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Library Management (LM)

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Library Management

ISSN: 0143-51241

Website: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journal/lm

Purpose, objective, or mission: Library Management “reflects the latest research undertaken in academic, government and corporate institutions by reporting contemporary thought, whilst also exploring practical implications for those involved in teaching and practice.”2

Target audience:Library Management (LM) publishes articles of interest to senior library managers and academics.”3

Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited.4

Peer reviewed? Yes.5

Type: LIS Scholarly.6

Medium: Print and online.7 LM “is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Library Studies eJournals Collection.”8

Content: “The journal welcomes submissions on:

  • Strategic management
  • HRM/HRO
  • Cultural diversity
  • Information use
  • Quality and change management
  • Management issues
  • Marketing
  • Outsourcing
  • Automation
  • Library finance
  • Charging
  • Performance measurement
  • Data protection and copyright”9

Frequency of publication: Nine times per year.10

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm

Types of contributions accepted: Research papers, viewpoints, technical papers, conceptual papers, case studies, literature reviews, and general reviews, 3000 to 6000 words in Microsoft Word format.11 See the Content details (above) for more info on Library Management topics.

Submission and review process: The Author Guidelines page has a very detailed list of requirements for submissions, including an Article Submission Checklist. As is standard, the journal only accepts unpublished articles and articles which aren’t currently under review elsewhere. Authors are asked to create an account through ScholarOne Manuscripts and submit their manuscripts there. As for the review process, manuscripts undergo a double-blind peer review after passing the initial editorial screening.12

Editorial tone: Scholarly.13 Also, while the content clearly embraces innovative thought and “big ideas,” many articles have a practical tone when addressing individual libraries.14

Style guide used: References should be written in Harvard style.15

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

Library Management is a highly informative publication which explores topics pertaining to libraries all over the world. For instance, in volume 39, issue 3/4, the topics covered include the economic crisis as it pertains to public libraries in Greece, agricultural libraries in Northern India, and a SWOT analysis of Jamaican academic libraries.16 The journal should also be of particular interest to Chinese authors, due to its annual Chinese supplement.17

LIS authors, whether professional librarians or library managers, have the opportunity to delve into current issues in library management and publish their research in a highly regarded academic journal.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Circulation statistics are not available. According to the Emerald site, however, Library Management articles are downloaded over 11,000 times per month.18

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Library Management is written in English and published in the UK but is international in scope.19 The editor lives in Australia, while the editorial board members live in various countries throughout the world, including the UK, Canada, India, Finland, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and South Africa.20

To ensure international voices have an opportunity to be heard, Emerald offers an editing service, Peerwith, which offers help with “language editing and translation.”21

Also, the aforementioned annual Chinese supplement is a Chinese language publication, “created specifically for Chinese researchers”22 with an “Editorial Board of eminent Chinese Librarians and Educators.”23

Reader characteristics: Most readers are senior managers and academics. Due to the journal’s international scope, its audience will have diverse cultural experiences. However, readers will share an interest in current research and contemporary thought related to managerial issues in academic and government institutions worldwide.24

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Because of this publication’s primary focus on LIS managers, readers are likely to have extensive knowledge of LIS subject matter.25

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

LM’s audience is a knowledgeable, diverse, and academic audience. Readers expect high-level, thorough, and thoughtful research on leadership and management issues in libraries. Potential authors who want to share innovative approaches to these issues, especially with implications in real library settings, will find a highly invested audience. Ideally, authors should hold LIS managerial positions themselves to enhance their credibility in the eyes of their readers.

Last updated: March 3, 2018


References

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  1.  Library Management, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 3, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1520112361456/117078
  2. “Aims & Scope,” Emerald Publishing, accessed March 3, 2018, http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm
  3.  “Aims & Scope,” Emerald Publishing, accessed March 3, 2018, http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm
  4. Library Management, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 3, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1520112361456/117078
  5. Library Management, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 3, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1520112361456/117078
  6. Library Management, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 3, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1520112361456/117078
  7.  Library Management, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 3, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1520112361456/117078
  8. “Aims & Scope,” Emerald Publishing, accessed March 3, 2018, http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm
  9.  “Aims & Scope,” Emerald Publishing, accessed March 3, 2018, http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm
  10. Library Management, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 3, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1520112361456/117078
  11. “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Publishing, accessed March 3, 2018, http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm
  12. “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Publishing, accessed March 3, 2018, http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lm
  13.  Library Management, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 3, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1520112361456/117078
  14. “Aims & Scope,” Emerald Publishing, accessed March 3, 2018, http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm
  15. “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Publishing, accessed March 3, 2018, http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lm
  16. Steve O’Connor, ed., “Table of Contents.” Entire issue, Library Management 39, no. 3/4 (2018).
  17.  “Aims & Scope,” Emerald Publishing, accessed March 3, 2018, http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm
  18. “Aims & Scope,” Emerald Publishing, accessed March 3, 2018, http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm
  19. Library Management, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 3, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1520112361456/117078
  20. “Editorial Team,” Emerald Publishing, accessed March 3, 2018, http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/editorial_team.htm?id=lm
  21. “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Publishing, accessed March 3, 2018, http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lm
  22. “Emerald Launches Chinese Website,” Emerald Publishing, accessed March 3, 2018, http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/about/news/story.htm?id=1279
  23.  “Emerald Launches Chinese Website,” Emerald Publishing, accessed March 3, 2018, http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/about/news/story.htm?id=1279
  24.  “Aims & Scope,” Emerald Publishing, accessed March 3, 2018, http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm
  25.  “Aims & Scope,” Emerald Publishing, accessed March 3, 2018, http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lm
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Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association (JCHLA/JABSC)

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association (JCHLA) / Journal de l’Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada (JABSC)

ISSN: 1708-68921

Website: https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jchla/index.php/jchla (French language edition is at the same link; click on the drop-down menu under “Language”)

Purpose, objective, or mission: “The purpose of the journal is to provide a forum for librarians and other information professionals to share research and information related to health sciences librarianship.”2

Target audience: Canadian information professionals involved with health libraries.3

Publisher: Canadian Health Libraries Association4

Peer reviewed? Yes.5

Type: LIS scholarly.6

Medium: Online.7

Content: The journal covers a wide variety of topics relevant to Canadian health science libraries including, but not limited to, distance services, databases, electronic medical records, healthcare reform, health literacy, grants, and many more.8

Frequency of publication: Three times per year.9

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jchla/index.php/jchla/about/submissions#authorGuidelines

Types of contributions accepted: Publishes research articles and program descriptions (peer-reviewed), as well as reviews, opinion pieces, and columns (non-peer-reviewed).10

Submission and review process: Authors must first create an account with the journal’s website before submitting a manuscript.11 The journal does not accept previously published submissions or simultaneous submissions. Additional, the journal asks that all manuscripts be submitted in Microsoft Word format with 12-point font and italics instead of underlining. Additionally, authors should provide URLs where available. Next, all tables, figures, and illustrations should be placed at the end of the manuscript. Lastly, if submitting a research article or program description, authors need to follow the instructions for ensuring a blind review.12

As for the review process, two peer reviewers are assigned to research articles and program descriptions. These reviewers provide feedback to the author within two to three weeks of the original submission date. Feedback focuses on originality, how up-to-date the topic is, writing quality, the suitability of the methods and analysis sections, and the accuracy of the article as a whole.13

Editorial tone: Formal and scholarly.14

Style guide used: National Library of Medicine’s Citing Medicine.15

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

Researchers interested in establishing themselves in the LIS field of Canadian health libraries should seriously consider submitting to this publication. Additionally, information professionals working for health libraries in general should give this publication a second look, as there is no mention of authors being exclusively Canadian or practicing in Canada. (The only exception is the JCHLA membership requirement for the Student Paper Prize, which is detailed below.) The publication accepts submissions in either English or French, but the editors will not provide translations.16

The journal offers an annual competition, the JCHLA/JABSC Student Paper Prize. Students must be “currently enrolled in accredited master’s programs in library science or library technician programs.”17 Additionally, the prize “is awarded annually to the library student who submits the best unpublished paper on health sciences librarianship to the competition. Research papers, program descriptions and review articles are eligible for the prize.”18 The winning paper is published in the journal, and the winner receives a certificate, free membership in the Canadian Health Libraries Association, and free registration to the CHLA/ABSC conference.19

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Circulation numbers are not available. However, it is safe to say that the journal is read by the 250 members of the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada.20 Additionally, the journal is also freely accessible online.21

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Canada22 The publication is bilingual and accepts submissions in either English or French; however, authors outside of Canada need to write using Canadian English, being aware of spelling variations. Also, authors should take steps to ensure their submissions are relevant specifically to information professionals working in Canadian health libraries.23

Reader characteristics: It can safely be assumed that the majority of this publication’s readers are employed in health sciences libraries, interested in accurate health services information, and comfortable with the technology used to support health library services. Readers, given the specific focus of this publication, would have limited interest in general LIS topics or LIS issues relevant only to readers in the United States.

Knowledge of LIS subject matter:

Readers are likely familiar with the various library databases referenced throughout the journal (LISA, LISTA, PubMed, etc.), Web 2.0 concepts and how they pertain to health sciences libraries, etc. Furthermore, most readers likely possess a graduate or post-graduate degree in library science.

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

As professional librarians working in health libraries, readers of this journal will expect to find well-researched, informative articles on the latest trends in health libraries. As a Canadian publication, readers will expect authors to demonstrate understanding of the Canadian workplace culture and knowledge of the government’s role in their work. Non-Canadian authors interested in submitting articles to this publication should thoroughly read the author guidelines to ensure they understand the expectations of the journal’s editors and readers.

Last updated: February 8, 2018


References

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  1. “The Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association,” University of Saskatchewan, accessed February 8, 2018, https://library.usask.ca/ejournals/view.php?id=111089815741000
  2.  Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Journal de l’Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada, University of Alberta Libraries, accessed February 8, 2018, https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jchla/index.php/jchla/index
  3. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Journal de l’Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada, University of Alberta Libraries, accessed February 8, 2018, https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jchla/index.php/jchla/index
  4.  Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed February 8, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404849046132/530077
  5. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed February 8, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404849046132/530077
  6. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed February 8, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404849046132/530077
  7. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed February 8, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404849046132/530077
  8. “Author Guidelines,” University of Alberta Libraries, accessed February 8, 2018, https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jchla/index.php/jchla/about/submissions#authorGuidelines
  9. “Archives,” University of Alberta Libraries, accessed February 8, 2018, https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jchla/index.php/jchla/issue/archive
  10. “Author Guidelines,” University of Alberta Libraries, accessed February 8, 2018, https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jchla/index.php/jchla/about/submissions#authorGuidelines
  11. “Online Submissions,” University of Alberta Libraries, accessed February 8, 2018, https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jchla/index.php/jchla/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions
  12. “Submission Preparation Checklist,” University of Alberta Libraries, accessed February 8, 2018, https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jchla/index.php/jchla/about/submissions#submissionpreparationchecklist
  13. “Peer Review Process,” University of Alberta Libraries, accessed February 8, 2018, https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jchla/index.php/jchla/about/editorialPolicies#peerReviewProcess
  14. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed February 8, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404849046132/530077
  15. “Author Guidelines,” University of Alberta Libraries, accessed February 8, 2018, https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jchla/index.php/jchla/about/submissions#authorGuidelines
  16.  “Author Guidelines,” University of Alberta Libraries, accessed February 8, 2018, https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jchla/index.php/jchla/about/submissions#authorGuidelines
  17. “JCHLA/JABSC Student Paper Prize,” University of Alberta Libraries, accessed February 8, 2018, https://chla-absc.ca/jchla_jabsc_student_paper_priz.php
  18. “JCHLA/JABSC Student Paper Prize,” University of Alberta Libraries, accessed February 8, 2018, https://chla-absc.ca/jchla_jabsc_student_paper_priz.php
  19. “JCHLA/JABSC Student Paper Prize,” University of Alberta Libraries, accessed February 8, 2018, https://chla-absc.ca/jchla_jabsc_student_paper_priz.php
  20. “Welcome to CHLA/ABSC,” Canadian Health Libraries Association, accessed February 8, 2018, https://www.chla-absc.ca/
  21. “Open Access Policy,” University of Alberta Libraries, accessed February 8, 2018, https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jchla/index.php/jchla/about/editorialPolicies#openAccessPolicy
  22.  Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed February 8, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404849046132/530077
  23. “Author Guidelines,” University of Alberta Libraries, accessed February 8, 2018, https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jchla/index.php/jchla/about/submissions#authorGuidelines
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Journal of Community Informatics, The

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: The Journal of Community Informatics

ISSN: 1712-44411

Website: http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej

Purpose, objective, or mission: “Community Informatics (CI) is the study and the practice of enabling communities with Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs). CI seeks to work with communities towards the effective use of ICTs to improve their processes, achieve their objectives, overcome the “digital divides” that exist both within and between communities, and empower communities and citizens in the range of areas of ICT application including for health, cultural production, civic management, and e-governance, among others.”2

“CI is concerned with how ICT can be useful to the range of traditionally excluded populations and communities, and how it can support local economic development, social justice and political empowerment using the Internet.”3

Target audience: Readership spans a wide variety of disciplines: “community activists, nonprofit groups, policymakers, users/citizens, and the range of academics working across (and integrating) disciplines as diverse as Information Studies, Management, Computer Science, Social Work, Planning, and Development Studies.”4

Publisher: The Journal of Community Informatics5

Peer reviewed? Yes6

Type: LIS scholarly7

Medium: Online8

Content: The journal includes a variety of “emerging issues within the CI field, includ(ing) community access to the internet, community information, online civic participation and community service delivery, community and local economic development, training networks, telework, social cohesion, learning, e-health and e-governance.”9

Frequency of publication: Quarterly10

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions

Types of contributions accepted: As per the journal website: “The Journal of Community Informatics accepts the submission of articles on any topic within the field of CI and from any geographic location and including Internet-enabled multimedia. Submitted articles are evaluated on the basis of their contribution to the knowledge and practice CI and on methodology, theoretical and empirical contribution, and style.”11

As this is an open access journal that is available globally, “editors will seek to ensure that the content of the journal is also global in scope, encouraging the submission of articles from the developing world. Articles incorporating the use of the diverse range of Internet accessible media are also encouraged.”12 This journal publishes articles in multiple languages.13

Submission and review process: “The submission should be in a Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx), Rich Text Format (RTF), WordPerfect, or equivalent open source document file format. All identifying author information should be removed from the submission file. This includes any author names, affiliations, and/or other identifying information.”14

“For each article, the author must provide a 100-word abstract in English. As well, since the Journal is of interest to a multilingual community of scholars, we ask that the English abstract be followed where possible and depending on its subject matter, by additional abstracts in French, Spanish and/or Russian.”15

“Submitted articles will in general be reviewed by two external reviewers chosen for their knowledge in specific sub-areas of CI. . . . Our intention is to publish research as quickly as possible. Our electronic submission process is designed to facilitate rapid publication. Articles may at this time be submitted and will be peer reviewed in English, French, Spanish, and Russian. Abstracts in English must be provided for all articles.”16

Editorial tone: Academic17

Style guide used: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th edition18

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

The Journal of Community Informatics provides an excellent forum for LIS authors interested in publishing scholarly articles related to the field of community informatics. Because of the global reach of this journal, and the specific policy of encouraging global and first-time authors,19, LIS graduate students and established professionals alike could potentially find a voice in this publication.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: As this is an open-access journal, circulation statistics are not available. However, The Journal of Community Informatics does keep statistics of abstract and article views. Readers are encouraged to register for the journal’s publishing notification service, which “allows the journal to claim a certain level of support or readership.”20

Journal total views since August 27, 2006:

  • Abstract views: 1,696,513
  • Article views: 3,308,26921

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: As this journal serves a global audience, authors should avoid regional or culture-specific references. Articles are published in English, French, Spanish and Russian. Authors should be aware that readers may not be fluent in the language of submission, so should avoid LIS jargon. Since The Journal of Community Informatics is a scholarly journal, it is expected that the reader has knowledge and interest in the topic, and is most likely a professional.22

Reader characteristics: As per their site: “The Journal of Community Informatics speaks to a network of academics, CI practitioners and national and multi-lateral policy makers.”23 This is also a global readership that spans a multitude of cultures and languages.

Reader knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers will have a general knowledge and interest in the issues surrounding the field of community informatics, but because this is journal reaches such a diverse cross-section of cultures, languages, and professions, their knowledge of LIS subject matter may be specialized or limited.

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

Readers of the Journal of Community Informatics span a wide variety of cultures, languages and professions. What they have in common is an interest in the field of community informatics. From “academics, CI practioners and . . . policy makers”24, this is a passionate audience that is interested in serving local communities.25 The impact of an author on such a diverse audience is potentially great. As The Journal of Community Informatics is a free online publication, authors also benefit from a large global readership.

Last updated: May 14, 2017


References

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  1.  The Journal of Community Informatics, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 11, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1523478909052/597635
  2. “Editorial Policies,” The Journal of Community Informatics, accessed May 14, 2017, http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope
  3. “Editorial Policies,” The Journal of Community Informatics, accessed May 14, 2017, http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope
  4. “Editorial Policies,” The Journal of Community Informatics, accessed May 14, 2017, http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope
  5. Journal of Community Informatics, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 14, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427060606843/597635
  6.  The Journal of Community Informatics, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 14, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427060606843/597635
  7.  The Journal of Community Informatics, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 14, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427060606843/597635
  8.  The Journal of Community Informatics, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 14, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427060606843/597635
  9. “Editorial Policies,” The Journal of Community Informatics, accessed May 14, 2017, http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope
  10. The Journal of Community Informatics, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 14, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427060606843/597635
  11. “Editorial Policies,” The Journal of Community Informatics, accessed May 14, 2017, http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope
  12. “Editorial Policies,” The Journal of Community Informatics, accessed May 14, 2017, http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope
  13. The Journal of Community Informatics, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 14, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427060606843/597635
  14. “Submissions,” The Journal of Community Informatics, accessed May 14, 2017, http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions
  15. “Submissions,” The Journal of Community Informatics, accessed May 14, 2017, http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions
  16. “Editorial Policies,” The Journal of Community Informatics, accessed May 14, 2017, http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope
  17. “Editorial Policies,” The Journal of Community Informatics, accessed May 14, 2017, http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope
  18. “Submissions,” The Journal of Community Informatics, accessed May 14, 2017, http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions
  19. “Editorial Policies,” The Journal of Community Informatics, accessed May 14, 2017, http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope
  20. “Information for Readers,” The Journal of Community Informatics, accessed May 14, 2017, http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/information/readers
  21. “Journal Statistics,” The Journal of Community Informatics, accessed May 14, 2017, http://ci-journal.net/reports/
  22. The Journal of Community Informatics, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 14, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427060606843/597635
  23. “Editorial Policies,” The Journal of Community Informatics, accessed May 14, 2017, http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope
  24. “Editorial Policies,” The Journal of Community Informatics, accessed May 14, 2017, http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope
  25. “Editorial Policies,” The Journal of Community Informatics, accessed May 14, 2017, http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope
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La Opinión

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: La Opinión

ISSN: 0276-590X1

Purpose, objective, or mission:La Opinión is the leading Spanish-language daily newspaper in the country, reaching over 20 million monthly readers in print and online. La Opinión was founded in 1926 in Los Angeles to provide daily news and information to a Hispanic population that has grown to become the nation’s largest, its audience is active, involved and engaged.2

Website: http://www.laopinion.com/

Target audience: Spanish-language speaking  and Latinx communities across the United States and beyond.

Publisher: ImpreMedia, LLC. 3

Peer reviewed? No.

Type: Civilian newspaper.

Medium: Print and online. 4

Content: General information relevant to Spanish-speaking and Latinx citizens. Includes varied content such as: sports, entertainment, business, lifestyles, Latin American news, U.S. news, world news, and special sections. This newspaper further includes information at the global, national, state, and local levels.

Frequency of publication: Daily. 5

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: There are no submission or author guidelines. Editors at La Opinión are responsible for accepting outside content for individual sections, for all but the Main News section, which does not generally accept guest author contributions. Sections that do accept contributions are Sports, Entertainment, and Op-Ed (which might be the sole place for LIS content in this publication).

Types of contributions accepted: Community event announcements and information relating to the specific section of the paper you’d like to contribute to.

Submission and review process: Check the website or print publication to find the name of the editor for the specific section you’d like to write for. Email addresses are usually firstname.lastname@laopinion.com. Writers are paid for their contribution, with pay determined on a case by case basis. Articles are generally submitted in Spanish; they can be submitted in English, with translation services for the final published article.

Editorial tone: Informational and informative, with focus on issues that affect Latinx and Spanish-speaking communities.

Style guide used: None found.

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

This newspaper lends itself to publishing local LIS related issues. LIS practitioners and students living in the covered area should consider including local library events. Library-themed articles or letters may be published in this newspaper.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: La Opinión reaches over 20 million readers monthly worldwide through its digital platform and is also the most-read print newspaper in Spanish in the United States. More than 300,000 readers are subscribed to the daily newsletter. 6

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: La Opinión has expanded it’s audience across the entire United States, having offices in both Los Angeles and New York. Content is offered in both Spanish and English languages.

Reader characteristics: Readership is split fairly evenly between men and women, and readers have an average household income of $59,191.7 Since the paper is written in Spanish and targeted toward Hispanic communities, it is safe to assume that readers are Hispanic or Latinx.

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: This is a civilian newspaper and a knowledge of LIS subject matter should not be assumed. Avoid technical jargon.

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

Authors must provide readers information relevant to Latinx and Hispanic communities. Articles about library programs and issues that affect these communities would be welcome in this publication.

Last updated: October 17, 2018


References

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  1.  La Opinión, WorldCat, accessed March 24, 2018, https://www.worldcat.org/title/opinion/oclc/137350281
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  3. La Opinión,” LaOpinion.com, accessed December 11, 2016, http://laopinion.com/
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  7. “Our Audience,” impreMedia.com, accessed December 11, 2016, http://www.impremedia.com/#audience
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IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) Journal

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: IFLA Journal (International Federation of Library Associations)

ISSN: 0340-0352 (Print) and 1745-2651 (Online)

Website: www.ifla.org/publications/ifla-journal (1992-2002 archived at http://www.ifla.org/V/iflaj/index.htm)

Purpose, objective, or mission: “IFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries. The Journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally.”1

Target audience: Library professionals around the world, especially those interested in library services in developing areas2

Publisher: Sage Publications3

Peer reviewed? Yes4

Type: LIS scholarly5

Medium: Online open access6

Content: The journal publishes articles on “library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries.”7

Frequency of publication: Quarterly8

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/ifla-journal#submission-guidelines

Types of contributions accepted: “The Journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally.”9 Though the journal publishes primarily original research, case studies on successful and unsuccessful projects and opinion pieces on library issues are also accepted.10 Articles should be between 3,000 to 8,000 words and accompanied by an abstract of no approximately 150 words. Authors whose primary language is not English should not be inhibited from submitting, as correction of minor errors and revision to standard English is considered standard editorial procedure.11

Submission and review process: IFLA requests submissions be sent as an email attachment, preferably as MS Word document. Expect approximately six weeks for the editorial committee to review submissions.12

Editorial tone: The tone of IFLA Journal is academic,13 but attempts to use unbiased language to make examples and practices applicable to library staff from around the world.14

Style guide used: References should be written in Harvard style.15

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

For authors wishing to convey current and upcoming library innovations to developing areas, this journal is well regarded. It presents issues that smaller libraries and countries are dealing with as compared to the United States and Europe. Well-researched articles about procedures that have been tested at large libraries are highly valuable to librarians in developing countries. Some services may be beyond the technology of small countries, but writers should strive to keep the theories simple and useful.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: No specific numbers provided, but the journal is promoted to IFLA members16 and is available online.17

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: The journal is published in the United Kingdom,18 but the editorial board is international.19 Although most articles are published in English, some are published in other major languages such as Spanish, Russian, French, or German, when appropriate.20 Potential authors should take care to describe a specific system or local procedure, because the reader may be familiar with LIS terms in general but not with local practice.

Reader characteristics: While most librarians in the United States are women, the author should keep in mind that some restrictions are put on women in other countries so this demographic may be different among IFLA Journal readers. Librarians in most countries have college or graduate degrees, and are considered professionals. Though many readers of IFLA Journal work in libraries in developing countries, there is a genuine desire to learn about practices in major libraries throughout the world. In terms of education and professional skills, there may be emphasis placed on less technical aspects of librarianship.21

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: It may be assumed that the readers of this journal understand LIS jargon and current issues. Despite the scholarly tone of the journal, library services are still developing in some countries, so discussion of current-generation digital technologies and digital information may have to be explained or simplified.22

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

Potential authors for IFLA Journal should be prepared to do academic research into their topics, and to thoroughly study the region or country they are addressing. Readers might range from a librarian or teacher in a one-room school in Kenya with limited resources to a LIS professor in Germany with digital access.23 An author from the United States should be careful not to “preach” about advanced services which may not be relevant to developing countries. The members of IFLA are likely to be curious about policies and practices that are successful in other regions, especially when discussed in factual, not proscriptive way.

Last updated: May 13, 2017


References

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  2. “IFLA Journal,” Sage Publications, accessed May 13, 2017, http://www.ifla.org/
  3. IFLA Journal, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 13, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405614660545/30868
  4. IFLA Journal, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 13, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405614660545/30868
  5. IFLA Journal, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 13, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405614660545/30868
  6. “IFLA Journal,” Sage Publications, accessed May 13, 2017, https://www.ifla.org/publications/ifla-journal
  7. “IFLA Journal/Description,” Sage Publications, accessed May 13, 2017, https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/ifla-journal
  8. IFLA Journal, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 13, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405614660545/30868
  9. “IFLA Journal/Aims and Scope,” Sage Publications, accessed May 13, 2017, https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/ifla-journal#aims-and-scope
  10. “Submission Guidelines,” Sage Publications, accessed May 13, 2017, https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/ifla-journal#ARTICLETYPES
  11. “Submission Guidelines,” Sage Publications, accessed May 17, 2017, https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/ifla-journal#EditorialPolicies
  12. “Submission Guidelines,” Sage Publications, accessed May 17, 2017, https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/ifla-journal#EditorialPolicies
  13. IFLA Journal, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 13, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405614660545/30868
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  15. “Submission Guidelines,” Sage Publications, accessed May 17, 2017, https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/ifla-journal#EditorialPolicies
  16. “Membership,” International Federation of Library Associations, accessed May 13, 2017, http://www.ifla.org/membership
  17. “IFLA Journal,” Sage Publications, accessed May 13, 2017, http://www.ifla.org/publications/ifla-journal
  18. IFLA Journal, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 13, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405614660545/30868
  19. “IFLA Journal/Editorial Committee,” International Federation of Library Associations, accessed May 13, 2017, http://www.ifla.org/publications/ifla-journal/editorial-committee
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