Wikipedia Talk:WikiProject Academic Journals

Archives of Scientific Psychology

I noticed that the page Archives of Scientific Psychology was accepted through AFC in 2012--before the first issue of the journal had even been published! The journal does not appear to meet NJOURNALS, as it has no impact factor and the databases it is indexed in don't seem selective enough (DOAJ and PsycInfo, for example). Do other editors think it is notable enough for an article? IntoThinAir (formerly Everymorning) talk 17:00, 2 August 2018 (UTC) Resource: Articles for deletion/Current Opinion (Current Drugs)

One of our journal series / WP:SIA is at deletion, again. Please comment. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 00:17, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Draft:Mathematics Education Research Journal

Possibly of interest to this project: Draft:Mathematics Education Research Journal Eastmain (talk o contribs) 03:37, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

  • I've had it on my watchlist for a while now. Once I find a moment, I'll help the editor who created it. The journal meets NJournals (it is included in Scopus), but the current draft is not acceptable (it even contains material copied directly from the journal's own website, perhaps not enough to be speedily deleted as a copyvio, but not acceptable anyway). --Randykitty (talk) 08:28, 14 August 2018 (UTC) Resource: Articles for deletion/Archives of Scientific Psychology

This AfD has not many participants yet and would benefit from the participation of knowledgeable editors. Thanks. --Randykitty (talk) 07:40, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Predator spotting?

Can anyone explain this edit - particularly the auto-warning in the summary, "(Tag: Citing predatory open access journal".

I can see one journal being added, <ref name="bhb09">{{cite article| url= | title=Linked Data - The Story So Far | first1=Christian | last1=Bizer | first2=Tom | last2=Heath | first3=Tim | last3=Berners-Lee |authorlink3=Tim Berners-Lee | journal=[[International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems]] | volume=5 | number=3 | date=2009 | doi=10.4018/jswis.2009081901 }}</ref> [1] but no reason why International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems should be suspicious.

Or is something else on the page triggering it? @Jpbowen: - any ideas? Andy Dingley (talk) 00:13, 21 August 2018 (UTC)


  1. ^ Bizer, Christian; Heath, Tom; Berners-Lee, Tim (2009). "Linked Data - The Story So Far" (PDF). International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems. 5 (3). doi:10.4018/jswis.2009081901.
My guess is that this is a journal published by IGI Global, which is not a super great amazing awesome publisher (see deletion discussion). Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 01:37, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
Oh, what? JzG sledgehammering an edit filter into place just because of his own personal biases? (look at the deletion and salting) Like we've never seen that one before! 8-( Andy Dingley (talk) 10:10, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
It does seem incredible that a journal with authors like Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the web (without whom Wikipedia would not even exist in its current form), is "banned" on Wikipedia. Where was this discussed (please send a link if available) or is it unilateral action? It seems to be bordering on censorship! The published paper is behind a paywall (not open access) but the submitted version is also on the University of Southampton open access website. Perhaps the University of Southampton should be banned for being associated with such a journal too! --Jonathan Bowen (talk) 10:48, 22 August 2018 (UTC)
I note that neither the International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems nor the publisher IGI Global are on Beall's list of predatory journals and publishers. The journal is indexed by a number of respected journal indexes. This publisher may not have the highest reputation but it does publish academically respectable papers. As such I believe neither the journal nor the publisher should be banned outright on Wikipedia. Perhaps an independent resource administrator could investigate and take whatever action they deem appropriate. --Jonathan Bowen (talk) 11:04, 22 August 2018 (UTC)
The journal isn't banned outright, it's just flagged as a thing to watch and you need to confirm that you did mean to link to it. It's possible the filter needs to be tweaked though, as my understanding is the shit practices of IGI Global seemed to be focused around books over journals. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 11:23, 22 August 2018 (UTC) Resource: Articles for deletion/Connections (journal)

Except for the nom and one IP, there has been no participation in this debate by knowledgeable editors. Additional comments needed! Thanks. --Randykitty (talk) 10:27, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

List of neuroscience journals

I recently created List of neuroscience journals and I want other editors to expand it. IntoThinAir (formerly Everymorning) talk 15:56, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

Randykitty (talk · contribs) could certainly help here, if he didn't self-block himself. You could ask at WT:MED however. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 16:07, 1 September 2018 (UTC) Resource: Village pump (miscellaneous)/Archive 59#Brainstorm: Useful "pseudo article" categories.. or something

Please comment there. This concerns predatory journals. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 18:56, 2 October 2018 (UTC)

Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Journal of the American Pharmacists Association

@DGG: can you figure out what exactly the history of those journals are? They seem interlinked to a previous publication (Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association), but in two distinct eras or something. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 00:55, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

it may take me a few days--I'm away from my usual resources.Remind me on Monday. DGG ( talk ) 02:17, 19 October 2018 (UTC)
Will do. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 11:55, 19 October 2018 (UTC):::@DGG: Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 22:59, 24 October 2018 (UTC)
DGG, any update on this? Also see the below section. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 14:33, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

I clarified the publications, approximately--there are a number of additional intermediate title changes that I will fill in if I have the opportunity. I also brought the current publications of the Association together as American Pharmacists Association#Publications. I have not yet made the necessary redirects.
The difficulty with these is that OCLC does not give the history--I use the Princeton catalog when I can, but Princeton does not have a medical school. LC adopted the obnoxious practice many years ago of giving only earlier and later titles, not the complete history, (it did make made sense with printed catalog cards, where otherwise the entire set had to be reprinted every time the title changed, but it's been obsolete for half a century now; Libraries change very slowly, and LC slowest of all. . And for this one, the LC catalog does not give all the links. I'll try to fill in from NLM or elsewhere. (There are similar problems with a great many of our journals entries--it would take about an average of an hour to clear up each of them, and it should probably be done it Wikidata.) DGG ( talk ) 07:39, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

RFDs in need of participation

Please see J Endocrinol (journal) and Evol Dev (journal). They interfere with our WP:JCW compilation. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 14:33, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

@DGG and IntoThinAir: might have insights here. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 02:01, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

Featured quality source review RFC

Editors in this WikiProject may be interested in the featured quality source review RFC that has been ongoing. It would change the featured article candidate process (FAC) so that source reviews would need to occur prior to any other reviews for FAC. Your comments are appreciated. --IznoRepeat (talk) 21:50, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

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