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Oral History Review

 

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About the publication

Title: The Oral History Review

ISSN: 0094-0798 (print), 1533-8592 (online)

Website: https://academic.oup.com/ohr and http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/

Purpose, objective, or mission: The mission of The Oral History Review “is to explore the nature and significance of oral history and advance understanding of the field among scholars, educators, practitioners, and the general public.” The journal reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the field of oral history. It is considered “the U.S. journal of record for the theory and practice of oral history and related fields.”1

Target audience: The Oral History Review is a publication of the Oral History Association, which has an international membership and “serves a broad and diverse audience including teachers, students, community historians, archivists, librarians, and filmmakers.” The journal is  international and cross-disciplinary, reaching “people committed to the value of oral history.”2

Publisher: Oxford University Press.3

Peer reviewed? Yes.4

Type: LIS scholarly journal.

Medium: Available in print and online.5

Content: The Oral History Review “publishes narrative and analytical articles and reviews…that present and use oral history in unique and significant ways and that contribute to the understanding of the nature of oral history and memory.”6 A typical issue includes an editor’s introduction; original articles on research, method, practice, and theory; articles on pedagogy; and media and book reviews. Occasionally, the journal will publish a guest-edited special section, such as Looking Back, Looking Forward: Fifty Years of Oral History.7

Frequency of publication: Twice a year.

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: Guidelines appear on the Oral History Association website (http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/the-oral-history-review-submission/) and on the Oxford University Press website (https://academic.oup.com/ohr/pages/Instructions_To_Authors).

Types of contributions accepted:  The Oral History Review “publishes narrative and analytical articles and reviews, in print and multimedia formats, that present and use oral history in unique and significant ways and that contribute to the understanding of the nature of oral history and memory. It seeks previously unpublished works that demonstrate high-quality research and that offer new insight into oral history practice, methodology, theory, and pedagogy.”8

Submission and review process: Manuscripts for articles are submitted through ScholarOne Manuscripts for blinded peer review. Review manuscripts are submitted via email attachment to the appropriate editor.9

Editorial tone: Scholarly.

Style guide used: The Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition).10

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

There are many opportunities for LIS professionals to contribute to this publication. Guidance can be provided about cataloging and preservation methodologies for oral history collections. LIS professionals can also weigh in on the ethics of information, including collection, copyright, distribution, and access. LIS professionals should also be aware that the Oral History Association has published goals, guidelines, and standards for oral history interviews.11 Prospective authors should also explore the journal’s blog.12

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Oral History Association members receive a free subscription and online access to current and back issues. Other circulation data are not available.13

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: The Oral History Association is located in the United States but has an international membership. The Oral History Review is published in English but “reflects the international scope of the field and encourages work from international authors and about international topics.”14

Reader characteristics: Readers have a high knowledge of and interest in oral history, from both a local and an international perspective. Readers will expect articles that are well-written and original and that exemplify the best practices and principals in oral history research and practice, as established by the Oral History Association.

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: This is not strictly an LIS publication, although librarians do read it and contribute to its content. Articles should avoid LIS jargon and be directed toward a broad, international readership.

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

The Oral History Review is written for an academic and international audience, so writers who contribute should be sure that their articles exhibit the knowledge and novelty that the experienced readership has come to expect. This could make it a difficult journal for oral history novices to write for. LIS professionals and students who have expert knowledge of the field of oral history and its preservation and archival techniques would find a good outlet in this journal.

Last updated: February 16, 2018


References

Show 14 footnotes

  1.  The Oral History Review, Oral History Association, accessed February 16, 2018, http://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/.
  2. “About OHA,” Oral History Association, accessed February 16, 2018, http://www.oralhistory.org/about/.
  3. The Oral History Review, Oxford Academic, accessed February 16, 2018, https://academic.oup.com/ohr.
  4. “Information for Authors,” The Oral History Review, Oxford Academic, accessed February 16, 2018, https://academic.oup.com/ohr/pages/Instructions_To_Authors.
  5.  The Oral History Review, Oral History Association.
  6. “About the Journal,” The Oral History Review, Oxford Academic, accessed February 16, 2018, https://academic.oup.com/ohr/pages/About.
  7. Teresa Barnett, “Guest Editor’s Introduction,” The Oral History Review 43, no. 2 (Summer/Fall 2016): 315-317, https://doi.org/10.1093/ohr/ohw079.
  8. “Information for Authors.”
  9. “Information for Authors.”
  10. “Information for Authors.”
  11. “Principles for Oral History and Best Practices for Oral History,” Oral History Association, accessed February 16, 2018, http://www.oralhistory.org/about/principles-and-practices/.
  12. “About the Blog,” oralhistoryreview.org, accessed February 16, 2018, http://oralhistoryreview.org/about/.
  13.  The Oral History Review, Oral History Association.
  14. “Information for Authors.”
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Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST)

 

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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

 

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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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  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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Rowman & Littlefield

 

Publisher analysis


About the publisher

Name: Rowman & Littlefield

Website: http://rowman.com/RLPublishers

Purpose, objective, or mission: Rowman & Littlefield “publishes high-quality college texts, entertaining and informative books for general readers, and professional and scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences.”1 Its range of subject areas include library and information services, linguistics, communication, education, psychology, sociology, among others.2

Target audience: Rowman & Littlefield offers “serious works of scholarship, core textbooks for introductory courses, supplemental, affordable paperbacks for alternative approaches to teaching, and general interest and trade books for the curious reader.”3 LIS books are targeted toward practitioners, undergraduate and graduate students, and scholars.

Owner: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group is an independent publishing group4 which also owns one of the largest book distributors in the United States, National Book Network (NBN).5 The publishing group encompasses several imprints, including Lexington Books (specialized and scholarly research), and trade imprints such as Rowman & Littlefield Trade, AltaMira Press, Scarecrow Press and Sheed & Ward.

Are published books peer reviewed? Yes. Authors are asked to provide a list of four to seven potential peer reviewers when submitting a book proposal.6

Types of books published: LIS-specific books run the gamut from primers and practical guides to both introductory and advanced textbooks.7

Medium: Titles are published simultaneously in print and e-book editions.8 Many books are supplemented with multimedia content.9

Topics covered: A range of disciplines across humanities and social sciences, government data, and education.10 LIS-specific topics cover management, archival studies, cataloging and classification, collection development, information technology, literacy instruction, and school librarianship. LIS series include The Practical Guides for Librarians, Library Technology Essentials, and Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections.11

Number of titles published per year: Approximately 1,500 academic, reference, professional, and trade books annually (all subjects).12 The number of LIS titles published per year is unknown.

About the publisher’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: https://rowman.com/Page/RLAuthRes13

Types of submissions accepted: Proposals for publication should be submitted to the appropriate acquisitions editor,14 and include a prospectus, outline (annotated table of contents), author’s CV or resume, one to two brief writing samples, and a list of potential peer reviewers.15 Full book manuscripts are not accepted unless requested by the acquisitions editor. See the publisher’s website for detailed submission guidelines.

Submission and review process: The publisher will acknowledge receipt of a proposal within two weeks, and aims to render a decision on acceptance within three months.16

Editorial tone: Professional and scholarly.

Style guide used: Unknown.

Conclusion: Evaluation of publisher’s potential for LIS authors

Authors include leading academics and respected practitioners. Formal book proposals require a detailed description, author qualifications, previously published works, writing samples, competitive analysis, and potential markets for a book.17 The publisher is well established in its subject areas, and maintains a presence at academic conferences and conventions.18 Rowman & Littlefield is a highly reputable publisher for LIS authors with a proposal for an academic or professional development topic.

 

Audience analysis


About the publisher’s audience

Size (as measured by average number of copies per title published)A Spring 2017 catalog listed approximately 150 LIS books geared toward students, professionals, and academics.19 Print runs for titles are not publicly available.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Rowman & Littlefield is based in the United States, and titles are published in English. Authors are experts and scholars based mostly in the U.S., UK, and Canada, and this may be reflected in the content of material.20 However, as Rowman & Littlefield is an international publisher, books are available to a worldwide audience.21

Reader characteristics: Readers have varying backgrounds within LIS, from management to technology, to instruction and research. Rowman & Littlefield texts are typically used in graduate and professional development courses, though many titles may be of interest to non-LIS readers.22

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers are students, academics, and professionals with a strong knowledge of or strong interest in LIS subject matter.

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

With diverse backgrounds, skills, professional duties, and interests, readers are likely seeking specialized LIS knowledge or best practices. Material is theoretical and practical, and provides professional learning for the LIS community.

Last updated: February 2, 2018


References

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  1. “Home,” Rowman.com, accessed February 2, 2018, http://rowman.com/RLPublishers
  2. “Subjects,” Rowman.com, accessed February 2, 2018, https://rowman.com/SubjectsMain
  3. “Home.”
  4. “Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, PublishersGlobal.com, accessed February 2, 2018, http://www.publishersglobal.com/directory/publisher-profile/6304/
  5. “About,” Rowman.com, accessed February 2, 2018, https://rowman.com/Page/About
  6. “Submission Guidelines,” Rowman.com, accessed February 2, 2018, https://rowman.com/Page/RLAuthRes
  7. “Library Services,” Rowman.com, accessed February 2, 2018, http://rowman.com/Page/Library-Services
  8. “About.”
  9. “Library Services.”
  10. “About.”
  11. “Library Services.”
  12. “Publisher Details,” NetGalley.com, accessed February 2, 2018, https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/publisher/29645
  13. “Submission Guidelines.”
  14. “Editors,” Rowman.com, accessed February 2, 2018, http://rowman.com/Page/RLPGAE
  15. “Submission Guidelines.”
  16. “Submission Guidelines.”
  17. “Submission Guidelines.”
  18. “Convenions Schedule,” Rowman.com, accessed February 2, 2018,https://rowman.com/Page/ConventionsSchedule
  19. “Digital Catalogs, Rowman.com, accessed February 2, 2018, http://rowman.com/Page/eCatalogs
  20. “Digital Catalogs.”
  21. “About.”
  22. “Digital Catalogs.”
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Library Juice Press

 

Publisher analysis


About the publisher

Name: Library Juice Press

Website: http://libraryjuicepress.com

Purpose, objective, or mission: Library Juice Press is an imprint of Litwin Books, “specializing in theoretical and practical issues in librarianship from a critical perspective, for an audience of professional librarians and students of library science.” They publish topics such as “library philosophy, information policy, library activism, and in general anything that can be placed under the rubric of ‘critical studies in librarianship.'”1

Target audience: Professional librarians and students of library science.”2

Owner: Litwin Books, LLC. 3

Are published books peer reviewed? Yes. “Manuscripts submitted to us undergo a peer-review process to ensure their quality according to academic or professional standards, depending on the title.”4

Types of books published: LIS-specific books with a critical edge. Sample titles include:5

  • Feminists Among Us: Resistance and Advocacy in Library Leadership
  • Queer Library Alliance: Global Reflections and Imaginings
  • Teaching for Justice: Implementing Social Justice in the LIS Classroom
  • Where are the Librarians of Color? The Experiences of People of Color in Academica

Medium: Print.

Topics covered: Library philosophy, information policy, library activism, and any topics under the rubric of “critical studies in librarianship.” 6

Number of titles published per year: Approximately five.7

About the publisher’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelineshttp://libraryjuicepress.com/authors.php 8

Types of submissions accepted: The publisher accepts book proposals and full manuscripts on topics that are within its editorial scope.9 

Submission and review process: The Authors page provides specific submission and manuscript formatting requirements, but the publisher’s formal review process is not outlined. More information can be found in the recorded webinar.10

Editorial tone: Academic.11

Style guide usedChicago Manual of Style.12

Conclusion: Evaluation of publisher’s potential for LIS authors

Library Juice Press titles focus on theoretical investigations into library activism, social justice, feminist pedagogy, as well as practically oriented books like So You Want to Be a Librarian. The publisher produces serious, in-depth works with alternative perspectives.

A related and worthwhile opportunity to submit writing that is not book-length is Library Juice’s annual paper contest (2,000 to 10,000 words), which is designed “to encourage and reward good work in the field of library and information studies, humanistically understood, through a monetary award and public recognition.”13 The contest is open to librarians, library students, academics, and others. “Acceptable paper topics cover the full range of topics in the field of library and information studies, loosely defined. Any type of paper may be entered as long as it is not a report of an empirical study. Examples of accepted forms would be literature review essays, analytical essays, historical papers, and personal essays. The work may include some informal primary research, but may not essentially be the report of a study.”14

 

Audience analysis


About the publisher’s audience

Size (as measured by average number of copies per title published): Publishing since 2006, Library Juice Press has approximately 30 frontlist and backlist titles.15

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: While the publisher is based in California and books are published in English, recent Library Juice Press titles focus on international perspectives—i.e., academic librarian labor activism in Canada, and librarianship in the context of the Cuban revolution.16

Reader characteristics: Readers are interested in content that addresses: social responsibility; information as a public good; intellectual freedom and civil liberties; print culture, web culture, visual culture, and the meaning of literacy; information policy and ethics; and the state of the library profession (issues of identity, work life, and deprofessionalization).17

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers are “professional librarians and students of library science” who likely have a very strong knowledge of or strong interest in specific LIS subject areas.

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

Library Juice Press originated as a webzine and blog, covering “topics of interest to passionate librarians from a political left perspective that is linked to the fundamental values of the profession.”18 LIS authors seeking to publish works that are politically oriented or rooted outside the cultural mainstream may potentially find an audience through Library Juice Press.

Last updated: January 29, 2018


References

Show 18 footnotes

  1. “About Us,” Litwin Books, LLC, http://litwinbooks.com/about.php.
  2. Litwin Books, LLC, accessed September 21, 2015, http://litwinbooks.com.
  3. “Litwin Books, LLC.”
  4. “About Us.”
  5. “Our Books,” Library Juice Press, accessed September 21, 2015, http://libraryjuicepress.com/books.php.
  6. “About Us.”
  7. “Catalog,” Library Juice Press,  accessed September 21, 2015, http://litwinbooks.com/catalog.php.
  8. “Authors,” Library Juice Press, accessed September 21, 2015, http://libraryjuicepress.com/authors.php.
  9. “Authors.”
  10. “Authors.”
  11. “About Us.”
  12. “Litwin Books Submission Guidelines,” Litwin Books, LLC, accessed September 21, 2015, http://litwinbooks.com/litwin-books-submission-guidelines.pdf.
  13. “Library Juice Annual Paper Contest,” Library Juice Press, accessed September 15, 2015, http://libraryjuicepress.com/contest.php.
  14. “Library Juice Annual Paper Contest.”
  15. “Our Books.”
  16. “Our Books.”
  17. “Library Juice Blog,” last modified August 30, 2015, http://libraryjuicepress.com/blog/.
  18. “Library Juice Blog.”
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Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies (JCLIS)

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

TitleJournal of Critical Library and Information Studies (JCLIS)

ISSN: 2572-1364

Website: http://libraryjuicepress.com/journals/index.php/jclis

Purpose, objective, or mission: The Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies (JCLIS) “aims to showcase innovative research that queries and critiques current and prevailing paradigms in library and information studies, in theory and practice through critical approaches and perspectives that originate from across the humanities and social sciences. JCLIS is committed to supplying a platform for the publication of rigorous inter-/multi-/trans-disciplinary research that might be otherwise marginalized from dominant discourses.”1

Target audience: Library and information science (LIS) and archival science scholars, practitioners, and students, especially those interested in critical and multidisciplinary research, theory, and practice.

Publisher: Library Juice Press.2

Peer reviewed? Yes, double-blind peer review.3

Type: LIS scholarly journal.

Medium: Online, open access.

Content: Each issue of JCLIS is focused on a theme.4 JCLIS announces themes and deadlines for upcoming issues on its Announcements page.5 The inaugural issue examined why a journal that focuses on critical LIS studies is necessary, and the editors reviewed each article to illustrate the new journal’s scope and purpose.6 The second issue focuses on critical archival studies.7

Frequency of publication: Quarterly.8

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: Submissions.

Types of contributions accepted: Within the scope of each issue’s theme, the journal welcomes research articles, literature reviews, interviews, perspectives, and book or exhibition reviews.9

Submission and review process: Authors submit manuscripts on the JCLIS online submission system, which requires that manuscripts be submitted in separate stages to ensure that the review process is anonymous and that manuscripts are appropriately formatted. Authors must also ensure that manuscripts comply with each item of the Submission Preparation Checklist.10

Editorial tone: The tone is scholarly.

Style guide used: Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition).11

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

The editors of JCLIS encourage submissions from “senior and junior faculty, students, activists, and practitioners working in areas of research and practice at the intersection of critical theory and library and information studies.”12 Potential authors should read the announcements of upcoming issues to guide their submissions or to explore if their work might fit in any of the themes.13 Graduate students may find that JCLIS is quite receptive to their work, and it could prove to be an excellent opportunity for current students and recent graduates.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Data not available.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: This is an open-access journal published in the United States. JCLISprovides immediate open access to its published content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.14

Reader characteristics: The journal’s readers are LIS and archival science professionals, scholars, practitioners, and students. According to the inaugural issue’s Editors’ Note, JCLIS “is a community of scholars and practitioners who share interests and investments in the vitality of critical perspectives and approaches within and with respect to our institutions, organizations, and educational programs. As such, JCLIS requires and relies upon the critical observations of librarians, archivists, museum professionals, educators, and researchers, as well as their critical imaginations and re-imaginings.”15

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers have a strong understanding, in theory and practice, of LIS subject matter.

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

JCLIS describes its authors and readers as a community. Readers value critical analyses of LIS and new explorations and theorizations of how LIS research can critique current paradigms and support nondominant discourses.16 The journal’s readers expect new, interesting, and perhaps unexpected examinations of LIS in the context of “critical approaches and perspectives that originate from across the humanities and social sciences.”17

Last updated: April 8, 2018


References

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  1. “About the Journal,” Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, accessed April 8, 2018, http://libraryjuicepress.com/journals/index.php/jclis/about.
  2. “Contact,” Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, accessed April 8, 2018, http://libraryjuicepress.com/journals/index.php/jclis/about/contact.
  3. “About the Journal.”
  4. “About the Journal.”
  5. “Announcements,” Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, accessed April 8, 2018, http://libraryjuicepress.com/journals/index.php/jclis/announcement.
  6. Andrew J. Lau, Alycia Sellie, and Ronald E. Day, “Why Is the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies Needed Today?” Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies 1, no. 1 (2017), https://doi.org/10.24242/jclis.v1i1.48.
  7. Michelle Caswell, Ricardo Punzalan, and T-Kay Sangwand, “Critical Archival Studies: An Introduction,” Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies 1, no. 2 (2017), https://doi.org/10.24242/jclis.v1i2.50.
  8. “About the Journal.”
  9. “Submissions,” Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, accessed April 8, 2018, http://libraryjuicepress.com/journals/index.php/jclis/about/submissions.
  10. “Submissions.”
  11. “Submissions.”
  12. “Submissions.”
  13. “Announcements.”
  14. “About the Journal.”
  15. Lau, Sellie, and Day, “Why Is the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies Needed Today?” 6.
  16. “About the Journal.”
  17. “About the Journal.”
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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

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? “Full length articles 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.”5

Type: College & Undergraduate Libraries is an open access 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 college librarians 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.”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 guidelineshttps://www-tandfonline-com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/action/authorSubmission?show=instructions&journalCode=wcul20

Types of contributions accepted: The journal publishes “research-based articles, case studies, reports of best practices, occasional literature or product reviews, and columns or special issues devoted to current topics.”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: December 19, 2020


References

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  1.  College & Undergraduate Libraries, UlrichsWeb Global Serials Directory, accessed December 19, 2020, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436550662842/484751
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  3. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed December 19, 2020, https://www-tandfonline-com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wcul20
  4. College & Undergraduate Libraries, UlrichsWeb Global Serials Directory, accessed December 19, 2020,  http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436550662842/484751
  5. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed December 19, 2020, https://www-tandfonline-com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wcul20
  6. College & Undergraduate Libraries, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed December 19, 2020, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436550662842/484751
  7. College & Undergraduate Libraries, ResearchGate, accessed December 19, 2020, http://www.researchgate.net/journal/1069-1316_College_Undergraduate_Libraries
  8. “Subscribe,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed December 19, 2020, http://www.tandfonline.com/pricing/journal/wcul20
  9. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed December 19, 2020, https://www-tandfonline-com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wcul20
  10. College & Undergraduate Libraries, UlrichsWeb Global Serials Directory, accessed December 19, 2020, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436550662842/484751
  11. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed December 19, 2020, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wcul20#
  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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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: The Society of California Archivists Newsletter is the official voice of SCA. It carries professional news, reports the Board’s actions, announces SCA seminars, and workshops, and informs members of other archival issues and events of interest.2

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.3

Publisher: Society of California Archivists (SCA).4

Peer reviewed? No.

Type: LIS professional news.

Medium: Online.

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.5

Frequency of publication: Quarterly

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.6

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.7

Editorial tone: The tone is informational, professional, and accessible to a diverse range of readers in the library, archive, and museum communities.

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 managers and directors to library assistants and students. There are no guidelines stating that contributors should be members of SCA.8

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: The Society of California Archivists Newsletter is distributed to members and is open access with back issues available online.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: The publication focuses on 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.9

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 non-academic.


References

Show 9 footnotes

  1.  SCA Newsletter, Society of California Archivists (SCA), accessed May 9, 2020, http://calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter
  2. Society of California Archivists. (2020). SCA Newsletter. Retrieved from https://calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter/
  3. Society of California Archivists. (2020). About SCA. Retrieved from http://www.calarchivists.org/About_SCA
  4. ProQuest. (2020). SCA Newsletter. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1440550599400/733360
  5. Society of California Archivists. (2020). SCA Newsletter. Retrieved from http://www.calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter
  6. Society of California Archivists. (2020). SCA Newsletter. Retrieved from http://www.calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter
  7. Society of California Archivists. (2020). SCA Newsletter. Retrieved from http://www.calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter
  8. Society of California Archivists. (2020). SCA Newsletter. Retrieved from http://www.calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter
  9. Society of California Archivists. (2020). About SCA. Retrieved from http://www.calarchivists.org/About_SCA
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Journal of Archival Organization

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Journal of Archival Organization (JAO) (includes Library & Archival Security)

ISSN: 1533-2756 (Print) and 1533-2756 (Online).1

Website: https://www-tandfonline-com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/loi/wjao20

Purpose, objective, or mission: Per their website, “The Journal of Archival Organization is an international, peer-reviewed journal encompassing all aspects of the arrangement, description, and provision of access to all forms of archival materials.”2

Target audience: Librarians, students, employees of museums and government agencies, as well as anyone interested in archival materials.3

Publisher: Routledge.4

Peer reviewed? Yes.5

Type: LIS Scholarly.6

Medium: Print and online.7

Content: Per their website, “JAO addresses a broad range of issues of interest to the profession including archival management and staffing, archival technologies, the arrangement and description of records collection, collection growth and access, diversity and gender, grant-funding, and institutional support. Articles addressing academic, public and special/corporate libraries, museums and governmental agencies are all welcome.”8

Frequency of publication: Quarterly.9

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: https://www-tandfonline-com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wjao20&page=instructions

Types of contributions accepted: Book/resources reviews, as well as articles in the following sections: Creating Architopia: Reflections on Archival Management, Archives and the Law, and Technology Matters in Archives.10

Submission and review process: Manuscripts are required to be accompanied by a brief abstract (maximum of 100 words) and a statement saying the manuscript is unpublished and is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere. To submit their manuscripts, authors are required to create an account through the site’s Editorial Manager. To ensure all manuscripts are original, the journal uses CrossCheck software.11

As for the review process, all articles undergo “rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous double-blind review.”12

Editorial tone: LIS scholarly.13

Style guide used: The Chicago Manual of Style.14

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

Journal of Archival Organization provides an excellent forum for LIS authors interested in publishing scholarly articles related to emerging archival technologies, the digitization of archives, cataloging, as well as numerous other topics related to archival materials.15 Additionally, this journal incorporates Library & Archival Security,16 which holds the distinction of being “the only journal that stresses legal and organizational issues and incidents in libraries, archives, and other information centers.”17

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Circulation statistics are not available.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: The journal is published in English in the U.S.18 However, authors should be mindful that the journal has an international reach, with many articles focusing on issues outside the U.S.19

Reader characteristics: Since the journal encompasses professional organizations outside libraries (e.g., museums and government agencies), the audience will be professionally varied. The majority of readers, though, will be LIS professionals working in archives or libraries. Since this journal covers articles on grant-funding and institutional support, readers may hold managerial or supervisory positions in their institutions.20

Reader knowledge of LIS subject matter: Most readers will have specialized knowledge of LIS subject matter, particularly MARC, AACR2, Encoded Archival Description, and other rules/standards related to cataloging, archiving, and metadata.21 This characteristic implies that most readers will have graduate and post-graduate degrees. However, authors should keep in mind that some readers may be affiliated with government agencies and museums. Thus, authors should explain LIS jargon where necessary.22

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

JAO readers want cutting-edge information pertaining to archives.23 They expect articles to be organized, well-researched, methodical, and objective. Additionally, all content should be scholarly but accessible to ensure it reaches as many members as possible of this publication’s broad audience.

Last updated: March 14, 2018


References

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  1.  “Journal Information,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 13, 2018, https://www-tandfonline-com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/action/journalInformation?journalCode=wjao20
  2.  “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 13, 2018, https://www-tandfonline-com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wjao20
  3.  “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 13, 2018, https://www-tandfonline-com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wjao20
  4. Journal of Archival OrganizationUlrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 13, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1520988095063/434856
  5. Journal of Archival OrganizationUlrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 13, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1520988095063/434856
  6. Journal of Archival OrganizationUlrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 13, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1520988095063/434856
  7. “Journal Information,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 13, 2018, https://www-tandfonline-com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/action/journalInformation?journalCode=wjao20
  8.  “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 13, 2018, https://www-tandfonline-com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wjao20
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  10.  “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 13, 2018, https://www-tandfonline-com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wjao20
  11. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 13, 2018, https://www-tandfonline-com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wjao20&page=instructions
  12.  “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 13, 2018, https://www-tandfonline-com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wjao20
  13.  Journal of Archival OrganizationUlrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 13, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1520988095063/434856
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  15.  “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 13, 2018, https://www-tandfonline-com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wjao20&page=instructions
  16. “Journal Information,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 13, 2018, https://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?journalCode=wlas20
  17.  “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 13, 2018, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wlas20&page=instructions
  18.  Journal of Archival OrganizationUlrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 13, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1520988095063/434856
  19. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 13, 2018, https://www-tandfonline-com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wjao20
  20.  “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 13, 2018, https://www-tandfonline-com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wjao20
  21.  “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 13, 2018, https://www-tandfonline-com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wjao20&page=instructions
  22.  “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 13, 2018, https://www-tandfonline-com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wjao20
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Faculty of Information Quarterly

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Faculty of Information Quarterly (*Publication currently on hiatus.*)

ISSN: 1925-91071

Website: http://fiq.ischool.utoronto.ca/index.php/fiq/index

Purpose, objective, or mission: Faculty of Information Quarterly (FIQ) is a student-led, peer reviewed journal and provides immediate open access to its content by publishing online, on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Edited by graduate students at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information, the journal seeks to provide an environment for the voices of emerging and established scholars and practitioners in diverse Information fields, including but not limited to the following: archival science, accessibility studies, book history and print culture, communication theory, critical theory, cultural informatics, health informatics, information studies, information systems and technology, knowledge theory, library science, management science, media theory, museum studies, semiotics, and technology studies.”2

Target audience: University of Toronto LIS students, faculty and global LIS community3

Publisher: University of Toronto, Faculty of Information4

Peer reviewed? Yes5

Type: LIS scholarly6

Medium: Online7

Content: Research articles covering any topic relevant to LIS community. Recent article titles include Research as a Social Process: Considerations for Academic Libraries, Applying Concepts of Bug-Tracking Software to e-Resource Management in Academic Libraries, and The Rare e-Vent: Concepts of Rarity and Scarcity in e-Books.8

Frequency of publication: Quarterly9 *The last edition published was Volume 3, Number 4, in 2011.10

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://fiq.ischool.utoronto.ca/index.php/fiq/about/submissions#authorGuidelines

Types of contributions accepted: Research articles from the LIS and related academic communities. Per the publication website, “While there is an emphasis on encouraging student work in FIQ we certainly support submissions from all members of the Information community. Masters and PhD students and faculty of all disciplines, practitioners and Information professionals with an interest in scholarly work, and interested members of the Information community in its broadest sense are all welcome to submit works to this publication.”11 “We encourage students to submit articles they think are of an academic calibre, which can include conference papers, reworked course papers, personal research projects, reflections on the scholarly and practical elements of Information, or other communications of excellent quality.”12

Submission and review process: All work is submitted online through the publication  website. Detailed instructions provided for authors including a checklist to ensure all requirements are met. FIQ is peer-reviewed and publication is subject to approval and review by the Editorial Staff.13

Editorial tone: Formal14

Style guide used: For Canadian English spelling, authors should consult the latest edition of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary; for citations and references authors should use the latest edition of The Chicago Manual of Style.15

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

Although FIQ was founded in part to promote publication of student research and writing, all members of the information community are invited to submit manuscripts.16

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Not available. As an open access, online publication of a leading information school, FIQ is freely accessible to academic and professional members of the information community the world over.17

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Toronto, Canada.18 While its target audience is the global information community, the publication requires its authors to use Canadian spellings and to ensure the relevance of articles to Canadian culture.19

Reader characteristics: Though FIQ is an open-access publication with an international reach, it is likely, given its editorial bias,20

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: The majority of readers would have an LIS background or education; however, since FIQ strives for a global reach and LIS education varies around the global, writers should consider this when writing.21

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

As a publication run by graduate students and primarily for graduate students and academics in the the LIS community, fellow graduate student authors would seem to have a better chance of publication in FIQ.

Last updated: April 24, 2017


References

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  2. “Focus and Scope,” University of Toronto Faculty of Information, accessed April 24, 2017, http://fiq.ischool.utoronto.ca/index.php/fiq/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope
  3. “Focus and Scope,” University of Toronto Faculty of Information, accessed April 24, 2017, http://fiq.ischool.utoronto.ca/index.php/fiq/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope
  4. Faculty of Information Quarterly, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 24, 2017,  http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1406056076086/717394
  5. Faculty of Information Quarterly, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 24, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1406056076086/717394
  6. Faculty of Information Quarterly, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 24, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1406056076086/717394
  7. Faculty of Information Quarterly, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 24, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1406056076086/717394
  8. “Archives,” University of Toronto Faculty of Information, accessed April 24, 2017, http://fiq.ischool.utoronto.ca/index.php/fiq/issue/archive
  9. Faculty of Information Quarterly, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 24, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1406056076086/717394
  10. “Archives,” University of Toronto Faculty of Information, accessed April 24, 2017, http://fiq.ischool.utoronto.ca/index.php/fiq/issue/archive
  11. “Editorial Policies,” University of Toronto Faculty of Information, accessed April 24, 2017, http://fiq.ischool.utoronto.ca/index.php/fiq/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope
  12. “Submissions,” University of Toronto Faculty of Information, accessed April 24, 2017, http://fiq.ischool.utoronto.ca/index.php/fiq/about/submissions#authorGuidelines
  13. “Submissions,” University of Toronto Faculty of Information, accessed April 24, 2017, http://fiq.ischool.utoronto.ca/index.php/fiq/about/submissions#authorGuidelines
  14. Faculty of Information Quarterly, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 24, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1406056076086/717394
  15. “Submissions,” University of Toronto Faculty of Information, accessed April 24, 2017, http://fiq.ischool.utoronto.ca/index.php/fiq/about/submissions#authorGuidelines
  16. “Editorial Policies,” University of Toronto Faculty of Information, accessed April 24, 2017, http://fiq.ischool.utoronto.ca/index.php/fiq/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope
  17. “Editorial Policies,” University of Toronto Faculty of Information, accessed April 24, 2017, http://fiq.ischool.utoronto.ca/index.php/fiq/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope
  18. Faculty of Information Quarterly, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 24, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1406056076086/717394
  19. “Submissions,” University of Toronto Faculty of Information, accessed April 24, 2017, http://fiq.ischool.utoronto.ca/index.php/fiq/about/submissions#authorGuidelines
  20.  “Submissions,” University of Toronto Faculty of Information, accessed April 24, 2017, http://fiq.ischool.utoronto.ca/index.php/fiq/about/submissions#authorGuidelines that the majority of its readers are Canadian or North American. Readers of this student-run journal will have a keen interest in the latest developments in the LIS field. The journal does state a preference for publishing the student work, so this is an ideal venue for a first publication.[21. “Focus and Scope,” University of Toronto Faculty of Information, accessed April 24, 2017, http://fiq.ischool.utoronto.ca/index.php/fiq/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope
  21. “Submissions,” University of Toronto Faculty of Information, accessed April 24, 2017, http://fiq.ischool.utoronto.ca/index.php/fiq/about/submissions#authorGuidelines
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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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  3. “Information & Culture,” University of Texas Press, accessed May 6, 2017, http://www.infoculturejournal.org/about
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  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
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  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
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  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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