[Asis-l] ASISA&T AM papers and JASIST

Richard Hill rhill at asis.org
Tue Apr 12 10:34:42 EDT 2016

[forwarded for Diane Sonnenwald, co-chair AM 2016)  and Javed Mostafa,
JASIST editor:


There have been some questions raised regarding the possibilities of
revising an ASIS&T conference paper into a submission for our journal,


This has always been a possibility, however, different journals have
different practices with respect to the quantity and type of new content in
the version submitted to a journal.


In discussions with Javed Mostafa, the new editor of JASIST, he recommends
the following:


Instead of focusing on the volume (or percentage) of new content,
concentrate on what type of new content you can (should) add.


If it is an experimental or empirical research paper, concentrate on adding
at least several more rounds of experiments or additional data collection as
well as additional data analysis focused on new or revised/extended
questions.  Also focus on deepening the literature survey to cover more
material and add more critical discussion and synthesis of the literature.
Finally, expand the limitations, discussion (including implications), and
future research sections.  


If the work is not experimental or empirical in nature, a significantly
deeper literature review and critical analysis should be included in the
journal submission. It would be highly important to point out what motivated
the production of the subsequent paper, particularly new questions and
previously unexamined angles (based on solid rationale). Relative to a
conference-length paper, the implications and the potential impacts section
of the non-empirical journal paper must also be substantially expanded.



Diane and Javed



Diane H. Sonnenwald

Visiting Professor, Distinguished Endowed Chair

Taiwan Global Networking Talent Program

Graduate Institute of Library and Information Studies

National Taiwan Normal University

Taipei (10610), Taiwan R.O.C.


Emerita Professor of Information and LIbrary Studies

University College Dublin


Editor, Theory Development in the Information Sciences



Chair, 2016 ASIS&T Annual Meeting




Richard B. Hill

Executive Director


8555 16th Street, Suite 850

Silver Spring, MD  20910

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