Draft  of Journal production Timeline, March 18, 2005,

Janet and Andrea

 

 

Select editor-in-chief

Select and form editorial board

(need to spell out roles among these and the guest editor)

 

Establish themes for issues

Examples:

Information and Culture and human development

New directions for library professionals

Digital preservation issues: storage, funding, capturing tools, access,

  metadata (bib control)

Libraries: the gateway/tool to information management and society

Libraries and partnerships

Global library

Libraries: tools for education

Socially responsible library

Democracy and diversity

Some aspect of Instruction

Information for a price

Focus on the user

Using space to improve services

 

Select guest editor

Send out call; solicit selected people who've presented at conferences on

topics of interest

Need guest editor guidelines.

 

Guest editor solicits articles:  6-9 months

In addition to research articles, practical articles on the theme will be

considered, with review by the guest editor.  These will be accepted

within a shorter timeline.

 

Articles go to referees:  1-2 months

Selection of referees: send out call; focus on LAUC members, providing

opportunities for involvement

 

Accepted articles are edited as necessary:  1 month

Send to copy editor

 

Articles are posted on the web:  2 weeks

 

 

The process should begin again within a couple of months,

overlapping with the ongoing process in order to provide continuity.