ISTL Webliographies provide a substantive listing of the online resources
available for specific subject areas in science and technology. A
webliography should be unique or substantially different from prior
bibliographies on the topic, and it should be of interest to science and
Each Webliography should include the following elements:
- Statement of Scope -- Define the subject you are
treating. Is the webliography meant to be comprehensive or selective?
Are there non-subject aspects (e.g., level, language, format) that are
- Methods -- How did you find the resources in the
webliography? What criteria for selection did you use?
- Organization -- Resources should be organized by
sub-topic/aspect and format (e.g., journal, monograph, database,
discussion list, etc.) as appropriate. Webliographies should include an
index to the organizational structure used.
- Annotations -- Should concisely convey the scope,
coverage, quality, and special features of the resource. Annotations
should be on the order of 50-100 words, but the length will depend on the
nature of the resource.
- Length -- The number of resources that adequately
describe the topic will vary. The absolute number of resources profiled
is not as important as whether the topic is well represenated by the
webliography. On the order of 50 resources may be sufficient, but many
more or many less may be appropriate, depending on the topic.
The Webliographies editor will consult on any changes necessary before
submitting it to ISTL for final publication.
If you wish your webliography to be peer reviewed, please note that on
your submission, and it will be processed accordingly.
Webliographies should be e-mailed to:
1530 Physics Building
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1530