LIS Journal Response to Globalization: An Analytical Study of Leading and International Journals.Report as inadecuate

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The purpose of this study is three-fold: (1) to identify and describe the eminent, as well as, international LIS (Library and Information Science) journals; (2) to compare and contrast the leading and international LIS journals; and (3) to test the hypothesis that there is no significant difference between leading and international journals based on several variables. Independent ratio-level variables include volume number as a proxy for age of publication, region, acceptance rate, peer-review, total number of editorial board members, total number of editors, total number of women editors, total number of international board members, and total number of major articles per year. Outcome (i.e., dependent) variables include prestige and circulation. It is concluded that there are significant differences between leading and international LIS journals. The former group is older and has lower acceptance rates; the latter are smaller and have higher acceptance rates. There are a number of significant relationships between editors and gender, editorial size, and number of international editorial board members. International submissions are most influenced by international board members on international journals. U.S. journals are not as international as journals published elsewhere in the world. (MES)

Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Information Science, International Programs, Library Science, Predictor Variables, Scholarly Journals

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Author: Richardson, John V., Jr.


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