The Southeastern Librarian has served as a voice among librarians in the region for more than 50 years. A publication that focuses on both research articles and news and information from around the region, The Southeastern Librarian continues to fill a niche that state and national publications cannot. The characteristics of the authors published in the journal have also changed over the years. A study of who is published in the journal is essential to understanding how it is currently impacting the field, especially in the southeastern United States. Authorship studies are an important bibliometric tool that examine publishing patterns among selected titles and can prove to be useful to collection development professionals. They can also be used by prospective authors to determine if a certain publication would be a good fit for their work.

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