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Chandos Publishing

 

Publisher analysis


About the publisher

Name: Chandos Publishing

Website: https://www.elsevier.com/books-and-journals/chandos-publishing

Purpose, objective, or mission: Chandos is “an international leading publisher in contemporary library and information science, and social science”1 with a global perspective. They are an imprint of the publishing house Elsevier, founded in 1880.

Target audience: LIS professionals and those in the social sciences fields.

Owner: Elsevier

Are published books peer reviewed? Yes. Elsevier’s book proposal form asks potential authors to list three experts in the field who could provide input as part of the book’s review panel. All proposals are read by Elsevier editorial staff and selected external reviewers.2

Check out Elsevier’s How to get published guide for more information on the publishing process.

Types of books published: Reference, textbooks, research books.

Medium: Print and digital.

Topics covered: Contemporary issues within the library and information sciences, including legal aspects, library acquisitions, bibliometrics and digital libraries.3

Number of titles published per year: In 2017, Chandos published twenty three books in the LIS field.4

About the publisher’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: https://www.elsevier.com/authors/book-authors

Types of submissions accepted: Proposals for both books and journals.

Information that needs to be included in your proposal:

  • Title
  • Author(s) and/or editors(s)
  • Aims and scope/Background and purpose
  • Your intended audience and its needs
  • Competing resources
  • Table of contents
  • Sample chapter
  • Qualified reviewers
  • Clarity and discoverability
  • Optional: multimedia content

For more information, consult the Authors and Book Editors page.

Submission and review process: After sending a proposal to the proposal mailbox (linked on this page), further questions about the process can be answered by sending an email to an acquisitions editor at the same proposal mailbox. Be sure the subject line of the email reads: “Question for [subject area] acquisitions editor.” All proposals are considered by Elsevier editorial staff and selected external reviewers.5

Editorial tone: Professional. The home page for Chandos Publishing states that they produce books for researchers, academics and practitioners.6

Style guide used: Unknown.

Conclusion: Evaluation of publisher’s potential for LIS authors

Though Elsevier is a large publishing house that is heavy on journals, LIS book authors could possibly find a good fit with Chandos. In 2017, some of their published book titles included Emerging Library Technologies, Social Justice and Library Work and Taking Your Library Career to the Next Level. Elsevier is especially supportive of less experienced researchers and authors. Their website Researcher Academy offers in depth teaching modules to help authors learn about getting their works published and promoted.

 

Audience analysis


About the publisher’s audience

Size: Chandos is a sizable LIS publisher. Their online catalog shows 384 books currently in print within the library and information science subject area.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Though Elsevier’s headquarters is in the Netherlands, Chandos states that they are an international publisher for the global LIS community. They feature a book series entitled the Asian Studies series, producing titles such as China’s Publishing Industry and Scholarly Communication in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Chandos also publishes international titles such as Succession Planning in Canadian Academic Libraries and Australian Library Supervision and Management.

Reader characteristics: Readers of works published by Chandos will likely be LIS academics and professionals seeking out books on specific subject matter.

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: The home page for Chandos publishing states that they publish for “researchers, academics and practitioners,” so authors can assume that readers could potentially have an expert knowledge in the field.

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

Readers of works published by Chandos are LIS professionals located all over the world. With works such as Disaster Planning for Special Libraries and The Impact of Print-On-Demand on Academic Books, it’s clear that readers come to Chandos with well defined information needs that pertain to specific areas within the LIS field.

Last updated: February 22, 2018


References

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  1. “About,” Elsevier.com, accessed February 20, 2018, https://www.elsevier.com/books-and-journals/chandos-publishing
  2. “Book Authors,” Elsevier.com, accessed February 22, 2018, https://www.elsevier.com/authors/book-authors
  3. “About.”
  4. “Catalog,” Elsevier.com, accessed February 20, 2018, https://www.elsevier.com/catalog?producttype=book&cat0=27390&cat1=28072&cat2=&imprintname=Chandos+Publishing&categoryrestriction=&author=&publicationyear=2017&q=&sort=datedesc
  5. “Book Authors.”
  6. “About.”
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Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST)

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) (Previously the American Society for Information Science and Technology)

ISSN: 2330-16431

Website: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)2330-1643

Purpose, objective, or mission: The stated purpose of JASIST is to provide a “leading international forum for peer-reviewed research in information science.”2

Target audience: LIS professionals who are involved with or interested in the tools and techniques of information management.3

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc.4

Peer reviewed? Yes.5

Type: LIS scholarly journal.6

Medium: Print and Online.7

Content: This journal publishes original research on “…the production, discovery, recording, storage, representation, retrieval, presentation, manipulation, dissemination, use, and evaluation of information and on the tools and techniques associated with these processes.”8

Frequency of publication: Monthly.9

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ForAuthors.html

Types of contributions accepted: “The Journal welcomes rigorous work of an empirical, experimental, ethnographic, conceptual, historical, socio-technical, policy-analytic, or critical-theoretical nature.”10 The type of writing influences submission length. Most commonly, JASIST publishes research articles between 6,000 and 8,000 words. The journal also publishes brief communications (1,000 to 2,000 words) which detail unique advances in information science, as well as opinion papers (2,000 to 3,000 words), letters to the editor (a maximum of 400 words), AIS reviews (8,000 to 10,000 words), and book reviews (the length of which is unspecified).11

Submission and review process: Manuscripts submitted to JASIST undergo a single-blind review process, which is based on the input of the editor-in-chief, a review editor, and a minimum of two peer reviewers who have expertise in the manuscript’s subject matter.12 JASIST also has a handy diagram of the editorial process available at this link.

Editorial tone: Scholarly, unbiased, formal, and informative13

Style guide used: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (current edition).14

Conclusion: Evaluation of the publication’s potential for LIS authors

This journal is an excellent choice for LIS authors who have prepared in-depth original research papers on the evaluation and dissemination of information. Recently published articles focus on text mining, the value consumers place on personal information, etc.15

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Circulation: No information is available on circulation numbers.

Geographic location:  JASIST is published in English but has an international reach.16

Language or cultural considerations: “Authors for whom English is a second language should consider having their manuscript professionally edited before submission.”17

Reader characteristics: Members of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) comprise the majority of this journal’s audience. (ASIS&T was formerly known as the American Society for Information Science and Technology.) ASIS&T members include “thousands of researchers, developers, practitioners, students, and professors in the field of information science and technology from 50 countries around the world.”18

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers are most likely graduate and post-graduate LIS professionals with an interest in research and a thorough background in LIS terminology. Articles in the February 2018 issue, for example, cover technical subjects such as cloud management, system design, and bibliometric models.19

Biases, values, and attitudes: Like all information professionals, ASIS&T members oppose censorship of all forms and value open, unbiased, and accurate communication. If the subject matter of an article does convey a bias, however, ASIS&T members prefer that it is clearly stated.20

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

Authors who wish to write for JASIST need to be well-versed in information technology. Furthermore, graduate and post-graduate researchers interested in conducting original research on emerging information technology trends will feel right at home with this journal.21

Last updated: February 8, 2018


References

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  1.  Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Wiley Online Library, accessed February 5, 2018, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)2330-1643
  2. “Overview,” Wiley Online Library, accessed February 5, 2018, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)2330-1643/homepage/ProductInformation.html
  3. “Overview,” Wiley Online Library, accessed February 5, 2018, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)2330-1643/homepage/ProductInformation.html
  4. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed February 5, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1412979904237/41862
  5. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed February 5, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1412979904237/41862
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  8. “Overview,” Wiley Online Library, accessed February 5, 2018, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)2330-1643/homepage/ProductInformation.html
  9. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed February 5, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1412979904237/41862
  10. “Author Guidelines,” Wiley Online Library, accessed February 5, 2018, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ForAuthors.html
  11. “Author Guidelines,” Wiley Online Library, accessed February 7, 2018, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ForAuthors.html
  12.  “Author Guidelines,” Wiley Online Library, accessed February 7, 2018, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ForAuthors.html
  13. “Author Guidelines,” Wiley Online Library, accessed February 7, 2018, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ForAuthors.html
  14. “Author Guidelines,” Wiley Online Library, accessed February 7, 2018, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ForAuthors.html
  15. “Overview,” Wiley Online Library, accessed February 7, 2018, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)2330-1643/homepage/ProductInformation.html
  16. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed February 7, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1412979904237/41862
  17. “Author Guidelines,” Wiley Online Library, accessed February 7, 2018, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291532-2890/homepage/ForAuthors.html
  18. “About ASIS&T,” Association for Information Science and Technology, accessed February 8, 2018, https://www.asist.org/about/
  19. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology – Volume 69, Issue 2 – February 2018,” Wiley Online Library, accessed February 8, 2018, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asi.2018.69.issue-2/issuetoc
  20.  “ASIS&T Professional Guidelines,” Association for Information Science and Technology, accessed February 8, 2018, https://www.asist.org/about/asist-professional-guidelines/
  21. “Overview,” Wiley Online Library, accessed February 8, 2018, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)2330-1643/homepage/ProductInformation.html
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LIBRI: International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: LIBRI: International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies

ISSN: 0024-2667 (print), 1865-8423 (online)

Website: https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/libr

Purpose, objective, or mission: LIBRI is a long-standing, leading international scholarly journal that “investigates the functions of libraries and information services from both a historical and present-day perspective and analyses the role of information in cultural, organizational, national and international developments.” LIBRI “reports on current trends in librarianship worldwide and describes their resulting transformation from the introduction of new information technologies, multidisciplinary approaches, changing practices, and evolving methods.”1

Target audience: Library and information science (LIS) academics, practitioners, students, and the broader public.2

Publisher: De Gruyter Saur3

Peer reviewed? Yes.4

Type: LIS scholarly journal.5

Medium: Print and online.6

Content: LIBRI publishes full-length, original scholarly articles. LIBRI is international in scope, and has a particular, but not exclusive, focus on LIS in the developing world; another area of interest is digital libraries and digital library technology. Its objectives are to examine the functions of information services past and present, evaluate the role of information in various contexts, analyze trends in the LIS profession, review the impact of new technologies on information services, and share original research.7

Frequency of publication: Quarterly.8

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: Instructions for Authors

Types of contributions accepted: LIBRI accepts scholarly papers (generally 5,000 to 7,000 words, with exceptions) that critically analyze current topics in LIS and that present original research. Submissions should include a literature review, critical analysis, appropriate research methods, balanced discussion of the evidence, a clear argument and structure, and contextual information.9

Submission and review process: Papers are submitted through ScholarOne Manuscripts, an electronic editorial management system where authors are able to monitor the editorial and publication process. Authors should make sure their papers adhere to the journal’s guidelines before submitting.10

Editorial tone: LIBRI has a scholarly and academic tone; if necessary, papers will be edited to meet the journal’s “traditional high standards of academic writing.”11

Style guide used: Chicago Manual of Style.12

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

LIBRI publishes on a broad range of topics in LIS, including original research and critical analyses of current trends and technology. It has an international scope and a particular interest in studies conducted in the developing world. Authors submitting manuscripts should be aware that this is a well-established scholarly journal that maintains high academic standards.

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Information not provided.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: LIBRI is published in English for an international audience of LIS academics and professionals.13 The advisory board is made up of scholars from all over the world.14 The editors advise that, because of the international scope of the journal and its readership, authors “should provide sufficient background information about the activity or country to enable to context to be easily understood by readers not familiar with it.”15

Reader characteristics: Readers are LIS professionals, scholars, and students with an interest in international LIS scholarship.

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: It is likely the audience has a high level of understanding of LIS subject matter.

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

Readers are well educated and interested in strengthening their understanding of issues facing information professionals from all over the world. They expect to find high-level LIS research and scholarship, as well as historical analyses, from professionals in both developing and developed regions. Writers are best served by reading issues of the journal to determine if their work fits audience expectations.

 Last updated: February 3, 2018


References

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  1. “Overview,” LIBRI, accessed February 3, 2018, https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/libr.
  2. “Overview.”
  3. “Details,” LIBRI, accessed February 3, 2018, https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/libr.
  4. “Instructions for Authors,” LIBRI, accessed February 3, 2018, https://www.degruyter.com/view/supplement/s18658423_Instructions_for_Authors_en.pdf.
  5. “Overview.”
  6. “LIBRI,” accessed February 3, 2018, https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/libr.
  7. “Instructions for Authors.”
  8.  “LIBRI.”
  9. “Instructions for Authors.”
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  13. “Overview.”
  14. “Editorial Information,” LIBRI, accessed February 3, 2018, https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/libr.
  15. “Instructions for Authors.”
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Journal of Library Metadata

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Journal of Library Metadata

ISSN: 1938-6389 (Print) and 1937-5034 (Online)1

Website: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/WJLM

Purpose, objective, or mission: Per their site, “The journal is a forum for the latest research, innovations, news, and expert views about all aspects of metadata applications and about the role of metadata in information retrieval. The focus is on practical, applicable information that libraries and other institutions can effectively use in their own information discovery environments.”2

Target audience: “The Journal of Library Metadata is essential reading for information professionals dealing with metadata, cataloging, institutional repositories and/or digital repositories and libraries, information retrieval system design as well as for researchers in library and information science and related fields.”3

Publisher: Routledge.4

Peer reviewed? Yes.5

Type: LIS scholarly.6

Medium: Print or online.7

Content: Per their site, “The journal features original scholarly research, new developments in the field, and reviews of relevant material. Subjects covered include, but are not limited, to application profiles; best practices; controlled vocabularies; cross walking of metadata and interoperability; digital libraries and metadata; federated repositories and searching; folksonomies, individual metadata schemes; institutional repository metadata; metadata content standards; resource description framework; SKOS; topic maps; and more.”8

Frequency of publication: Quarterly.9

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/authors/WJLMauth.asp

Types of contributions accepted: Articles on the “latest research, innovations, news, and expert views about all aspects of metadata applications in libraries and about the role of metadata in information retrieval.”10

Submission and review process: Work is submitted electronically via the Taylor & Francis Research Portal, which requires authors to create an account with ORCiD. Previously published and simultaneous publications are not accepted.11

Editorial tone: Scholarly.12

Style guide used: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA)13

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

Writers with expertise in specialized subjects related to metadata, including MARC, XML, controlled vocabularies, Dublin Core, tagging, etc. will be right at home with this publication. Additionally, authors interested in the specialized field of music metadata should consider publishing with this journal, as this topic is a reoccurring thread throughout the journal.14

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Circulation numbers not available.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: This publication is not limited to any geographic location and is relevant to readers worldwide. Although this journal is international in scope, its articles are only offered in the English language.15 Additionally, the articles present diverse perspectives, including those of Farsi speakers and Filipino librarians.16

Reader characteristics: Specific data is not available; however, it seems plausible to assume that the readers of this publication include university library staff, library and information science educators, deans, program chairs, and directors. Regardless of their occupation, readers almost certainly have a strong technical background in metadata and are interested in technological solutions to issues in the LIS field.17

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers of Journal of Library Metadata have strong knowledge in the technical aspects of librarianship. Because this publication is academic, readers will be knowledgeable on topics such as indexing, cataloging, and hypertext.18

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

Writers need a high level of expertise in the field of metadata to write for this publication. Additionally, due to the cutting-edge nature of this field, it is especially important for authors to be up-to-date on the latest advancements and technologies pertaining to metadata.

Last updated: February 1, 2018


References

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  1.  “Journal Information,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed January 29, 2018, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?journalCode=wjlm20
  2. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed January 29, 2018, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wjlm20#.U73dhbGdROg
  3. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed February 1, 2018, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wjlm20#.U73dhbGdROg
  4.  Journal of Library Metadata, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed February 1, 2018, accessed http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404951347089/249185
  5. Journal of Library Metadata, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed February 1, 2018, accessed http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404951347089/249185
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  9. Journal of Library Metadata, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed February 1, 2018, accessed http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404951347089/249185
  10. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed February 1, 2018, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wjlm20&page=instructions#.U73ddbGdROg
  11. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed February 1, 2018, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wjlm20&page=instructions#.U73ddbGdROg
  12. Journal of Library Metadata, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed February 1, 2018, accessed http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404951347089/249185
  13.  “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed February 1, 2018, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wjlm20&page=instructions#.U73ddbGdROg
  14. “Publication History,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed February 1, 2018, http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wjlm20
  15. Journal of Library Metadata, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed February 1, 2018, accessed http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404951347089/249185
  16. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed February 1, 2018, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wjlm20#.U73dhbGdROg
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  18. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed February 1, 2018, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wjlm20#.U73dhbGdROg
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Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

ISSN: 1072-303X (Print) and 1540-3572 (Online)1

Website: http://www.informaworld.com/wild

Purpose, objective, or mission: The Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve is dedicated to providing the latest and most current information about interlibrary loan and electronic reserves librarianship. It combines articles about practice and research.2

The journal also provides a forum for all cooperative library endeavors, including consortial purchasing and multilibrary digitization projects as well as more traditional resource sharing and supply services like interlibrary loan and reserves.3

In 2005, the name was changed from Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Information Supply to the current title to reflect the changing nature of the information world.4

Target audience: The journal is tailored towards librarians and staff who work in interlibrary loan and electronic reserve as well as administrators.5

Publisher: Routledge.6

Peer reviewed? Yes.7

Type: This publication falls into a gray area. The content is peer reviewed, and although many articles are oriented toward practitioners, others are more research oriented. Overall, the publication could be categorized as an LIS scholarly publication. Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory categorizes it as scholarly and academic.8

Medium: Print and online.9

Content: The journal runs the gamut from practical to research articles. Sample subject matter includes the role of emerging technologies in interlibrary loan delivery, the use of inter-library loan statistics for acquisitions and collection development purposes, copyright issues, and interlibrary loan as a career specialization.10

Frequency of publication: 5 issues per year.11

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wild20&page=instructions

Types of contributions accepted: Articles on innovations in interlibrary loan, document delivery, and research sharing. Scholarly articles usually adhere to the same format and generally contain an abstract, keywords, and a literature review.12

Submission and review process: This publication receives all manuscript submissions electronically via its ScholarOne Manuscripts website. Previously published and simultaneous publications are not accepted.13

Editorial tone: Scholarly.14

Style guide used: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).15

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

This journal is an excellent choice for LIS authors, especially those with a strong knowledge of interlibrary loan, electronic reserves, or access services in general. As Ulrich’s Global Serials Directory notes, “Interlibrary loan and document delivery is arguably the area of library service experiencing the most growth in the last several years. As libraries increasingly are unable to collect everything needed by their own users, the provision of materials through interlending or commercial document delivery has seen a phenomenal increase.”16 Consequently, LIS authors will find a wide audience when publishing with this journal, especially since it’s indexed in a number of prominent databases, including FRANCIS, LISA, ProQuest 5000, and many others.17

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Circulation numbers are not available.

Audience location: The primary audience for this publication is the United States, and–to a slightly lesser degree–other English-speaking countries such as Great Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Most of the articles are geared towards library applications in North America. English language speakers comprise the majority of the audience.18 Many of the articles are predicated on the principles espoused by the ALA Interlibrary Code for the United States, which would mean the laws and standard practices of North American libraries are often given space in the journal.19 However, there is evidence that the audience is becoming more international, as evidenced by the inclusion of case studies from countries outside of North America.20

Reader characteristics: Most readers have a vested interest in the success of an interlibrary loan office. Often, readers are veteran staff members, but just as often, readers may be learning the tricks of the trade, as interlibrary loan can be very specialized. Additionally, many readers are librarians or administrators who are responsible for making the overarching decisions in an interlibrary loan office. The vast majority of readers are from the interlibrary loan or access services worlds. Paraprofessional staff comprise a large portion of the readership, as well as interlibrary loan department supervisors (mostly librarians). Finally, administrators have a vested interest in the scholarship of this subject, as they are most often the decision makers.21

Two issues frequently permeate this journal: the worth of interlibrary loan services and the issue of position in the interlibrary loan office. Interlibrary loan is often unknown or forgotten in many libraries, despite its enormous value to communities.  As for position, interlibrary loan offices must decide whether paraprofessionals or librarians should be in charge. There is a strong feeling that the position of ILL librarian is valuable and useful.22

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers of this publication are usually very knowledgeable about libraries, especially the specialized field of interlibrary loans. Civilians with little exposure to libraries, as well as staff outside of access service departments are, for the most part, outside this journal’s intended audience. Some of the articles meticulously detail the day-to-day work in interlibrary loan offices, even when the subject mater is more theoretical.23For example, in a past article, the issue of free document delivery is discussed. On the one hand, the article discussed the philosophical issues behind charging or not charging patrons, but on the other hand, the article goes into significant detail about the reality of providing articles for a large patron base.24

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

Because interlibrary loan and electronic reserves are very specialized fields within the library world, thorough knowledge of the subject is key. Additionally, the interlibrary loan community is very close-knit and collaborative by design. Potential authors need to be very aware of this community, and if they are not already part of it, become part of it.

Last updated: January 26, 2018


References

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  1. “Journal Information,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed January 26, 2018, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?journalCode=wild20.
  2. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed January 26, 2018, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wild20#.U78FqLGdROg.
  3. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed January 26, 2018, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wild20#.U78FqLGdROg.
  4.  Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Supply & Electronic Reserve, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed January 26, 2018,  http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/176666.
  5. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed January 26, 2018, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wild20#.U78FqLGdROg.
  6. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Supply & Electronic Reserve, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed January 26, 2018,  http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/176666.
  7. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Supply & Electronic Reserve, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed January 26, 2018,  http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/176666.
  8. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Supply & Electronic Reserve, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed January 26, 2018,  http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/176666.
  9. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Supply & Electronic Reserve, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed January 26, 2018,  http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/176666.
  10. “Publication History,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed January 26, 2018, http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wild20#.U78INrGdROg.
  11. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Supply & Electronic Reserve, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed January 26, 2018,  http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/176666.
  12. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed January 26, 2018, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wild20&page=instructions#.U78Fm7GdROg.
  13. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed January 26, 2018, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wild20&page=instructions#.U78Fm7GdROg.
  14. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed January 26, 2018, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wild20&page=instructions#.U78Fm7GdROg.
  15. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed January 26, 2018, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wild20&page=instructions#.U78Fm7GdROg.
  16.  Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Supply & Electronic Reserve, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed January 26, 2018,  http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/176666.
  17.  Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Supply & Electronic Reserve, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed January 26, 2018,  http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/176666.
  18. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Supply & Electronic Reserve, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed January 26, 2018,  http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/176666.
  19. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed January 26, 2018, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wild20#.U78FqLGdROg.
  20. “Publication History,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed January 26, 2018, http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wild20#.U78INrGdROg.
  21. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed January 26, 2018, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wild20#.U78FqLGdROg.
  22. “Publication History,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed January 26, 2018, http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wild20#.U78INrGdROg.
  23. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed January 26, 2018, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wild20#.U78FqLGdROg.
  24. “Publication History,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed January 26, 2018, http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wild20#.U78INrGdROg.
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Society of California Archivists Newsletter (SCA Newsletter)

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Society of California Archivists Newsletter (SCA Newsletter)

ISSN: 1931-54731

Website: http://calarchivists.org/publications/scanewsletter

Purpose, objective, or mission: SCA Newsletter serves as the official voice of the Society of California Archivists (SCA), sharing news and events related to the archives community throughout California.2 The mission of SCA is “to support and develop the education of those who collect, care for, and provide access to the documentary heritage of California and adjoining areas and to encourage public interest in and public support for archival facilities in public and private institutions.”3

Target audience: SCA members, and those in the archives community (professional archivists, manuscript curators, records managers, conservators, historians, librarians, genealogists, museum curators, students, and volunteers) in California.4

Publisher: Society of California Archivists (SCA).5

Peer reviewed? No.6

Type: LIS professional news.

Medium: Online.7

Content: Information and news for professionals and archival institutions in California. The newsletter typically features collection and exhibition spotlights, digital projects, reports of SCA Board actions and meetings, and announcements of seminars, workshops, and other regional events of interest.8

Frequency of publication: Quarterly: January, April, July, October.9

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter

Types of contributions accepted: Per an email from the newsletter editors, submissions on any topic of interest to the California archives community are welcome, including articles on newly processed collections, new acquisitions, digitization projects, upcoming events, exhibit openings, short book reviews, and other announcements from repositories throughout California.10

Submission and review process: Articles for consideration should be submitted via email attachment to newsletter@calarchivists.org. Include your repository name, location, and contact information. Images intended for publication should be submitted in a high-resolution format.11

Editorial tone: The tone is informational, professional, and accessible to a diverse range of readers in the library, archives, and museums (LAM) community.

Style guide used: No style guide specified.

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

The newsletter seeks profiles of archival activities and accomplishments. A call for submissions suggested articles related to newly processed collections, new acquisitions, how an institution responded to budget challenges, grants received, ongoing projects, and short reviews of books of potential interest to archivists. A survey of past issues shows that contributors range from LAM managers and directors, to library assistants and students. There are no guidelines stating that contributors should be members of SCA.12

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: The Society of California Archivists has approximately 450 members13; however, the newsletter is open access, with back issues available online.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: The publication focuses archival activities throughout the state of California and is written in English.

Reader characteristics: SCA members include archivists, manuscript curators, records managers, conservators, historians, librarians, genealogists, museum curators, students, and volunteers. Members are affiliated with colleges and universities; federal, state and local government archives and records centers; historical societies; museums; libraries; corporations; educational, religious, and medical institutions; and private collections in California.14

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers have a strong awareness of archival collections, issues, and practices. However, articles may appeal to readers in the LIS community who may not have specific knowledge of archives.

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

Readers are likely involved with repositories and cultural institutions in California, and have an interest in issues and developments relating to the archives community. Articles are informative, reporting on events and local professional organizations, and sharing practical guidance for professionals and students. Most readers will be well-informed of archival practices; however, the tone of the newsletter is accessible and nonacademic.

Last updated: May 14, 2016


References

Show 14 footnotes

  1.  SCA Newsletter, Society of California Archivists (SCA), accessed March 18, 2018, http://calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter
  2. Society of California Archivists. (2016). SCA Newsletter. Retrieved from http://www.calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter
  3.  Society of California Archivists. (2016). SCA Newsletter. Retrieved from http://www.calarchivists.org/About_SCA/Mission
  4. Society of California Archivists. (2016). About SCA. Retrieved from http://www.calarchivists.org/About_SCA
  5.  ProQuest. (2016). SCA Newsletter. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1440550599400/733360
  6. ProQuest. (2016). SCA Newsletter. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1440550599400/733360
  7. ProQuest. (2016). SCA Newsletter. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1440550599400/733360
  8. Society of California Archivists. (2016). SCA Newsletter. Retrieved from http://www.calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter
  9. Society of California Archivists. (2016). SCA Newsletter. Retrieved from http://www.calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter
  10.  Society of California Archivists. (2016). SCA Newsletter. Retrieved from http://www.calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter
  11. Society of California Archivists. (2016). SCA Newsletter. Retrieved from http://www.calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter
  12.  Society of California Archivists. (2016). SCA Newsletter. Retrieved from http://www.calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter
  13. Society of American Archivists. (2016). Society of California Archivists. Retrieved from http://www2.archivists.org/assoc-orgs/society-of-california-archivists
  14.  Society of California Archivists. (2016). About SCA. Retrieved from http://www.calarchivists.org/About_SCA
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College & Undergraduate Libraries

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: College & Undergraduate Libraries

ISSN: 1069-1316 (Print) and 1545-2530 (Online)1

Website: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wcul20/current#.VZ_L_elRGxs

Purpose, objective, or mission: “College & Undergraduate Libraries supports the continuous learning of academic library staff to become more effective professionals as they discover how to provide and assess outstanding, creative, and innovative services, resources, and facilities.”2

Target audience: Academic library staff3

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group4

Peer reviewed? Yes5

Type: This is a hybrid scholarly journal and professional and trade publication. It is a scholarly publication because of its commitment to peer-reviewed research articles.6 It can also be considered a professional publication as it provides “practical, step-by-step articles on subjects such as understanding statistics and purchasing and maintaining microcomputers, as well as columns on stretching library dollars.”7

Medium: Print and online8

Content: College & Undergraduate Libraries features “research-based articles, case studies, reports of best practices, occasional literature or product reviews, and columns or special issues devoted to current topics.”9

Frequency of publication: Quarterly10

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wcul20&page=instructions#.VaAiHelRGxs

Types of contributions accepted: Per the website, the journal accepts “research-based articles, case studies, reports of best practices, occasional literature or product reviews, and columns.”11 The journal specializes in “articles by faculty, librarians, paraprofessionals, library staff, and students (that) provide practical information and creative solutions to common problems.” Recent areas of interest include collection management, preservation and conservation of library materials, trends in library support for undergraduate courses, standards and assessment, preparing for accreditation, archive management without an archivist, staff development on a limited budget, and marketing the college library.12

Submission and review process: College & Undergraduate Libraries receives all manuscript submissions electronically via its ScholarOne Manuscripts site .13

Per the publication website, “Full length articles in College & Undergraduate Libraries are subject to anonymous double-blind review. Column-type submissions are reviewed by the editor, and in some cases, are subject to anonymous double blind review.”14

Editorial tone: Academic15, yet per the submissions guidelines, a “highly readable” writing style is sought.16

Style guide used: The Chicago Manual of Style, latest edition17

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

College & Undergraduate Libraries “supports the continuous learning of academic library staff to become more effective professionals as they discover how to provide and assess outstanding, creative, and innovative services, resources, and facilities.”18 Newer, as well as more seasoned LIS authors will find opportunities for publication with this journal. It may be assumed that the work of authors working in in university and undergraduate library environments would be of especial interest to the editors of College and Undergraduate Libraries.

College & Undergraduate Libraries is abstracted/indexed in: De Gruyter Saur; IBZ; EBSCOhost; Academic Search Complete; H.W. Wilson; Education Research Complete; INSPEC; Library & Information Science Source; MasterFILE Complete; MLA International Bibliography; TOC Premier; Elsevier BV; Scopus; Gale; John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; OCLC; ArticleFirst Ovid; ProQuest; Aerospace Database; Civil Engineering Abstracts; Engineering Research Database; Materials Business File; LISA: Library & Information Science Abstracts; METADEX; MLA International Bibliography; PAIS International; and VINITI RAN.19

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Circulation statistics are not available.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: This journal is written in English,20 primarily by American authors for an audience of “librarians at two- and four-year colleges and university undergraduate libraries.”21

Reader characteristics: As this publication targets LIS practitioners at two- to four-year colleges and undergraduate libraries, the backgrounds and cultural experiences of the audience will be as diverse as the institutions they represent. According to the American Association of Community Colleges, “Community colleges are the gateway to postsecondary education for many minority, low income, and first-generation postsecondary education students. Since 1985, more than half of all community college students have been women. In addition, the majority of Black and Hispanic undergraduate students in this country study at these colleges.”22 Because of this diversity in their workplace, the readers of this publication will likely be committed to accessibility of information and services.

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers of College & Undergraduate Libraries will represent all areas of Library and Information Science, including “faculty, librarians, paraprofessionals, library staff, and students”23 Therefore, there will be different levels of knowledge of LIS topics depending on level of education and workplace roles. Potential authors should avoid overly technical language, and strive for a “highly readable (writing) style”24

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

According to ResearchGate, “this unique journal provides busy college librarians, already saddled with an array of responsibilities, with practical, step-by-step articles on subjects such as understanding statistics and purchasing and maintaining microcomputers, as well as columns on stretching library dollars.”25

The readers of this journal serve a variety of patrons, including “the students who attend to upgrade their skills for a particular job, students who are pursuing an associate degree to transfer to a 4-year institution, and students who attend to pursue a hobby (such as learning a language). The educational outcomes of community college students reflect this diversity.”26

Authors writing for this publication must take this diversity into consideration.

Last updated: April 1, 2017


References

Show 26 footnotes

  1.  College & Undergraduate Libraries, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 11, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/search/773306169
  2. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed April 1, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wcul20#.VaAGKelRGxs
  3. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed April 1, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wcul20#.VaAGKelRGxs
  4. College and Undergraduate Libraries, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 1, 2017 http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436550662842/484751
  5. College and Undergraduate Libraries, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 1, 2017 http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436550662842/484751
  6. College and Undergraduate Libraries, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 1, 2017 http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436550662842/484751
  7. College and Undergraduate Libraries, ResearchGate, accessed April 1, 2017 http://www.researchgate.net/journal/1069-1316_College_Undergraduate_Libraries
  8.  “Subscribe,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed April 1, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/pricing/journal/wcul20
  9. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed April 1, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wcul20#.VaAGKelRGxs
  10. College and Undergraduate Libraries, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 1, 2017 http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436550662842/484751
  11. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed April 1, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wcul20#.VaAGKelRGxs
  12. College and Undergraduate Libraries, ResearchGate, accessed April 1, 2017, http://www.researchgate.net/journal/1069-1316_College_Undergraduate_Libraries
  13. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed April 1, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wcul20&page=instructions#.VaAku-lRGxs
  14. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed April 1, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wcul20#.VaAGKelRGxs
  15. College and Undergraduate Libraries, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 1, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436550662842/484751
  16. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed April 1, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wcul20&page=instructions#.VaAku-lRGxs
  17. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed April 1, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wcul20&page=instructions#.VaAku-lRGxs
  18. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed April 1, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wcul20#.VaAGKelRGxs
  19. “Abstracting and Indexing,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed April 1, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=abstractingIndexing&journalCode=wcul20#.VaBICelRGxs
  20. College and Undergraduate Libraries, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 1, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436550662842/484751
  21. College and Undergraduate Libraries, ResearchGate, accessed April 1, 2017, http://www.researchgate.net/journal/1069-1316_College_Undergraduate_Libraries
  22. “Students at Community Colleges,” American Association of Community Colleges, accessed April 1, 2017, http://www.aacc.nche.edu/AboutCC/Trends/Pages/studentsatcommunitycolleges.aspx
  23. College and Undergraduate Libraries, ResearchGate, accessed April 1, 2017 http://www.researchgate.net/journal/1069-1316_College_Undergraduate_Libraries
  24. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed April 1, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wcul20&page=instructions#.VaAku-lRGxs
  25. College and Undergraduate Libraries, ResearchGate, accessed April 1, 2017, http://www.researchgate.net/journal/1069-1316_College_Undergraduate_Libraries
  26. “Students at Community Colleges,” American Association of Community Colleges, accessed April 1, 2017,  http://www.aacc.nche.edu/AboutCC/Trends/Pages/studentsatcommunitycolleges.aspx
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Archeota

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Archeota

ISSN: N/A

Website: http://sjsusaasc.weebly.com/archeota.html

Purpose, objective, or missionArcheota is the publication of SJSU SAASC (San Jose State University, Society of American Archivists Student Chapter). The newsletter profiles its current officers, promotes SAA (Society of American Archivists) and SJSU SAASC activities and events, discusses developments in the archival field, introduces students to professional responsibilities, and serves as a platform for students to publish original content.1

SJSU SAASC fulfills the purpose of connecting students with classmates and professional archivists. The group promotes archival interests in the academic community, organizes repository tours and related events, provides networking opportunities, and invites professional archivists to share knowledge about the field.2 3

Target audience: SJSU SAASC members, and students in the MLIS program (particularly those pursuing the Archival Studies and Records Management career pathway) and the MARA (Master of Archives and Records Administration) program.4

Publisher: SJSU SAASC.5 

Peer reviewed? No.

Type: LIS student publication.6

Medium: Online.

Content: The newsletter features editorial pieces by students in graduate archival studies and library science, interviews with practicing archivists, and insights from internship experiences. Students may also share relevant coursework or projects, as well as promote their blogs or other work.7

Frequency of publication: Biannually (twice per academic year, once during Spring semester and once during Fall semester).8

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelineshttp://sjsusaasc.weebly.com/archeota.html

Types of contributions accepted: Summary or opinion pieces on related items in the news; interviews with practicing archivists; archives-themed comics, illustrations, and puzzles; insights from internship experiences; and links to student work online.9

Submission and review process: Contributors must be SJSU SAASC members.10 Submissions should be a maximum of 750 words in length unless otherwise approved by the Communications Committee; and all work must be original (content is subject to an originality checker). Text files should be submitted in a .doc or .pages format, single-spaced, 12 pt font. Image files should be submitted in JPEG format at a minimum of 300 dpi.11

Editorial tone: The publication is geared toward students in graduate archival studies and library science; examples of articles include first-person narratives of recent work, internship, volunteer, and academic experiences. The tone is friendly, supportive, and aimed to foster community and professional learning among SAASC members.

Style guide used: APA.12

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

Archeota presents an excellent opportunity for graduate students to share thoughts on joining the profession or publish original content relevant to archives. As the voice of the SJSU SAASC, the newsletter is a forum for connecting with fellow members and LIS students. The inaugural issue was published in Spring 2015.13

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: SJSU SAASC has approximately 80 members, as of 2015;14 however, the newsletter is open access.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: The audience of Archeota will be primarily SJSU SAASC members, and also SJSU iSchool students. The university is located in San Jose, California, but the student body (and readership) is international. As an English-language graduate program, it can be assumed that readers have a strong grasp of the English language.

Reader characteristics: The readership comprises students enrolled in SJSU’s MLIS and MARA programs. Readers are those who plan to work (or are already working) with archives and records within a range of settings: libraries, government, corporate, or nonprofit institutions. Potential career paths for students in these programs include archivists, digital archivists, digital asset managers, electronic records managers, digital projects specialists, knowledge managers, and technical information specialists.15 16

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: As a publication targeted toward graduate students, knowledge of LIS subject matter may range from an emerging familiarity with archival theories and practices, to more significant experience and specific knowledge of the field.

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

Archeota is produced by and published for students pursuing careers in archives and records. Contributors have a good opportunity to share their practical experiences (what it’s like to work in a particular setting), professional projects and internships, or useful tools and applications.

Last updated: May 14, 2016


References

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  1. San Jose State University, Society of American Archivists Student Chapter. (2016). Archeota. Retrieved from http://sjsusaasc.weebly.com/archeota.html
  2. San Jose State University School of Information. (2016). Welcome to SJSU SAASC. Retrieved from http://sjsusaasc.weebly.com
  3. San Jose State University, Society of American Archivists Student Chapter. (2016). SJSU SAASC Constitution. Retrieved from http://sjsusaasc.weebly.com/constitution.html
  4. San Jose State University School of Information. (2016). Welcome to SJSU SAASC. Retrieved from http://sjsusaasc.weebly.com
  5. San Jose State University, Society of American Archivists Student Chapter. (2016). Archeota. Retrieved from http://sjsusaasc.weebly.com/archeota.html
  6. San Jose State University School of Information. (2016). Welcome to SJSU SAASC. Retrieved from http://sjsusaasc.weebly.com
  7. San Jose State University School of Information. (2016). SJSU SAASC blog. Retrieved from http://sjsusaasc.weebly.com
  8. San Jose State University, Society of American Archivists Student Chapter. (2016). Archeota. Retrieved from http://sjsusaasc.weebly.com/archeota.html
  9. San Jose State University School of Information. (2016). SJSU SAASC blog. Retrieved from http://sjsusaasc.weebly.com
  10. San Jose State University School of Information. (2016). SJSU SAASC membership. Retrieved from http://sjsusaasc.weebly.com/membership.html
  11. San Jose State University, Society of American Archivists Student Chapter. (2016). Archeota. Retrieved from http://sjsusaasc.weebly.com/archeota.html
  12. San Jose State University, Society of American Archivists Student Chapter. (2016). Archeota. Retrieved from http://sjsusaasc.weebly.com/archeota.html
  13. San Jose State University School of Information. (2016). SJSU SAASC blog. Retrieved from http://sjsusaasc.weebly.com
  14. San Jose State University School of Information. (2016). SJSU SAASC Annual Report 2014-2015. Retrieved from http://www2.archivists.org/sites/all/files/SJSUSAASC2013-2014AnnualReport.pdf
  15. San Jose State University School of Information. (2016). Management, Digitization and Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Records (Archival Studies and Records Management). Retrieved from http://ischool.sjsu.edu/current-students/career-pathways/management-digitization-preservation-cultural-heritage
  16. San Jose State University School of Information. (2016). Master of Archives and Record Administration (MARA). Retrieved from http://ischool.sjsu.edu/programs/master-archives-records-administration-mara
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Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries (JERML)

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries (JERML)

ISSN: 1542-4065 (Print) and 1542-4073 (Online)1

Website: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/werm20/current

Purpose, objective, or mission: From the publication website: “The Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries is a peer-reviewed professional journal devoted to the access, evaluation, and management of electronic resources in the medical library environment.”2

Target audience: Users of libraries in medical schools, hospitals, and other health sciences libraries3

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis4

Peer reviewed? Yes5

Type: LIS and medical sciences, scholarly6

Medium: Print and online7

Content: “The material in the Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries will complement articles published in Medical Reference Services Quarterly, which highlights the reference and bibliographic instruction aspects of electronic resources.”8

Frequency of publication: Quarterly9

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=werm20&page=instructions

Types of contributions accepted: The journal seeks articles with “practical, up-to-date information about important developments and issues related to the provision, selection, and use of electronic resources in health sciences libraries.”10

“Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Collection development and selection of electronic resources
  • Electronic document delivery in medicine and health care
  • Enhancing electronic resource user services
  • Print versus electronic or combination formats
  • Site licensing-what librarians need to know
  • Delegating work that involves electronic/digital acquisitions
  • Cataloging-e-books, e-journals, and other electronic formats
  • The merger of serial and book formats in the electronic library
  • Coping with electronic misinformation, fraudulence, and shams on the Internet
  • “E-core” lists in medicine, allied health, nursing, pharmaceutical science, mental health, and other health care fields
  • The role of medical libraries with Electronic Health Records
  • Cost analyses of digital resources”11

Submission and review process: Submissions are uploaded using the ScholarOne Manuscripts site located at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jerml.”12 Any other requests should be directed to Justin Robertson, editor-in-chief, at justincrobertson@gmail.com.13 Detailed submission instructions are included at the submission guidelines link provided above.

Editorial tone: Scholarly14

Style guide used: The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition15

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

As this is a journal “aimed at the practicing librarian,”16 and is described as a “source for practical, up-to-date information,”17 any librarian with knowledge of current issues and developments in electronic resources in the broader LIS field would be a welcome contributor to JERML.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Circulation information is not available.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: JERML is published in English in the United States.18

Reader characteristics: Readers are likely well-educated and work in “academic medical school libraries, hospital libraries, and other health sciences libraries.”19 Readers expect well-researched, academic articles20 that provide practical knowledge that will inform the service they provide.

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers will be well-versed in LIS subject matter, specializing in the medical LIS field, with a special interest in electronic resources.21

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

As the readership for this journal is specialized, potential contributors should tailor their articles to an academic, knowledgeable audience. Readers will be looking for rigorously researched papers that provide new information on access, evaluation and management of electronic sources.22 This is a go-to journal for medical librarians to obtain up-to-date information about electronic resource management for their libraries. The potential LIS authors to reach a extensive and engaged audience it great.

Last updated: May 15, 2017


References

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  1.  Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 15, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/search/-1731291666
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  5.  Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427545368851/452894
  6.  Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427545368851/452894
  7.  Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427545368851/452894
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  20.  ProQuest. (2015). Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427545368851/452894
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D-Lib Magazine

Note: D-Lib announced that it would cease publication in 2017. See http://www.dlib.org/dlib/july17/07editorial.html.

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: D-Lib Magazine

ISSN: 1082-98731

Purpose, objective, or mission: Per their website, “The primary goal of the magazine is timely and efficient information exchange for the digital library community to help digital libraries be a broad interdisciplinary field, and not a set of specialties that know little of each other.”2 The publisher’s goal is to make the magazine available for “the advancement of knowledge and practice on digital library research and related matter.”3Website: http://www.dlib.org/

Target audience: Technical and professional individuals interested in digital library research and development.4

Publisher: Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI). From its launch in 1995 until April 2006 it was sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), the National Science Foundation (NSF). It is currently funded by the D-Lib Alliance and other contributors.5

Peer reviewed? No. Articles are reviewed and selected by an editorial committee.6

Type: LIS professional and trade publication. While many articles are research driven, there is no peer-review process.7

Medium: Online.8

Content: Coverage of digital library research and development, includes “new technologies, applications, and contextual social and economic issues.”9 Besides full articles, D-Lib publishes “brief notices, book-reviews, opinions, letters, clippings, and pointers of broad interest about innovation and research in digital libraries.”10 The articles should be of interest to a broad (non-specialist) community and should “reflect work that has been completed, rather than just beginning.”11

Frequency of publication: Six times a year, with bi-monthly release dates.12

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/author-guidelines.html

Types of contributions accepted: Per the author guidelines, “Full articles, brief notices, book-reviews, conference reports, project briefings, opinions, letters, clippings, and pointers of broad interest about innovation and research in digital libraries. Full articles should: be of interest to a broad community (specialist literature should be published where specialists will see it), and reflect work that has been completed, rather than just beginning.”13 “Articles 1,500 to 3,000 words in length are preferred and those over 5,000 words are usually not accepted. They should be written in English, or accompanied by an English translation. Articles must include a 100-200 word abstract, without hyperlinks. Items submitted for the “In Brief” section have a 500-word limit. Letters to the editor are also welcomed.”14

Submission and review process: Completed manuscripts are accepted, but the editors prefer to be contacted before a work is finished so they “can determine whether the topic, style, and approach is appropriate for D-Lib Magazine.”15 Only electronic submissions are accepted.16

Submissions and queries should be emailed to editor@dlib.org.17

Editorial tone: The author guidelines make a point to emphasize that they are indeed guidelines and note that, “The above guidelines are suggestions only, and they are open for further dialogue. The most important thing is to write the article you want to write in the way that you want it to appear!”18

Style guide used: “References may be in any consistent format (e.g., MLA, Chicago, etc.), and authors are encouraged to include DOI® names (Digital Object Identifier) for sources where appropriate.”19

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

The history and support of recognized organizations supports credibility for this widely referenced and widely read publication. The publication is a fine source for keeping up-to-date with trends and activities. As part of this role, each issue includes several announcements of conferences and meetings and frequently posts calls for submissions to publish or present in a variety of venues. Along with submissions for these sorts of events, the editors welcome articles highlighting topics such as teaching, training, best practices, research and development reports.20

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: UlrichsWeb does not provide circulation information, likely because this is solely an online electronic publication without advertising revenue.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: UlrichsWeb gives the country of publication as the United States. All of the current sponsoring bodies are located in the United States, but the affiliations of the contributors indicates that readership is worldwide.21 D-Lib Magazine is distributed in English. Being an online ASCII text-based product, it is conceivable that someone could “€œrun it through”€ an online automated translator, but it is more likely that most readers are comfortable with reading English. The content tends to run toward research, practical applications, and news items, so it should be possible to provide this with a minimum of culture-specific references. If they are needed to make or clarify a point, they should be explained and contextualized for all readers.22

Reader characteristics: No demographic data was found. It may be assumed that most readers have Internet access and comfort with the electronic information environment. D-Lib’€™s website says it “€œappeals to a broad technical and professional audience”23 with the understanding that most of this audience is within the LIS community. Since it is largely oriented to research and development, it is reasonable to assume that readers have interests and positions that engage them in activities such as analysis, design, assessment, project management, programming, systems administration, digitization, and metadata. Most of the abstracting and indexing services that cover this publication relate to LIS, computer science, or applied information systems. The publication’€™s Author Guidelines, which advise that articles “€œshould reflect work that has been completed, rather than just beginning,”24 reflect the orientation towards research and development and a high value placed on reporting of practical methods and applications.

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Similar to above, we can expect much of this readership to have very high knowledge of LIS subject matter, but more oriented to practical matters and applications than to the theoretical and abstract. On the other hand, a significant portion of library employees who work in these areas do not have LIS degrees and are not necessarily concerned with nor exposed to the societal issues and academic endeavors that motivate some of their colleagues. Nonetheless, most will be conversant with the jargon of their library domain, with digitization, and with applicable standards.25

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

Due to the nature of their work, these readers tend to be busy, creative, and solutions oriented. This, along with the 1,500 to 3,000 word limit, suggests that articles should be snappy, relevant, and to-the-point.

The D-Lib Alliance supports the magazine, and is always open to new contributors: “We know from our own experience and from talking with others that the digital library community relies on D-Lib Magazine, and now the magazine relies on the digital library community for its continuing existence.”26

Last updated: May 14, 2016


References

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  6. Corporation for National Research Initiatives. (2016). Author Guidelines. D-Lib Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.dlib.org/dlib/author-guidelines.html
  7. Corporation for National Research Initiatives. (2016). About D-Lib Magazine. D-Lib Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.dlib.org/about.html
  8. ProQuest. (2016). D-Lib Magazine. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1411943307442/261541
  9. Corporation for National Research Initiatives. (2016). About D-Lib Magazine. D-Lib Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.dlib.org/about.html
  10. Corporation for National Research Initiatives. (2016). Author Guidelines. D-Lib Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.dlib.org/dlib/author-guidelines.html
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  21. ProQuest. (2016). D-Lib Magazine. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1411943307442/261541
  22. Corporation for National Research Initiatives. (2016). Author Guidelines. D-Lib Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.dlib.org/dlib/author-guidelines.html
  23. Corporation for National Research Initiatives. (2016). About D-Lib Magazine. D-Lib Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.dlib.org/about.html
  24. Corporation for National Research Initiatives. (2016). Author Guidelines. D-Lib Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.dlib.org/dlib/author-guidelines.html
  25. Corporation for National Research Initiatives. (2016). About D-Lib Magazine. D-Lib Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.dlib.org/about.html
  26. Corporation for National Research Initiatives. (2016). D-Lib Alliance Participants. D-Lib Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.dlib.org/dlib/alliance-participants.html
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