A dissemination divide? The factors that influence the journal selection decision of Library & Information Studies (LIS) researchers and practitioners
|Title:||A dissemination divide? The factors that influence the journal selection decision of Library & Information Studies (LIS) researchers and practitioners||Authors:||Dalton, Michelle||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4956||Date:||Oct-2013||Online since:||2013-11-20T08:50:32Z||Abstract:||With increasing volumes of research output and the continued emergence of new publishing venues, scholarly publishing has become a crowded landscape. This study analyses the factors that influence LIS authors when selecting a journal for submission, and in particular the significance of open access (OA) options and bibliometric indicators in this decision-making process. An online questionnaire with Likert scales was used to collect and rank the preferences and attitudes of LIS professionals. As part of the analysis, two separate sub-groups were examined using inferential statistical tests to explore if the research-practice divide so often cited in the LIS literature is also replicated in journal selection. It is concluded that choosing a journal for LIS research is a complex decision for both faculty members and librarians. Whilst some commonality exists between both groups, many variables show evidence of a divide in practices and preferences in consonance with the existing research.||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||CILIP||Journal:||Library and Information Research||Volume:||37||Issue:||115||Start page:||33||End page:||57||Keywords:||Scholarly communication; Publishing; Library and information studies||Other versions:||http://www.lirgjournal.org.uk/lir/ojs/index.php/lir/article/view/553||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
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