VINE Journal of Information & Knowledge Management

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Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: VINE: The Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems

Website: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/vine/jourinfo.jsp

Purpose, objective, or mission: Per their site, VINE “recognizes the reality and need of organizations, both governmental and private, to operate in a highly interdependent world, where collaboration and knowledge/information are the predominant assets for getting things done; and, in many cases, critical for achieving competitive advantage.”1

Target audience: Practicing professionals within the areas of information services, knowledge management services, and library systems management.2

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.3

Peer reviewed? Yes.4

Type: LIS scholarly.5

Medium: Print and online.6

Content:VINE provides a combination of topical-themed issues, well-researched, timely, unbiased articles, and practical overviews which can be applied in the workplace ensure that the journal offers lively and topical coverage of developments in the field.”7

Frequency of publication: Quarterly.8

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=vine&PHPSESSID=d4p62bk67do520c69lcmuo8li7

Types of contributions accepted: VINE accepts contributions of “…articles, opinions and case studies which consider information and knowledge from a content management/library service perspective.9 No simultaneous submissions or previously published works.10

Submission and review process: This publication uses “ScholarOne Manuscripts” system for submissions. A first review is performed by the Editors and acceptable submissions are then subjected to a single-blind peer review. The final decision is made through consultation with the Editorial Board. Detailed submission information at their site. Proofs are not supplied prior to publication.11

Editorial tone: This publication is geared toward a scholarly audience interested in the technology and research of knowledge management and, as such, articles and submissions are technical, specific to the subject and backed by case studies.12

Style guide used: Harvard style. This publication has detailed manuscript requirements, including style of references and in-text citations which should be read carefully prior to submission. An Article Submission Checklist is provided.13

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

The Editors are seeking articles on various aspects of knowledge management which can include LIS topics. Among the suggested topics for article submission are the role of library science in knowledge valuation and the protection of information and knowledge assets. Knowledge Management and LIS topics of interest overlap and connect in many areas such as e-government and information/knowledge sharing. Journal is abstracted in ABDC, ABI Inform, Current Abstracts, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)INSPECLibrary and Information Science Abstracts (LISA)Library and Information Science Technology Abstracts (LISTA)TOC Premier and it is ranked by SCOPUS.14

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Circulation numbers not available.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Published in the UK, but likely has an international reach.15 The publication is written in English.16 While the journal is published for the members of the worldwide LIS management community, this publication expects a high level of understanding of English terms of technology and language skills.17

Reader characteristics: This publication does not provide any information about the readers. As a professional management publication, it would be possible to expect the readers to have management experience or are moving into the direction of information and knowledge management roles. It would seem likely that a majority of the readers have MLIS degrees or related professional academic degree. The readers of VINE would have active careers as managers or information technology managers and a strong commitment to best practices within the fields of the community.18

Readers’ knowledge of LIS subject matter: This publication is aimed at the working professional information manager. The readers will not expect LIS jargon filled articles, but a strong emphasis on management techniques and principles. The readers of this publication likely have a strong background in technology and knowledge management terminology.19

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

The journal seeks to provide the reader with articles, case studies, and opinion pieces that provide current, relevant insights into the issues that are shaping the future of information and knowledge management systems, which enables the reader to compare their own experiences with an international audience of their peers. Readers will be highly informed, so authors should send articles that are well-researched and add to the body of knowledge.

Last updated: October 28, 2014


References

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  1. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). VINE. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=vine
  2. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). VINE. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=vine
  3. SerialsSolutions. (2014). VINE: the journal of information and knowledge management systems. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1406768557479/73472
  4. SerialsSolutions. (2014). VINE: the journal of information and knowledge management systems. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1406768557479/73472
  5. SerialsSolutions. (2014). VINE: the journal of information and knowledge management systems. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1406768557479/73472
  6. SerialsSolutions. (2014). VINE: the journal of information and knowledge management systems. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1406768557479/73472
  7. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). VINE. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=vine
  8. SerialsSolutions. (2014). VINE: the journal of information and knowledge management systems. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1406768557479/73472
  9. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). VINE. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=vine
  10. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). Author guidelines. VINE. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=vine&PHPSESSID=hpk7anppd1bbuk238c9cv35mk0
  11. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). Author guidelines. VINE. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=vine&PHPSESSID=hpk7anppd1bbuk238c9cv35mk0
  12. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). Author guidelines. VINE. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=vine&PHPSESSID=hpk7anppd1bbuk238c9cv35mk0
  13. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). Author guidelines. VINE. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=vine&PHPSESSID=hpk7anppd1bbuk238c9cv35mk0
  14. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). VINE. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=vine
  15. SerialsSolutions. (2014). VINE: the journal of information and knowledge management systems. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1406768557479/73472
  16. SerialsSolutions. (2014). VINE: the journal of information and knowledge management systems. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1406768557479/73472
  17. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). Author guidelines. VINE. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=vine&PHPSESSID=hpk7anppd1bbuk238c9cv35mk0
  18. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). VINE. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=vine
  19. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (2014). VINE. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=vine
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