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The Recorder

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: The Recorder

ISSN: N/A

Website: https://www.law.com/therecorder/

Purpose, objective, or mission: Per their website, “Law.com is the premiere source for trusted and timely legal news and analysis. Subscribers to the site can access stories from across ALM’s national and regional publications, with the opportunity to view news by practice area.” Also,  “ALM, an information and intelligence company, provides customers with critical news, data, analysis, marketing solutions and events to successfully manage the business of business.1

Target audience: Legal professionals, law librarians, and the general public.2

Publisher: ALM Media Properties, LLC.3

Peer reviewed? No.4

Type: Civilian publication for people in the legal industry.

Medium: Online.5

Content: A rich selection of articles curated by ALM’s expert editorial team from across ALM’s national and regional publications, featuring leading voices in the legal field.6

Frequency of publication: Daily.7

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.therecorder.com/contact

Types of contributions accepted: Although most articles are written by professional journalists, the publication does accept letters to the editor and story suggestion ideas. Contact the editor to discuss other types of contributions.

Submission and review process: There are no specific guidelines on the website, but letters to the editor should match the tone of other articles in the publication.

Editorial tone: No tone specified, but articles are written as informational news pieces.

Style guide used: None mentioned.

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

This publication is vital to a law library as a resource for the legal community and to keep law librarians updated on new laws and procedures. Law librarians may work daily with the legal professionals who read The Recorder.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: As of October 2016, The Recorder is only published online.8 Specific publication numbers for The Recorder could not be determined. The publisher, ALM, indicates that across their 20 publications, there are 1.58 million website visitors a month.9

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Aimed at attorneys and executives in the United States and written in English.10

Reader characteristics: Considering that readership is comprised largely of attorneys and executives, most readers are college-educated professionals.

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: The majority of the readership are lawyers who will have knowledge of law libraries. Issues involving law libraries might be of interest to them, including articles on new publications in a specific field of law.

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

Due to the level of expertise and understanding, the readers have of the law, LIS authors also need to have a high level of legal knowledge to write for this publication.

Last updated: September 8, 2020


References

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  1. “About Us,” TheRecorder.com, accessed September 16, 2018, https://www.law.com/therecorder/static/about-us/
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  9. “2020 Legal Media Kit,” Law.com, accessed September 8, 2020, https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/documents/1/2020-Legal-Media-Kit.pdf
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Perspectives on History

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Perspectives on History

ISSN: 1940-80481

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

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

Publication Tagline: “Perspectives cultivates the community of historians and promotes our work.” 3

“We strive to be a place for historians across the discipline’s broad spectrum to share their ideas and enthusiasm.” 4

Target audience: Members of the AHA; College and university professors, and K–12 teachers of history; historical administrators; editors; museum professionals; publishers; librarians; and students of history. 5

Publisher: American Historical Association.6

Peer reviewed? No.

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

Medium: Print. Online content is also published under Perspectives Daily.

Content: “We offer articles and commentary on research and archives, teaching, digital projects, new books of note, history in the media, public history and museum exhibitions, and more.” 7

Frequency of publication: “Our print edition is published monthly and online during the academic year, with online-only articles in Perspectives Daily updated regularly all year round. A print subscription is available only with AHA membership.” 8

About the publication’s submission guidelines

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

Types of contributions accepted: “We do consider full manuscripts, but we prefer to receive pitches to give us a better understanding of the topic and your viewpoint as an author. Potential writers should familiarize themselves with the sort of articles we publish and the sections in which they fit. If a story is immediately relevant to discussions about current events, please flag it as a possible contribution to Perspectives Daily if you envision it being published quickly.” 9

Perspectives on History and Perspectives Daily welcome articles by historians from all kinds of institutions (including but not limited to colleges and universities, K–12 schools, museums, and archives), at all degree levels, and of all professional ranks. They also accept Letters to the editor, In Memoriam essays, and ‘Everything Has a History’ essays. 10

Submission and review process: “Articles for Perspectives on History should normally be about 1,500 words in length. Perspectives Daily articles are about 800–1,000 words, letters to the editor should be no more than 500 words, In Memoriam essays about 650 words, and Everything Has a History essays about 500 words. 11

“While Perspectives on History does commission articles, it also accepts both completed submissions and proposals. Articles and letters are reviewed by the editorial board, and, in the case of article submissions, the board may make suggestions for revisions.” 12

“To ensure that no errors are inadvertently introduced into the text in the copyediting process, the copyedited version of articles accepted for publication may be sent to authors for final approval (when major revisions are suggested). Since both Perspectives on History and Perspectives Daily run on a tight schedule, the editors typically will ask authors to respond within 24 to 48 hours.” 13

Editorial tone: The submission guidelines state a preference for a journalistic or conversational style. In general, the articles in Perspectives on History are written with a semi-formal tone. Additionally, authors are asked to limit the number of citations in their articles.14

Style guide used:    “We encourage authors of articles to supply a working title for the essay, although the final determination of headlines, captions, pull quotes, and other forms of “display type” are made by the editors. A brief autobiographical description (25-30 words) should be appended at the end of the article, indicating the author’s institutional affiliation (if any), recent major publications, interests, and so on. Spelling—especially of proper names used in drafts—and all factual information (dates, place names, statistical data, and so on) provided should be verified by the author(s) before submission.” 15

The Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.). For copy-editing, the editors also use Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th ed.) and the most recent edition of MerriamWebster’s Collegiate Dictionary. In general, the editors attempt to make an author’s prose as effective as possible, both in the author’s interest and that of our publications. The editors seek to remove redundancies and errors—if any—in grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Perspectives on History and Perspectives Daily support the use of gender-neutral language in their articles, except when a change in pronoun would lead to a historical inaccuracy.” 16

Letters to the editor should be guided by the AHA’s Statement on Standards of Professional Conduct. 17

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

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

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

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Population circulation: Nearly 15,000.18

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: AHA members are generally based in the United States, and the magazine is published in English.19 AHA members will be familiar with many of the same research terminologies that librarians use, but they will be completely unfamiliar with much of the jargon of information science. Similarly, historians have their own jargon, and an author writing for a history publication would do well to familiarize themselves with it.

Reader characteristics: “… AHA brings together historians specializing in every period, geographic region, and topic of history. Through its scholarly and professional activities, the AHA represents the broad diversity of the historical enterprise today. More than 60 percent of the Association’s members are professors of history, with the remaining 40 percent consisting of students, teachers, administrators, and publishers in the field.” 20

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

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

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

Last updated: October 19, 2020


References

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  1.  Perspectives on History, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 27, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1522198707097/40994
  2. “About.”, Historians.org, accessed September 13, 2018, https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/about-page
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  4. “Submissions.”, Historians.org, accessed September 13, 2018, https://www.historians.org/perspectives/submit
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Health and Interprofessional Practice

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Health and Interprofessional Practice

ISSN: 2159-12531

Website: http://commons.pacificu.edu/hip/

Purpose, objective, or mission: From the website: “Health and Interprofessional Practice is a peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to increasing the availability of high-quality evidence to inform patient care and practitioner education from an interprofessional perspective.”2

Target audience: HIP is aimed at academics, practitioners and student-practitioners.3

Publisher: Pacific University Libraries4

Peer reviewed? Yes5

Type: Health Facilities and Administration, scholarly6

Medium: Online, open access7

Content: HIP publishes original qualitative and quantitative research, reviews, and educational materials addressing practical challenges and opportunities in the healthcare field. Articles published in the journal have immediate, practical applications.8

Frequency of publication: Quarterly9

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://commons.pacificu.edu/hip/author.html

Types of contributions accepted: From the submission call: “HIP seeks to publish original research (both quantitative and qualitative), reviews and educational materials that directly address the practical challenges and opportunities of interprofessional care and education. Work published in Health and Interprofessional Practice should have immediate practical application for clinicians and educators who value interprofessional teamwork, evidence-based practice and culturally competent care. Articles that indicate methods of navigating interdisciplinary conflicts/disagreements (e.g. scope of practice issues) in the service of high quality patient care are of particular interest.”10 HIP publishes original theory & research, case-based learning, educational strategies, cross-cultural issues in care, review articles, student experiences, book/EBP resource reviews, and commentaries.11

Submission and review process: All submissions should be original work that has not been submitted to other journals. Authors must obtain written permission from all individuals and institutions mentioned in the acknowledgements. Documents should be in Microsoft Word format, double-spaced and in a 12-point font. Articles can be uploaded digitally through the journal’s online submissions portal; illustrations, figures, tables, and videos should be uploaded separately, not as part of the main document. Manuscripts should not have any identifying information on the main text; submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter describing the value of the manuscript for the body of scholarship and containing all the identifying information of the author. Authors should examine the specific requirements for submissions for each section of the journal.12

Editorial tone: Scholarly and formal13

Style guide used: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition14

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

This new publication has potential for LIS professionals in working in medical environments who have evidence-based practices to share with health professions faculty and other medical librarians. This publication seeks submissions about interprofessional teamwork, evidence-based practice, and culturally competent care, each of which the medical librarian is poised to build. According to Isaac Gilman, HIP‘s Managing Editor, “any work that improves interprofessional practice and education,”15 including pieces authored by LIS professionals, is welcomed by HIP.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: No numbers available, but the journal is open access.16

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: The journal is produced in the US at Pacific University,17 but the editorial board comes from universities across the country.18 Publication is in English,19 but can be seen online anywhere in the world. Authors should be sure to avoid jargon or idiom.

Reader characteristics: Readers have a high degree of interest in medical librarianship. Most will have an MLIS or other advanced degree. Most readers will be employed in medical libraries. Readers will be interested in anything related to providing medical information to a lay audience and new advances in medical librarianship. However, they may not have much interest in or knowledge of other types of librarianship.20

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers will be well-versed in all aspects of medical librarianship.20

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

Although it is a new publication, Health and Interprofessional Practice is a well-respected place for medical library authors, and may be a good place for new authors to get a start in publishing. With an open access policy, the journal will allow research to go out to a large number of readers.

Last updated: April 26, 2017


References

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  1.  Health and Interprofessional Practice, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 11, 2018, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1523474016956/727302
  2. Health and Interprofessional Practice, Pacific University Libraries, accessed April 26, 2017, http://commons.pacificu.edu/hip/
  3. Health and Interprofessional Practice, Pacific University Libraries, accessed April 26, 2017, http://commons.pacificu.edu/hip/
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  9. Health and Interprofessional Practice, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 24, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405967379038/727302
  10. “Aims and Scope,” Pacific University Libraries, accessed April 26, 2017, http://commons.pacificu.edu/hip/aimsandscope.html
  11. “Aims and Scope,” Pacific University Libraries, accessed April 26, 2017, http://commons.pacificu.edu/hip/aimsandscope.html
  12. “Information for Authors,” Pacific University Libraries, accessed April 26, 2017, http://commons.pacificu.edu/hip/author.html
  13. Health and Interprofessional Practice, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 24, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405967379038/727302
  14. “Information for Authors,” Pacific University Libraries, accessed April 26, 2017, http://commons.pacificu.edu/hip/author.html
  15. I. Gilman, personal communication, 25 March 2011
  16. Health and Interprofessional Practice, Pacific University Libraries, accessed April 26, 2017, http://commons.pacificu.edu/hip/
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  18. “Editorial Board,” Pacific University Libraries, accessed April 26, 2017,  http://commons.pacificu.edu/hip/editorialboard.html
  19. Health and Interprofessional Practice, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 24, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405967379038/727302
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  21. Health and Interprofessional Practice, Pacific University Libraries, accessed April 26, 2017, http://commons.pacificu.edu/hip/
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