines.html</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> Quarterly.[8. SerialsSolutions. (2014). portal: Libraries and the Academy. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Solutions.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403200296684/316139" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403200296684/316139</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> <a title="portal: Libraries and the Academy Submission Guidelines" href="http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/guidelines.html" target="_blank">http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/guidelines.html</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> Scholarly articles and reviews. Per their guidelines, "The main categories of scholarship that are the framework for our definition are the scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and teaching."[9. Project MUSE. (2013). <em>portal: Libraries and the Academy: Author Guidelines</em>. Retrieved from <a title="portal: Libraries and the Academy Author Guidelines" href="http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/guidelines.html" target="_blank">http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/guidelines.html</a>] <strong>Submission and review process:</strong> All submissions to <i>portal</i> are subject to a double-blind review process and referees are explicitly asked to indicate when a manuscript is worthy but needs mentoring in order to be fully acceptable for publication in <i>portal</i>. When a recommendation is made to mentor a manuscript, the author is asked if they wish to undertake such an effort. Once the author and mentor are satisfied with the additional work, the manuscript is again submitted to the double-blind review process but to different referees. Detailed manuscript requirements (need for abstract, use of tables, etc.) included in guidelines.[10. Project MUSE. (2013). <em>portal: Libraries and the Academy: Author Guidelines</em>. Retrieved from <a title="portal: Libraries and the Academy Author Guidelines" href="http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/guidelines.html" target="_blank">http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/guidelines.html</a>] <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> Scholarly.[11. Project MUSE. (2013). <em>portal: Libraries and the Academy: Author Guidelines</em>. Retrieved from <a title="portal: Libraries and the Academy Author Guidelines" href="http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/guidelines.html" target="_blank">http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/guidelines.html</a>] <strong>Style guide used:</strong> <i>Chicago Manual of Style</i>.[12. Project MUSE. (2013). <em>portal: Libraries and the Academy: Author Guidelines</em>. Retrieved from <a title="portal: Libraries and the Academy Author Guidelines" href="http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/guidelines.html" target="_blank">http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/guidelines.html</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> As noted in their guidelines, "<em>portal</em> explores how technology is affecting librarianship and scholarship, as well as the role of libraries and librarians in meeting institutional missions. The information revolution presents numerous challenges to librarians, faculty, and administrators in areas including archiving, copyright, and technology-enhanced learning. <em>portal</em> covers these and many other topics as they relate to the rapidly changing needs of academics and the roles of libraries and librarians. <em>portal</em> provides an unbiased outlet for issues that have not been addressed in other venues. Work that is collaborative between librarians and those engaged in discipline based studies is of particular interest."[13. Project MUSE. (2013). <em>portal: Libraries and the Academy: Author Guidelines</em>. Retrieved from <a title="portal: Libraries and the Academy Author Guidelines" href="http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/guidelines.html" target="_blank">http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/guidelines.html</a>] <em>portal</em> is one of over 300 journals published by Project Muse, a collaborative effort between libraries and publishers. These journals are available full-text online, via low-cost subscription.[14. Project MUSE. (2013). <em>About Project MUSE</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About Project MUSE" href="http://muse.jhu.edu/about/index.html" target="_blank">http://muse.jhu.edu/about/index.html</a>] There is therefore great potential for dissemination to a large audience of LIS professionals, academics and students. <em>portal</em> provides opportunities for authors new to scholarly journals. Book reviewing is a possible first step here as with many prestigious publications, but, beyond that <em>portal</em> provides "post submission mentoring." The new author with a unique idea is nurtured here and has a chance to develop a collaborative relationship with an editor. This mentoring program at <em>portal</em> provides an opportunity for new LIS authors seeking to publish in a scholarly journal.[15. Project MUSE. (2013). <em>portal: Libraries and the Academy: Author Guidelines</em>. Retrieved from <a title="portal: Libraries and the Academy Author Guidelines" href="http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/guidelines.html" target="_blank">http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/guidelines.html</a>] &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation:</strong> Circulation statistics not available, although the journal is available as a single-journal subscription through Project MUSE.[16. Project MUSE. (2013). <em>Project MUSE - Single Title Price List</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Project MUSE Single Title Price List" href="http://muse.jhu.edu/about/order/singles.html#top2014" target="_blank">http://muse.jhu.edu/about/order/singles.html#top2014</a>] <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations:</strong> United States and worldwide. <em>portal</em> is distributed through Project Muse.[17. Project MUSE. (2013). <em>About Project MUSE</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About Project MUSE" href="http://muse.jhu.edu/about/index.html" target="_blank">http://muse.jhu.edu/about/index.html</a>] English language publication[18. SerialsSolutions. (2014). portal: Libraries and the Academy. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Solutions.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403200296684/316139" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403200296684/316139</a>] that possibly reaches an international audience.[19. Project MUSE. (2013). <em>About Project MUSE</em>. Retrieved from <a title="About Project MUSE" href="http://muse.jhu.edu/about/index.html" target="_blank">http://muse.jhu.edu/about/index.html</a>] Authors should avoid the use of regionalisms. <strong>Reader characteristics:</strong> The reader of this journal is an individual interested in the role and impact of libraries within an academic environment. The journal's readers are aware of the importance a librarian's work, of the need for careful and scholarly research in the LIS field. Most readers work in academic libraries, with focus on the activities that improve their workplace and contribute to the LIS field. <em>portal</em> is written by librarians for librarians. This publication prides itself on being "an unbiased outlet for issues that scholars have been unable or unwilling to address in other venues."[20. Project MUSE. (2013). <em>portal: Libraries and the Academy: Author Guidelines</em>. Retrieved from <a title="portal: Libraries and the Academy Author Guidelines" href="http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/guidelines.html" target="_blank">http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/guidelines.html</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter:</strong> As readers, these informed, active, and professionally engaged academic librarians, will have considerable knowledge of LIS terms and subject matter.[21. Project MUSE. (2013). <em>portal: Libraries and the Academy: Author Guidelines</em>. Retrieved from <a title="portal: Libraries and the Academy Author Guidelines" href="http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/guidelines.html" target="_blank">http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/guidelines.html</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> <em>portal: Libraries and the Academy</em> "is written by librarians for librarians."[22. Project MUSE. (2013). <em>portal: Libraries and the Academy</em>. Retrieved from <a title="portal: Libraries and the Academy" href="http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/" target="_blank">http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/</a>] The main audience for this journal is academic librarians, faculty, library science students, information professionals and anyone interested working in library environment in higher education. Authors with the ability to produce unique research on topics their LIS peers can use and apply in their own library, may find publishing opportunities at <em>portal</em>. <strong>Last updated:</strong> October 30, 2014 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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