Reference Services Review

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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title:</strong> <em>Reference Services Review</em> <strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Reference Services Review" href="http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=RSR%20" target="_blank">http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=RSR</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission:</strong> From the website: “Reference Services Review (RSR) is a leading journal dedicated to the enrichment and advancement of reference knowledge and the improvement of professional practice. The journal raises questions, explores new frameworks for user services, advances fresh analyses and research and proposes solutions to diverse operational issues facing librarians and information professionals.”[1. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). Aims &amp; scope. <em>Reference Services Review</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Reference Services Review" href="http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=RSR" target="_blank">http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=RSR</a>] <strong>Target audience: </strong>Librarians, information professionals, and library school students, especially those interested in reference, instruction, and public services.[2. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). Aims &amp; scope. <em>Reference Services Review</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Reference Services Review" href="http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=RSR" target="_blank">http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=RSR</a>] <strong>Publisher:</strong> Emerald Publishing.[3. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). Aims &amp; scope. <em>Reference Services Review</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Reference Services Review" href="http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=RSR" target="_blank">http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=RSR</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> Yes. Manuscripts are evaluated using a double-blind peer review process.[4. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). Author guidelines. <em>Reference Services Review</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Reference Services Review Author Guidelines" href="http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=rsr" target="_blank">http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=rsr</a>] Current reviewers for <em>RSR</em> are listed <a title="Reference Services Review Reviewers" href="http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/news_story.htm?id=5255&amp;PHPSESSID=gt8kdaccr6o4ofvn37dqnkefk5" target="_blank">here</a>.[5. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). RSR's reviewers. <em>Reference Services Review</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Reference Services Review Reviewers" href="http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/news_story.htm?id=5255&amp;PHPSESSID=gt8kdaccr6o4ofvn37dqnkefk5" target="_blank">http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/news_story.htm?id=5255&amp;PHPSESSID=gt8kdaccr6o4ofvn37dqnkefk5</a>] The editorial team is listed <a title="Reference Services Review Editorial Team" href="http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/editorial_team.htm?id=rsr" target="_blank">here</a>.[6. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). Editorial team. <em>Reference Services Review</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Reference Services Review Editorial Team" href="http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/editorial_team.htm?id=rsr" target="_blank">http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/editorial_team.htm?id=rsr</a>] <strong>Type:</strong> LIS Scholarly.[7. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). Author guidelines. <em>Reference Services Review</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Reference Services Review Author Guidelines" href="http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=rsr" target="_blank">http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=rsr</a>] <strong>Medium: </strong>Print. Full text available online, 1973-present (electronic issues from 1997 on currently require a subscription to access full text).[8. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). Aims &amp; scope. <em>Reference Services Review</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Reference Services Review" href="http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=RSR" target="_blank">http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=RSR</a>] <strong>Content:</strong> <em>RSR</em> content includes research papers, case studies, general reviews, viewpoint pieces, technical papers, conceptual papers, and literature reviews relating to “all aspects of reference and library user services in a digital age.”[9. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). Call for papers. <em>Reference Services Review</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Reference Services Review Call for Papers" href="http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/call_for_papers.htm?id=5548" target="_blank">http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/call_for_papers.htm?id=5548</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> Quarterly.[10. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). Author guidelines. <em>Reference Services Review</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Reference Services Review Author Guidelines" href="http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=rsr" target="_blank">http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=rsr</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> <a title="Reference Services Review Author Guidelines" href="http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=rsr" target="_blank">http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=rsr</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> <em>RSR</em> is interested in article submissions that focus on “new frameworks for user services,...fresh analyses and research and proposes solutions to diverse operational issues facing librarians and information professionals.”[11. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). Aims &amp; scope. <em>Reference Services Review</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Reference Services Review" href="http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=RSR" target="_blank">http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=RSR</a>] Articles should be 4000-8000 words in length, including references and appendices.[12. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). Author guidelines. <em>Reference Services Review</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Reference Services Review Author Guidelines" href="http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=rsr" target="_blank">http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=rsr</a>] <strong>Submission and review process:</strong> <em>RSR</em> accepts rolling/ongoing submissions. Articles are submitted using ScholarOne Manuscripts; instructions on registering for and using this system are available on the <em>RSR</em> website. The editors assign all accepted manuscripts to a forthcoming issue at their discretion. Additional manuscript requirements and a production cycle with approximate dates and deadlines for the current volume are available on the <a title="Reference Services Review Author Guidelines" href="http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=rsr" target="_blank">Author Guidelines page</a>.[13. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). Author guidelines. <em>Reference Services Review</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Reference Services Review Author Guidelines" href="http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=rsr" target="_blank">http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=rsr</a>] <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> Professional and academic tone.[14. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). Author guidelines. <em>Reference Services Review</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Reference Services Review Author Guidelines" href="http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=rsr" target="_blank">http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=rsr</a>] <strong>Style guide used: </strong>Harvard style. Avoid including notes or endnotes unless absolutely necessary. Instead, publications should be cited in-text and an alphabetical reference list should be included at the end of the paper.[15. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). Author guidelines. <em>Reference Services Review</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Reference Services Review Author Guidelines" href="http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=rsr" target="_blank">http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=rsr</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> <em>RSR</em> is a strong choice for librarians and information professionals looking to publish scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles on topics relating to reference and readers’ advisory, instruction, information literacy, and public services. The journal's H Index is 15. It has an SJR of 1.546 and a SNIP of 1.256 on Scopus. RSR articles were used in 343 review articles or literature reviews in 2012.[16. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). Emerald journal news. <em>Reference Services Review</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Emerald Journal News" href="http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/news_story.htm?id=5003" target="_blank">http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/news_story.htm?id=5003</a>] &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation:</strong> <em>RSR</em> is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Library Studies eJournals Collection. According to the <em>RSR</em> website, <em>RSR</em> receives over 2000 downloads a week.[17. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). Aims &amp; scope. <em>Reference Services Review</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Reference Services Review" href="http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=RSR" target="_blank">http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=RSR</a>] <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations:</strong> United States. <em>RSR</em> is also widely abstracted and indexed, and available online to audiences outside of North America. It is written in American English.[18. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). Aims &amp; scope. <em>Reference Services Review</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Reference Services Review" href="http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=RSR" target="_blank">http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=RSR</a>] The Emerald Literati Networks’ Editing Service can recommend freelance copy editors to authors who wish "to improve the standard of English in their paper before submission.”[19. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). <em>Emerald Literati Network Editing Service</em>. Retrieved from <a href="http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/authors/editing_service/index.htm">http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/authors/editing_service/index.htm</a>] <strong>Reader characteristics:</strong> Readers include practitioners, managers, administrators, educators, and scholars. Professional interests of readers include reference and readers’ advisory, instruction, information literacy, and public services. Readers will put particular value in articles that focus on ethical reference services in all technological forms and in any type of library.[20. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). Aims &amp; scope. <em>Reference Services Review</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Reference Services Review" href="http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=RSR" target="_blank">http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=RSR</a>] Many of the articles this reviewer checked focused on the academic library experience, but RSR is also useful for those working in public and special libraries. <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter:</strong> Readers will have a high familiarity with terminology, trends, and best practices relating to reference services.[21. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). Aims &amp; scope. <em>Reference Services Review</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Reference Services Review" href="http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=RSR" target="_blank">http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=RSR</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> A typical reader of this journal will be an LIS professional or graduate student looking for innovative approaches and thoughtful analysis that’s written in an accessible style. <strong>Last updated:</strong> October 30, 2014 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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