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Re: How many (peer reveiwed) journals are there?
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- From: "B.G. Sloan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2008 17:26:07 EST
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For starters, who is the arbiter of what is and isn't a peer-reviewed journal? Can we agree on one source of data so that we aren't comparing apples to oranges? And once we agree on a source, how accurate is it? A lot of people (or at least a lot of librarians) use Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, which categorizes various journal titles. A title can be "scholarly" and/or "peer-reviewed". But that's not always accurate. For example, for years Ulrich's listed Library Journal as both scholarly and peer-reviewed, which most librarians know is not the case. Ulrich's only recently reclassified LJ as being not peer-reviewed and not scholarly. Bernie Sloan Sora Associates Bloomington, IN