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RE: How many (peer reveiwed) journals are there?

Not so.  ISSNs can also be assigned to series.

Sally Morris
Consultant, Morris Associates (Publishing Consultancy)
Clapham, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 3UU, UK
Email:  sally@morris-assocs.demon.co.uk

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Sent: 07 November 2008 02:00
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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
>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