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Journal quality: an analysis of Archives and Manuscripts

Pember, M. and Cowan, R.A.ORCID: 0000-0003-0417-2208 (2009) Journal quality: an analysis of Archives and Manuscripts. In: Archives: Discovery and Exploration, 6 - 9 August, 2008, Perth, W.A

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In 2007 an online questionnaire circulated to the listservs of the recordkeeping profession via the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA), the Records Management Association of Australasia (RMAA) and Archives and Records Association of New Zealand (ARANZ) identified the TOP TEN professional journals read by recordkeeping practitioners (archivists and records managers) in Australasia.

Respondents to the survey answered general demographic questions and questions regarding their qualifications and preferences about the content of an informative professional journal. The main focus of the survey was on professional reading and 39 recordkeeping journals were presented for analysis by respondents. Of these, fourteen Australasian and international journals were identified as ‘archival’ rather than records management in content. This paper focuses on the descriptive methods of ranking journals to indicate quality of content. The Australian Society of Archives journal, Archives and Manuscripts, is used as an example.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Murdoch University Library
Publisher: Australian Society of Archivists
Copyright: © Australian Society of Archivists 2009
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