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American Archivist, The

 

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About the publication

Title: The American Archivist

ISSN: 0360-9081 (Print) and 2327-9702 (Online)1

Website: http://www2.archivists.org/american-archivist

Purpose, objective, or mission: The website of The American Archivist states it “seeks to reflect thinking about theoretical and practical developments in the archival profession.”2 It is the journal of the Society of American Archivists, so the focus is on the cultural, social, legal, and technological developments in North America in particular.3

Target audience: Archivists and special collections librarians.4

Publisher: Society of American Archivists (SAA).5

Peer reviewed? Yes6

Type: LIS and History, scholarly7

Medium: Print and online open access; last six issues available to SAA members and subscribers only, or to the general public for a fee.8

Content: Includes research articles, case studies, commentaries on issues and practices of interest to the field, essays on international archival practices, annotated professional resource bibliographies, discussions of professional practice and initiatives, and letters to the editor on previously published articles and other topics of interest to the field.9

Frequency of publication: Semi-annual.10

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www2.archivists.org/american-archivist/editorialpolicy

Types of contributions accepted: Original research articles, case studies, opinion and editorial pieces, articles concerning international practices or perspectives, professional resource bibliographies, and reviews of books, archival literature, finding aids, microfilm editions, exhibits, and computer software.11

Submission and review process: The preferred maximum length is 8,000 words for research articles and surveys, and 3,000 words for case studies and perspectives. These length requirements may be waived for certain articles in consultation with the editor. All articles should be accompanied by a 100-word abstract. Manuscripts are to be submitted electronically as email attachments in Microsoft Word, double-spaced and pages numbered throughout, with author’s name and address on the title page only.12

The American Archivist is a refereed journal. Each submission will be reviewed by two experts in the subject matter of the submission, and a final decision for publication will be based on their reviews. Final decision normally takes a minimum of three months.13

Acceptance for publication is usually on the condition that specified revisions be made. Once an article is accepted, author will send a short biographical statement and photo. Authors are given the opportunity to approve all editorial changes and to review page proofs for correction of printer’s errors. It usually takes a year for a submission to be seen in print.14

Editorial tone: Scholarly.15

Style guide used: Chicago Manual of Style, latest edition; for professional terminology refer to the definitions outlined in A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology by Richard Pearce-Moses.16

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

If the author is looking for an avenue to enter the conversation of current, scholarly archival practices and the future of conserving information, this may be one of the more prestigious journals through which to pursue publication. Publishing in American Archivist is sure to have weight when interviewing for a position, or to fulfill tenure or promotion requirements for academic libraries or other scholarly institutions.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: The American Archivist circulates to around 6,000 members of the Society of American Archivists.17

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: SAA members live and work all over North America. There is no specified or dominant culture or geographic area. This journal is mainly focused on North American archivists and their practices, and all articles are in English. However, this journal expresses a definite interest in the archival practices of their international colleagues, and specifically looks for articles on this subject.18

Reader characteristics: Highly educated individuals, most of whom have at least two university degrees. Most have history and/or library science graduate degrees. There are further specializations in every area imaginable, so a variety of interests are represented here. There is no information provided on age, gender, or ethnicity of the members. This audience works in a variety of professional settings, including universities and higher education, private corporations, nonprofits, historical societies, public and special libraries, art and history museums, religious organizations, and government agencies. Some specializations include acquisition and appraisal, business archives, religious archives, academic archives, museums, description (cataloging), electronic records, government records, manuscript repositories, oral history, preservation, reference and access, and visual materials to name a few. People may work by themselves with little to no assistance, or work in immense academic or private institutions with a fleet of colleagues and assistants. The most striking characteristic of American Archivist readers is that they love and believe in what they do. They are incredibly interested in their profession, and how to continue and expand it into the future. These readers are interested in practical approaches and ideas, as they are practitioners in the real world who are usually short on money, space, and time. Theoretical discussions with no practical applications would be of little value to them.19

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: With extensive knowledge specific of their branch of LIS, these readers are well versed in the history of archiving and preservation and specific technologies and practices, and are often eager to discuss and debate new technologies and future practices in the field. They are familiar with both LIS and archival terminology, concerns, issues, and theories. Archival studies includes several different models used for appraisal, weeding, preservation, etc., which are also discussed in this publication. Not all readers will possess an LIS degree as some enter the field by way of a history or museum education and background.20

Conclusion: Reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors

The readers of this publication can be extremely intimidating for the new author and archival professional. Many of SAA’s members have been publishing in this journal (and others) for years, and their names are well-known and carry weight at conferences and national conventions. They have highly specialized and technical knowledge ranging over hundreds of topics, localities, and institutional settings. These readers are professional scholars and practitioners who value both theoretical and applied research in archival science. They will be looking for excellent academic writing, new ideas, or suggestive case studies with relevance to their own repositories. This is a high standard to meet. However, if an author feels he or she has something to add to the conversation of archival studies, this is the right forum. This is where the newest, most significant research, case studies, and experimental models in the field are disseminated and discussed.

Last updated: October 27, 2016


References

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  1.  The American Archivist, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 10, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/search/-712559018
  2. “The American Archivist,” Society of American Archivists, accessed October 27, 2016, http://www2.archivists.org/american-archivist
  3.  “The American Archivist,” Society of American Archivists, accessed October 27, 2016, http://www2.archivists.org/american-archivist
  4.  “The American Archivist,” Society of American Archivists, accessed October 27, 2016, http://www2.archivists.org/american-archivist
  5. The American Archivist, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed October 27, 2016, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1401982746364/41437
  6.  The American Archivist, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed October 27, 2016, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1401982746364/41437
  7.  The American Archivist, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed October 27, 2016, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1401982746364/41437
  8.  “The American Archivist,” Society of American Archivists, accessed October 27, 2016, http://www2.archivists.org/american-archivist
  9. “Editorial Policy,” Society of American Archivists, accessed October 27, 2014, http://www2.archivists.org/american-archivist/editorialpolicy
  10.  The American Archivist, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed October 27, 2016, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1401982746364/41437
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  12. “Editorial Policy,” Society of American Archivists, accessed October 27, 2014, http://www2.archivists.org/american-archivist/editorialpolicy
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  14. “Editorial Policy,” Society of American Archivists, accessed October 27, 2014, http://www2.archivists.org/american-archivist/editorialpolicy
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  16. “Editorial Policy,” Society of American Archivists, accessed October 27, 2014, http://www2.archivists.org/american-archivist/editorialpolicy
  17. “Advertising Opportunities,” Society of American Archivists, accessed October 27, 2014,  http://www2.archivists.org/advertising
  18. “Advertising Opportunities,” Society of American Archivists, accessed October 27, 2014,  http://www2.archivists.org/advertising
  19. “So You Want to Be an Archivist,” Society of American Archivists, accessed October 27, 2016, http://www2.archivists.org/careers/beanarchivist
  20. “So You Want to Be an Archivist,” Society of American Archivists, accessed October 27, 2016, http://www2.archivists.org/careers/beanarchivist
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Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

TitleCanadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La Revue canadienne des sciences de l’information et de bibliothéconomie

ISSN: 1195-096X (Print) and 1920-7239 (Online)1

Website: Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science: http://cais-acsi.ca/the-canadian-journal-of-information-and-library-science/ / La Revue canadienne des sciences de l’information et de bibliothéconomie: http://cais-acsi.ca/fr/the-canadian-journal-of-information-and-library-science/

Purpose, objective, or mission: As the vehicle of the Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS), the journal seeks to advance the study of information and library science in Canada “by serving as a forum for discussion of theory and research. The journal is concerned with research findings, understanding of issues in the field, information practices of individuals and groups, and understanding of the history, economics, and technology of information or library systems and services.”2

Target audience: Canadian LIS community3

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Journals Division4

Peer reviewed? Yes5

Type: LIS scholarly6

Medium: Print and online7

Content: “The journal publishes research papers, scholarly opinion papers, reviews of research, brief communications, and reviews of books and other media” in both English and French.8

Frequency of publication: Quarterly9

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: In English: http://cais-acsi.ca/guidelines-for-submission/ / In French: http://cais-acsi.ca/fr/guidelines-for-submission/

Types of contributions accepted: The journal accepts submissions of “research papers, scholarly opinion papers, reviews of research, brief communications, and reviews of books and other media” in both English and French. Reviews of publications by Canadian authors are of particular interest.10

Submission and review process: Manuscripts should be submitted as email attachments in Word or RTF format. A tentative title and an abstract of fifty to one hundred words, preferably in both English and French, should be included. Submissions will be reviewed by at least two independent referees. Additional details about manuscript formatting are available on the journal website.11

Editorial tone: Scholarly12

Style guide used: The journal uses an in-house style that is outlined on its website.13

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

The Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science provides an excellent opportunity for LIS authors looking to publish scholarly, career advancing work and establish a presence outside the United States.

This publication is abstracted and indexed in Academic Search Elite/Premier, Canadian Periodical Index, Computer and Control Abstracts, Cultures, Langues, Textes: La revue de sommaires, Current Contents: Social and Behavioural Sciences, ERIC, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences (IBR), International Bibliography of Periodical Literature on the Humanities and Social Science (IBZ), SCOPUS, Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA), Library Literature, Professional Development Collection, and Social Science Citation Index.14

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Exact circulation numbers are not available, but the journal is a benefit of membership in Canadian Association for Information Science / L’€™Association canadienne des sciences de l’information (CAIS/ACIS). Membership is automatic for all attendees of the annual conference of the association.15 The journal is also available online through Project MUSE.16

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: This journal, while covering LIS topics in general, is written and aimed at LIS academics, both English and French speaking, practicing in Canada.17

Reader characteristics: Highly educated individuals, many of whom have at least two university degrees, and often more. Most have a library science graduate degrees. Considering the membership includes a mix of academics and industry and government professionals, a variety of interests and knowledge are included here. There is no information provided on age, gender, or ethnicity of the members, but all speak either English or French. The audience for this journal is a mix of academics and industry and government professionals such as information scientists and archivists, librarians, computer scientists, and educators. This indicates a variety of workplaces from universities, large corporations and government organizations.18

While this is a bilingual publication, published by the University of Toronto, according to the CAIS/ACIS writer guidelines, “The journal is concerned with research findings, understanding of issues in the field, information practices of individuals and groups, and understanding of the history, economics, and technology of information or library systems and services.”19 Note there is no distinction made that the work need be conducted in, or specifically concern Canada. A review of recent articles shows authors and research papers from through out North America with the focus on LIS theories that are applicable anywhere.20

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Considering their shared interest in the mission of the CAIS/ACIS, it suggests the readers, while not all information science professionals, have considerable knowledge of LIS subject matter.21

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

Readers of this publication are interested in furthering their ability to practice in the field, to acquire information on new research that will support their work in support of libraries. The readers are also most likely residents of Canada and, while most of the papers published would easily benefit a librarian or information professional residing anywhere in the world, submissions need to be relevant to librarians practicing in Canada.

Last updated: November 5, 2014


References

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  3. “Membership,” Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS), accessed November 15, 2016, http://cais-acsi.ca/membership/
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  8.  “Call for Papers,” Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS), accessed November 15, 2016, http://cais-acsi.ca/call-for-papers/
  9.  Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed November 15, 2016, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1406608675219/72671
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  11. “Guidelines for Submission,” Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS), accessed November 15, 2016, http://cais-acsi.ca/guidelines-for-submission/
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  14. “Abstracting and Indexing,” Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS), accessed November 15, 2016, http://www.utpjournals.com/Canadian-Journal-of-Information-and-Library-Science.html
  15. “Membership,” Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS), accessed November 15, 2016, http://muse.jhu.edu/journal/497
  16. Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, Project Muse, accessed November 15, 2016, http://muse.jhu.edu/journal/497
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  19. “Call for Papers,” Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS), accessed November 15, 2016, http://cais-acsi.ca/call-for-papers/
  20. Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, Project Muse, accessed November 15, 2016, http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/canadian_journal_of_information_and_library_science/
  21. “Call for Papers,” Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS), accessed November 15, 2016, http://cais-acsi.ca/call-for-papers/
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Information & Culture: A Journal of History (formerly Libraries and the Cultural Record)

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Information & Culture: A Journal of History

The journal has gone through a number of name changes:
1966-1972, Journal of Library History
 1972-1973, Journal of Library History, Philosophy, and Comparative Librarianship
1973-1987, Journal of Library History
1987-2006, Libraries and Culture
2006-2012, Libraries and the Cultural Record.1

ISSN: XXXX-XXXX

Website: http://www.infoculturejournal.org/

Purpose, objective, or mission: Per journal website, Information & Culture “. . . publishes high-quality, peer reviewed articles on topics related to the history of information. The journal’s scope has broadened significantly in recent years to encompass the historical study of any topic that would fall under the purview of the modern interdisciplinary schools of information . . . However, the journal honors its (50+ year) heritage by continuing to publish in the areas of library, archival, museum, conservation, and information science history.”2

Target audience: Library historians and other scholars whose interests might relate to the history of information, such as historians of computing, labor, gender, economics, business, and politics; critical theorists, and scholars of cultural studies, science, and technology3

Publisher: University of Texas Press4

Peer reviewed? Yes5

Type: LIS and history, scholarly6

Medium: Print, with online subscriptions available.7

Content: The journal website states, “In keeping with the spirit of information studies, the work is human centered and explores the interactions of people, organizations, and societies with information and technologies. Social and cultural context of information and information technology, viewed from a historical perspective, is at the heart of the journal’s interests.”8

Frequency of publication: Quarterly9

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.infoculturejournal.org/submissions

Types of contributions accepted: Research articles10 and book reviews11 and book reviews

Among the content requirements are that an article be primarily historical in nature, take an interpretative, not merely descriptive approach, and have a clearly stated thesis supported by appropriately cited evidence.12

Submission and review process: Manuscripts should be submitted via email, accompanied by a cover sheet and abstract, in MS Word format. Authors are asked to provide the names of at least two potential reviewers.13 Submission includes an initial review by the editor, and, if accepted, a double blind process by at least two outside reviewers.14

Editorial tone: Scholarly15

Style guide used: Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition.16

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

LIS authors may find that it is a bit more difficult to get articles published in this journal as the acceptance rate is less than half. However, the journal is very prestigious. The editors state that “we do not yet have enough data to make an accurate forecast of acceptance rates. For the period April 2011-March 2012 our acceptance rate was 20.5%. We anticipate that the acceptance rate will stabilize at well below 50 percent of submitted manuscripts.”17

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Exact submission numbers not available.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Readership is worldwide. However, based on the content of the articles, most readers most likely reside in North America, South America, and Europe. In past issues, there were articles about Mexico, France, and the United States as well as a review of a book in German. This indicates the editorial board expects reader interest to be broader than merely North America.18 The journal publishes articles in English,19 but the topics are wide ranging and are not necessarily limited to the English-speaking world.20

Reader characteristics: Readers of this journal are generally scholars and professionals in a variety of fields, but especially history and library science. This publication has a broad base of support in a variety of disciplines. Articles could easily fit under history, literature, art, and political science as well as library science.21 The professional interests of the readers of this publication would be generally academic and scholarly. It might fit those working in all manners of libraries, museums, and archives as well as both faculty and students at academic institutions. The journal strongly follows a particular historiography, that of social and cultural history. In this sense, it is far less likely that one would find an article that is based in political history or in reconstructing grand narratives.22

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Knowledge of LIS subject matter is very high when it comes to the historical aspects of the profession. Because other academics in other disciplines are actively participating in the creation and use of this journal,  knowledge of current information profession issues might not be as high as it is with other LIS-specific journals.23

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

Readers of this publication are generally highly educated, scholarly, and professional. Potential authors need to be exact and precise and have expertise in the field. The journal, while overwhelmingly about library science topics, is also very rooted in historical study. The editorial staff and the readers are exacting in their quest for solid scholarship.

Last updated: May 6, 2017


References

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  1. “About,” University of Texas Press, accessed May 6, 2017, http://www.infoculturejournal.org/about
  2. “Information & Culture,” University of Texas Press, accessed May 6, 2017, http://www.infoculturejournal.org
  3. “Information & Culture,” University of Texas Press, accessed May 6, 2017, http://www.infoculturejournal.org/about
  4. Information & Culture, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 6, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405693705579/114581
  5. Information & Culture, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 6, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405693705579/114581
  6. Information & Culture, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 6, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405693705579/114581
  7. Information & Culture, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 6, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405693705579/114581
  8. “About,” University of Texas Press, accessed May 6, 2017, http://www.infoculturejournal.org/about
  9. Information & Culture, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 6, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405693705579/114581
  10. “Submissions,” Information and Culture, University of Texas Press, accessed May 6, 2017, http://www.infoculturejournal.org/submissions
  11. “Book Reviews,” University of Texas Press, accessed May 6, 2017, http://www.infoculturejournal.org/book_reviews
  12.  “Submissions,” Information and Culture, University of Texas Press, accessed May 6, 2017, http://www.infoculturejournal.org/submissions
  13. “Submissions,” Information and Culture, University of Texas Press, accessed May 6, 2017,  http://www.infoculturejournal.org/submissions
  14. “Peer Review Process,” University of Texas Press, accessed May 6, 2017, http://www.infoculturejournal.org/submissions/peer_review
  15. Information & Culture, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 6, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405693705579/114581
  16. “Submissions,” Information and Culture, University of Texas Press, accessed May 6, 2017, http://www.infoculturejournal.org/submissions/peer_review
  17.  “Peer Review Process,” University of Texas Press, accessed May 6, 2017, http://www.infoculturejournal.org/submissions/peer_review
  18. “Archive,” University of Texas Press, accessed May 6, 2017, http://www.infoculturejournal.org/archive
  19. Information & Culture, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 6, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405693705579/114581
  20. “Archive,” University of Texas Press, accessed May 6, 2017, http://www.infoculturejournal.org/archive
  21. “About,” University of Texas Press, accessed May 6, 2017, http://www.infoculturejournal.org/about
  22. “About,” University of Texas Press, accessed May 6, 2017, http://www.infoculturejournal.org/about
  23. “About,” University of Texas Press, accessed May 6, 2017, http://www.infoculturejournal.org/about
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Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America

 

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About the publication

Title: Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America

ISSN: 0730-7187 (Print) and 2161-9417 (Online)1

Website: http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/journals/journal/adx.html

Purpose, objective, or mission: Per their website, “Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America is a peer-reviewed journal presenting issues of concern to librarians working within art history, art criticism, the history of architecture, archeology, and similar areas. The journal has established itself as a vital publication for art information professionals, acting as a forum for issues relating to both the documentation of art, and the practice and theory of art librarianship and visual resources curatorship.”2

Target audience: Art, architecture, and design librarians and visual resources curators.3

Publisher: University of Chicago Press4

Peer reviewed? Yes5

Type: Art and LIS, scholarly6

Medium: Print and online7

Content: Articles and information relevant to art librarianship and visual resources curatorship in academic, special library, and museum settings.8

Frequency of publication: Semiannually9

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelineshttps://arlisna.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=257:art-documentation-contributor-guidelines&catid=18:publications&Itemid=146

Types of contributions accepted: According to the contributor guidelines, “Feature articles may take the form of theoretical or scholarly submissions, revisions of conference presentations, papers emphasizing library practice, descriptions of specific libraries or collections, interviews, or articles of a historical nature. Articles must relate to art librarianship, visual resources curatorship, or the documentation of art, and the writing style should be formal.” Published articles are typically 2,500 to 5,000 words, with a maximum of 8,000 words.10

Submission and review process: Authors should contact the content editor via email to discuss topic and abstract before submitting a manuscript. Submission deadlines are March 1 for the fall issue, and September 1 for the spring issue.11

Editorial tone: Scholarly12

Style guide used: The Chicago Manual of Style13

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

Professionals, academics, and graduate students seeking to establish themselves in the field of art librarianship will find an opportunity in this peer-reviewed publication.

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: No circulation statistics available.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: This is an English-language journal published in the United States, with a North American focus.14

Reader characteristics: A subscription to Art Documentation is a benefit to membership in the Art Libraries Society of North America. It is assumed that readers have a shared interest in art, developing LIS skills, and supporting fellow art librarians. Workplaces would include art libraries with an interest in mentoring, networking, and developing best practices. Readers would have a professional interest in promoting access to art and art preservation.15

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: The majority of readers have an LIS degree. It is likely that many members of the ARLIS/NA also hold additional degrees in history or art.16

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

Writers need to consider the education level and very specific interest the readers share when writing for this publication. Authors are encouraged, as with any publication, to read past issues of the publication before querying the editor with a proposal.

Last updated: November 1, 2016


References

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  1. “About,” University of Chicago Press, accessed April 10, 2018, https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/journals/adx/about
  2. “Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America: About,” University of Chicago Press, accessed November 1, 2016, http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/journals/adx/about
  3. “Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America: About,” University of Chicago Press, accessed November 1, 2016, http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/journals/adx/about
  4.  Art Documentation, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed November 1, 2016, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1406645579973/65374
  5. Art Documentation, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed November 1, 2016, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1406645579973/65374
  6. Art Documentation, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed November 1, 2016, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1406645579973/65374
  7. Art Documentation, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed November 1, 2016, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1406645579973/65374
  8. “Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America: About,” University of Chicago Press, accessed November 1, 2016, http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/journals/adx/about
  9. Art Documentation, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed November 1, 2016, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1406645579973/65374
  10. “Art Documentation Contributor Guidelines,” Art Libraries Society of North America, accessed November 1, 2016, https://arlisna.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=257:art-documentation-contributor-guidelines&catid=18:publications&Itemid=146
  11. “Art Documentation Contributor Guidelines,” Art Libraries Society of North America, accessed November 1, 2016, https://arlisna.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=257:art-documentation-contributor-guidelines&catid=18:publications&Itemid=146
  12. “Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America: About,” University of Chicago Press, accessed November 1, 2016, http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/journals/adx/about
  13. “Art Documentation Contributor Guidelines,” Art Libraries Society of North America, accessed November 1, 2016, https://arlisna.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=257:art-documentation-contributor-guidelines&catid=18:publications&Itemid=146
  14.  “Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America: About,” University of Chicago Press, accessed November 1, 2016, http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/journals/adx/about
  15.  “Art Documentation,” Art Libraries Society of North America, accessed November 1, 2016 https://arlisna.org/publications/art-documentation
  16. “What Our Members Are Saying,” Art Libraries Society of North America, accessed November 1, 2016, https://www.arlisna.org/membership/what-our-members-are-saying
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Yosemite Highway Herald

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Yosemite Highway Herald

ISSN: N/A

Website: http://www.yosemitehwyherald.com/

Purpose, objective, or mission: The Yosemite Highway Herald is a free monthly newspaper featuring local news and events for Southern Tuolumne County and Northern Mariposa County in California.1

Target audience: The community residents of the greater Yosemite area, including parts of Tuolumne and Mariposa counties.2

Publisher: Yosemite Highway Herald, LLC.3

Peer reviewed? No.

Type: Civilian newspaper.

Medium: Print and online.4

Content: Local community news, stories, historical news, and current events news of the greater Yosemite area to the local communities.5

Frequency of publication: Monthly.6

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: None provided.

Types of contributions accepted: Articles and letters to the editor.

Submission and review process: Email submissions to info [at] yosemitehwyherald.com.

Editorial tone: Informal and folksy.

Style guide used: None stated.

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

This newspaper would be of interest to LIS authors who are local to the area and want to promote library services and events or discuss issues facing the library. Past issues have featured library-related articles, including one in support of the Groveland library.7

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: “We reach 4,000 households plus 500 extra copies are distributed in local businesses throughout the area.”8

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: The Yosemite Highway Herald is published for the local residents of the communities of Big Oak Flat, Buck Meadows, Coulterville, Greeley Hill, Groveland, La Grange, Lake Don Pedro, Moccasin, Pine Mountain Lake, and surrounding area. This publication is printed in English.9

Reader characteristics: The population served by the Yosemite Highway Herald include young people, families, older adults, and retired persons. Professional interests and workplaces would vary widely given the nature of the audience. This diverse audience shares an interest in the local community and an appreciation of natural beauty of the area.

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: The readers of this publication would not have an expert knowledge of library and information science jargon. An author would be expected to provide an introductory background to terms about information services. Also, the author would be expected to write in a manner that would encourage to show the value of library services to the local community.

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

Past issues of the Yosemite Highway Herald have featured articles on topics such as: the local blood drive, free classes and workshops, the Laverini Sawmill dedication, information on how and where to get burn permits, and local events, festivals, and concerts.. Writers would need to be very familiar with the area and contribute information directly relevant to community members.

Last updated: September 28, 2018


References

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  1. “Yosemite Highway Herald,” YosemiteHwyHerald.com, accessed December 11, 2016, http://www.yosemitehwyherald.com/
  2. Yosemite Highway Herald.”
  3. Yosemite Highway Herald.”
  4. Yosemite Highway Herald.”
  5. Yosemite Highway Herald.”
  6. Yosemite Highway Herald.”
  7. Nadine Pedron, “The Book Nook,” Yosemite Highway Herald, February 2014, http://www.yosemitehwyherald.com/images/february14.pdf
  8. Yosemite Highway Herald.”
  9. Yosemite Highway Herald.”
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The Northern Light

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: The Northern Light

ISSN: 1088-4416 (Print)1

Website: http://www.scottishritenmj.org/

Purpose, objective, or mission: “Published since 1970, The Northern Light is the premier magazine of Scottish Rite Masonry in America.”2

Target audience: Members of the Scottish Rite and lay people interested in Freemasonry.

Publisher: Supreme Council, 32°, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, USA.3

Peer reviewed? No.

Type: Civilian.

Medium: Print and online.

Content: News and articles on the history, social, and humanitarian aspects of Freemasonry.

Frequency of publication: Quarterly.4

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: There are none available online. An e-mail to the editor at editor [at] supremecouncil.org will get you the current guidelines.

Types of contributions accepted: All types of articles, editorials, reviews, letters to the editor as well as cartoons that deal with Freemasonry in a generally positive way. A past issue contained an article by an archivist about a historical aspect of freemasonry. A preference for articles that stress the humanitarian and social aspects of the Craft as well as historical articles is shown.

Submission and review process: No process is provided; it is safe to assume that the final word lies with the editor.

Editorial tone: Very informal, clearly written prose aimed at a generally mature audience.

Style guide used: None given.

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

At first it would seem that this magazine would not be a fertile place for the new writer to publish, but if you are an academic librarian and/or an archivist with an interest in esoteric Americana or US history, or you are, in fact, a Freemason, then this magazine is a natural fit for you. Freemasons generally have a keen interest in their history and the history of the country, and so these types of pieces are heavily sought, especially if photographs of Masonic ephemera accompany the piece.

There have been several pieces in past issues that have been written by archivists and librarians. Some have been Masonic librarians because the Craft owned a few special libraries, but most are non-Masons who work in a facility with some Masonic artifacts or a complete collection.

Don’t ignore these specialty magazines, they are usually hungry for material and their editorial process is also usually very informal and forgiving. You might not want to put one of these publications on a C.V., but it does allow you to get your feet wet and stretch your horizons a bit.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: According to the website, “The magazine is delivered quarterly to every member of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction and distributed worldwide to other Supreme Councils and subscribers.” 5 Membership numbers are not provided, however, according to one website, “There are over 2 million Masons in North America and nearly 5 million worldwide.” So it is safe to assume the publication reaches a large audience. 6

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: The publication is in English and geared toward readers in the United States.

Reader characteristics: The majority of readers will be members of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction.

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers will not likely have much knowledge of LIS subject matter but will have a keen interests in matters pertaining to archives, history, and artifacts.

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

Readers of The Northern Light are a large, diverse group of people, likely older adults. To join the Freemasons one must believe in a supreme being. Philanthropy is important to them as is American history. Because of these traits, readers will likely be advocates of libraries. Articles discussing library collections that involve American history, Freemasons, or artifacts directly related to their culture would be successful.

Last updated: September 25, 2018


References

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  1.  The Northern Light, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 27, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1522205701262/170818
  2. “The Northern Light,” ScottishRiteNMJ.org, accessed November 26, 2016, https://scottishritenmj.org/members-center/the-northern-light
  3. The Northern Light, November 2016 2010, https://scottishritenmj.org/images/uploads/documents/16NOV.pdf
  4. The Northern Light.”
  5. The Northern Light accessed September 25, 2018 https://scottishritenmj.org/the-northern-light
  6. “Little Known Facts” 32degreemasons.org accessed Spetember 25, 2018 http://www.32nddegreemasons.org
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Journal of Documentation

 

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About the publication

Title: Journal of Documentation

ISSN: 0022-0418 (Print) and 1758-7379 (Online)1

Purpose, objective, or mission: “The Journal of Documentation (JDoc) is one of the longest established academic journals in library and information science, providing a unique focus on theories, concepts, models, frameworks and philosophies.”2

Website: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=jd

Target audience: Primary readership includes educators, scholars, researchers, and advanced scholars in information science fields.3

Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited4

Peer reviewed? Yes5

Type: LIS scholarly,6 as indicated by the target audience, a “rigorous peer review process,” and the focal areas of the content: “theories, concepts, models, frameworks, and philosophies in the information sciences.”7 Many of the articles are highly research oriented and follow a typical format, including sections for literature review, methods, results, discussion, and conclusion. Journal of Documentation is an ISI ranked journal.8

Medium: Print and online9

Content: The journal publishes research papers, critical and scholarly reviews, and short speculative articles.10

Frequency of publication: Bi-monthly11

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=jd

Types of contributions accepted: Research papers, critical and scholarly reviews, short speculative articles12

Submission and review process: Article length is restricted to 4,000 – 10,000 words. Title must be 16 words or less, and the submission must include a structured abstract following their “How to . . . Write an Abstract” guide. All articles are subject to a double blind peer review.13

Editorial tone: Scholarly14

Style guide used: Harvard style references15

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

The Journal of Documentation is a highly regarded journal of research, review, and evidence-based practice. It claims a rigorous peer-review process and would be a credit to an LIS writer seeking to publish for tenure and career advancement. Potential works may take the forms of research reports, scholarly reviews, articles on research methodology, historical articles, and “€œreviews of the evidence base for professional practice.”16€

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Circulation not listed.

Audience location and language or cultural: Journal of Documentation is published in English in the United Kingdom.17 A good amount of professional jargon will be familiar to most readers, depending more upon their professional discipline than upon their native tongue.

Reader characteristics: Given the content of the journal, it is likely that its readers work in a variety of library settings. This readership expects thoughtful, well-articulated conceptual work alongside evidence-driven research and practical approaches to problem-solving.18€

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Indications are that LIS subject matter knowledge among this readership is very high, and often specific to a particular area of practice or research. Readers may be experts in some other domain but interested in its relationship to LIS disciplines and have a high degree of comfort dealing with that material.19€

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

These readers will be knowledgeable about most LIS concepts and experts in specific areas. They will be critical readers and will want thoughtfulness in presentation along with evidence and sound reasoning in discussions and conclusions.

Last updated: May 15, 2017


References

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  1.  Journal of Documentation, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 15, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/search/1229268474
  2. “Aims and Scope,” Emerald Publishing Limited, accessed May 15, 2017, http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=jd
  3. “Aims and Scope,” Emerald Publishing Limited, accessed May 15, 2017, http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=jd
  4. Journal of Documentation, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405366141613/38244
  5.  Journal of Documentation, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405366141613/38244
  6. Journal of Documentation, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405366141613/38244
  7. Journal of Documentation, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405366141613/38244
  8. “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Publishing Limited, accessed May 15, 2017, http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=jd
  9. Journal of Documentation, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405366141613/38244
  10.  “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Publishing Limited, accessed May 15, 2017, http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=jd
  11. Journal of Documentation, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405366141613/38244
  12.  “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Publishing Limited, accessed May 15, 2017, http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=jd
  13. “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Publishing Limited, accessed May 15, 2017, http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=jd
  14.  “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Publishing Limited, accessed May 15, 2017, http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=jd
  15. “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Publishing Limited, accessed May 15, 2017, http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=jd
  16.  “Aims and Scope,” Emerald Publishing Limited, accessed May 15, 2017, http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=jd
  17.  Journal of Documentation, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405366141613/38244
  18.  “Aims and Scope,” Emerald Publishing Limited, accessed May 15, 2017, http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=jd
  19.  “Aims and Scope,” Emerald Publishing Limited, accessed May 15, 2017, http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=jd
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Perspectives on History

 

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About the publication

Title: Perspectives on History

ISSN: 1940-80481

Website: http://www.historians.org/perspectives/

Purpose, objective, or mission: Perspectives on History is the news magazine of the American Historical Association (AHA); it serves as the, “…principal source for news and information about the discipline of history.”2

Target audience: Members of the AHA; although many members are not affiliated with an academic institution, the content of Perspectives is heavily oriented toward faculty interests.3

Publisher: American Historical Association.4

Peer reviewed? No. Content decisions are made by the editorial board.5

Type: Civilian: Perspectives is the primary news publication of the historical profession.6 While some members of the AHA might also be information professionals (and many other members will have a strong understanding of the library profession), most members will not be intimately familiar with the LIS profession.

Medium: Print and online.

Content: In addition to a letter from the president, and administrative news from the AHA, each issue of Perspectives on History contains several articles on diverse topics of interest to historians. While some will present original research, more common are opinion pieces, news reports on developments affecting historians, and reports on new approaches or tools for teaching or research. Each issue also contains letters to the editor, as well as extensive listings of job openings, grant programs, and upcoming conferences.7

Frequency of publication: Nine issues per year (September to May).8

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: https://www.historians.org/perspectives/submit

Types of contributions accepted: Articles (approximately 1,500 words), reviews, and shorter letters to the editor.9

Submission and review process: While Perspectives on History does commission articles, it also accepts both completed submissions and proposals. Articles and letters are reviewed by the editorial board, and, in the case of article submissions, the board may make suggestions for revisions.10

Editorial tone: The submission guidelines state a preference for a journalistic or conversational style. In general, the articles in Perspectives on History are written with a semi-formal tone. Additionally, authors are asked to limit the number of citations in their articles.11

Style guide used: The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.). For copy-editing, the editors also use Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th ed.) as well as in-house guidelines, such as gender-neutral pronouns when possible.12

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

The organization and preservation of information are central to the tasks of both the historian and the LIS professional, and so it is not uncommon for their interests to intersect. Many developments in the Information field would be of interest to historians, especially if those developments were presented specifically for that audience. Such a presentation could generate a significant amount of name recognition if received favorably by some of the more than 15,000 members of the AHA.13

While Perspectives on History is not, strictly speaking, a scholarly publication, it does possess enough prestige that an article printed in it would add weight to a tenure or promotion cause. However, this is not a venue for early-career publishing.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Population circulation: Nearly 15,000.14

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: AHA members are generally based in the United States, and the magazine is published in English.15 AHA members will be familiar with many of the same research terminologies that librarians use, but they will be completely unfamiliar with much of the jargon of information science. Similarly, historians have their own jargon, and an author writing for a history publication would do well to familiarize themselves with it.

Reader characteristics: Readership includes, “More than 60 percent of the Association’s members are professors of history, with the remaining 40 percent consisting of students, teachers, administrators, and publishers in the field.”16

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: As historians, the members of the AHA will generally have a strong understanding of research and research tools. However, they will not be familiar with aspects of LIS subjects outside those that apply to their discipline.

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

The historians who comprise the membership of the AHA are, like most faculty, very busy people. It is essential, when writing for them, to show them — in their own terms — how you can save time or make their research easier. Perspectives on History is primarily a newsletter, even though it does publish some research-based articles. A librarian writing for this history magazine would do well to simplify the presentation of their research, and focus primarily on the practical application of their results.

Last updated: September 13, 2018


References

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  1.  Perspectives on History, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 27, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1522198707097/40994
  2. “Perspectives on History,” Historians.org, accessed September 13, 2018, https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/about-page
  3. Perspectives on History.”
  4. Perspectives on History.”
  5. “Submissions,” Historians.org, accessed September 13, 2018, https://www.historians.org/perspectives/submit
  6. Perspectives on History.”
  7. Perspectives on History.”
  8. “Subscriptions,” Historians.org, accessed October 20, 2016, https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/subscriptions
  9. Submissions.”
  10. “Guidelines for Articles,” Historians.org, accessed October 21, 2016, https://www.historians.org/perspectives/submit
  11. Guidelines for Articles.”
  12. Guidelines for Articles.”
  13. “Advertise with the AHA,” Historians.org, accessed October 21, 2016, http://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/advertising
  14. Advertise with the AHA.”
  15. Advertise with the AHA.”
  16.  “Advertise with the AHA.”
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Huntington Library Quarterly

 

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About the publication

Title: Huntington Library Quarterly

ISSN: 0018-7895 (Print) and 1544-399X (Online)1

Website: http://hlq.pennpress.org/home/

Purpose, objective, or mission:Huntington Library Quarterly publishes articles on the literature, history, and art of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries in Britain and America, with special emphasis on:

  • The interactions of literature, politics, and religion
  • The social and political contexts of literary and art history
  • Textual and bibliographic studies, including the history of printing and publishing
  • American studies, through the early nineteenth century;
  • The performance history of drama and music.”2

Target audience: Academic librarians and academics with a focus on American Literature and History between 1500 and 1700.[3 Huntington Library Quarterly, University of Pennsylvania Press, accessed April 26, 2017, http://hlq.pennpress.org/home/]

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press3

Peer reviewed? Yes4

Type: Art, Literature, and History; scholarly. The main content of the publication is oriented toward research-based and scholarly articles.5

Medium: Print and online6

Content: Academic articles, book reviews, review articles on important research in the field. The Quarterly also has an Intramuralia section that details acquisitions of rare books, manuscripts, and ephemera by the Huntington Library.7

Frequency of publication: Quarterly8

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://hlq.pennpress.org/media/80097/hlq_authorguidelines.pdf

Types of contributions accepted: Full-length academic feature articles, book reviews, and essays9

Submission and review process: Manuscripts are submitted for review via the ScholarOne website. Each manuscript should be accompanied by an abstract. In addition, any illustrations must be provided in hard copy.10

Editorial tone: Academic and formal11

Style guide used: The Chicago Manual of Style, latest edition12

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

LIS authors who are interested in sixteenth-to-eighteenth century British and American society would benefit from publishing an article to this prestigious journal. Authors should be sure of their information, as readers of the journal are experts in the field and expect to have high-quality research in the journal.

Huntington Library Quarterly is abstracted in America: History and Life; Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL); Bibliography of the History of Art: BHA; British Humanities Index; FRANCIS; Historical Abstracts; Humanities Index; Humanities International Complete; I B R – Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen Wissenshcaftlicher Literatur; I B Z – Internationale Bibliographie der Geistes-und Sozialwissenschlaftlichen; MLA International Bibliography; Periodicals Index Online; ProQuest Research Library; Religion Index One: Periodicals; Routledge ABES; SCOPUS.13

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: No specific numbers available. The Quarterly is available by subscription only but is abstracted and indexed in a variety of locations.14

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: The journal is published in English by the University of Pennsylvania Press. Though online access makes an international audience possible, the thematic focus of the journal indicates most readers would be academics in English-speaking countries.15

Reader characteristics: No specific information available, but readers are most likely experts in the subjects and time period highlighted by the Quarterly. Most will have at least one, if not more, advanced degree. It can be assumed that readers are highly interested in British and American history, art, and literature, as well as in archival studies.16

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Although it may be assumed that some readers of HLQ have a knowledge of archival practice, others will have a purely academic or aesthetic interest in the period. Readers will not have a great interest in non-archival aspects of librarianship.17

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

The Huntington Library Quarterly is a prestigious academic journal with a very specific purpose: to highlight scholarship in early modern history and literature in England and the US. Publication in the Quarterly would be a boost to an academic or writing career. Readers are assumed to have deep knowledgeable about archival studies and British and American culture of 1500 to 1900, so authors should be very sure of their information and provide new research and thinking in the field.

Last updated: April 26, 2017


References

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  1.  Huntington Library Quarterly, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 11, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/search/1908295256
  2. Huntington Library Quarterly, University of Pennsylvania Press, accessed April 26, 2017, http://hlq.pennpress.org/home/
  3.  Huntington Library Quarterly, University of Pennsylvania Press, accessed April 26, 2017, http://hlq.pennpress.org/home/
  4.  Huntington Library Quarterly, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 26, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405962725458/46882
  5. Huntington Library Quarterly, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 26, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405962725458/46882
  6. Huntington Library Quarterly, University of Pennsylvania Press, accessed April 26, 2017, http://hlq.pennpress.org/home/
  7.  Huntington Library Quarterly, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 26, 2017, http://hlq.pennpress.org/home/
  8. Huntington Library Quarterly, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 26, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405962725458/46882
  9.  Huntington Library Quarterly, University of Pennsylvania Press, accessed April 26, 2017, http://hlq.pennpress.org/home/
  10. Huntington Library Quarterly, Author Guidelines,” University of Pennsylvania Press, accessed April 26, 2017, http://hlq.pennpress.org/media/80097/hlq_authorguidelines.pdf
  11. Huntington Library Quarterly, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 26, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405962725458/46882
  12. Huntington Library Quarterly, Author Guidelines,” University of Pennsylvania Press, accessed April 26, 2017, http://hlq.pennpress.org/media/80097/hlq_authorguidelines.pdf
  13. Huntington Library Quarterly, University of Pennsylvania Press, accessed April 26, 2017, http://hlq.pennpress.org/home/
  14. Huntington Library Quarterly, University of Pennsylvania Press, accessed April 26, 2017, http://hlq.pennpress.org/home/
  15. Huntington Library Quarterly, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 26, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405962725458/46882
  16. Huntington Library Quarterly, University of Pennsylvania Press, accessed April 26, 2017, http://hlq.pennpress.org/home/
  17. Huntington Library Quarterly, University of Pennsylvania Press, accessed April 26, 2017, http://hlq.pennpress.org/home/
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