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RE: How many (peer reveiwed) journals are there?
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- Subject: RE: How many (peer reveiwed) journals are there?
- From: "Sally Morris \(Morris Associates\)" <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2008 18:25:38 EST
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Not so. ISSNs can also be assigned to series. Sally Morris Consultant, Morris Associates (Publishing Consultancy) Clapham, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 3UU, UK Email: firstname.lastname@example.org -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Sandy Thatcher Sent: 07 November 2008 02:00 To: email@example.com Subject: Re: How many (peer reveiwed) journals are there? Maybe it's a journal if it has an ISSN? Sandy Thatcher >I'm sorry to be coy, but I don't understand how this question is >meaningful. Journals are defined (mostly) by the community they >serve. While we like to think of journals as collections of >articles, "article" also requires some definition. And while we >consider peer-review to be a universal standard of rigor, it is >based on *whose* peers you are talking about. A journal can >still be a journal even though it publishes so infrequently, one >would question whether calling it a journal is even appropriate. >Look at scores of BioMedCentral or Bentham Science journals that >seem to maintain their presence in spite of attracting no >articles. > >To the question of "what is a journal anyway?" we should add >"what is the sound of one hand clapping?" and ponder this for >some time. > >--Phil Davis