A Comparison of Two Scholarly Journals Essay

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Scholarly journals are products of research or experiments for discovering information on a specific subject. They author usually writes for his/her peers.

Two journals that are written for libraries are School Library Media Research (SLMR) and Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP). This paper will compare and contrast these two journals and will evaluate them as resources.

Selection and Publishing Process

According to its website (AASL, n.d.), School Library Media Research began as School Library Media Quarterly Online. It is the official journal for school libraries. It concerns itself with school library media programs and their management, implementation, and evaluation. In addition, its articles
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EBLIP publishes the journal to provide research and commentary on many topics for librarians and media specialists to use for decision making and discussion in their profession.

Unlike SLMR, EBLIP accepts articles up to 5000 words in length. The author should write in an academic/scholarly format using APA style guidelines. The article should include a 250-500 word structured abstract, be single-spaced, with a 12-point font, use italics instead of underlining, and incorporate all illustrations, figures, and tables—numbered using Arabic numbers--within the text. The body of the article should include the following headings: introduction, literature review, aims, methods, results, discussion, and conclusions. Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect are the acceptable submission formats although the publication will be as a PDF document. (EBLIP, 2011) All articles are subject to editing for brevity, clarity, and consistency of style.
The editor has the final decision to publish after a double blind peer review. The process can take up to 2 months.

Organization

When a user clicks on the SMLR contents link, s/he accesses articles included in the current as well as past volumes. They are listed from the most current to the least recent. Each volume provides a list of the articles included in it. The author’s name and approval date

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