January 26, 2022

Who Publishes in Top-Tier Library Science Journals? An Analysis by Faculty Status and Tenure

Here’s a preprint of a recently accepted research paper that will be published in College & Research Libraries next year.


Who Publishes in Top-Tier Science Journals? An Analysis by Faculty Status and Tenure


Quinn Galbraith
Brigham Young University

Elizabeth Smart
Brigham Young University

Sara D. Smith
Brigham Young University

Megan Reed
Brigham Young University


College & Research Libraries
Scheduled for Publication in the November, 2014 Issue


This study analyzes the status and background of authors publishing in high-impact library science journals. Twenty-three high-impact journals were selected in this study by both quantitative and qualitative measures, while the analysis of author background focuses on whether the author holds a faculty status position with a tenure track. This study finds that 76% of academic librarians have faculty status.

Direct to Full Text Article (25 pages; PDF)

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